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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2015 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

"The front distance sensors have been repaired/replaced twice in the last year"

Kelly V., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"BMW has had to replace all of my cameras and parking sensors 3 times"

Zac W., TX (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Persistent problem with insensitive or over sensitive blind spot detection despite numerous adjustments and hardware replacements. Still glitchy. Extremely frustrating for a high end vehicle. My wife's Rav 4 by comparison performs impeccably"

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"While using IDrive GPS and CD player, screen went blank and system reset after 1 to 2 minutes"

Anonymous, CT (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Backup camera not always on when needed, too busy telling you not to read screen when driving., which is a huge annoyance"

Steven K., OH (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Integration with the Apple iPhone is awful, downright terrible. BMW completely unable to play podcasts. Pandora interface is klunky at best. A real, real disappointment overall"

Anonymous, MA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"the GPS system is too complicated to operate. We have to use our cell phone GPS to navigate"

Damon W., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Cannot understand how to set up the GPS- have taken two classes and still don't understand it."

Damon W., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Samsung Galaxy S5 originalhy synched phone book with iDrive system using bluettooth. After three weeks, the pairing became erratic and the phone book data stopped synching except immediately after unpairing and re-pairing"

Michael R., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Often won't sync with iPhone for phone book recognition or music / audiobook playback in Bluetooth mode"

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Radio

"Have sometimes lost the presets for the radio. Once it wouldn't work at all. Usually when the presets disappear they come back, but not always"

John F., CT (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Not sure this is a defect or a design issue, but only stations in the AM radio band between 680 khz and 1200 khz appear on pick list, call letters and program information do not appear for most stations, and sound quality is very poor"

Michael R., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Radio plays sometimes when on the phone"

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"Does not always understand what the destination I have asked for. I speak distinctly and clearly, but it still fails. Same comments as I made with my E300 M-B"

Anonymous, IL (2015 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS sensor died."

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The vehicle control module was finally replaced after 3rd visit. Tire pressure was good per air gauge but low on car computer. Could not rest. C 2nd car went into limp home mode and traction control kicked in not letting the car to accelerate at normal rate on dry pavement. 3rd visit was the tire pressure system"

Anonymous, NC (2015 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Calipers

"Replaced after rotors were turned."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Master cylinder

"i had to change the master cylinders and i consider it may be unusual after 30000 km according to my own experience"

Anonymous, QC (2015 BMW 3 Series)
Premature brake wear

"early brake changes for a car of this reputation"

Anonymous, QC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"In additiont to premature brake wear there was a malfunction that necessitated a total rear wheel brake replacement."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"already wrote a message on this"

Anonymous, QC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"For the second time time lease of the vehicle I needed to replace a pair of brake rotors and pads. The first time it was covered by BMW, the second time (different pair) I had to pay for this"

Gregg H., ON (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Pulsation or vibration

"There was a defect in one rear brake that required a new brake, rotor, and some manual repair."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"Rotors rusted. It was a very low mileage vehicle which may have caused this condition in conjunction with the metals used for the 2015 rotors. Dealer corrected under warranty and also replaced the pads."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaking

"Very loud brakes at low temperatures. BMW champered the brakes and problems solved."

Anonymous, ND (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Brake/s were squealing at low speeds that was fixed under warranty by dealership"

Prashanth R., TX (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"When braking at speeds over 50 mph the brake system feels like I'm driving over rumble strips and there's vibration"

Anonymous, VA (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 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)

"Recall notice that engine may catch fire if diesel soot collects on the manifold"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Fuel injection system

"Vehicle started running rough one day upon cranking. Trip to dealership and check up, revealed 2 injectors bad. Always used proper fuel. Had to spend $1500 to replace all injectors. Would have thought they would have lasted longer than 61000 miles. Also surprisingly, after hitting a pot hole in road, the left front headlight assembly mounting bracket broke costing over $600 to replace. No other damage to vehicle other than front end alignment"

Dennis S., AL (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Injector failure"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump failed in less than 40,000 miles. Very poor reliability. In addition, when the car does not start, it is locked in park and you are unable to move the car out of the roadway."

Anonymous, CO (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"fuel pump failed on freeway"

Anonymous, OR (2015 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Recall"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The dealer had to replace the high pressure fuel pump, fuel assembly, all fuel lines and fuel tank assembly. Because we live in CA, there was no cost. Otherwise, it would have cost us $10K!"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Warning light only, it was actually a particulate sensor which has since gotten a class warranty extension"

Chuck J., SC (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Had to take the car to the dealer twice. On the second time, they properly diagnosed and replaced the sensor. They also went above and beyond in trying to get it done in one day. Kudos to BMW service department!"

Anonymous, WA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"The sensor light came on. We took it to the dealer. They fixed it. (Covered under warranty.) Then it came on once again but went off on its own. No problem since."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"They had to be reset"

Anonymous, PA (2015 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

Cruise control

"The cruise control suddenly put the car in a mode where it accelerated rapidly requiring the brakes to be applied and the cruise control feature turned off whenever the speed set up/down toggle was used. The problem turned out to be due to a sticking switch on the steering wheel."

William C., MA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"I had to issues, one of the parking lights is not working. Also had another issue where the error message showed Transmission Malfunction. It took one week and finally they said to replace the battery."

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The housing until for the right front blinker failed"

Anonymous, ND (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Right rear LED taillight assembly stopped working and was replaced under warranty."

Brian C., OR (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Horn

"Known service issue loaded up in BMW's computer system. A driver started to pull out in front of me. Horn didn't work and had to take evasive action in pouring down rain. Car responded great in terms of emergency handling"

Anonymous, NC (2015 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"Keyless entry worked, but would not allow car to start without several tries"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"Blind spot detector going off randomly on drivers side and often not detecting on the passengers side. Despite numerous attempts BMW still hasn’t fixed the drivers side problem"

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Warning light come on and go off without rhyme or reason. The dealer has never had an explanation for this problem"

Anonymous, LA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"The engine light turns on, once in a while, and then after turning the engine off and on it was off"

Carlos S., FL (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

"The wipers don't come on when the windshield washers spray about 80% of the time. They do come on automatically intermittently"

Anonymous, VA (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 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

"A/C had a bad smell they are still trying to figure out"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Twice had issues with the thermometer which seemed to impact the AC unit as well. AC stopped working and car would show 120+ degrees outdoors. It was fixed by the dealer."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"compressor overheated and quit after running 2 hours"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Automatic climate control

"After about one hour use of air conditioner it no longer produced cold air, but needed to be turned off for about an hour before it would work again."

Niels K., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Electrical plug was not connected"

Anonymous, AL (2015 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"Had no A/C due to blower fan needing replacement. Strange b/c I live in a cold climate and rarely use the A/C."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Blower motor for the climate control starting to make a loud whirling noise. BMW warranty covered the replacement"

Logan S., CO (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"A/C failed during highway trip. Comes on and off for no apparent reason. Dealer fixed free of charge"

Anonymous, CT (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Door seal on drivers side front leaked"

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"brakes, heat shields collect stones or debris causing noise, also interior vibration around the back rear window specifically under hard acceleration"

Richard H., ON (2015 BMW 3 Series M3 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Brakes squeal when car is first driven in the morning. problem goes away shortly there after"

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"This generation of cars has a problem with rattles from the dash area as well as door seals and other trim. Even loaners that I get have these problems. Dealer has not been able to address these to my satisfaction and I have given up"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"a very annoying grating sound intermittently from the rear hub - sound like rocks scraping metal - we were advised that pebbles get stuck in the brake shield"

Anonymous, HI (2015 BMW 3 Series M3 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"The car made a loud whistling noise when the engine was running. I took the car in. They said they tightened everything they could in the engine and exhaust systems and the problem went away"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exhaust manifold

"See previous comment re: recall. BMW has no fix so I am driving a car that may catch fire. I have filed a complaint with the NHTSA, they have not initiated an investigation of BMW"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Other/unsure

"Online Widgets!"

Anonymous, CT (2015 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The airbag light came on. BMW replaced the sensor under warranty."

Kevin J., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Noticed smoke coming from exhaust when started cold. Was told could be leak in turbo charger. Turned out needed new engine"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Timing belt or chain

"VANOS bolts broke / came loose. Car went into “limp” mode and phoned dealership. Fixed under warranty."

Hal F., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"Air intake hose to mass air flow sensor failure. check engine light on, intake hose assembly replacement"

Anonymous, PR (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i 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

Glass defects

"Front windshield developed large rack without being hit by rock, etc"

Kelly V., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sunroof shattered while driving. BMW fixed under warranty"

Charles G., AZ (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Seat controls - movement

"Passenger power seat failed. Required 3 trips to dealer to repair"

Charles H., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 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

"At 9200 miles the car required alignment. Alignment not covered on a new car under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Bushings

"Replaced front axle leaking thrust rod bushings"

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

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

Coil

"Thecoil in one cylinder failed, and when repaired, the service advisor told us we would see additional colis fai. The second failure resulted in replacements of all 6 coils. No recurrence of the problem since."

John P., FL (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Electronic ignition

"does not start when push start"

Anonymous, ON (2015 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

4WD/AWD components

"Originally fixed with software upgrade. But a year later, the rear differential had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MN (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Transfer case

"Replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"At 14000 miles. Had to get a new transmission"

Zac W., TX (2015 BMW 3 Series 335i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Check engine light came on. Covered under parts warranty."

Anonymous, TX (2015 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 computer

"Just a simple case of the "check engine" light coming on, necessitating a service visit and a download of the latest engine firmware from BMW. Nothing was wrong with the car, the software had to be revised"

Anonymous, MA (2015 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Paint/Trim

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

Transmission Minor

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

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Recalls
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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
Mar 26 2020
A loss of power to the rear wheels can affect vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the vehicle is parked after a loss of power to the rear wheels and the parking brake is not engaged, unintended rollaway can occur, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2016 328d xDrive sedans and 2013-2015 328d xDrive station wagon vehicles. The constant-velocity joint which transfers power between the transfer case and the rear drive shaft, may become damaged, possibly resulting in loss of power to the rear wheels.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the constant-velocity joint and inspect the transfer case, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 18, 2020. 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: 20V185000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8536
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
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