Like all 3 Series, this version of the 325i is fun to drive. It has more room than the previous 1999-2005 version. Responsive steering and handling make it as nimble as some sports cars. The engine delivers lively performance and the smooth transmission contributes to a sporty feel. Some controls, however, can be difficult to use.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags standard. Head protection air bags standard from 2000. ESC standard from 2001. FCW and AEB standard from 2019.
Road Test

Like all 3 Series, this version of the 325i is fun to drive. It has more room than the previous 1999-2005 version. Responsive steering and handling make it as nimble as some sports cars. The engine delivers lively performance and the smooth transmission contributes to a sporty feel. Some controls, however, can be difficult to use.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
wagon
convertible
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Sequential
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3-liter 6 twin-turbo (300 hp)
  • 3-liter 6 (230 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 BMW 3 Series owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"serpentine belt failed"

Anonymous, (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Idler pulley failed"

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Belt broke and flew off- 1K to fix"

Anonymous, OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The harmonic balancer, drive belt and tensioner were replaced. This was done under extended warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"oil leaks and failed bearing at oil pump, belts needed to be replaced"

Robert S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"when filling it will act like it full and shut of the fuel pump have to pull the handle out and start over and over"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Engine computer

"Needed to replace the ABS/Stability control module"

Anonymous, MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"An electrical problem required the re-installation of the computer software"

Anonymous, MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The valve timing control sensor and the oil filter housing gasket blew. $4,500. Also the ABS system valvetronic controll usit blew $2,400"

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Had to replace the computer as dash lights were going on that were not accurate"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i)

""Service engine soon" light is on and not even the dealer can figure out what is wrong. They tried 4 times to fix it and the light is still on"

Anonymous, CO (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"eccentric valve sensor needed to be replaced due to oil leaking into it"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Fixed the ignition charges, rebuild manifold"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Check Engine light comes on and off. Diagnostic code indicated that the knock sensors might be bad. I added concentrated fuel cleaner into my fuel tank, the Check Engine light seems to go away for now"

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Fuel injector"

Anonymous, (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Vanos valve failure"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"I smelled gas but was not able to convince anyone of it until about a year after purchase. A small plastic tube that injected fuel to help start when door opened had cracked. should be a cheap fix. not."

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Car suffering a "long crank", which means it takes too long to start. Diagnosed as a lack of fuel available at morning start up. Dealer believes it is an in-tank fuel pump that is starting to fail"

Jane H., AR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"The oil leak was found by the dealer and it was due to some seal being broken. They fixed it for about $500"

John T., NJ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Dealer has tried 3 times to resolve issue and each time they blamed something else. I have lost confidence in BMW Service and may not buy again. Consumes 1qt in 1500 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Head gaskets, and now gaskets close to the engine oil pan, have developed leaks"

Anonymous, OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"have an oil leak that causes cabin odors"

Anonymous, CT (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Faulty oil pan. Requires entire engine removal to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Oil pan leaked and needed replacement. Cost was $1200"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Gasket leaks at the pan"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"An aluminum bolt holding oil pan on broke off, exhttps://survey.consumerreports.org/isa/HPLXDVABJBBPEYIHGRBTCRLOEAGYBXPH/2016/NEXT.jpgacerbating gasket leak. All 25 bolts have to be replaced"

Julian H., WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Very minor leak near filter"

Brett L., WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"crankcase oil leak"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Engine valves cover sealant problem"

Laith A., TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil leaks many locations"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Valve cover and gasket needed replacement"

Thomas Z., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil leak from the dead gasket"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil valve cover gasket failed and the valve cover need replacement at 85k. Several other gaskets and the belt tensioner needed replacement. Mechanics noted that this was a regular maintenance item on this engine at this mileage."

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"oil pan gasket oil leak."

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Oil pan gasket is leaking. Cost to fix is $2500. Car isn't worth by $6000"

Anonymous, (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Dealer noticed oil leaking from around valve cover and onto belts. Very expensive to fix."

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Valve Cover had to be replaced. Should have been recalled... many others have had the same problem."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The gasket that is between the oil filter housing and the engine block failed. (Design flaw; common on this year/model)"

Anonymous, MO (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Leak found in November 2019. Has not been resolved due to expense."

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Head gasket and oil filter attachment to engine gasket leaked"

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil pan leaking - very expensive to repair."

Anonymous, MN (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil Filter Housing leaking."

Stacey M., NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Oil leaks are common and expensive to fix. It seems that you can't repair a BMW for less than $1000 for an average visit"

Dennis M., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Replaced leaking oil pan gasket after 127,000 miles of use."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Valve cover gasket leak - expensive to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"replaced valve cover and gasket"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Small oil leak on top of engine caused strong burning smell, prompted tow to dealer"

Jeff L., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Multiple dealers have described problems with leaks and quoted costly repairs. For now, I add oil when the light goes on"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Have been advised by bmw dealker to change head gasket to fix oil leak"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"gasket leak and need to replace. Also, another separate incident. Valve cover gasket leak and need to replace"

Teresa B., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Oil leaked around engine gaskets"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"leaking oil from seals and pump"

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Valve cover was leaking oil. The cost to fix was over $750"

William S., TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"mild oil leak, just watching for now, will cost about $700-$900 to repair"

Bryan G., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"It was the oil filter housing gasket replacement from the extreme cold temps where the car is located"

Brian C., CT (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"had to replace gaskets for oil pan and Cylinder head"

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Oil filter housing seal leaked, oil pan gasket is starting to leak"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"There appears to be a slight oil leak from the oil pan gasket area. The leak is very slight and the oil level remains normal. I may replace the pan gasket"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"According to the BMW service rep, the gasket for the oil pan is a known problem that requires periodic replacement, however on previous service visits this was never broached with me"

Anonymous, CT (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The leak was not fixed by the dealership"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil pan leaked; easily fixed"

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil pan leak necessitated disassembling the engine to repair it, costing $1500"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"oil pan, oil filter housing, and valve cover gaskets have all been replaced with the oil filter and valve cover gaskets multiple times."

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Leak around upper front seal. Second leak in bottom of engine oil pan."

James M., DE (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Valve cover seal started to leak onto manifold exhaust causing smoke and smell when car engine turned off. $750.00 repair."

Gary B., CO (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Very expensive and poor quality plastic valve cover warped in a rear corner and so oil leaks. Apparently BMW still has only these for replacement so the problem might show up again. Common problem I was told."

Carl H., BC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The car developed oil leaks around the valve gasket and oil filter housing. I could have kept driving the car without attending to these items, but thought it irresponsible to allow oil seepage that might harm the environment. The cost of repair by BMW Seattle was weighed against the cost of buying a new or certified car (various makes and models), and we decided to invest in the repairs and drive the car another two or three years....minimum."

Anonymous, WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil leaks in oil filter housing and valve cover gasket. Parts cheap, labor very expensive, difficult to repair."

Jack F., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"My car was diagnosed with an oil leak from the valve cover gasket after the dealership replaced the gasket when they replaced the ignition coils. They refused to honor their warranty and cover the repair at the valve cover gasket. About the same time, I was told the head gasket was leaking. I had both repaired by an independent shop. After consulting other independent shops, the repairs may not have been done correctly. The new shop I just started going to is now telling me there is a leak near the oil pan."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil leaking on garage floor"

James S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Smelled some fumes after leaving the car but nothing visible on the ground. Found oil was leaking on further investigation. Replace leaky valve cover. Replace leaking oil pan gasket."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"Power plug fuse changed three times in six months"

Anonymous, MS (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Body control module

"would notgo off"

Anonymous, RI (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Called the Footwell Module. It tests lights and then transmits power to the lights-until it fails"

A M., AZ (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Rear driver's tail light shows light out warning but the light is on and functioning correctly."

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"both head lights and tail lights seemed to go out over and over. Expensive to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Driving/fog light ballast has failed for each of the two lights."

Gary S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"turn signal went out several times before discovering the connection had been burnt out and entire turn signal housing had to be replaced"

Katie L., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Rear tail lights and brake lights fail too frequently"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Front turn signals does not work-bulb case melted"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Problem with led bulbs required replacement of entire light module. Fairly expensive"

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"LOOSE CONNECTION CAUSE SIDE INDICATOR LIGHTS TO NOT WORK TIME TO TIME"

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The taillights have LED's that cannot be replaced so that you have to purchase an entire taillight assembly and replace it. Rather than a $2.00 bulb the repair is a $400 taillight replacement!"

Donald D., OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Gauges

"Instrument cluster connection required cleaning and reinstallation"

Anonymous, QC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Headlights

"HID headlights and "rings". Replaced a couple of the rings last year, which was expensive, and just had to replace the balast for one of the HID lights (after buying a new HID lamp and that did not fix the problem)"

Gary S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Original equipment bulb socket corroded. Needed to replace entire headlamp assembly"

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The problem lies in the auto on off controller for the head lights. the warning comes on the dashboard and won't go off as the lights do work manually but not automatically"

Anonymous, IN (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"To change a headlight, the entire bumper must be removed. Cost = $1,000.00"

Anonymous, MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Electronic Module: Cost of replacing $1,100.00 This car has 21 such modules the module caused Wiper, Odomoter and other components to fail The car is great but has problems with electrical stuff. The reactive head lights don't work"

Anonymous, OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i)

"The xenon bulb went out"

Cliff M., OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Running lights, or "angle eyes" require replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Headlight lamp was continuing to short out"

R B., CT (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"have replaced 2 lights in the last year"

Jim G., OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"electrical wiring keeps coming loose and cost to replace is $700"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"One of the HID headlights failed. First got a replacement bulb, but that did not fix the issue. Had to get the ballast replaced, which was rather expensive."

Gary S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"HID headlight had to be replaced. The Ballast was also bad. Dealer quoted over a thousand dollars to fix. BMW does not provide installation instructions. Had to find the info on the Web, and experiment as there are many body style variants that are not easy to decipher."

Omeed A., MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Heated or cooled seats

"Drivers heated seat stopped working then the seat adjusts intermittently. If I play with the wires to the module under the seat, I can adjust the seat but it is intermittent. I have not taken to a mechanic yet"

Stephen P., ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"Blown fuse, thus no doors could be locked or unlocked from inside or outside of the vehicle. Very dangerous situation!"

Anonymous, PA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"FOR THE SECOND TIME SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR IN 2010 THE REMOTE STOPPED WORKING. THIS TIME, REPAIR WAS PAID BY BMW UNDER WARRANTY OF PREVIOUS REPLACEMENT. BOTH REMOTE & ANTENNA IN ROOF FAILED FIRST TIME"

Tony W., OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Keyless entry TWICE failed. The first time, both the antenna in the roof and the key had to be replaced. Second time also required new keys but I don't remember what the main problem was."

Anonymous, OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Trunk lid lock sensor doesn't respond properly when I try to open it"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Bad alternator messed up the entry system"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The key fob itself had to be replaced after the car would not recognize it (both of them ??), and also the antenna on the roof through which the remote communicates, went bad $1200!!"

Tony W., OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Lock on driver's door malfunctioned"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

"Car wouldn't start. Battery was fine. The starter had to be replaced. Expensive repair and car was in the shop for 2 days"

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Every winter, the tire pressure warning light goes on. Even filling the tires doesn't make it go off. Eventually, I have my mechanic turn it off"

Anonymous, PA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Tire pressure monitors had to be replaced. Code run by tech diagnosed bad battery recommended I change them all. I did at discount tire for 180.00. The tpms light went off once I had them all replaced"

Michael M., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"TPM system keep erroneously indicated pressure problem when there is none, and very expensive to replace the control module, which seems to be the problem."

Gary S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"False readings of low pressure"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Goes on every winter and has to be reset by mechanic"

Anonymous, PA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Did not install run flat tires. Tire pressure light comes on regularly requiring reset"

Kevin J., IA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"I have to go to a mechanic to shut it off."

Anonymous, PA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
USB port

"Aux port in center console became loose and fell into the middle compartment which took lots of work to pull back up and had to rig with help I found on YouTube"

Michael M., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Warning lights

"electrical short in the wire harness under the dashboard, all electrical failure"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Trunk light continues to indicate it's opened even when it's not"

Anonymous, QC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"would not go off"

Anonymous, RI (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Fault code 923C ALC system faulty. Headlight warning system that headlights Pivot motor may not be making pivot turn when turning corners. Price to Remove and replace $835.00. Approximately 10% of car value and warning icon cannot be turned off."

Gary B., CO (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Washer pump failed. Replacement cost over 200.00"

Andrew K., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"wiper stopped working. While motor worked fine, due to parts attached, the entire system needed to be replaced and it cost $800"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"This is an ongoing problem, the leak continues. Getting a bit tired of constant repairs."

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The coolant reservoir and most hoses needed replacement."

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Cooling fan

"Cooling fan stopped working. Had to be towed to the dealer for repaired. Hot under warranty because of age, not mileage"

Anonymous, MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Overheating

"related to water pump going bad"

Jeff B., OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The car overheated due to bad thermostat. The repair caused a blown hose afterwards, and necessitated a second repair."

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Radiator

"Coolant level was low. Filled with more coolant over a few weeks. Noticed coolant was on the floor when parked. The expansion tank was replaced but still leaking. Radiator was then replaced. No leaking with repairs."

Anonymous, BC (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Thermostat

"At the suggestion of BMW Service, the thermostat was replaced at the same time the electric water was replaced since thermostats usually last about 100000 miles and the labor to replace the thermostat was similar to that needed to replace the water pump."

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Thermostat stuck open"

Steve M., NM (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Water pump

"The electric water pump failed and caused the engine to overhead. The engine shut down for self protection. I had to tow the car to a dealer about 100 miles away. Dealer charged $1600 (a riboff) to replace the pump. They also gave me 4 other suggestions for replacement, which I refused"

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Stopped working, rendering car undrivable. Very costly to fix!"

Alice A., GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Electric water pump failed and left me stranded. Very expensive to repair"

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"I didn't realize this vehicle had an electric water pump. I first noticed the pump not operating well when a high temperature alarm caused the vehicle to come t a stop. There was no sign of overheating so after a quick look under the hood, I waited a few minutes to try to restart the vehicle. Restart was successful and I drove the vehicle to a service shop. Surprising, no problems were found. A few months later the incident happen again but this time I took the vehicle to BMW. After an inspection, it was determined that the electric water pump had failed completely. It was recommended that when replacing the water pump that the thermostat also be replaced. This was done. According to BMW on this vehicle a water pump and /or thermostat usually last for about 100000 miles. Since replacement all is operating satisfactory."

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Car stopped running. Water pump broke."

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Water pump and hose began leaking."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Wife was traveling 150 miles from home. The overheat warning came on. She pulled over and had to be towed back into town for repair."

Anonymous, (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The vehicle uses an electric water pump to improve performance/hp output. Apparently they're far more susceptible to failure than a mechanical pump. Apparently they're about $1200 to replace. Disgusting, I can't wait to ditch this car. My wife drives it and loves it to death so she won't let me sell it."

Anonymous, (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Water pump stopped functioning with only 53,00 miles driven. Engine shut off. New water pump replacement was required for car to operate properly."

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Water pump failed had been replaced once under CPO warranty. Failed again almost 2 years to the date it was replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"This is the third water pump. One at 52K, one at 75K, and one at 98K miles. BMW paid for the second one, I paid for the other 2"

Richard H., TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"water pump replacement. car overheated on freeway"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Driving home from work on highway engine went into "limp home" mode with 90 seconds warning. Unsafe to drive and required a tow from construction zone. The car sensed the electronic water pump had failed and shut everything down"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"water pump failed at 94000 miles and required replacement after being towed to dealer"

Keith H., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"$1000 repair. The month before, the concentric (?) shaft position sensor had to be replaced on the car... almost a $1000 there too!"

Michael H., MI (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Car stopped in traffic due to failed water pump. Engine will only idle to prevent overheating and engine damage. Was able to creep out of traffic and have it towed to dealership for repairs"

Anonymous, CO (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The water pump broke on the ride and towing was required"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Water pump went bad, causing car to overheat (and go into limp mode). Had to be replaced for $800"

Jeff B., OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Car overheated and stopped. Needed new water pump, which mechanic said was somewhat common, but not at 66K miles"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Electric water pump failed. $1,100 to fix"

Dru M., IN (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The water pump went with 63000 miles on it - way too soon for this type of problem to occur"

Anonymous, CT (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Water pump needed to be replaced as car was overheating. Once replaced, the car ran fine"

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"This car uses an electrically driven water pump which ramps up as the engine is asked to work harder. It can no longer support the engine cooling needs if pushed at all hard. Apparently this is a common and very expensive problem to fix. Estimates range from $1100 to $1400"

Derek T., MT (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"It was something which happened without warning and is a know BMW flaw. Should have been rectified with a redesign of the part."

Anonymous, BC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Water pump failure is a common issue with BMW 3 series, going out around 50,000 miles. Condition leads to a limp-home condition."

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery needed replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Battery died with only 65,000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Replaced battery with Bosch AMG & reprogrammed charging system"

J O., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"To my knowledge or recollection, the battery in this car had never been replaced. It died in my driveway and AAA came to the rescue. New battery and away we go."

Anonymous, WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Coil

"Problems starting and rough running"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Multi coil design, good but a pain if issues, replacement easy"

Hugh W., MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The engine has six coils, one for each cylinder. One of them malfunctioned and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"engine began running extremely rough and I was told that all six ignition coils had gone bad, all at the same time"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"One coil failed - was replaced, then 1-2 more failed - I decided to replace them all to minimize future expenses"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Had to replace one and was better do do all 6. A bit pricey but hopefully won't have to do again"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"One of the 6 coils failed, causing check engine light and rough running"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"All coils needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Coil failure caused a check engine light due to misfiring cylinder. Car drove and performed poorly until fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"All six coils had to be replaced at 56,000 miles. This car is an ultra low emissions vehicle so the repairs were made under warranty but would have cost over $1,000"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The coil on 1 cyl failed resulting in very rough operation. Replaced all 6 and working fine now"

Anonymous, OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Needed 1 new coil"

Anonymous, CT (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Electronic ignition

"One cylinder failed, car would hardly drive, needed a new ignition coil"

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Engine started running rough, down on power. Ignition coil over the spark plug failed."

Anonymous, (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"One cylinder had the ignition coil fail"

Vic M., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Engine harness

"Was told "main relay" was bad. Also expensive to fix"

Alice A., GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Related to coil failure"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Two blew while I was driving the car, had to have all 6 six spark plugs replaced plus all six ignition coils, in addition to a major engine oil leak that compounded these issues for a total repair bill of $900"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi)
Starter

"Starting became sluggish, then just stopped working"

Deborah V., OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i)

"starter failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The car had to be towed to my mechanic to have the starter replaced."

David P., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Failed"

Dennis M., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Starter failed after 121,000 miles of use."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Failed at 7.5 years, 93K miles. I don't consider this to be unusual"

Richard H., TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"It went out without any warning when I went to a meeting at my son's school. Had to have it towed to the dealer at 10PM"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"solenoid failure, required starter replacement"

Richard W., LA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Starter failed. Had to be towed and starter replaced"

M C., AZ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"It refused to turn the engine on. It would click when the car was asked to turn on, and then do nothing."

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS brake pump failed"

Anonymous, NH (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"A $3900 bill to repair"

Anonymous, PA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The pump, computer chip or both went out"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Intermittent abs light for past 3 months"

Anonymous, WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The ABS pump system failed (which causes 3 different warning lights to trigger). Based upon BMW e90 forums, this is common on 100K mile BMW's. The cost of a new pump is absurd ($2000+), so I pulled the unit and sent it off for a rebuild. Upon return, I reinstalled and bled the braking system. No problems since. On a scale of 10, with higher numbers more difficult, this job was a 3. Fortunately, I had the correct tools and some on-line videos that made the job much easier."

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The ABS module is not working and the repair is estimated to cost approx. $4,000 - about the same cost ass the value of the car. I've chosen to drive the car without the ABS since everything else works fine and I have put thousands of dollars into this car in the last 2 years."

Anonymous, DC (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Bad DSC module at 60,000 miles. Replaced with 60% goodwill discount from dealer"

Anonymous, MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The system failed and had to be replaced and the cost was extreme"

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The car went in for a 'normal' brake job. The BMW service adviser called to tell us that it needed an additional part - a computer device within the brake system that 'proportioned' the braking effort between front and rear and left and right. It wou"

Dennis R., AZ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"ABS Control module went out"

Jay U., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Bad ABS module"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"ABS COMPUTER FAILED. $2700.00 REPAIR ON A CAR 5 YEARS OLD AND AT 14,000 MILES"

David P., WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Antilock brake pump had to be replaced costing over $3000"

Anonymous, NH (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The ABS pump motor brushes stuck and caused the ABS warning light to illuminate. Fortunately I fixed the problem myself and avoided a very costly repair."

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Pump motor failure in ABS module"

Dayle P., TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"ABS light came on and was told it would cost 4,000.00 to fix"

Anonymous, ME (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Calipers

"Right rear calipers stuck and needed replacing with total brake job.Done around 90000kms."

Carl H., BC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Notice after NYS Inspection"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"I do much local driving for normal wear of brakes"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Premature front break pad wear"

Anonymous, WI (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Replace roger and calipers"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Front and rear brakes needed replacement (2nd time) at 75k miles"

Kevin J., IA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"brake linings replaced"

C W., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Odd issues with electronics ended up being a bad brake sensor, was not replaced at time of brake job. Ended up with new alternator under warranty which did not fix the problem, different dealer solved the problem"

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Replaced brake pads for the front wheels. Not needed for the rear wheels"

Jerry M., SC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"My issue is primarily one of the cost and convenience of repairs. To do a regular brake job on the rear brakes, the dealer quoted me $650. It seems that any repairs, and even regular maintenance on this car are very expensive and it can be difficul"

Anonymous, AK (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"We experienced a somewhat odd occurrence on the rear disc brakes. Both anti-rattle clips popped loose simultaneously and rubbed against the rotors, causing a score on both of the outside surfaces of the rotors. The car was only driven a couple of blocks before returning home. Since I was planning on doing a complete brake job myself, and I did have all of the parts on hand, this event simply moved the job up earlier than expected. But having both clips pop at the same time was most peculiar. Since completing the brake job myself, we've had no further issues with the brake on this car."

J T., OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Possib.ly premature front brake wear"

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes on 328 models have premature wear in order to get their maximum performance they have softer material which wears fast. Also makes the wheels dirty fast"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"noise. initially denied by dealer, verified by independent mechanic and then reluctantly fixed just under warranty. Also, car did stop when alternator quit at a young age."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"valve actuator and cam shaft replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Oil leak led to observation that head gasket needed to be replaced. Unacceptable with number of miles on the car"

Kevin L., TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"White smoke from engine, took it to garage and they replaced head gasket"

James T., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"2nd time in 40,000 mi for this repair"

Ed R., WI (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Started off as oil leaks, advanced to warning lights on dash for exhaust problem (oxygen sensor). Mechanic initially diagnosed catalytic replacement needed. In the end, traced back to gasket problem."

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"engine began burning oil. Leak from head gasket. Very costly as BMW requires a whole new assembly and not just the gasket. Overall, the car is just too expensive to maintain"

Anonymous, (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Replaced head gasket"

Anonymous, DE (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Minor oil leak at about 71,000 miles on car resulted in head and head casket replacement ($1,500)"

Garrett W., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Required replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"head gasket blew and oil leaked all over engine compartment"

Keith H., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"needed a new one"

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"leaky head gasket resulted in loss of oil, and resulted in cracked valve. had to completely remove engine head. 3k cost"

Anonymous, QC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Cracked head gasket needed to be replaced/repaired"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The engine oil filter housing gasket was leaking significantly and causing a bad odor when I started the car. The gasket had to be replaced and was very a very expensive replacement."

Richard P., IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Turbo or supercharger

"Wastegate rattle loud clanking noise/malfunction"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"High pressure fuel regulator malfunctioned at lease twice. Also related to loss of turbo boost and power and smoothness."

Vic M., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Had to replace 3 coils that were failing"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"At various times the Turbo would turn off and I would be driving with minimal power and would have to turn off the car and start it again to make it work. Not Dangerous but a pain. The dealer fixed it but it was not cheap"

Matthew R., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The wastegate on the turbo was rattling which is covered by BMW's extended warranty on the turbos"

Alan S., OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo exhaust gates failed, caused oil consumption and BMW has refused to repair or replace even though they are aware of the problem and in litigation over this specific engine and its problems."

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Bushings

"original control arm bushings failed causing vibration and tire wear"

Jack F., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The left front bushings required replacement at 70,000 miles. I had never experienced such a repair on a domestic car"

Dennis R., AZ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Front arm bushings leaked"

Alex D., PA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Bushings were worn out. Vehicle has many miles so not unreasonable."

Steve L., TN (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"power steering system had a leak and was fixed"

James T., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Mass has very poor roads with more than the average number of pot holes and bad bumps which play hell on tires & suspension. Had to replace my original run-flat tires because they were too firm for the local roads"

James D., MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Had to replace complete rear shocks and mounts after only 90000 miles"

Anonymous, OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Shocks leaking"

Anonymous, QC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Ride quality is unpleasant. Probably due to run-flat tires, any road imperfection comes through. I don't mind the rough ride for short drives, but on long road trip, the poor ride quality kills any joy I have of driving"

John K., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"loud clanking noises in rear indicative of shocks/shock mount failure..repaired"

Anonymous, WI (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Shock absorber bracket failed."

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Rear shock leaking fluid."

Anonymous, MN (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Right rear shock has failed, so both shock units to be replaced. High end vehicles have higher technical issues for items such as these."

Anonymous, BC (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Basically, all of these parts failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Replaced back struts due to one leaking"

Dan L., ON (2007 BMW 3 Series)

"Vehicle has only 60 thousand miles driven!"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Warped rotors causing vibration"

Jack F., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Tie rods

"One was cracked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"radio workes fine, channel and LED displays have failed in places"

Anonymous, CT (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The basic alphanumeric LED screen malfunctions and is basically unreadable. This is apparently a common problem with these units. Replacement cost is prohibitive. And there are no alternatives or improved units"

Omeed A., MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"If the interior of the car gets at all warm (>60 deg F) the display blanks out completely. The only fix I was offered is a new system - very expensive and frankly not what I expect from a supposed premier car maker."

Derek T., MT (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Google maps provides better navigation at a much lower price"

Anonymous, CT (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Short caused totally failure had to be completely replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The entire navigation system had to be replaced at 45,000 miles and was still under the 4 year warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"computer electronics stopped working for bluetooth"

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"It broke and cost $800 to fix"

Anonymous, WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Radio

"You will want to not purchase the vehicle with a factory installed stereo. The system fails for no reason, BMW states it is the life cycle and you will need to replace it at your own expense. The display is difficult to see as the board will start to die out. The auxiliary and USB input failed/stopped working and would cost over $500 to replace due to replacing the whole console"

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Radio started skipping, turning itself on and off, even when car was off and keys were out. Had to disconnect battery every night until it got replaced. Then side speaker had been blown due to loudness of previous problem. Was very expensive to replace something that should never wear out"

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Radio recently went silent. The problem is not a fuse, but have yet to track it down."

Anonymous, OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"lcd display stops working when the car is warm"

Anonymous, UT (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"module"

C W., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"No longer able to read digital screen output"

Anonymous, MS (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Speakers

"Probably the amplifier."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Speakers on left side of car go in and out; sounds like a wire short issue"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Wet passenger side floorboards when it rains"

Anonymous, TN (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"leaking water pump"

Lawrence B., AB (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Coolant leak"

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Leaking around a window that went into trunk and caused a mess"

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"convertible top required $1800 repair"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"top started leaking near rear window"

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Water coming inside thru windshield"

Kevin D., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Weather stripping around the windshield gets loose and creates a loud noise when the car is moving. Dealer did not help. Windshield shops do not replace the seals. I had to purchase and fix it myself. Poor quality of seal material."

Omeed A., MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"As convertibles go, problems that arose due to this."

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"dashboard has squeak that tweets and can't be stopped - could be caused by the blower fan in the console for the A/C"

Katie L., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The shocks and steering wheel squeak every time I go over any bump and turn the wheel. 2 mechanics told me it's safe to drive but to get rid of the squeaks I need to spend thoUSnds to replace pretty much the entire suspension system"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi)

"The convertible roof rattles and BMW has said will cost about $1,000 for discovery of the issue and they may not be able to fix it even if they can identify the source"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Wind noise

"There is excessive wind, tire and road noise. I don't mind too much when I am driving around town, but on highway trip the excessive noise is almost unbearable"

John K., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"There is too much noise from this car, both wind and tire noise. It makes driving in highway uncomfortable."

John K., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Wind noise from passenger window/door...started shortly after purchase. Trim - Inside metal trim dents easily. The seat belt is in such a position where it hits the door trim and dents it. Also, plastic covering on steering wheel center peeling of"

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Car wouldn't go into reverse. Drove fine forward, no warning light, just wouldn't reverse. Mechanic said has seen a lot. Fix cost $300"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Transmission shifts hard from 1st to 2nd gear"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission has started to slip, but not seriously enough for me to have it repair, yet"

Anonymous, DC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The mechtronic seal failed causing rough shifting."

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"BMW dealer suggested replacing trans @$6000. Indy garage fixed by replacing fluid @$300"

Thomas L., MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"transmission has a lag when you press accelerator"

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Transmission stuck in 1st gear, then neutral. Turned engine off hoping for a reboot, which was successful. Later in the week drove to nearest dealership (90 miles) and discovered that the sealed transmission was low on fluid."

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Hose leak leading into transmission, not transmission itself. About 4 hour repair, $280US."

Anonymous, FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"transmission pan gasket leaked"

Louis S., LA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Transmission Fluid leak repaired"

Anonymous, TN (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The Manutronics valve seal failed. $20 part and $1200 to repair. Poor design"

Keith G., ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"slow leak, not bad, fixed 2 yr ago, but i fine now"

Anonymous, PA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Smelled some fumes but nothing visible on the ground. Found oil was leaking on further investigation. Replace leaking transmission pan."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The transmission sensor is difficult to access and apparently requires a specialized tool to remove. The bolt holding it in place was damaged and snapped when the mechanic tried to remove it. I don't know how how the bolt was finally removed but the car was down for two weeks and like all BMW parts, it was expensive."

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"High cost (about $5,000) for repair"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Compressor began making bearing noise"

David B., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"compressor failure"

Richard W., LA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Air conditioning stopped working"

Gary G., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"failed and had to replace,"

S D., VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"On occasion, the blower will suddenly turn on to maximum speed"

Anonymous, DE (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Broke down twice for no reason burn cables behind unit"

Kevin D., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"It was a recall. I did not have any problems. BMW replaced the blower and redid some electrical items in the climate control system (2 recalls total) at no cost."

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Condenser

"Air conditioning stopped working."

Gary G., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Evaporator

"A/C stopped working at end of last summer. I believe it is the evaporator but could be the compressor. Needlessl to say the A/C is not working and the repair is going to be expensive. I am taking it to the repair shop soon"

Stephen P., ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Heater system

"Heating system stopped working"

Tony W., OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"thermostat was stuck"

Bruce G., MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"The entire panel had to be removed to replace the core heat exchanger. Parts and labor cost nearly $4000"

Omeed A., MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Radiator leaked. Needed major repair"

Nathan R., MN (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"I don't remember the part but it was costly"

Teresa B., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"PCV valve was clogged, needed replacement, possibly put pressure on oil pan gasket causing slight leak"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"A fuse shorted out preventing me from opening the gas tank door to put gas in the car. Had to have a mechanic at BMW fix the issue. Glad I wasn't stranded somewhere"

Matthew G., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"Had to replace all injectors!"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Cascading failure from prior high-pressure pump problem. Car now runs like new after extraordinary efforts by dealer. BMW supplied injector parts at no charge (unexpected)"

Anonymous, MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Car studdered, had to replace all six injectors"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Bad fuel injectors"

Steve M., NM (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"carbon deposit needed $1700 repair"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Neither the BMW dealer nor my non-dealer, BMW shop have been able to remedy the problem, i.e., the car begins vibrating or "coughing" if I don't put fuel injection fluid in the gas tank about every six weeks. It was so expensive to keep taking my ca"

Anonymous, HI (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Fuel injectors needed replacement. Cleaning did not resolve sudden rough running"

Gary S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"High Pressure Fuel Pump failed, part of a recall that has been replaced twice under warranty. BMW should guarantee this part for life of the car, but they only do so up to 100,000 miles as part of recall"

Alan S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"High pressure fuel pump went out at approx. 22,000 miles, warranty replaced pump"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"the mechanic only replace the one that showed up on the computer but immediately following this repair, my city mpg dropped from 18 to 13. He insists he shouldn't have replaced at least one if not all four sensors."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Body paint peeling on bumper, trim and molding lose on car roof area."

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"There are numerous locations around front and rear window where the rubber trim is either popping out or rotting. As regards the rear window, the trim is not replaceable unless the window is replaced. Lots of cost, especially since the window includes defogging device."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The BMW hood emblem fell off or was stolen"

Cliff M., OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The rubber moldings around the windows are horrible and crack with sun damage. The trim around the windshield is becoming unglued"

Anonymous, WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I keep the car garaged, but paint on front of roof and hood has faded/discolored"

Kevin L., TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Clear coat has begun to flake from numerous locations on the car. Although I was told by the dealer that I should expect this on a car of this age, I have a couple of friends with same year BMWs which have not had this problem. Car is garaged when not in use."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"As if there were a time clock running, the clear coat on this car started to peal on the hood, roof, and convertible hinges all within the same month. BMW says I should expect only 10 years from their paint. However, other owners that I know have not had this problem even those with older models."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"I have never owned a car with more fragile paint. A very light tap from another car's door always leaves a mark. My car's a mess & I'll need to repaint it if I keep it. Really, this is a poor paint job!"

Jonathan M., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Repeat paint on front facia"

Anonymous, MS (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Paint is susceptible to scratching, and tree droppings. Loss of gloss and color in some areas"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Paint on front bumper cracked and flaked. Had to be repainted by dealership"

Anonymous, ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The black metal trim on which the roof rack (which we do not have) would be attached started peeling. We had to have it removed and changed at our own cost"

Anonymous, NH (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi)
Rust

"The car indicated some rust forming around the window panel, when I brought it to BMW they said that only the paint is guaranteed not the panels around the windows"

Anonymous, QC (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Convertible top

"Top frequently gets stuck on one side during open and close operation, requires manual push to complete"

Julian H., WA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Locks and latches

"Fuse blew, doors would not open. And after entering with emerg key, could not open other three doors from inside. $700 to diagnose and replace right door lock actuator."

John M., ON (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Drivers side door lock failed. Could not unlock. Did not know there was a mechanical key located in the key pod. Repairs over $500"

Andrew K., FL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Left rear door lock and latch failed. Door could not be opened from outside or inside. Very expensive to repair. Part $160.00 and 4 hours labor. Door had to disassembled from inside the car, to get at lock latch assembly. Could be a safety hazard in elderly person was in that rear seat and had to get out due to accident or evena health emergency. Plastic internal parts dry out and break. This happens to window regulators also. Very common on these BMW's"

Jack F., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Leak has been discovered, left side."

Anonymous, NC (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Wind noise. Gasket was replaced and sunroof adjusted"

Anonymous, MD (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Windows

"Back window stuck in down position"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Switch for opening the window failed"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"The window, normally the rear passenger, would get stuck open. I had to bring it to the dealer multiple times & there were multiple episodes"

Jonathan M., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Drivers door window failed to operate properly"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The regulator broke. This is the second time for a rear window to break since I've own the car"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Both rear window regulators failed"

Anthony D., ON (2007 BMW 3 Series)

"rear window regulator had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Rear differential seal was leaking"

Anonymous, VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Driveshaft or axle

"front shafts for AWD replaced @$1000"

Thomas L., MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Driveshaft vibration sensor malfunctioned due to an oil leak, causing engine to shut down while I was driving on the interstate highway"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Tire pressure monitoring system gives erratic readings, complicated by multiple tire/rim failures. The run/flat rim combos are extremely susceptible to rim cracking and failure. The poor condition of Northeastern roads(potholes, etc.) has led to failure of six rims over past three years. Also tires also seem to fail short of recommended 50 mile survival prediction"

Marshall F., MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"I sold a new computer to control operation of the engine - cost over $2,000 to get car running OK."

Anonymous, CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Leaks from doors resulted in electrical failures."

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Ignition coil failure"

Shawn B., VA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Bad seal allowed lubricant into a sensor which prevented car from operating"

Anonymous, TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"System computer realized the car was overheating, and cut off acceleration while we were on the freeway. No notice that acceleration was going to cut off instantly, nearly got hit by a bus when trying to merge"

Doreen S., CA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i)
Stability control (ESC)

"The motor is broken, going to be trading it in , instead of repairing"

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Traction control

"See previous issue"

Anonymous, MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Transfer case

"Transfer case failed after only 51,000 miles."

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Manufacturer required 91 octane gas with NO Ethanol. Dealer confirms using this is important. Previous owner did not use 91 octane NO ethanol fuel. Damage to catalytic converter "honeycomb" resulted. Treating with Seafoam after-market cleaner eve"

Jane H., AR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"exhaust spontaneously developed leak while driving down the highway"

Anonymous, OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust manifold had a hole in it. $1800 to fix with new sensors. Wouldn't have done it, but rest of car is running like a dream and college student drives it when home on breaks so we wanted it to be safe"

Anonymous, IL (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"recall on air bags not completed after over a year"

Anonymous, NY (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Takata recall. Replacement part took a very long time."

Dayle P., TX (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The drivers side airbag was replaced under the Takata debacle, and it took a long time due to the size of the recall. Our BMW dealer actually replaced the airbag module in our driveway, which was most convenient for us. However, the ECU needed to be reset after the replacement (the tech was unaware of this) and that did result in a trip to the dealer. But no charges were incurred."

J T., OR (2007 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

"Takata airbag replacement took over a year after the recall."

Anonymous, GA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Pipes

"Flanges on first downpipe rusted out. This was disappointing because my last 2 cars of the last 3 series generation went 240,000 miles on the original exhaust systems without any problems."

Anonymous, OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"at 50K put in a clutch, $450 in parts, thats fine; 14 hours labor"

Hugh W., MA (2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Complete failure. Transmission had to be rebuilt"

Jose M., OH (2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0-L 6 Cyl)
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