Consumers have filed a total of 8 complaints for 340I models.
Returning from a local grocery store i drove into our garage and shut off the engine. Immediately i heard a loud pop from the engine compartment, like from a firecracker, and i saw black smoke coming from the hood and from the left wheel well. I immediately tried to restart the car to drive out of the garage. Nothing worked so i pushed the car out of the garage by hand and released the hood latch. By now the hood's external safety latch was so hot i could not release it. With the hood closed, i was unable to extinguish the engine fire using a 15 lb co2 and a 5 lb abc extinguisher. The city fire department also were unable to extinguish the fire until they sawed the hood in half. The 2 1/2 year old car was a total loss. A expert from bmw of north america inspected the car reporting that was too much damage to determine the fire's cause. Bmw na called to report the result not their investigation and say that no written report was available, only the verbal verbal fonecon.
I was driving when i heard a loud explosion sound. I thought something had hit the car. Upon inspection, i noticed the sunroof had exploded into thousands of pieces. This occurred on june 17, 2019.
Driving about 40mph on a straight road, no potholes,on sunny day, temp about 50. Sudden explosion and sunroof exploded outward. Pulled off road, nothing had struck the car. The sunroof glass was completely shattered. There were no injuries
Damage to 1 tire from a city street pothole resulted in all 4 tires requiring replacement, at significant cost; despite purchasing a wheel & tire protection package. At the time of replacement of all 4 tires, the mileage on my vehicle was 9949 miles. Either my vehicle is defective and/or my vehicle's tires are defective. My vehicle's tires were manufactured by continental; however my vehicle's manufacturer bmw na, recommended and required these tires.
My car is actually a 2017 bmw 340i but the system did not allow me to choose that car. I had the auto-start/stop feature engaged and the car stalled once i came to a complete stop. I was driving on a street at the time. I had to restart the engine but it wouldn't start completely off. I disabled the feature and it stopped doing this. Later on july 5th, the car simply stopped starting all together. At this time i was parking in my parking garage at home and when i turned the car off i tried starting it back and it no longer worked. Please see the following video: https://www. Dropbox. Com/s/gpqjs6iohhg0l5t/vid_20170705_164538. Mp4? Dl=0
In march 2017, i was driving southbound on the right lane of a parkway, when a vehicle that was two cars behind me, accelerates out to the middle lane, he loses control of his vehicle, his car goes to the left lane then turns around almost perpendicular to me, and collides into my vehicle pushing me off onto the embankment, continuing to collide into my car multiple times, before his car goes up into the air and lands on the hood, backwards. I thought i was going to die, and the multiple collisions against my vehicle seemed endless. When his car went up in the air, i thought it was going to crush me. None of the front airbags nor side airbags deployed despite the multiple collisions all along the driver side and the front end of vehicle. At the first strike, my head went forward and back hard, multiple times; throat constricted difficulty swallowing, immediate onset of vise like headaches from forehead to entire head, spasms, severe dizziness, nausea, wanted to vomit but it could not pass through. Immediate spasms in my neck going to my entire back tightening it all up, throat was tight, hard to swallow; chest pain and heaviness/pressure, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, trembling, both shoulders with pain, left arm heaviness; left greater than right. Legs felt like jello. I felt my entire nervous system was jolted from my head to my feet,vibrating/buzzing like a sea churning inside of me. As the car kept colliding into me, i was yelling,"i am going to die" over and over, sobbing. Inconsolable. Once it all stopped, i tried to open my driver side door, but it would not open it was stuck. I opened the sun roof to wave my hands to signal for help. People came over to me, they called 911; my legs felt weak, like jello. Police extricated me, i was put in an ambulance with a neck collar. My car was deemed a total loss. Undergoing medical treatment.
Hit a pot hole & later for a large bulge in the side wall of the bridgestone potenza s001 run flat tire. The tire will need to be replaced at my expense since no one(bmw or bridgestone will take responsibility for this type of damage. I will never buy a car with low profile tires again. I did replace a previously defective tire that displaced a similar bulge even though there was no instance of a csuse for damage. I purchased a replacement at costco since it comes with a warrenty for said damage. Now costco does not have this tire in their inventory due to the tire not currently in production. This product should be recalled due to poor design/quality.
Sudden acceleration - on two occasions (june 12 and 27, 2016), while slowing and coming to a stop (once to park and once to stop at a red light behind another vehicle), the car bucked and revved and was incredibly hard to control, lurching forward. On the first occasion it lurched forward at a high rate of force and hit a fence as i was pulling in slowly to park - i could not control it with the brake until i put it in reverse; on second occasion (2 weeks later), i was on a city street slowing to 5mph and stopping at a red light and suddenly while i was full foot on brake the car was revving and bucking and i could not control it until i threw it into park. Foot hard on the brake the whole time. Both times driving completely straight and very slowly into the stop. The car has less than 1500 miles on it. It is an automatic transmission, with various transmission styles - the first time it was in "sport" transmission; the second it was in the default ("custom"). On june 28, i took it to the bmw dealer. They have now had it nearly 3 weeks and have not told me anything, other than that the software is being analyzed in germany and someone from bmw na now has my file.