BMW M4 Complaints

BMW M4 Complaints
  • 28 Complaints
  • 0 Crashes
  • 3 Fires
  • 2 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • Consumers have filed a total of 28 complaints for M4 models.

Recent Complaints

Parts: SUSPENSIONSTEERING
  • Date of Incident: Feb-27, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 15:32 Apr-01, 2021

THE BILLET ALUMINUM STEERING KNUCKLES/STEERING CARRIERS ARE CRACKED AT ONE OF TWO BOLT POINTS CAUSING A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY CONCERN. THIS IS A KNOWN MANUFACTURER DEFECT AND BMW SUBSEQUENTLY CHANGED THE DESIGN OF THE REPLACEMENT PART. THIS BILLET ALUMINUM PART IS SPECIFIC TO THE 2016 BMW M4 GTS, A LIMITED EDITION BMW M4. APPROXIMATELY 800 M4 GTS'S WERE EVER BUILT AND THESE PARTS ARE FAILING AT ALL MILEAGE VALUES. THIS ISSUE IS WELL DOCUMENTED ON BIMMERPOST.COM FROM SEVERAL OWNERS. BMW WILL NOT COVER THE COST TO REPLACE IF THE VEHICLE IS OUTSIDE OF THE WARRANTY, REGARDLESS OF THE MILEAGE; MINE HAS 6,500 MILES. IF THE SECOND BOLT FAILS, THE COMPONENT WILL NO LONGER BE ATTACHED TO THE STRUT AND CAUSE CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE, PERSONAL INJURY AND POTENTIALLY DEATH. I NOTIFIED BMW AND THEY DENIED THE CLAIM AFTER 4 WEEKS OF REVIEW WITHOUT ANY REASON.

Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Jul-30, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 05:20 Jul-30, 2020

I was driving like i normally do to work and my transmission temperature warning light came on and the car went limp and a few moments later the clutch temperature warning light came on also. It stopped doing it for a while and now it does it very often but does not put a code in the cars computer database so it can? T be tracked. This happens often a in city with lights etc and sometimes on the highways also.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERPOWER TRAINENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jul-04, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 12:40 Jul-12, 2020

Diagnosed with cooling system issue, 2nd cooling system dry/low or leaking, transmission issue, code 537, power train issue, car is quick shifting and skipping from 5th to 7th gear with a buzzing sound, and without a drop in power. The car only has 48,000 miles. We bought this car 5 months ago from a mercedes benz dealership in tyler, texas. It shows on this sight that there? S 3 recalls.

Parts: POWER TRAINENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Apr-10, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jun-30, 2020

I took my car in for service on march 10, 2020 for servicing. During the time they had my car, they replaced my front and rear brake pads, completed the inspection, and gave me the car back after a couple days. On april 10, 2020, i took my car into service again as i was having drive train malfunctions constantly. Several weeks of being in the shop, bmw service technicians found that cooling fluids had leaked from my top mounted intercooler, into the intake manifold and through the intake valves, and directly into the engine of my vehicle. Since the engine now needed to be replaced, bmw of fremont recommended and requested for an engine replacement but bmw had rejected it and stated that they found some? Tune? In the vehicle. I purchased an extended warranty and maintenance plan from bmw directly that is still active. My engine replacement should be covered under warranty but bmw is not adhering to that warranty. After countless calls and emails being sent back and forth between me and bmw, new information arose stating that bmw found that the? Tune? Found in my vehicle was merely a valve controller for my exhaust system. Bmw of fremont clearly mentioned to bmw that this leak is not caused by or even remotely correlated to the valve controller, and that this issue is mechanical, not software related. Clearly, this has nothing to do with the major issue at hand, which is the leaking intercooler causing my engine to fail. It is a major safety issue for my car to be run without the engine replacement, as the car now has a much higher chance of being hydro-locked. My car has now been at bmw of fremont for the past two months. I? M still paying my monthly dues for the vehicle diligently even though bmw has caused this many issues. *tr

Parts: STRUCTUREELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: May-12, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-13, 2020

Driver side door lock fail to unlock to allow door open when interior door release pulled. Occurred occasionally at first, now regularly but not always. The car designed to automatically locks when driven, once car parked and ready to get out, door lever fails to unlock and allow door to open. Normally first pull of interior door lever unlocks and second releases door. When this issue happens first pull fails to unlock, the lock button by door comes up, but springs back down, trapping the driver as door unable to be opened. Only way to unlock to get out is to press central lock button, so if battery dies, will be trapped in vehicle. Web search will show that this problem has happened to others. It's a rather concerning issue in an emergency situation to potentially be trapped. *tr

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-10, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:48 Feb-16, 2020

The crank hub on this vehicle can spun and brake inside the engine without any warning, if that happens on a hwy for example the vehicle will completely loose power and i can be involved in a accident which maybe fatal.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jun-16, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 18:09 Jan-31, 2020

Crank hub spins, its something that bmw manufacture should recall and fix because it can damage your whole engine.

Parts: SUSPENSION
  • Date of Incident: Dec-13, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 13:23 Jan-03, 2020

Bmw is aware of a crack developing in a front suspension carrier (one each located on both the driver's side and passenger's side - two total). Bmw had to replace my passenger side carrier under warranty. When i took my car in for an oil change, the service technician detected a hairline crack and ordered the replacement part from germany. I did not ask for the part to be inspected; it seems that bmw has instructed its service centers to inspect vehicles for this particular failure. I asked the service center to proactively replace the driver's side carrier, too. They refused to do so. The issue with cracks developing in the front two carriers is well documented (see, for example: https://f80. Bimmerpost. Com/forums/showthread. Php? T=1550724). I have attached a copy of the service record showing replacement of my passenger side carrier. I have also attached two images showing cracks on the part from the link provided above. I believe that bmw should be required to replace the carriers on all cars given the possibility of failure and the known failure frequency.

Parts: POWER TRAINENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Dec-11, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 09:47 Dec-19, 2019

Crank hub spins

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Dec-18, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 19:14 Dec-18, 2019

Crank hub issue

Parts: POWER TRAINENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Oct-22, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 17:39 Dec-18, 2019

There's a known issue with 2015+ bmw f80 m3 s55 engine. The issue is the crank hub spinning out and damaging the car. It leaves the vehicle in a dangerous state when driving on the road and to others near by. This issue happens to stock vehicles and modded ones. Links about it: https://www. Youtube. Com/results... Specific video that explains the crank hub issue with this model of a car: https://youtu. Be/sjr3zhegs_u? T=160

Parts: POWER TRAINENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Dec-12, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 15:28 Dec-18, 2019

My car has spun it? S crank hub and the car is only 3 -4 years old most people i know with the same car as mine just different year has had to replace the crank hub as well. It? S a common failure on these cars and would like nhtsa to recall this common problem that? S been happening since 2015. When the crank hub fails from timing going off countless issues can arise which can cause engine to be replaced which is a very costly repair. It would a piece of mind to have the f80/f82/ f83 recalled it would be a piece of mind for our community. Now how it happened was, i was driving one night coming from work around 7:30 pm on the highway i was exiting the highway because that was the exit for me to get off to head home so i downshifted, car rev matched automatically in sport mode and next thing i know i hear a pop noise. The car shuts off while rolling on the off ramp, lucky i was slowing down already heading to a stop i rolled off to the side and had car towed to a german engineering shop. The next morning i went to the shop to hear what was the issues, the crank hub spun which means the timing was thrown off by a little. That cost was over 3k to fix. This happened last week on thursday december 12th, 2019. So the car is still being fixed, there were other cars there getting crank hub fixed for either preventative maintenance or the same issue happened to mine. But i? Ll be getting my car by the weekend i was told. I will post documentation/ pictures with another form once car is finished. I do plan to buy another f80 or f82 as a gift for my mother but this issue i hear happening everyday makes me hesitant to get another one.. Another issue, i feel as if the manual transmission for the f8x series have bad 1st gear synchros because my first gear pops out and no one knows the issue. All my friends that have a 6 speed manual f8x have the same first gear popping out problem.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Dec-18, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 13:32 Dec-18, 2019

Multiple owners with the same platform are reporting having issues with the hub spinning and breaking we all feel like this is a manufacturer defect that needs to be recalled

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Dec-18, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 13:21 Dec-18, 2019

The vehicle model is known to fail at the crank hub. Bmw refuses to acknowledge and make necessary repairs at no cost. It has been known to happen randomly, even just driving in a parking lot. If this were to happen going at highway speeds, it can potentially lead to devastating consequences not only for the driver and passengers of the bmw, but as well as traffic surrounding the vehicle.

Parts: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEMENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Jul-16, 2018
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-22, 2019

SPONTANEOUS CAR FIRE - JULY 16, 2018; 10:30PM - 2016 BMW M4 CONVERTIBLE THE CAR HAD ABOUT 22K MILES AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE AND WAS STILL UNDER MANUFACTURER'S CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED WARRANTY. IT HAD LAST BEEN SERVICED SIX MONTHS AGO AT 18,806 MILES FOR A REGULARLY SCHEDULED OIL CHANGE. THERE HAD NOT BEEN ANY ISSUES IN THE 10 MONTHS OF OWNERSHIP. WE WERE DRIVING FROM DENVER TOWARDS SALINA, KS ON I-70 ON OUR WAY TO OK TRAVELING 75-80MPH. THE CAR WAS DRIVING NORMALLY WITH NO WARNING LIGHTS. THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS ON, THE AC WAS ON HALF AND THE WINDOWS AND TOP WERE UP. IT WAS DARK AND THE HEADLIGHTS WERE ON. WITH NO WARNING, DARK NOXIOUS SMOKE STARTING POURING INTO THE CABIN, POSSIBLY THROUGH THE AC VENTS. THE SMOKE BURNED OUR EYES AND CAUSED US TO START COUGHING AND MADE IT DIFFICULT TO SEE AND BREATHE. BECAUSE IT WAS DARK OUT, WE COULDN'T IMMEDIATELY TELL WHERE THE SMOKE WAS COMING FROM. WE ROLLED THE WINDOWS DOWN, BUT THAT INCREASED THE AMOUNT OF SMOKE COMING INTO THE CABIN, SO WE ROLLED THEM BACK UP. WE PULLED OVER AND EVACUATED THE VEHICLE. OTHER THAN THE SMOKE, ALL OF THE CAR FUNCTIONS WERE STILL WORKING. THE CAR WAS DRIVING FINE, BRAKES WERE WORKING, HEADLIGHTS WERE WORKING, AC WAS WORKING, WINDOW CONTROLS WERE WORKING. NO WARNINGS OR WARNING LIGHTS WERE ACTIVATED. A FEW MINUTES AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE VEHICLE, THE FIRST FLAMES BEGAN COMING UP THROUGH THE TOP OF THE HOOD BY THE WINDSHIELD. WITHIN MINUTES THE ENTIRE ENGINE AREA WAS IN FLAMES. BY THE TIME THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY ENGULFED. AFTER THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT AND THE CAR COOLED, A FLATBED TOW TRUCK TOOK IT TO SALINA.

Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: May-07, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 11:46 May-07, 2019

There has been a recall on my car since november 2018, but bmw hasn't made the part available for my car. Bmw also doesn't offer a payoff amount of my car because it's not safe for me to sell the car to someone else but it's okay for me to continue driving this car.

Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Oct-11, 2018
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Mar-14, 2019

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 BMW M4. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V713000 (POWER TRAIN). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT CALLED BMW OF EL CAJON (720 EL CAJON BLVD, EL CAJON, CA 92020, (619) 442-8888) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Oct-11, 2018
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jan-29, 2019

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 BMW M4. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V713000 (POWER TRAIN). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. NICK ALEXANDER BMW (6333 S ALAMEDA ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90001, (323) 583-1901) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. *DT*JB

Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Oct-23, 2018
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Dec-26, 2018

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 BMW M4. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V713000 (POWER TRAIN). THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. BMW OF MONROVIA (1425 MOUNTAIN AVE, MONROVIA, CA 91016, (855) 627-5361) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Jul-31, 2018
  • Date complaint filed: 08:23 Dec-19, 2018

This issue affects vehicles moving in reverse at night. The rear view camera image at night is very dark and objects cannot be seen. The issue is seen on white or light color vehicles when the light from the license plate reflect on the bumper causing the camera not to focus properly. When the headlights are turned off and the license plate lights turn off the rear view camera has a better view. Turning off the headlights at night is a safety issue and not being able to distinguish objects at night is a safety issue as well. Please ask bmw to correct. I have a couple of options that i can suggest but will defer to the manufacturer for the final solution.

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