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Car Problem Reports
BMW 328i Outside Mirror May Fold Out to Far
BMW 328i Problem
Average Mileage: 83,381 mi (30,000 mi - 137,000 mi)
Visitor, 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
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 127,784 mi
side mirror fold out too far . and how to reset to normal . thanks
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..
DRIVER SIDE OUTSIDE MIRROR WONT FOLD BACK TO THE HOME POSITION.
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 137,000 mi
Visitor, 1996 BMW 328i
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.
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 85,556 mi
Driver's side mirror is rotated too far out and I cannot see down the side of the car. Looking at traffic in lanes to left of car.
Visitor, 1996 BMW 328i, 30,000 mi
same issue as listed prior.
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.