Outside Mirror May Fold Out to Far on BMW 328i

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 101,510 (30,000–200,000)
6 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010
61 people reported this problem
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2006* 325i

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.
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
drivers side view mirror keeps folding outward 300 degrees when the
Door is opened or shortly after. As a result I can't drive the car
For safety reason. Help!
The drivers side mirror folds out too far, and has to be manually put back in place. Also it folds out everytime I unlock the car.
My drivers side mirror flips all the way out facing the road every time I unlock the car and sometimes spontaneously while driving. I HATE IT. Why won't someone post how to fix this without having a buy a whole new damn mirror set?
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..
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.
I have the same problem, but they will not re-program the mirror; they want me to buy a new $500 servo.
Driver side mirror unfolds all the way pass normal position on its own. Obviously poor quality materials and engineering.
Automatic mirrors fold out too far and in too far. Adjustments suggested online do not reset them
When I folded mirrors in with the button to the left of mirror fine adjustment for car wash. I pushed the button for them to return to normal position and they folded all the way forward against front of door on both sides