2009 BMW 328i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 BMW 328i

2009 BMW 328i Problems

Outside Mirror May Fold Out to Far

One vehicles equipped with power folding mirrors, the mirror may fold out past the standard position. Our technicians tell us that if this occurs a special procedure must be followed to relearn the correct mirror home position.

Noise and/or Vibration Due to AC System Low on Refrigerant

A droning type noise may be noted when the air conditioning system is operating. Additionally, a vibration may be felt in the steering wheel. If these issues are no longer present when the AC system is turned off, the problem may be low refrigerant charge in the system. Our technicians remind us that if the refrigerant charge is found to be low, proper leak diagnoses should be performed in addition to recharging the AC system.

Oil Leaks From Lower Engine Area

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

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2009 BMW 328i Questions

How can I tell how much oil to add when the oil light comes on and goes off? (1 answer)

Control Display for the iDrive Controller went blank (1 answer)

Last night while I was on a call, my control display suddenly went bright red and then blank. I could not make calls, listen to my radio, navigate...basically, nothing worked that my iDrive controlled. Is this a fuse issue or something worse? How much is something like this going to cost me?

Suspension proble (1 answer)

Groaning noise when turning corners

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2009 BMW 328i Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

The Battery Cable Connection at the Fuse Block May Break

The vehicle battery is connected to the fuse box via a heavy duty cable. It has been determined that the cable connection at the fuse box can degrade over time, resulting in increased electrical resistance. This increased resistance can cause the connection point to overheat and break, resulting in a loss of electrical power and causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method to correct this concern.

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2009 BMW 328i Reviews

BMW is one of few brands to offer a manual transmission station wagon. And I'm love of the wagon. So when I sold my 2003 525i MT wagon the 2009 328 was a logical next car.

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