BMW 318I Comments and Complaints ID:12003- Vehicle Information for BMW 318I

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BMW 318I in ga
my 1996 318I bmw will not shift unless the engine is warmed up. So I have to wait once the needle get's in the blue til it's out. very time consuming. Does anyone know why?
BMW 318I in SOUTH AFRICA
What makes an auotmatic gearbox not to change to gear 4 and 5
1995 BMW 318I in Nutley, NJ
Tl contact owns a 1995 bmw 318i. the contact stated that the vehicle had the same failure as noted in recall # 98v178000 concerning engine and engine cooling:cooling system. he stated that the water pump failed and would cost $800.00 to...
1995 BMW 318I in Nutley, NJ
Tl contact owns a 1995 bmw 318i. the contact stated that the vehicle had the same failure as noted in recall # 98v178000 concerning engine and engine cooling:cooling system. he stated that the water pump failed and would cost $800.00 to...
1995 BMW 318I in Nutley, NJ
Tl contact owns a 1995 bmw 318i. the contact stated that the vehicle had the same failure as noted in recall # 98v178000 concerning engine and engine cooling:cooling system. he stated that the water pump failed and would cost $800.00 to...
1995 BMW 318I in Nutley, NJ
Tl contact owns a 1995 bmw 318i. the contact stated that the vehicle had the same failure as noted in recall # 98v178000 concerning engine and engine cooling:cooling system. he stated that the water pump failed and would cost $800.00 to...
1995 BMW 318I in San Antonio, TX
Air bag light comes on when the car is started. the car, however, can be driven without an issue. the abs light then disappears after about three minutes. the dealer has twice turned-off the light by resetting the vehicle computer. both...
1998 BMW 318I in Dallas, TX
Cruise control does not disengage when brakes are applied and obviously does not decelerate when expected. i would like to refer to nhtsa recall no.: 97v131.
1994 BMW 318I in Manassa, VA
Dt: the contact stated vehicle overheated randomly. the engine head was replaced twice and needed to be replaced again. the repairs were costly. however, the dealership reimbursed the consumer for one repair, but will not do it aga...
1995 BMW 318I in Tuscaloosa, AL
I heard noises coming from and grinding associated with the rolling down of front driver's side window on my 1995 bmw 318i. it finally failed to properly up and i had to take it to the dealership. the dealer told me it was the window regu...
1997 BMW 318I in Winston-salem, NC
While driving 65 mph engine check light remained on, and exhaust fumes were coming into the vehicle while the windows were closed. consumer stated there was a recall on website concerning the catalytic converter oxygen sensor . not able ...
1985 BMW 318I in S. Pasadena, CA
1/12/04 brake replacement. 3/16/04 -engine smoking. 3/17/04 radiator hose,clamps antifreeze,new radiator $368.17 - 7/28/04 vehicle caught on fire and exploded. my daughter was seconds from being burned alive.
1985 BMW 318I in S. Pasadena, CA
1/12/04 brake replacement. 3/16/04 -engine smoking. 3/17/04 radiator hose,clamps antifreeze,new radiator $368.17 - 7/28/04 vehicle caught on fire and exploded. my daughter was seconds from being burned alive.
1992 BMW 318I in Crestview, FL
Faulty profile gasket on 1992 bmw 318i engine.
1991 BMW 318I in Barre, VT
Engine profile gasket for m42 engine 4cyl, 16 valve has failed allowing all coolant fluid to leak from engine.
1995 BMW 318I in Wakefield, RI
While pulling up to the curb to let a passenger out driver's front floor mat pushed up against the gas pedal and caused car to accelerate. the driver stepped on the brake to stop the car, but with the floor mat pressed against the gas peda...
1995 BMW 318I in Mount Airy, MD
Electrical components for abs and airbags failed at 124,000 miles.
1995 BMW 318I in Mount Airy, MD
Electrical components for abs and airbags failed at 124,000 miles.
1995 BMW 318I in Lakewood, CO
Consumer has trouble starting vehicle. it takes her about 5-6 times turning the key before vehicle will start. it sounds as if there is an electrical short in the ignition switch.
2003 BMW 318I in Mount Laurel, NJ
I was blinded tonight by the high intensity discharge headlights on a car 100 or more feet from me that was coming out of a gas station. i was in a parking lot across the highway from the gas station and becuase o being blinded i didn't s...
1998 BMW 318I in Seattle, WA
Ignition switch failure while driving vehicle key started rotating in ignition while driving vehicle. pulled off to the side of road and removed key. engine would not shut off. only way to shut off vehicle was to disconnect battery. ...
1991 BMW 318I in Novelty, OH
The vehicle experienced a coolant leak. the coolant leaked from a faulty profile gasket. the faulty gasket was the subject of a recall but the consumers vehicle was not included due to vin. the consumer paid for the repairs and...
1995 BMW 318I in Doraville, GA
Consumer stated under rainy conditions, the vehicle's floor boards fill with water. this shorted out the computer when the vehicle was started which resulted in a fire. please provide any further information.
1997 BMW 318I in Battle Ground, WA
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the ignition switch. also stated that when this happened she could not turn the vehicle off. dealer was contacted and stated that is a manufacturer defect and to call this agency and re...
2003 BMW 318I in Aberdeen, NJ
Consumer states when vehicle idles it shuts off. dealer states they can't duplicate the problem.
1996 BMW 318I in Torrance, CA
When the consumer shifted gears, the gear went into neutral. replaced manual transmission and throw-out bearing due to excessive wear .
1997 BMW 318I in Memphis, TN
Board level failure on automatic temperature control unit. failure so widespread that no oem or renewed parts dealer has inventory.
1995 BMW 318I in Mission Viejo, CA
I have a 1995 bmw 318i and has 37,000 miles. i have a problem with m/t and first gear pops out of gear which can cause the vehicle behind you to hit your car. i have had mechanics diagnose the problem and they say to replace the transmissi...
2003 BMW 318I in Richmond, VA
Vehicle was parked in driveway when the vehicle rolled out into the street with the emergency brakes on. ph
1995 BMW 318I in Bridgeport, TX
Consumer states that when hit at a low speed in the front center of the vehicle the air bag did not deploy causing minor injuries to the consumer. dealer notified. ts
1984 BMW 318I in Syracuse, NY
Nhtsa#93-v-015-000 coolant temperature resulting increase in system pressure. consumer states vehicle overheated, all ready was change water pump, thermotats. dealer has been notified. please provide furthewr information. ts
1997 BMW 318I in Riverside, CA
Original equipment on a 1998, bmw, 318i with 30283 miles. driving 65 mph consumer heard noise coming from passenger's rear of vehicle. tire tread had separated, causing $ 4000.00 damage to vehicle. continental touring 205/60r15 91h ch95
1996 BMW 318I in Bedminster, NJ
Consumer states while driving approximately 40mph, she hit a cement wall and the airbags did not deploy. vehicle totalled and consumer was injured..
1994 BMW 318I in Jamaica, NY
Fuel leakages from the upper return lines. dealer making repairs. dealer claims it was next to the starter. also claims it was fixed, however it is not.
1985 BMW 318I in Modesto, CA
I was told a few years back by c.s.a.a. about a tsb on the bmw318i with automatic transmission. this had to do with the high speed idle test when doing the smog test. i question this problem because of the problem that i just noticed abou...
1991 BMW 318I in Normal, IL
Driver's side seat belt buckle will not latch and passenger's side seat belt will latch intermittently. dealer and manufacturer were notified. manufactuer and dealer unwilling to help, consumer replaced with second hand parts.
2001 BMW 318I in Palisades Park, NJ
I am blinded by these new headlamps when driving at night. they are very irritating even during daylight driving. it's like looking at an electric welding arc. they contain too much uv light. uv light is very harmfull. how can these possibl...
1994 BMW 318I in Old Hickory, TN
Initial throttle recall (nhtse #97v131000) performed 5-13-98. problems relating to cruise control/brake lights continue. (please note: there are irregularities in several fields of the questionaire that show up incorrectly on the final ch...
1993 BMW 318I in Emerson, NJ
This common defect has struck my vehicle. this defect should be recalled, bmw acknowledges problem, but won't recall. no safety defect listed.
1998 BMW 318I in El Darado Hills, CA
Consumer was inside of vehicle and went to put key in the ignition to start vehicle, she took the key out of the ignition to turn vehicle off and vehicle was still running, she drove vehicle to the dealership. mechanic told her that cylind...
2001 BMW 318I in Austin, TX
2001 bmw 3 series engines have an electronic drive-by-wire throttle mechanishm. the accelerator pedal is an electronic sensor, without a direct mechanical linkage to the engine. this pedal has a sticky, jerky mechanism that is much worse ...
1994 BMW 318I in Washington, DC
Interior door panel assemblies on 3 (three) sections of the vehicle have detached - in the event of accident, passengers may not be able to escape! also, flawed door panel assemblies make entery/egress from vehicle difficult/dangerous.
1994 BMW 318I in Pasadena, CA
Temperature guage rises and a large amount of coolant spill engine overheats engine stalls i really don't expect this on a bmw why don't help us with the problem i'm really disapointed they just ignore the problem.
1994 BMW 318I in Pasadena, CA
Temperature guage rises and a large amount of coolant spill engine overheats engine stalls i really don't expect this on a bmw why don't help us with the problem i'm really disapointed they just ignore the problem.
2001 BMW 318I in Lombard, IL
I had 2 tires go suddenly flat on the same day. car had only 4500 miles at the time. no obvious punture or damage. replaced at my expense at local tire dealer because bmw dealer did not have in stock. 1 week later, i read about nhtsa recal...
2001 BMW 318I in Lombard, IL
I had 2 tires go suddenly flat on the same day. car had only 4500 miles at the time. no obvious punture or damage. replaced at my expense at local tire dealer because bmw dealer did not have in stock. 1 week later, i read about nhtsa recal...
1994 BMW 318I in Sacramento, CA
Would be driving and vehicle failed to shift from first into 2nd gear. would get hung up in first. then, it would suddenly jerk and shift into 2nd. taken to dealership, mechanic indicated problem of shifting was repairable.
1994 BMW 318I in New Rochelle, NY
While driving on expressway, vehicle began to overheat and red light came on, consumer had vehicle inspected and was advised that head gasket contained a crack which caused coolant to leak and caused severe damage to the engine head, consum...
1994 BMW 318I in New Rochelle, NY
While driving on expressway, vehicle began to overheat and red light came on, consumer had vehicle inspected and was advised that head gasket contained a crack which caused coolant to leak and caused severe damage to the engine head, consum...
2001 BMW 318I in Bryn Mawr, PA
Cooling fan failed, causing vehicle to overheat and strand passengers at side of road in stop and go traffic.
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