BMW 3 Series Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the BMW 3 Series reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

STOP DRIVING IMMEDIATELY: Australian car owners in danger!

STOP DRIVING IMMEDIATELY: Australian car owners in danger!

12 May 2020 · by Tom White

If you own one of these popular late '90s models, stop driving immediately!

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Is your car safe? BMW orders more than 12,000 owners to "stop driving immediately" following new airbag fatality

Is your car safe? BMW orders more than 12,000 owners to "stop driving immediately" following new airbag fatality

7 Nov 2019 · by Andrew Chesterton

BMW has today asked more than 10,000 owners to stop driving immediately following a Takata airbag fatality and another serious injury in Australia.According to the ACCC, the recall impacts around 12, ...

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BMW 328i 2013: Faulty injector

Answered by CarsGuide 10 May 2019

I would only replace the faulty one, unless the others are suspect in which case it’s probably best to replace all of them.

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BMW 3 Series: replacement key cost

Answered by CarsGuide 9 May 2019
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Is the BMW 335i reliable and a good car?

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Dec 2018

With a turbocharged twin-cam six-cylinder, yes the BMW 335i is a great car! The key is to drive the car with an amount of mechanical sympathy, and get it serviced on the dot so it stays a picture of reliability. These are complex luxury cars so don't go in thinking you'll never spend a dollar on it, but they're well-made fast and fun cars.

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Is the BMW 320i front wheel drive or all wheel drive?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Dec 2018

BMW's 3-series models are all rear-wheel drive, with the exception of the X-drive all-wheel-drive model. There are no front-wheel drive BMW 320i models.

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Is the BMW 320i front wheel drive or all wheel drive?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Dec 2018

BMW's 3-series models are all rear-wheel drive, with the exception of the X-drive all-wheel-drive model.

There are no front-wheel drive BMW 320i models.

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How many BMW 335is were made?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Nov 2018

Between 2005 and 2013 more than 3,000,000 E9x-generation 3-Series BMWs were sold, across all engine types and body shapes. As the 335i was available in sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon body shapes we haven't been able to get an exact production figure for that model spec.

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Is the BMW 320i a good and reliable car?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Nov 2018

BMW's 320i has long been a popular entry-level prestige machine and, with its good looks, build quality, and engineering, it's not hard to see why. European cars often get a reputation for being unreliable when people used to driving basic Japanese cars don't take them for a service or drive them like a farm vehicle. Just like an expensive piece of clothing, or cooking an expensive piece of meat on the BBQ, you need to look after prestige European vehicles more carefully than you do a basic runabout. However, if you do look after them they should be perfectly reliable!

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Is the BMW 320d rear wheel drive?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Nov 2018

BMW's 3-series has traditionally been a rear-wheel-drive model in Australia, however the current 320Ds come in both RWD but also all-wheel-drive as the 320D xDrive model.

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