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Bmw 5 Series 2008
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2012
Location:
Jersey City, NJ

we bought a certified pre-owned 2008 535xi in november 2010. it had 36,000 miles. at 59,000 miles while driving approximately 75 mph on a majory highway in long island after sitting in traffic for an hour and a half on a 70 degree day, the car just shut down. it would barely steer and would not accelerate. we were lucky that the brakes worked and were able to glide over to the shoulder. computer said engine overheated and it was the red indicator which is the worst. we got towed to a dealership and are told its the water pump. we did have the car serviced at a different dealership 4 days before this happened and told them about a clicking noise from the engine but they didn't hear it so nothing was done. the incident was very scary and makes me not want to drive the car anymore. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 75 mph.

Bmw 335i 2007
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 25, 2012
Location:
Floral Park, NY

tl* the contact owns a 2007 bmw 335i. the contact stated that the vehicle was leaking excessive amounts of oil. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was informed that the aluminum bolts that connected the oil pan were cracked. the dealer stated that the constant vibrations from the engine could have caused the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and current mileages were 97,000. ....updated 06/18/12 *bf

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAWL73597P. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw 335I 2007 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Vista Motor Company . Dealer's telephone number: 954-935-1700 . Dealer's city: Coconut Creek . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 33073 .

Bmw R1200 Gs 2007
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
May 17, 2012
Location:
Carmel Valley, CA

failure found during scheduled service work. failure of the fuel pump housing high-pressure fuel quick disconnect reinforcement flange cracks under high pressure.with risk of leaking fuel, is exhausted on the riders left leg, creating significant risk for the rider even after dismounting the vehicle. consequences of failure the combination of high fuel pressure and negligent design create substantial risk for riders of the impacted vehicles. there are multiple negative consequences of this failure.1. riders become fuel soaked as fuel leaks on to the riders left leg. 2. fuel vapors, heated by the exhaust pipe become extremely volatile and could lead to a fire and/or explosion. 3. fuel vapors rising from the fairing and exiting the top of the fairing between the instrument panel and fuel tank, are blown by airflow into the riders face. the carcinogenic aspects of fuel inhalation are documented. preliminary analysis examination of the fuel pump assembly suggests that the high-pressure fuel quick disconnect reinforcement flange was inadequately designed for the fuel pump outlet pressures. bmw's choice of a non-metallic (composite) pump housing combined with a composite high-pressure disconnect fitting was unwise and the failure mechanism is obvious. high pump pressure expands the composite high-pressure fitting causing it to readily load the fuel pump high-pressure quick disconnect flange. over time, pressure cycling causes the quick disconnect reinforcement flange to crack allowing fuel to leak. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 39500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB10317AX7Z. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 2 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Bmw 330xi 2002
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
May 22, 2010
Location:
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

tl* the contact owns a 2002 bmw 330xi. the contact was driving 65 mph when the vehicle independently decelerated to 30 mph. the vehicle was merged slowly to the shoulder and the engine was turned off. once the vehicle was restarted, there were several warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer advised that the engine wiring harness would need to be replaced. the contact stated that the failure was recurring and previously when the failure occurred, the contact had the throttle body replaced, at the dealers recommendation. the vehicle was not further repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 58,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEW53412P. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Bmw K 1200 Gt 2007
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
May 18, 2012
Location:
Marietta, GA

this motorcycle has repeatedly stalled as i decelerate to a stop. the day of this report it stalled 5 times. the dealer has not been able to determine why this happens after several inspections by the dealer. the motorcycle restarts immediately but it is a safety issue since braking and traffic flow problems are created by this stalling. this issue has been recurring for the year i have owned this vehicle. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29452 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB10597097Z. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Bmw S 1000 Rr 2012
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2012
Location:
Warsaw, OH

tl* the contact owns a 2012 bmw s1000rr motorcycle. the contact stated that while riding 55 mph, the connecting rod punched a hole through the engine block causing oil and antifreeze to leak all over the contact and the road. in addition, the oil leaked on the rear tires causing them to seize and the contact almost lost control of the vehicle. the contact merged the vehicle off the highway where it was towed to the dealer. the contact sustained injuries to the neck and back as a result of the failure. the manufacturer was notified who stated that they would contact him within the next seven days. the contact was awaiting a return call from the dealer. the failure mileage was 800.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1053400CZ. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Bmw 330ci 2001
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
May 13, 2010
Location:
Agoura Hills, CA

tl* the contact owns a 2001 bmw 330i. the contact stated that the vehicle was overheating. in addition, the cooling fan would fail intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer stated that they needed to replace the cooling fan. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 01v206000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the failure mileage was 95,300 and the current mileage was 112,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAV53411F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Bmw K1200 S 2007
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 04, 2012
Location:
Port Crane, NY

i was preparing to replace a defective airbox, a problem that bmw still refuses to issue a recall for even though bmw has updated the part in later model years, that was causing erratic and unpredictable throttle control which made the bike unsafe to ride when i noticed cracks in the fuel tank. these cracks are leaking fuel onto the motor and alternator creating a fire hazard! i have no doubt that this would of eventually lead to a fire that most likely would of lead to severe bodily harm or death! it appears bmw is aware of this problem also as they have updated this part as well but haven't issued a recall. all evidence shows that bmw is aware of these inherent design flaws in this model motorcycle but refuses to issue a recall putting the public as risk! i believe the nhtsa needs to take action forcing bmw to properly address these known issues. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9354 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB10591AX7Z. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Bmw 530xi 2006
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
May 29, 2012
Location:
Fishurs, IN

tl* the contact owns a 2006 bmw 530xi wagon. the contact stated that a private mechanic advised that four bolts were detached from the engine. the manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 101,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANN73516C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Bmw X5 2006
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 04, 2012
Location:
Danbury, CT

approximately 1 month after having our bmw serviced for an oil change at our local dealer, the "check engine oil level" light illuminated. we immediately called the dealer, and upon them looking at it, it was determined that the crankcase vent valve (oil separator), needs to be replaced, at a cost of $1,300. we have been having this light come on numerous times over the past couple of years, and always call the dealer when it does. every time we call, they either tell me to top the oil off myself, or we bring it to the dealer for them to top off. not once did someone mention that this issue could be a problem, and they continued to let us drive even though the engine could have been damaged in doing so. a very quick internet search reveals that this is a very common problem with these vehicles, and bmw's in general, and i think they should be held responsible and the part should be covered. i now have to get this done immediately, due to the fact that the car is burning so much oil daily, around a quart per 1,000 miles. i am reaching out to help get a recall on this issue. if there is any other information i can provide, please do not hesitate to contact me. thank you. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5UXFA13556L. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Bmw X5 2008
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 11, 2012
Location:
Mira, FL

tl* the contact owns a 2008 bmw x5. the contact stated that the vehicle overheated and lost power. the failure recurred three times before the contact had reached his destination. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis where the dealer advised the contact that the water pump would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the failure mileage was 54,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5UXFE43518L. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Bmw 325i 2004
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2011
Location:
Fort Worth, TX

the contact owns a 2004 bmw 325i. the contact was driving 30 mph when the engine stalled. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who advised that there was a crack in the engine and water was entering the engine. the dealer needed to replace the engine at the owner's expense of $12,000. the manufacturer offered no further assistance. the failure mileage was 49,000 miles. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAET37444N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Bmw 535i Us 2011
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 05, 2012
Location:
Riverside, CA

tl* the contact owns a 2011 bmw 535i. the contact stated that while driving 70 mph, liquid spilled on the engine computer that was located in the trunk and caused the computer to short circuit. the vehicle decelerated from 70 mph to 3 mph almost instantly. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the computer was replaced, but the computer was left unprotected. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 15,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Bmw 325i 2004
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 22, 2011
Location:
Fort Worth, TX

tl* the contact owns a 2004 bmw 325i. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled without prior warning. the engine restarted and the vehicle resumed; however within five miles the failure recurred. the vehicle failed to restart and was towed to an authorized dealer. the technician stated that the engine exhibited a crack. the vehicle may possibly be repaired for the defect. in 2007, the engine was leaking a significant amount of oil and an unknown repair was performed by the dealer. in addition, the air condition compressor was replaced by the dealer three times. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAET37444N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Bmw 335i 2007
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2012
Location:
Hurricane, WV

the wastegate value arms are loose and they rattle. they may come loose and not work. which could result in the engine not working. it get worse the longer you drive the car. this is well documented on youtube that all 2007 335i's have this problem. i just feel that bmw should make this a recall. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Bmw 330ci 2002
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 30, 2011
Location:
New York, NY

car was driven daily. parked in garage at 6:30pm. at 7:20am the following day it was noticed that a white vapor/smoke was coming from the front grill of the bmw 330ci. the car had not been started since being parked the evening before. within minutes, the white vapor turned into heavy black smoke and the entire engine compartment became engulfed in flames. (flames were visible from beneath the car as it was parked in a garage) the fire department was called at the first notice of vapor and firemen arrived 12 - 18 min. later, at which time the fire was fully engaged. two explosions emanated from the car. the fire and its significant heat caused structural damage to a portion of the home, including a bent lolly column and burned framing. it took the fire department over 2 hours to fully extinguish the fire which led to major smoke and water damage as well. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABN53432P. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Bmw X5 2003
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 25, 2012
Location:
Fairview Heights, IL

i was driving the vehicle in stop and go traffic, the vehicle lost all power forcing me to come to complete stop in the middle of the highway. this occurred 3 other times in the past 4 months , the other incidents were in the parking lot. the car starts up and runs perfectly before and after. i am concerned about my safety. searching for a solution, i found that bmw has service bulletin to address this issue. i am surprised that there is no recall on this since it is a huge safety concern. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 115000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5UXFA53503L. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Bmw 328i 2007
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2011
Location:
Pinson, AL

tl* the contact owns a 2007 bmw 328i. the contact stated that the vehicle would stall sporadically. the coolant warning light would illuminate after the failure. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer but was informed that there were no failures found within the vehicle. the dealer and manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 70,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAVA33567K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Bmw 750i Us 2011
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 26, 2012
Location:
Kennett, MO

after running errands, car was parked in garage at our residence. we noticed that car emitted a burning odor. then car began to smoke. smoke became heaver. car caught fire, burned, and fire spread to our home. *js

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13242 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAKA8C51BC. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Bmw 750I US 2011 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Bmw 335i 2007
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 29, 2012
Location:
Birmingham, AL

i picked up my car from the dealer after replacement of the electric water pump. i drove home and parked the vehicle. 4 hours later my neighbor alerted me to an engine compartment fire that completely destroyed the vehicle. *js

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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