Consumers have filed a total of 7 complaints for M235I models.
Driver side seatbelt is slow to retract and keeps getting twisted when retracting. You have to carefully help feed the belt into the b pillar for it not to do that. If not, it will almost get jammed in the b pillar and get stuck and becomes non-functional. It takes a lot of strength and effort to pull to pull it back out. Very unsafe because you have to be always aware of this defect while driving. Sometimes we have to unfasten our belts while driving to reach or adjust something. And it usually gets jammed and stuck in the b pillar and becomes non-functional. Owned and driven several cars. This has never happened before with any other car. Never with this regularity.
Tl* the contact owns a 2016 bmw m235i. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle the odor of fuel was present. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel tank had cracked and needed to be replaced. The cause of the damaged fuel tank was not determined. The fuel tank was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The local dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 28,000. *ln *as
I was driving down the interstate at approximately 70 mph, windows up, sunscreen closed, and sunscreen shade closed as well. I hear what can only be described as a shotgun blast above my head and then pieces of glass bouncing off the top of my car. The explosion was extremely loud, obviously startling, and caused me to swerve my car at highway speeds. I was not passing under a bridge and there were no cars in front of me either. I slow down and looked up through the vents in the sunscreen shade and i noticed a gaping hole in the glass of my sunscreen. There was a car behind me with a man and a woman in the front seats who pulled up alongside me with their windows down. I roll down my window as well and we both slowed to a speed where we could hear each other. I asked what happened and the woman said it just exploded outwards making hand gestures of an explosion. I asked if they saw anything hit my roof and they said no. I got off the interstate and pulled over to inspect the damage and sure enough the remaining glass around the hole was dramatically bowed outwards away from the car. No foreign object was found collected in the sunscreen shade besides glass from the explosion.
In late february 1, 2019, the sunroof on my 2016 bmw m235i xdrive exploded while driving on the garden state parkway. I was not going underneath any overpass, and nothing hit the glass. The explosion was unprovoked. The sunshade was not closed, and the glass fell all over me, large and small shards. I was driving about 65mph in heavy morning rush hour traffic, and pieces of glass flew off the car and likely hit other cars. It was very alarming and scary. I was about 5 miles from a bmw dealer and drove right to the dealer where the car is still sitting waiting to be fixed. Bmw is replacing the glass and sunroof assembly under warranty. This was a very dangerous situation and with the glass falling all over me could have resulted in injury to me, or someone else if there were others in the car, or other surrounding vehicles with the exploded glass flying everywhere.
Just received a recall notice may apply to me
The car has instruments (speedometer and tach) with low contrast between the background and lettering. The instruments are highly visible when the instrument lighting is enabled, but are nearly invisible when the lighting is off. There is an ambient light sensor that turns the instrument lighting on and off as you drive in mixed sun and shade, so as you drive from a shaded area to a sun-lit area, the instruments alternate between visible and invisible. It is disconcerting and dangerous to suddenly lose instrument visibility as you drive. There is no way to switch the instrument lights on at all times, even if the headlights are switched on.
Was traveling at 55 mph on an exit ramp with the nearest car about 5 or 6 car lengths in front of me. Smooth, paved road with no debris. The sunroof made a loud pop and shattered spontaneously, raining glass down on me. The glass had an outward bend to it as if it had exploded outwards with pressure relief. No rocks or debris were seen or possible from nearby vehicles given the distances between my car and theirs, and nothing being seen traveling through the air. It appears that this is due to a flaw in the construction of the glass itself (i. E. Flaws in construction, impurities, etc. ), and that the spontaneous explosion of the glass within the sunroof frame was not a result of any kind of impact. The glass was also flawless in terms of never having been nicked by debris. The car is a few months old with 3,000 miles.