Outside Mirror May Fold Out to Far on BMW 328i

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.

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Average mileage: 98,864 (30,000–189,000)
6 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010
40 people reported this problem
23 people shared problem details
2007 BMW 328i127,784
side mirror fold out too far . and how to reset to normal . thanks
1996 BMW 328i120,000
My drivers side mirror rotates past the home position when I open the door. Have to put it back into position manually. driving me crazy
2007 BMW 328i144,000
Electronic folding mirror folded too far outward and inward.
2006* 325i Same problem. Never coded my key fob to fold in my mirrors, but about a week ago it started folding the mirror out when I hit the unlock on key fob. Since mirror was never folded in, it rotated past the home position. Now every time I unlock the doors, the problem occurs. Spontaneously folds outward while driving as well. Eventually just took the fuse out so the folding motor doesn't work and set the mirror in place manually.
2007 BMW 328i124,000
drivers side view mirror keeps folding outward 300 degrees when the Door is opened or shortly after. As a result I can't drive the car For safety reason. Help! Mikehowell1@msn.com
The drivers side mirror folds out too far, and has to be manually put back in place. Also it folds out everytime I unlock the car.
2007 BMW 328i42,000
The driver side mirror folds all the way when I unlock the car. It also automatically folds away about 5 mins after I lock the car..
2007 BMW 328i134,000
mirrors folding all the way forward.
2007 BMW 328i52,000
I have the same problem, but they will not re-program the mirror; they want me to buy a new $500 servo.
2008 BMW 328i50,000
Driver side mirror unfolds all the way pass normal position on its own. Obviously poor quality materials and engineering.
2008 BMW 328i60,000
My drivers side mirror flips all the way out facing the road every time I unlock the car and sometimes spontaneously while driving. I HATE IT. Why won't someone post how to fix this without having a buy a whole new damn mirror set?
1997 BMW 328i95,000
Same problem, reset procedure will not work.
2008 BMW 328i164,000
Driver side mirror will fold out until it is complete back against the car.
1996 BMW 328i65,000
Same problem described....the 1996 should be listed as 2006. There were no power folding mirrors in 96. Mine is an 06 and there are thousands of reports for this on the bmw related forums. Cause is a failure in the ring that senses the mirror location, its plastic and wears away. Repair is to replace the whole mirror assembly, approximately $800.
2008 BMW 328i55,000
Driver's side mirror fold out too far. This problem started 5 days ago.
2007 BMW 328i153,000
My outside mirror folds out too far on the drivers side
Mirror on the drivers side folds out to far.
2007 BMW 328i38,000
driver side folds all the way forward.
2007 BMW 328i137,000
same problem
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