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.
Car Problem Reports
BMW 328i Outside Mirror May Fold Out to Far
BMW 328i Problem
Average Mileage: 65,333 mi (30,000 mi - 116,000 mi)
Visitor, 1996 BMW 328i, 30,000 mi
same issue as listed prior.
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 42,000 mi
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..
Visitor, 1996 BMW 328i, 65,000 mi
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.
DRIVER SIDE OUTSIDE MIRROR WONT FOLD BACK TO THE HOME POSITION.
Visitor, 2008 BMW 328i, 66,000 mi
my driver side wing mirror over rotates when I unlock the car. on using the fold mirror switch to bring back to normal position, the DS wing mirror will over correct in the close position.