BMW Complaints

  • 1132 Complaints
  • 97 Crashes
  • 29 Fires
  • 80 Injuries
  • 2 Fatalities
  • A total of 1132 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 7.1%, or 80 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 8.6%, or 97 were crash related, and 2.6%, or 29 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Nov-27, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 15:36 Nov-28, 2020

Alarm spontaneously triggered (whistling sound and flashing lights) twice. The first time, the vehicle had come to a stop and was in park (passengers in vehicle), with the engine running in drive-ready mode. The alarm turned off by itself after about 10 seconds. The second time, the alarm triggered while driving on a city street. It stayed triggered for several minutes, even after stopping and turning the vehicle off and on several times. (we didn't try to lock the vehicle. ) the alarm was finally turned off pressing the alarm button on the key fob.

Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Nov-27, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 15:01 Nov-28, 2020

Tailgate opened spontaneously while driving on a city street. Had to stop and close the tailgate from the outside (interior switch did not work).

2016 BMW 435I
Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Nov-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 23:18 Nov-25, 2020

Back up camera cuts off when in reverse all the time

2018 BMW K1600B
Parts: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROLPOWER TRAINELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Aug-06, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 15:06 Nov-24, 2020

The bike has been at the dealer now more times than i can count, the speedo is still off to this day by 4 miles an hour, the bike a pull to the left that has never been fixed yet. On occasion the bike will get a check engine light and just loose all power and throttle response. Why in traffic. And now ever since the power train recall and replacement, the bike has an unrepairable oil leak. It has been at the dealer now for over 3 months almost 4 months, august 6th till present.

Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Nov-20, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:37 Nov-23, 2020

Alternator overcharging producing 16v and causing system to go to fail safe mode. It will shut off vehicle and switch it in park mode. While driving any mode then eco and auto shutoff turned off. Vehicle will shut off, sometime when break released it will start and you can continue driving, other times will not start and will disengage transmission and switch to park mode. With warning that "transmission is malfunctioning " "do not turn off engine or continued driving may not be possible. Consult nearest service center

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