BMW 328i Repair and Maintenance

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

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BMW 328i Problems

GPS/DVD Won't Work!

I bought this car used with a factory warranty on it about 5 years ago. The GPS DVD player kept asking for the disk to be inserted when it was. BMW did a software check, download then finally replaced it all under the warranty!! Guess what, it's doing it AGAIN!!! I have a GREAT BMW mechanic but he doesn't do electronics and I just know the dealership is going to charge an arm, leg and first born grandchild. I'm in the Sacramento, CA area,...

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.

Loss of Power Steering Fluid Due to Leaking Hoses

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

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BMW 328i Questions

How much will this run me$$$? (1 answer)

The diagnostic and to install a new fuel filter cost, if I was to check you guys out.. I see you guys are pretty from where I live..

'valve cover gasket replacement' versus 'valve cover - complete'? (1 answer)

Is there a difference between the two? The dealer also said I needed to replace the oil pan gasket because they found an engine oil leak - is that a necessary repair at this time, or can I just do the valve cover stuff now and the oil pan gasket later?

I have a BMW 2010 328i.. I was wondering if I should change my gas, fuel filter? (1 answer)

I'd never botherd checking to replace my gas fuel filter. I Bought it used 2010 328i.. So I was wondering if I should look into replacing that part if needed?

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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.

Side Marker Lights Do Not Light

The side marker lights in the front of the vehicle may not turn on when using the headlamps or parking lamps. Dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue free of charge.

Engine Stalls Without Warning

The fuel pump may fail due to improper nickel plating during manufacturing. This can cause the engine to stall while driving. The dealership will replace the fuel pump free of charge to correct the problem.

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BMW 328i Reviews

Done 11000 miles since purchase - General performance is OK - I like the MPG at 28-32 on a two way round trip of 32 miles. Don't Likes: Very noisy interior on most roads - Seems like the tires need to be changed for a smoother and quieter ride. This is an annoying problem and or design flaw. Would this car benefit from a better sound deadening material to be installed? Cannot say much for th...
THE BEST DAMN CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED!!!!!!! EXTREMELY RELIABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am now climbing over 207,000 miles.
I BOUGHT A 2008 328I 104K MILES HARDTOP CONVERTIBLE 9/14. DROVE IT NON-STOP FROM ALABAMA TO SAN DIEGO (30 HOURS) RAN LIKE A TOP AND GOT 27 MPG AT HIGH SPEEDS. REPLACED REAR WHEEL BEARING AND REAR SHOCKS THAT HAD A LEAK. I LOVE THIS CAR

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