BMW 328xi Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 328xi
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BMW 328xi ProblemsFirm or Soft Shifting of the Automatic Transmission
A condition may develop where the shift feel of the automatic transmission becomes to firm or too soft. Revised software for the EGS (Transmission control module) is available which can correct this issue.
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.
BMW 328xi QuestionsI went to BMC Dealer to have SOS warning light reset for $154.21. But that was a waste of $$. Went on Bummerfess disengaged module for 1hour as said. Also disconnected negative from battery, still SOS comes on. I push BC button & CC-ID299 appears. (1 answer)
When SOS appears no radio.nor Bluetooth
BMW 328xi RecallsDriver'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.
The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.
An incorrect crimp connector may have been installed on the side air bag and belt tensioner wiring. There may be insufficient contact in the wiring, creating high resistance. This condition may cause the side air bag and/or safety belt tensioner not to deploy if needed in a crash, which increases the risk of injury. Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall began September 16, 2009.