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: 98,253 (30,000–189,000)
6 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010
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2007 BMW 328i 127,784 mi,
side mirror fold out too far . and how to reset to normal . thanks
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.
1996 BMW 328i 120,000 mi,
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 328i 144,000 mi,
Electronic folding mirror folded too far outward and inward.
2007 BMW 328i 124,000 mi,
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 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..
2008 BMW 328i 60,000 mi,
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?
2007 BMW 328i 134,000 mi,
mirrors folding all the way forward.
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.
2007 BMW 328i 52,000 mi,
I have the same problem, but they will not re-program the mirror; they want me to buy a new $500 servo.
2008 BMW 328i 50,000 mi,
Driver side mirror unfolds all the way pass normal position on its own. Obviously poor quality materials and engineering.
2008 BMW 328i 55,000 mi,
Driver's side mirror fold out too far. This problem started 5 days ago.
1997 BMW 328i 95,000 mi,
Same problem, reset procedure will not work.
2008 BMW 328i 164,000 mi,
Driver side mirror will fold out until it is complete back against the car.
Passenger side mirror is folding out too far - all the way out past home position. Won't reset.
2007 BMW 328i 96,000 mi,
When I folded mirrors in with the button to the left of mirror fine adjustment for car wash. I pushed the button for them to return to normal position and they folded all the way forward against front of door on both sides
2007 BMW 328i 153,000 mi,
My outside mirror folds out too far on the drivers side
Mirror on the drivers side folds out to far.