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BMW 335i Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A droning type noise may be noted when the air conditioning system is operating. Additionally, a vibration may be felt in the steering wheel. If these issues are no longer present when the AC system is turned off, the problem may be low refrigerant charge in the system. Our technicians remind us that if the refrigerant charge is found to be low, proper leak diagnoses should be performed in addition to recharging the AC system.

Engine -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate and/or a lack of power may be noted due to a failed high pressure fuel pump. BMW has released a service bulletin regarding this matter, the suggested repair is to replace the failed high pressure pump.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate associated with misfire codes stored in the DME (Powertrain control module). Most often no driveability symptoms are noted. Upgraded software for the DME is available which should correct this concern.

BMW 335i Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2013

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 16, 2009

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 19, 2012

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On certain vehicles, when extended to their highest position, the front seat head restraints exceed the allowable downward movement limit of 25mm, as determined by federal safety regulations. In the event of a crash, the head restraint may unexpectedly move down slightly if it was adjusted to the fully extended position, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will attach a clamp to the front seat head restraint posts to correct this concern.

 

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Drive Train, September 15, 2011

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The front driveshaft attachment bolts may not have been tightened to specification and could become loose. This could lead to a loss of power to the front wheels and ultimately a vehicle breakdown, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the front driveshaft attachment bolts to correct this concern.

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Electrical & Lights, February 7, 2013

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The vehicle battery is connected to the fuse box via a heavy duty cable. It has been determined that the cable connection at the fuse box can degrade over time, resulting in increased electrical resistance. This increased resistance can cause the connection point to overheat and break, resulting in a loss of electrical power and causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method to correct this concern.

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BMW 335i Questions and Answers

JohnnyLaw, 2007 BMW 335i, San Jose, CA

Can anyone provide any issues that you have experienced or have heard of, with this vehicle? I've had to replace the high pressure fuel pump twice. Thank you

cmh34, 2007 BMW 335i, Boca Raton, FL

In the morning after being garaged overnight, the brakes on my 335i stick at stops for the first 6-7 miles. For example, when the light turns green and I take my foot off the brake, it acts as if ...

James Potteiger, 2007 BMW 335i, New Holland, PA

intermently goes on and off

dosborne, 2007 BMW 335i, Clovis, CA

where do i fill the power stering 325i 1994

Visitor, 2007 BMW 335i, Arlington, TX

Where in the fuse panel is the cig lighter fuse and console power outlet fuse. Where are they located. I have no fuse box diagram

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BMW 335i Reviews

Have had my 2009 335 since new. Really have had no serious issues with the car and I have taken it to the dealer for all maintenance. Only issues that have surfaced during these 4 years have been in order of worst to least....(1)Tires: Expensive and dont last in the last 4 years have replaced approximately 8 tires, thank goodness for the tire protection package.(2)Stereo stops working (Dealer claims its a conflict between the stereo and the bluetooth in the car?) Software upgrades have made this a minimal problem. (3) just recently had a rear taillight go out and last week a front driver headlamp went out. Other than that it has been regular maintenance, but my free 4 years is up and you know what they say, everything starts to go as soon as the warranty is up.

Besides the airconditioning system being mediocre, My passenger seat goes off when empty. Since it is intermittant and not showing an error signal, dealer will not repair. Have to keep seatbelt locked at all times without a passenger. BUT additionally, I paid for a car with keyless entry which just recently is dying. Have to put key in to start, sometimes can't even get doors to open (or trunk) even when using the key fob and standing right ext to the car! Again, if it would totally die out, maybe the dealer would correct. I am so unhappy with the electronics, it takes away from the awesomeness of the drive.

Very fun car to drive. However early on I had to replace 2 fuel pumps on BMW's dime(BMW has since taken care of this issue). Another issue I have is with the sport trim which is aluminum. It scratches and dings very easily. I have not had any other problems and the car still makes me smile every time I drive it after 4 years. As far as the drive goes I would say it is what you'd expect from a real sports car (it's called road feel) but the 335 is smoother than most. I find it to be the perfect combo of a sports car and a good daily driver. Happy Motoring!

Why does everyone whine when talking about their "ultimate driving machine"?
Quit crying. You knew they rode stiff when you test drove them. Electricals are fine. I've had 5 fuel pumps replaced, under warranty. I have 77000 on the odometer, and the car just keeps getting better and better.
If you want a softer riding car, get a Camry!
Grow up and enjoy the ride.

I am also disappointed with the ride experience of the 335i. Beautiful car - fast, sleek, but drive on your standard highway or local road and be prepared for the unpleasant ride. Every small bump in the road feels like large pot hole - boom! I even had to replace the front rim $335 USD...it had a crack in it at 38K miles. The tire place said "this is common with these rims" I am now jealous of my girlfriends late model Subaru...takes the road bumps like a champ. Time to turn in the keys, go cheap and get something that takes the road like a real car. BMW = Bring Money With

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