The BMW 3 Series is an excellent car that boasts high quality, attention to detail and a long list of high-tech features. Sure, it's a bit less engaging to drive than it used to be, with less tactile steering. But the car is agile, steady and well balanced, even when pushed hard. It also still delivers a very satisfying and balanced overall driving experience.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 BMW 3 Series owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

“Backup camera and sensors simply went "dead"”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“blind spot sensor unreliable”

David W., KS (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“it sometimes takes too long to go on. It constantly is asking to accept the warnings that first go on telling you to notlook at screen. . Very annoying electronics”

Steven K., OH (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“occaisionally does not work”

Sam S., MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Camera stopped working...was out of service for a week. Needed a new module or something”

Richard L., NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Backup camera doesn't always switch on or off when operating transmission”

John C., OR (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Display screen difficult to see

“Under some light conditions the screen is very difficult to read”

Edward H., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“The screen is difficult to se in daylight unless I put a shield above it”

Howard T., FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

“Infotainment system will just randomly reboot itself for no apparent reason”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Appeared to be a software issue - took it to the dealer and they updated or upgraded the program. Fixed”

Anonymous, IL (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Sometimes the display goes to a green screen and sometimes it doesn't show the rear camera when parking or backing”

Anonymous, MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“It will briefly go blank when puttin gin reverse, sometimes”

Steven K., OH (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The display and all of its functionality go blank”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Intermittent shut down of Nav system required replacement of computer. 8 days in shop”

Anonymous, MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“my iphone doesn't always connect via usb or bluetooth when i get into the car. some times i have to try several tricks to have it connect. very annoying”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Difficult to understand why/how system works with iphone”

John C., OR (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“This is my 1st in dash GPS system so I am not sure what to expect. However, there have been a few time when it has sent me literally in circles. Last week it sent me in to Manhattan (at rush hour) I wanted to go to New Jersey (from Boston)”

Caleb S., MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The GPS has NEVER accurately located many destination addresses. The control panel doesn't offer the ability to input addresses that it doesn't know. Sometimes it navigates in circles. It often selects routes that are not on main roads with no way to choose alternative routes. There is no way to update the system except a $400 upgrade, even though the original system was an optional feature that I paid extra for. BMW service workers suggest using my cellphone for navigation instead of the car's”

Anonymous, GA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“The system went bad. Started rebooting over and over. BMW first reprogrammed the system but had to replace the entire head unit”

Anonymous, MI (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The system frequently fails to selct the shortst or fatest route”

Howard T., FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Sometimes gave ludicrous directions from US States far from us. Other times, wrong directions or unable to stop directions from announcing”

James N., SC (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Unsure)

“the entire audio system died. phone / bluetooth, radio etc. after 2 days it started working again on it's own”

SUSn G., TX (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Radio failed as did the bluetouth system”

Diane R., AZ (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Would not recognize voice”

James N., SC (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Unsure)

“This feature was supposed to be present on my car, and the dealer took it three different times to determine what the problem was. The dealer finally determined that BMW had changed bluetooth and did not install voice command on this car, and that i”

Anonymous, MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
CD player

“CD player emits a repetitive clicking noise whenever a disc is inside. Continues even when play is stopped and ignition is off, if a disc is still inserted”

Anonymous, CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“I had two rattles. One was repaired by the dealer, the other went away by itself”

Anonymous, KS (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Door locks - there was a repair recall”

Anonymous, RI (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rear suspension rattle over bumps at low speeds”

Anonymous, AB (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Rattle inside the car that the dealer cannot seam to find after several attempts”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“When it is cold, 20 degrees or less, I hear a rattling by the rear window”

Anonymous, MI (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Rattle in steering column and near front passenger door”

Anonymous, GA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rear passenger door rattles from what sounds like loose wiring inside the door. Tapping it reproduces the sound but the dealer's service department is unwilling to fix it if they can't "hear it when they drive the car"”

Anonymous, CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“rattles and vibrations from multiple sources”

Liu D., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Front dash squeaks at medium-low speeds due to vibration on slightly rough roads”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Car was making strange noises, I suspected suspension problems. BMW recognized the problem but it took days of testing and repairs before the problem was fixed without any clarification as to what the problem was”

Thomas M., NM (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Issue where door panels would creak”

Anonymous, FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Break sqealing with cold weather”

Anonymous, OH (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rattles around cup holder when resting knee. Esp. on cold mornings”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“I believe the MSport brakes have a hideous screech”

Timothy A., KY (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Interior plastic trim squeaks going over almost any slightly rough pavement”

Gabriel F., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“There is a constant wind noise that seems to be coming from the doors. After checking that doors are closed properly and all Windows and the sunroof are closed,the noise persists”

Anonymous, GA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Extreme wind and road noise experienced in the interior. When I complained, dealer tech said typical for this model and tire. Again, not your typical luxury brand. Have experienced a decline in the quality and handling traits of newer BMW's”

Anonymous, TN (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“not a quiet ride on the freeway”

Anonymous, TX (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i Unsure)

“Above 30 or so mph loud wind/road noise coming from left side. Dealer says normal in this car. BMW's are supposed to be "luxury" level and this kind of noise in a $50k car is unacceptable. The 06 trade-in was no where near as loud”

Anonymous, TN (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 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)

“DEA fluid ran out and the dealer took two tries and a week and a half to re program the computer and part of the emmison system. The engine was shut of when the DEA ran out and the car CAN NOT come out of PARK to move the car”

Edward H., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Problem with the RMT Metering line - this affects diesel models only. I guess the urea injection sensor is what it refer to”

Anonymous, ON (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Fuel injection system

“Check engine light came on the day after the car was in for normal serviceing. It took the dealership 5 days to discover the problem was with the fuel injectors and they replaced all four”

Anonymous, NV (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Evidently related to emissions system because I've had an issue with this 2x's”

Vanessa A., TX (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Fuel pump

“Check engine light came on; fuel pump replaced under warranty”

Austin F., PA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“recall on the fuel pump. Replaced at last oil change two weeks ago”

Anonymous, MN (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Fuel pump failed rendering car undrivable. Took days for dealer to repair due to software reprogramming of fuel pump with engine computer”

Gary W., FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Fuel pump failed and need to be replaced at 4,000 miles”

Anonymous, OR (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Replaced on factory recall”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Fuel pump suddenly stopped working. Car died in intersection and would not start. BMW towed vehicle back to dealer and gave a loaner car until repaired”

Anonymous, CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“died. needed towing”

Robert M., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Fuel pump died. Had to be towed. Dealer said it was a software issue. Under warranty so no charges-just inconvenience”

Anonymous, OR (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“A light showed on the dashboard to indicate a problem. The issue was resolved under warranty. The dealership gave me a loaner car while the car was being repaired”

Anonymous, NV (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“CEL came on several times”

George B., ON (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Faulty O2 sensor caused a check engine light”

Christopher H., IL (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“there was some problem with the fuel system sensor. mileage went to crap. took 4 weeks to get part”

Anonymous, ON (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“The sensors have malfunctioned 3x's since I purchased the car. The car will shut down completely when this happens. BMW has been aware of the problem for a while, but has failed to fix the issue. Now, my brand new car is constantly in the shop and I'”

Vanessa A., TX (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“The warning light to indicate that the alarm system in armed is currently not functioning”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Window controls have been quite problematic”

Anonymous, OR (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“the passenger side seat adjustment has broken twice, additionally the electric lock on the driver side stopped working”

Anonymous, IL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Turn signals”

Anonymous, OH (2014 BMW 3 Series Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Tail light failure (driver's side) due to pinched wiring harness”

Randy S., IA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Driver's side mirror turn signal LED lights stopped working”

Anonymous, FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“one fog light turns on intermittently”

Sam S., MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Right rear taillight came loose”

Travis T., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

“The touch sensitive area on the top of the door handle sometimes do not work, which means you cannot lock the door from the outside. Unlocking usually works well though”

Anonymous, CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Errors in this have caused headaches and unnecessary concern”

Anonymous, OR (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

“There's supposed to be a bumper-to-bumper 50,000 mile warranty, but the windshield washers have almost totally stopped squirting and the repair is going to cost $247”

Charles M., GA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
12V power plug

“In cold weather (-20 C), a notice comes up that the battery is discharging quickly, even if being driven on the highway. The car conserves battery by shutting down things like the radio, heated seat, heated steering and navigation. It has been back”

Anonymous, SK (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 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

“Was not cooling the car”

Anonymous, SC (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

“The A/C comes on any time the operator of the car turns the settings to direct air to the inside of the windshield. The dealership said that this was how the system was designed. This is untrue as there are times when you may want warm or hot air to go the the windshield. My wife did not get a satisfactory answer to this issue”

Jeffrey C., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“The AC stopped cooling. Fan still worked. After parking for a day, AC worked”

Anonymous, FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Original controller lacked precision”

Anonymous, LA (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“blower worked, but air was not cool. I was told they had to replace a computer chip”

Anonymous, FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Evaporator

“Bad odor”

Anthony C., FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

“JUST A MINOR LEAK - FIXED BY DEALER QUICKLY”

Anonymous, DC (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Blower (fan) motor

“Unable to change temp control when low tire warning alarm comes on”

Dan M., MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Condenser

“Condenser would freeze up shutting down the a/c (resulting in no air conditioning, just fan)”

Anonymous, MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“radio freezes when low tire pressure warning comes on”

Dan M., MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Electrical failure

“Cruise control sensor malfunction”

Anonymous, TX (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The drive train developed a sudden problem wherein I could only drive the car at a low speed. When I took to the BMW outlet, I was told it was a software problem. I later learned from an online search that this was a common problem for BMWs of that vintage”

John T., GA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i Unsure)

“Engine shut off on the highway in slow moving traffic”

Anonymous, PA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Differential

“When turning a corner, I completely lost power to the wheels. BMW paid for the car to be towed to the dealership and made the repair under warranty. The car was out of service for about 7 days. The dealership supplied a loaner vehicle during that time”

Anonymous, CO (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Driveshaft or axle

“This is a 9-month old car that just today had a drivetrain problem. The engine lugged and lurched after accelerating from a stop. After that, there was nearly no torque produced by the engine”

Gabriel F., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Car completely shut down on a four lane high, reading drive train malfunction, seek safety within 5 seconds the entire engine shut down and we barely made it off the road”

Anonymous, MI (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

“DOOR SILL ON PASSENGER SIDE KEEPS GETTING KICKED OFF DEALER SAYS ITS A COMMON PROBLEM”

Anonymous, DC (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Wind noise on front passenger door. Dealer replaced door panel and replaced door seals. All okay now”

Janice C., FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Paint very thin and scratches and chips easily”

Ira W., NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Driver side mirror's backing/case fell off in the car wash”

Anonymous, PA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Side reflector popped out for no reason”

Matthew E., VA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Front passenger door had wind noise. Took to dealership and they changed out loose door panel. All okay now”

Janice C., FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 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

Seat controls - movement

“I have Msports seats and after 45000 miles the seats bottom cushion has lost its softness. Also, the seat is little twisted. After repeated complains to BMW dealer and BMW USA, its still not fix. End result - I have lower back pain problem. Thanks BMW”

Gaurav P., MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Driver's seat limited for upper movement. Probably unsuitable for people 5'4"" or smaller”

Alan G., NJ (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The passenger seat was moved to the back and stuck there. Dealer repaired under warranty”

Gary K., TX (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Glass defects

“cracked windshield; replaced front windshield twice since purchase”

Anonymous, TX (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i Unsure)

“Windshield seems extremely susceptible to road hazard damage i.e. rocks. Hit by two highway stones dinging windshield, that then sent crack all way across windshield. Genuine replacement part very expensive and not covered by insurance or warenty”

John W., WA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Windows

“Driver's window made a lot of noise when moving. Dealer replaced the motor”

Alan G., NJ (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“Pads and rotors require replacement after only 50K kms. 4 summer tires also had to be replaced”

George B., ON (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Squeaking

“brakes squeak”

Anonymous, MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

“Breaks squeaked when stopping”

Anonymous, CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i Unsure)

“Squeaks in cold damp weather. Dealer unable to resolve”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Alternator

“The alternator failed and needed to be replaced under warranty”

Paul K., CA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Battery had 2 bad cells which disabled the car. It was replaced by dealer at no cost”

Anonymous, GA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“In winter the battery lost it's charge, the BMW dealer told me it is because the car is always thinking. I told them I am thinking this is my first and last BMW”

Anonymous, MI (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

“warning light came on. Went to dealer who replaced thermostat”

Anonymous, FL (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Thermostat stuck open. Dealer replaced thermostat and replaced coolant”

Robert M., DE (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Cooling fan

“The electric cooling fan oddly gets stuck on occasionally, even when the engine is not very hot. It stays on until the engine is restarted”

Hunt L., WA (2014 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

Alignment

“Car came misaligned and we had the dealer align it. The car never felt right. It didn't have directional stability and we had to constantly correct. at 30,000 miles the tires wore out and we purchased new tires and had the car aligned again at the dealer. The car now feels better and has better directional stability. Steering is still over boosted”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Shocks or struts

“I have purchased extended warranty and maintenance from BMW USA. After 50,000 miles, the shocks have become less absorbing and bottom out easily. BMW dealers stat its all good and normal wear and tear. If I didnt had full extended warranty and maintenance, I am sure they would have said its bad and needs replacement”

Gaurav P., MA (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

“Right rear shock was leaking and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

“Engine is powerful and smooth. but sounds like a thrashing machine/diesel. Not what you would expect to experience in a so called "luxury" vehicle. Absolutely no comparison to their ultra-smooth inline sixes”

Anonymous, TN (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The engine has exhibited a metallic knock (similar to connecting rod knock) since purchased. Dealer and Corporate BMW says from transmission and not serious so drive until gets worse! This is actually serious because engine could fail”

Anonymous, TN (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel leaks

“A mouse built a nest in the driver side wheel well, and ate through fuel sensor lines...no leakage, but engine light went on”

Anonymous, NY (2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“The transmission made a grinding sound when moving into 2nd gear quickly. The transmission was replaced under warranty. BMW paid for the loaner car during the work”

Anonymous, MN (2014 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Heating on a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) system pipe failed”

Anonymous, ON (2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Transmission Minor

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

Engine Major

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
Oct 25 2018
The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall began May 13, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V755000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44368
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Aug 17 2015
If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, and ActiveHybrid3 vehicles manufactured October 20, 2011, to June 22, 2015, 2014-2015 328xi Sports Wagon vehicles manufactured March 21, 2013, to March 17, 2015, 2014-2015 328d, 328xd vehicles manufactured June 28, 2013, to April 21, 2015, and 2014-2015 328xd Sports Wagon vehicles manufactured July 5, 2013, to April 21, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the front side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V520000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7727
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Mar 31 2015
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, ActiveHybrid 3, 328xi Sports Wagon, 428i Coupe, 428xi Coupe, 435i Coupe, 435xi Coupe, 428i Convertible, 428xi Convertible, 435i Convertible, 328xi Gran Turismo, 335xi Gran Turismo, and 2015 428i Gran Coupe, 428xi Gran Coupe, and 435i Gran Coupe vehicles. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. Owners were mailed interim notices on May 28, 2015. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V189000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18054
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Oct 07 2014
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i Sedan, 328i Sedan, 320i xDrive Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 2013-2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i Coupe, and 428i xDrive Coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V627000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8988
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Sep 26 2013
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V454000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 76191
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