2011 BMW 328I VIN: WBAPK5C50BA811336

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Make

BMW

Manufacturer Name

BMW AG

Model

328i

Model Year

2011

Plant City

MUNICH

Series

3-Series

Trim

xDrive SULEV

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

182.9

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Power (kW)

171.5110

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

230

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Head Inflatable Restraint for Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Outboard Driver-side and Rear Outboard Passenger-side. Pretensioners for Driver and Front Passenger.

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2011 BMW 328I Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
9.3%

2011 BMW 328I Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Driver, Front Passenger
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WBAPK5C50BA811336

Components: ENGINE

December 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11292493
Consumer Location: MADISON, CT
VIN: WBAPK5C50BA****

Summary of Complaint

I BROUGHT MY CAR TO A LOCAL GARAGE WHEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. THE MECHANIC HAD SPENT OVER 5 HOURS TAKING OUR CAR APART ONCE HE FOUND THAT SOME OF THE BOLTS ON THE CAMSHAFT WERE BROKEN AND HAD FALLEN IN THE ENGINE AS FAR AS THE OIL PAN. I CALLED BMW AND THEY SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THERE WAS AN EXTENDED RECALL ON THIS THAT THE WOULD NOT COVER ANY OF THE EXPENSES FOR THIS MAJOR REPAIR WHICH WAS OVER $5500! THEY WOULD HAVE COVERED THE REPAIR IF I BROUGHT THE CAR INTO ONE OF THEIR SERVICE CENTERS. I WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY MY LOCAL GARAGE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO GIVE ME THE CAR IN PIECES AND HAVE IS TOWED TO BMW. I TOLD MY MECHANIC TO COMPLETE THE REPAIR AND I WOULD ATTEMPT TO FIGHT BMW. CONTACTING YOU IS MY FIRST STEP IN FIGHT BMW. I WILL ALSO LOOK INTO A CLASS ACTION THAT MAY HAVE STARTED AGAINST THEM AND JOIN IT

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11122989
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAPK5C50BA****

Summary of Complaint

2 RECALLS FOR RISK OF FIRE FILED IN OCT 2017. 17V676 & 17V683. NOTICE RECEIVED 12/02/ 2017. TO DATE 8/28/2018 NO REMEDY AVAILABLE! BOTH KNOWN FIRE RISK AND NO ACTION FROM BMW 9+MONTHS LATER.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11062868
Consumer Location: SUFFIELD, CT
VIN: WBAPK5C50BA****

Summary of Complaint

"BMW BLOWER MOTOR RECALL". ON SATURDAY 1/13/2018. MY CAR CAUGHT FIRE WHILE IT WAS PARKED AT MY OFFICE. 1 MOUNTAIN RD SUFFIELD, CT. THE FIRE DEPT. RESPONDED AFTER I CALLED 911 TO REPORT THE FIRE AND THAT I COULD NOT GET THE UNLOCK BUTTON TO WORK FROM MY KEY REMOTE. THE FIRE DAMAGE WAS FROM AN ELECTRICAL FIRE THAT STARTED UNDERNEATH THE DASH BOARD ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. THE "BLOWER MOTOR" CAUGHT FIRE AND MELTED THROUGH THE DASH ONTO THE RUBBER MAT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE SUFFIELD FIRE DEPT HAS THE OFFICIAL REPORT. THANK YOU, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

April 18, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10513181
Consumer Location: NORTH PALM BEACH, FL
VIN: WBAPK5C50BA****

Summary of Complaint

2011 BMW 328I. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO FAULTY AIRBAGS. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED HE HIS WIFE HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE AT 40 MPH, AFTER THAT VEHICLE RAN A STOP. NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO THE ENTIRE FRONT BUMPER, PASSENGER SIDE DOOR, PANEL AND HOOD. THE REPAIR SHOP DETERMINED THE FRAME ON THE PASSENGER SIDE HAD RECEIVED DAMAGE WHICH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, AND IT REQUIRED THE MOTOR TO REMOVED AND RE-MOUNTED. THE COST OF THE DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED OVER $15,000.UPDATED 12/09/15 *BF *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

September 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11438089
Consumer Location: SPOKANE, WA
VIN: WBAPH7C52BA****

Summary of Complaint

The 4 vanos bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment (VANOS) unit broke and fell into my oil pan. This has caused oil to leak onto and break the eccentric shaft sensor. This has caused my vehicles engine to loose power. Had this occurred at a faster speed, it could have harmed myself and others on the road. My engines light came on just a few miles before my cars engine had weakened power. I pulled off the road to safety. I had my bmw towed and it is currently at the dealership with an estimated quote of $4963.91 to fix. I’ve had my bmw for less than two years. It’s had one previous owner and no accidents. It only has 64,984 miles. According to the U.S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the average highway miles driven per year in 2019 were 14,263. If this is accurate, my vehicle would have roughly 142,000 miles for a 10 year old bmw. My car has less than half of this.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11428888
Consumer Location: LEWISTON, ME
VIN: WBAPK5G50BN****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2011 BMW 328XI. The contact stated that while driving at unknown speeds, an odor appeared from the exhaust pipe and under the hood where the engine was located. The contact mentioned that every year the oil was changed at an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed and determined that the valve gasket failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred. The contact feels unsafe driving the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided the contact with a case number. The dealer was contacted and confirm that no recalls under the VIN. The contact mentioned NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V683000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) as a possible solution to the failure however the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximate 52,202

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ENGINE

July 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427903
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: wbake3c57be****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2011 BMW 328i. The contact stated that after driving, the vehicle failed to restart without warning. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer and was diagnosed that the camshaft housing bolts had sheared off. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the repairs were not covered under the warranty. The contact stated that the failure was like NHTSA campaign number: 14V176000 (Engine and Engine Cooling). The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425641
Consumer Location: CHANDLER, AZ
VIN: WBAPH7G55BN****

Summary of Complaint

Vanos System Camshaft gear Bolts sheared causing loss of power in the freeway.

Components: ENGINE

July 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425477
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAUT9C59BA****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2011 BMW 328i. The contact stated while driving 40 mph, he heard an abnormal grinding sound coming from the engine before the vehicle inadvertently stalled. The service engine warning light was illuminated. The contact pulled to the side of the roadway and restarted the vehicle and continued driving his residence. The contact stated upon checking the engine, he noticed that the vanos bolts had fractured and were missing from the engine. The dealer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the Vin was not included in NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V176000 (Engine and Engine Cooling). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and confirmed that the Vin was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SERVICE BRAKES

June 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423042
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: WBAPH5G59BN****

Summary of Complaint

My driver and passenger airbags deployed because my car all of the sudden lurched forward on it's own and I bumped the car in front of me and when it happened my car started accelerating and revving all on it's own into the car ahead and I was trying to make it stop by pushing the brakes but the brake pedal wouldnt move it was hard and wouldnt move so my car kept accelerating bumping the car in front of me over and over and I was stomping down on the brake pedal to make it stop but it wouldnt. After about 30 seconds of this it just stopped. The airbags were blowing out very hot air that burned and bruised my left arm very badley and myself and my minor passenger were choking from it. My driver side window and windshield were both broken from the explosion of the airbags but the body of my car wasn't damaged. I had noticed that sometimes the display in my car wouldnt show all the car controls but never imagined the car would malfunction like this. Now the repair shop wants the same amount of money that I initially paid for the car to repair it and my insurance is not covering it. Please help because this was not my fault the car malfunctioned.

Components: ENGINE

June 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421508
Consumer Location: EMPORIUM, PA
VIN: WBAPK5C53BA****

Summary of Complaint

It seems that the Bolts holding the Vanos unit intact have come loose or sheared and cause a loud high pitch squealing along with a higher volume in oil loss and this has also cause a seal of some sort or go bad and excess oil burning. Also, the car has a loud tick in the engine now. My vin number is not accepted u der the recall list but my cars make model and year for the credentials along with the problems that the engine continues to have. I would Appreciate it if the company adds this car and it’s vin to the list of recall so i can Have it properly fixed

Components: AIR BAGS

May 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420469
Consumer Location: GOOSE CREEK, SC
VIN: wbaph7g53bn****

Summary of Complaint

My son was injured by the impact of an accident on May 30th, 2021. He was driving when a car sped past him, lost control, slammed into the center median guardrail, then into the drivers side door of my sons car. The impact was strong enough to dent and puncture a large hole in the door, yet the side impact air bags did not deploy. Nor did any other air bag. we still currently have the vehicle.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413051
Consumer Location: RIVER FALLS, WI
VIN: WBAPK5G51BN****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE IS EXPERIENCING THE SAME SYMPTOMS AND IS REPORTING THE SAME TROUBLE CODES RELATED TO RECALL NUMBER: 17V683000. HOWEVER, MY VEHICLE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF THIS MATTER COULD BE INVESTIGATED AND MY VEHICLES VIN INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL.

Components: ENGINE

April 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408672
Consumer Location: RENO, NV
VIN: WBAPK7C50BA****

Summary of Complaint

TIMING CHAIN FAILURE, ENGINE KNOCKING, VANOS BOLT FAILURE

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING TIRES

March 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405441
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAPH5G57BN****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 BMW 328I. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, WHILE MAKING A LEFT TURN, THE TURN SIGNAL FAILED TO ILLUMINATE. THE TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED HOWEVER, THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE LOCAL DEALER - BMW OF PALM SPRINGS (3737 EAST PALM CANYON DR, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264, (760) 699-2500) HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURE WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 131,782.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403359
Consumer Location: TACOMA, WA
VIN: WBAUU3C56BA****

Summary of Complaint

MY ISSUE IS EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED IN RECALL CAMPAIGN 14V-176, ALSO LISTED AS SI B11 07 14. IT IS A FAULTY VANOS UNIT WITH FAILING BOLTS. MY CAR'S MODEL AND YEAR ARE LISTED IN BOTH OF THESE DOCUMENTS, HOWEVER MY SPECIFIC VIN IS NOT LISTED AS PART OF THE RECALL. MY CAR IS CURRENTLY DAMAGED DUE TO THE VANOS BOLTS SHEARING OFF COMPLETELY AND FALLING INTO THE OIL PAN, AS DESCRIBED EXACTLY IN THE ABOVE RECALL NOTICES. THIS IS THE DIAGNOSIS FROM BMW OF SEATTLE. IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT MY CAR SUFFERS THE SAME FAULTY PART AS LISTED AND SHOULD BE PART OF THE RECALL. I BELIEVE IT IS IN ERROR THAT IT IS NOT. AS IT STANDS, BMW CANNOT HELP ME AND ARE FORCING ME TO PAY OUT OF POCKET. THE SERVICE TECHNICIAN TELLS ME THAT MY VIN SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE RECALL AND DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHY IT ISN'T, BUT BECAUSE IT ISN'T THEY WILL NOT FIX THE ISSUE UNDER THE RECALL. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE. PLEASE CORRECT THE DOCUMENTATION TO INCLUDE MY VEHICLE, WHICH MATCHES THE LISTED VEHICLES IN THE VANOS RECALL PAPERWORK. THANK YOU.

Components: AIR BAGS BACK OVER PREVENTION

January 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11399568
Consumer Location: DEL RIO, TX
VIN: WBADW7C54BE****

Summary of Complaint

[XXX] INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: ENGINE

January 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395237
Consumer Location: NORWELL, MA
VIN: WBAPK5G56BN****

Summary of Complaint

BOLTS HOLDING THE VANOS UNIT HOUSING BROKE AND DAMAGED MY CAR ENGINE. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED IN THE US MARKET AS THEY HAVE DONE IN CHINESE MARKET BACK IN THE 2014. ENGINE IS MAKING LOUT NOISE AND DAMAGED WITH COUPLE BOLTS SNAPPED INSIDE. THE CAR IS NOT WORKING AND IS WITH BMW GALLERY IN ROCKLAND, MA. THE CAR HAS ONLY 11,0000 MILES ON IT, WHICH SHOULDN'T HAVE ENGINE PROBLEM LIKE THAT. HTTPS://WWW.AUTOBLOG.COM/AMP/2014/04/11/BMW-BROADENS-ENGINE-BOLT-RECALL-NEARLY-HALF-MILLION-CARS-WORLDWIDE/

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11394331
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAPH7G53BN****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD SEVEN (7) ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSORS REQUIRING REPLACEMENT (EVERY WHEEL AT LEAST ONCE, THE RIGHT FRONT TWICE, AND THE LEFT FRONT THREE TIMES) SINCE I PURCHASED THE CAR NEW IN 2011. IT CURRENTLY HAS RELATIVELY LOW MILEAGE (<41,000 MILES); THE FIRST FAILURE OCCURRED IN JANUARY 2014 AT ABOUT 12, 700 MILES. I HAVE NEVER HAD TO REPLACE AN ABS WHEEL SENSOR ON ANY OF THE NUMEROUS OTHER CARS WITH ABS THAT I HAVE OWNED SINCE 1989. THE LOSS OF ABS FUNCTION CREATES AN OBVIOUS SAFETY HAZARD. WHEN THE SENSOR FAILS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, ABS LIGHT, AND BRAKE WARNING LIGHT ALL COME ON - INTERMITTENTLY INITIALLY, BUT SOON LIT AT ALL TIMES. THE FAILURES OCCURRED IN 2014, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2017, AND 2020.

Components: ENGINE

December 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11390492
Consumer Location: MENTOR, OH
VIN: WBAPK7C52BA****

Summary of Complaint

CYLINDER HEAD BOLT DETACHMENT FROM FACTORY PRODUCTION CAUSING MASSIVE OIL LEAK ON ENGINE BLOCK. MY VEHICLE RAPIDLY LOST 1 QUART OF OIL IN 2.1 MILES OF DRIVING. WHEN I TOOK IT TO A CERTIFIED BMW SERVICE CENTER, THEY FOUND THAT THE CYLINDER HEAD BOLT WAS COMPLETE SEVERED FROM THE BOLT STEM CAUSING OIL TO SPRAY OUT OF THE ENGINE. THIS DETACHMENT CAUSED OIL TO SPRAY OUT OF THE ENGINE, RAPIDLY DEPLETING OIL FROM THE VEHICLE. THIS OIL SPRAYED RAPIDLY ONTO THE ALTERNATOR, BELT AND OTHER COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE BAY. THE CERTIFIED BMW MECHANIC STATED THAT THIS ISSUE IS SEEN FREQUENTLY WITH BMW FROM THE FACTORY PRODUCTION METHODS AND TORQUE SPECS IN FACTORY PRODUCTION PROCESS. THE CYLINDER HEAD BOLT BECOMES SEVERED FROM THE BOLT STEM/THREADED PORTION OF THE BOLT (SEE PICTURES INCLUDED). ACCORDING TO CERTIFIED BMW MECHANIC, THIS BOLT WOULD ONLY BE MANIPULATED DURING FACTORY PRODUCTION. I WAS ABLE TO CATCH THE PROBLEM BEFORE THE OIL DRAINED COMPLETED OUT OF MY VEHICLE OR BEFORE THE ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE. THERE IS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE BAY BECAUSE OF OIL SPRAYING. I AM CONCERNED THAT A MAJOR ENGINE COMPONENT ON MY VEHICLE FAILED. THIS FAILURE POSES A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY AND QUALITY ISSUE. THIS IS A PART INTEGRITY/QUALITY ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY BMW IMMEDIATELY.

Components: ENGINE

December 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11387709
Consumer Location: HILLSBOROUGH, NJ
VIN: WBAPK7C54BA****

Summary of Complaint

RECENTLY I DROVE MY CAR AND THE ENGINE STARTED TO MAKE A HIGH PITCHED NOISE. I SMELLED A GASY BURNING SMELL COMING FROM THE CAR. I BROUGHT IT TO A MECHANIC AND HE SAID BOLTS HAD COME LOSE IN THE ENGINE. I ASKED IF IT WAS SOMETHING I HAD DONE AND HE SAID HE HAD SEEN IT WITH MANY BMW CARS OUT OF NOWHERE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386126
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: WBAPH7G58BN****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE WINDOWS ARE INOPERABLE, HAZARD LIGHTS ARE INOPERABLE, SIDE MIRRORS ARE INOPERABLE, TURNING SIGNALS ARE INOPERABLE. THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION WHILE TURNING SIGNALS ARE INOPERABLE CREATING A HAZARD. IF VEHICLE BREAKS DOWN HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS IS INOPERABLE CREATING A POTENTIAL VEHICLE COLLISION . WINDOWS UNABLE TO ROLL DOWN IN AN EVENT OF BEING PULLED OVER. THE COMPONENT OR PART THAT IS CREATING THIS SAFETY ISSUE IS THE FRM MODULE OR FOOTWELL MODULE OF THE VEHICLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384002
Consumer Location: INDIO, CA
VIN: WBAPK7C59BA****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR SHOWS IT IS OVER HEATING AND IT IS GETTING HOT WHEN I RECENTLY BEEN USING HEATING SYSTEM COOLANT IS AT LEVEL SO IT IS THE ELECTRICAL WIRING AS THE RECALL STATS HOW DO I GET MY CAR FIXED AND WHY WASN'T THIS VIN # ON THE LIST MY CAR SHOWED IT WAS HOT AND IT WANTED TO LOSE POWER. I WAS DRIVING ON A HWY 111

Components: ENGINE

January 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11378390
Consumer Location: HOLLAND, PA
VIN: WBAPK5G50BN****

Summary of Complaint

ALUMINUM BOLTS ON VANOS INTAKE ACTUATOR/PHASER SNAPPED. CAUSED INTERNAL ENGINE DAMAGE. HAD REPAIRED, ENGINE LIGHT REMAINS, ENGINE IS IN TIMING. CALLED BMW DEALERSHIP IN PA. THEY STATED NO RECALLS FOR ISSUE, NO TSB'S. I FOUND A NHTSA CAMPAIGN THAT MATCHES THE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HAPPENED 14V76000, BMW DEALER DID NOT RECONGNIZE CAMPAIGN. CANNOT RESELL THE VEHICLE WITH CEL & SPENT THOUSANDS TRYING TO REPAIR. UPSIDE DOWN ON THE CAR & FRUSTRATED.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

March 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11378065
Consumer Location: DINUBA, CA
VIN: WBAPH5G50BN****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG IS BROKEN STEERING IS VERY HARD TO TURN THE COMPUTER SYSTEM WENT OUT AND 1S GEAR IS HAVING PROBLEMS TAKING OFF. I FEAR FOR MY LIFE EVERY TIME I DRIVE MY ONLY CAR. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH THESE RECALLS PROBLEMS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11377234
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: WBAPH5G5XBN****

Summary of Complaint

ONE DAY MY DRIVER DOOR PANEL JUST STOPPED WORKING I COULD NO LONGER ROLL DOWN MY FRONT WINDOWS AND ONLY THE BACK WINDOWS GO DOWN USING THE BACK WINDOW CONTROLS ONLY. ALSO MY BLINKERS RANDOMLY STOPPED WORKING AND THE LIGHTING IN MY CAR ALSO DOES NOT COME ON IN THE DASH AREA AND INSIDE MIRROR. WHEN DRIVING IT IS A DANGER BECAUSE I CANNOT USE A BLINKER OR ROLL DOWN THE FRONT WINDOW TO SIGNAL THAT I NEED TO MAKE A TURN.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376409
Consumer Location: TEMECULA, CA
VIN: WBAPH7C53BE****

Summary of Complaint

FOOTWELL MODULE FAILED. THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE BY BMW. DEVICE CONTROLS ACCESSORY LIGHTING, CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM, TURN SIGNALS, AND POWER WINDOWS. BMW SI B01 20 16 RELEASED EXTENDING WARRANTY ON FRM TO 10 YEARS, 152000 MILES. FRM ON MY VEHICLE FAILED AT 195,000. TOTAL REPLACEMENT COST WAS $1,000

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11375136
Consumer Location: NORWOOD, MA
VIN: WBAPK5C57BA****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH THE HVAC SYSTEM ON MY CAR EVERY ONE I KNOW WHO OWNS THE BMW E90 SERIES HAS THE SAME ISSUE THE EVAPORATOR LEAKS TOXIC GAS EVERY BMW OF THIS ERA HAS THE SAME ISSUE WHEN YOU TURN THE AC THERE IS A MOLDY GASY SMELL PEOPLE WHO OWN THESE CARS BREATH TOXIC CHEMICALS EVERY TIME THEY DRIVE THESE CARS TO FIX THE ISSUE YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE WHOLE DASH TO GET TO THE LEAKY EVAPORATOR AND REPLACE IT WHICH COSTS $3000 THE PART ITSELF IS ONLY $300 AND THE REST IS LABOR , ANOTHER ISSUE IS WITH THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT. MY CAR AS OF NOVEMBER 16 2020 HAS ONLY 51K MILES

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373816
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTON PARK, CA
VIN: WBADW7C5XBE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 BMW 328I. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED FAILURES WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND THE CONVERTIBLE TOP. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS AN ELECTRICAL WIRING ISSUE WITH THE VEHICLE. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT LINKED THE FAILURE TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V676000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR THE DEALER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 105,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365083
Consumer Location: KNOXVILLE, TN
VIN: WBAPK5C58BA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 BMW 328I. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MIRRORS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS MALFUNCTIONED. ADDITIONALLY, THE DOORS LOCKED AND UNLOCKED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SEVERAL OTHER ELECTRICAL FUNCTIONS FAILED TO OPERATE AS INTENDED INTERMITTENTLY. GRAYSON BMW LOCATED 10671 PARKSIDE DR, KNOXVILLE, TN 37922, (865) 693-4555) WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FOOT WELL MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 177,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11353912
Consumer Location: PALM BAY, FL
VIN: WBADW7C54BE****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS BELOW 70K MILES NEVER OVER HEATED OR HAD ANY ISSUES BUT OUT OF NOWHERE MY TRUNK STARTED UNLOCKING ON ITS ON, KILLING MY BATTERY. MY RADIO STOPPED WORKING AND I'VE BEEN HEARING NOISES FROM MY DOOR SPEAKERS. & NOW TODAY MY CAR WILL NOT START AT ALL & IF IT DOES IT TURNS OFF IMMEDIATELY.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

August 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11353268
Consumer Location: FITCHBURG, MA
VIN: WBADW3C51BE****

Summary of Complaint

I GOT A PASSENGER RESTRAINT FAILURE LIGHT ON MY VEHICLE ALL OF A SUDDEN. SAID LIGHTS TURNED ON AS I WAS TURNING TO ENTER THE HIGHWAY ROUTE 2 IN FITCHBURG MA. I HAVE HEARD THAT THIS IS AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH BMWS SINCE MID 2000S YET MINES IS NOT ON RECALL. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING BUT CAN NOT CORRECT THE ERROR. I AM CONCERNED OF AN AIRBAG MALFUNCTION IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT. HOPING YOU CAN ASSIST ME WITH THIS ISSUE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352074
Consumer Location: CAMBRIDGE, NY
VIN: WBAUU3C58BA****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WOULD NOT START, DID NOT RESPOND TO CHARGING VIA JUMPER CABLES EARLIER THAT DAY. IT STARTED WHEN CONNECTED TO THE CHARGER BY THE TOW TRUCK OPERATER. I WAS TOLD TO DRIVE FOR 30-45 MIN BY THE BMW SERVICE CENTER AND THE TOW DRIVER. WHILE DRIVING ON A CITY STREET ABOUT 35 MIN LATER EVERYTHING STOPPED, LIGHTS, ELECTRICAL AND ENGINE. I WAS STRANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. I CALLED POLICE TO HELP WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL AS WELL AS INSURANCE FOR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. COULD NOT MOVE THE VEHICLE DUE TO IT WAS LOCKED IN PLACE. AND NO HAZARD LIGHTS EITHER. HAD TO CALL ANOTHER TOW TRUCK. BMW SERVICE STATES IT IS THE BATTERY CABLE AND WILL COST $3000.00 TO FIX.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351846
Consumer Location: RICHLAND, WA
VIN: WBAPK5C56BF****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL PUMP MALFUNCTION SO I REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP 2 DAYS LATER I GET ANOTHER FUEL PUMP MALFUNCTION

Components: VISIBILITY ENGINE

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343334
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAPH5G58BN****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 BMW 328I. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V683000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). THE CONTACT CALLED BMW NORTHWEST LOCATED AT 4011 20TH ST E, TACOMA, WA 98424, (253) 922-8700, AND AN AUTHORIZED MECHANIC WAS SENT TO THE RESIDENCE TO PERFORM THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A WEEK AFTER THE RECALL REPAIR WAS PERFORMED, THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM BECAME INOPERABLE. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING FAILURE WAS NOT RELATED TO THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 176,000. *LN*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

July 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339935
Consumer Location: WINCHESTER, MA
VIN: WBAPK5C53BA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 BMW 328I. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE AIR BAGS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO THE DEALER. THE CONTACT CALLED THE BMW OF PEABODY DEALER LOCATED AT 221 ANDOVER ST, PEABODY, MA 01960, AND LEFT A MESSAGE ON THE ANSWERING SERVICE. THE CONTACT WAS NOT CALLED BACK. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338664
Consumer Location: CORAL SPRINGS, FL
VIN: WBAKF3C56BE****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE LOST THE ABILITY TO SHIFT FROM P TO R TO N TO D AND VICE VERSA DUE TO A MALFUNCTION OF THE GEAR SHIFTER MECHANISM WHILE DRIVING. THIS BMW MODEL USES A MECHANICAL CABLE TO MOVE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTOR. THE CABLE ASSEMBLY IS HELD IN PLACE BY A METAL CLIP (BMW SECURING PLATE, PART NUMBER 25161421252) SO THE GEAR KNOB CAN PUSH OR PULL THE CABLE FROM P TO R TO N TO D AND VICE VERSA INSIDE THE CABIN WHEN THE DRIVER SELECTS DIFFERENT GEARS. THIS CLIP CAN EASILY FALL OFF AS THE CABLE ASSEMBLY BENDS THE METAL CLIP OVER TIME. THIS ISSUE COULD BE FATAL IF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFTS GEARS SUDDENLY FROM DRIVE TO NEUTRAL OR REVERSE WHILE DRIVING AT SPEED.

Components: TIRES

July 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338497
Consumer Location: LONE TREE, CO
VIN: WBAPK7C54BA****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE BRIDGESTONE DRIVEGUARD RUN FLAT TIRES ... JUST HAD MY 3RD BLOW OUT OF A FRONT TIRE IN THE LAST 18 MONTHS. ONLY 3 BLOW OUTS I'VE EVER HAD IN 48 YEARS OF DRIVING. THE BLOW OUT TODAY WAS THE REPLACEMENT TIRE FOR THE BLOW OUT 18 MONTHS AGO ... SO QUITE NEW WITH LITTLE WEAR. IN ALL 3 CASES THE TIRE BLEW OUT (FRACTURED) WHERE THE BEAD INTERSECTS THE TIRE RIM.

Components: SEATS

December 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11326944
Consumer Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
VIN: WBAPH7G58BN****

Summary of Complaint

THE BACK SEAT MELTED FOR NO KNOWN REASON. IT STARTED IN THE BACKSEAT ARM REST, AND I HAD TO PAY TO GET IT FIXED, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE LEATHER IS A DIFFERENT COLOR, THEN IT MOVED ONTO THE SEAT. NO ONE EVER SITS BACK THERE, I WENT TO BRAMAN BMW AND THEY SAID IT HAD TO DO WITH THE ELEMENTS, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT YOU HAD TO KEEP IT IN A GARAGE, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD OF BEEN TOLD AHEAD OF TIME. I DON'T HAVE A GARAGE SO IT'S IMPOSSIBLE, THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL. OTHER MANUFACTURERS LIKE LEXUS HAS HAD RECALLS ON SIMILAR ISSUES. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

November 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11325571
Consumer Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
VIN: WBAPK7C57BA****

Summary of Complaint

I FEEL LIKE THE AIRBAGS EXPLODED ON MY FACE AND HIT MY HEAD. *TR

BMW 328I Sold

bmw 328i 2007 vin wbavc53527fz77002
2007 BMW 328I Collision Run & Drive
WBAVC53527FZ77002
bmw 328i 2007 vin wbava33567kx81887
2007 BMW 328I Collision Run & Drive
WBAVA33567KX81887
bmw 328i 2007 vin wbawb33527pu87651
2007 BMW 328I Collision Run & Drive
WBAWB33527PU87651