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BMW 335xi Problems

Engine -- Verified

Aluminum cylinder head bolts may break, most commonly in the front part of the engine. Our technicians tell us revised cylinder head bolts are available which should correct this concern.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- 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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- josie38

Air conditioning was not cooling. Had the refridgerant replaced and it worked liked a charm.

BMW 335xi 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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BMW 335xi Questions and Answers

Michaelj12, 2008 BMW 335xi, Springfield, VT

I switched from run flat tires to Continenteal Conti Extreme Contact DWS and the back tires wear out in less than 6,000 miles. I put on another set of the same tires and in 3,000 miles the back tir...

Gregly, 2007 BMW 335xi, Houston, TX

It has two sections that slide back under the interior roof. First section comes forward but second does not. Its like its missing. Must be stuck somehow.

getovrit, 2007 BMW 335xi, Weston, MA

The radio and cd's sound fine. Dealer blamed the cable connecter but upon swapping with a friend it made no difference. iTunes or downloaded cd's are all that's on the iPod so good s...

pcc, 2008 BMW 335xi, Doylestown, PA

It's my first BMW and I love it! Bought used a year ago. Car is in good shape with 40,000 miles. I'll put 20-25K on it every year. Can anyone give me an estimate of average repair cos...

dthird, 2007 BMW 335xi, Bellingham, WA

Have had the 535xi for 3 months and love it. No issues. 2 days ago i headed up a relatively steep paved hill at about 25 mph when the car started to vibrate. It felt like the transmission was sl...

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BMW 335xi Reviews

Hopefully I am replying to the post in 2012 (and ones from 2019)about the noisy tires. Just bought Michelin MXV4 ZP (zero pressure) run flats from a local discount tire to me in indianapolis IN for 150 per tire. They are so quiet compared to the prior Turanza El42s I can't believe it.

Bought my 33xi used with 8,000 miles. The run flat tires are terrible - rough, jarring ride. Huge improvement when I switched to 18" BBS rims. Am worried I have a fuel pump issue

Great car. Well balanced. Good comfort.
I an selling and purchasing a new Audi A4 after only 35,000 miles.
TIRE NOISE. Dealer suggested 528xi at $50K to solve THEIR problem.
Have loved BMW since 2004, 2002. Enjoyed the 335xi and am going crazy with tire noise which BMW does not care to address.
Good buy? No.

This is an amazingly fast car, but the suspension is horrible. If you hit any pothole, a daily occurance if you drive in the Northeast, it's a jarring experience. My coffee container literally flies out of the cupholder. All four of my tire rims are bent. As a former 325i owner, I don't know if it's simply the four-wheel drive suspension or the run-flat tires. Regardless, it's dangerous.

I love everything about this car no problem yet.

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