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#5266 of 5378 Re: 2011 335i sedan problems [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 15, 2012 (2:36 am)
The problem was that the car basically "shutdown" and stated on the Navigation screen "engine malfunction" vehicle can run at reduced output. Contact your BMW dealer immediately. The car actually shutdown. I had to coast it to the next offramp. There were no working functions on the car. At first the engine was still running so I gave it a little gas, however the whole car started shaking and then the engine shutoff completely. I could not even get the Menu to operate. I had to call the Dealer to get the BMW Assist phone number. I have never in my 35 years of driving had a car's engine shutoff on the freeway while driving at 65 mph?!
#5267 of 5378 Re: 2011 335i sedan problems [graphicguy]
Feb 15, 2012 (2:41 am)
You are absolutely right that it is well within the warranty period, however it just really bugs me that a new car in that price range had a malfunction that caused the engine to shutdown...... and I mean literally turn off. If you live in Southern California you know how dangerous a situation that would be, or in any state for that matter.
#5268 of 5378 Re: 2011 335i sedan problems [2thelimit]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 15, 2012 (4:23 am)
Don't get too worried, yet...
That doesn't necessarily mean that there is a serious problem. Just that a sensor detected a potentially serious problem. See above for my thoughts on sensors.
In 2003, I flew to Chicago to pick up a nearly-new 3-series for my wife.. on a Saturday.. She drove it to work on Monday. Called me at lunchtime and told me she was stranded. ("I told you it wouldn't be like a Honda" lol).
Flatbedded to the dealer... turned out to be a bad crankshaft position sensor.. no engine issues..
#5269 of 5378 Re: Micro filter [skinhealer]
Feb 15, 2012 (5:59 am)
I also have a 2008 328 xi. You can locate the microfilter(used to clean air going into the car) underneath the hood directly under the wiper arms. Its a long, plastic piece with about 6 small screws. I ordered my filter from Mann for about $30, model HU 816x. Get a small wrench and you can replace it yourself in about 3 minutes.
I bought my own synthetic oil and filter for about $56.00. If you can get your car on a lift you can change it yourself. I took my car to a mechanic friend and he charged me $20, so it was a total of $106 for oil change and filter change. Also got rid of contipro run flats for winter Dunlops, huge improvement in comfort, but it is a little less sporty ride.
#5270 of 5378 Re: 2011 335i sedan problems [2thelimit]
Feb 15, 2012 (6:33 am)
That does suck.
But, these things happen, and they happen to every model from every manufacturer. Don't let it leave a bad taste in your mouth. Hopefully its a one-and-done issue and you won't continue to have problems.
Please let us know what the dealer finds out.
#5271 of 5378 Re: 2011 335i sedan problems [qbrozen]
Feb 15, 2012 (7:39 am)
But, these things happen, and they happen to every model from every manufacturer.
Exactly. At 26,000 miles my Mazda began emitting huge billows of white smoke at idle- to the extent that you could not see the car behind you. One new turbo coming up! And right after that the LF strut blew out.
Fortunately it was Japanese, so at least it was reliable...
#5272 of 5378 Re: 2011 335i sedan problems [roadburner]
Feb 15, 2012 (7:59 am)
#5273 of 5378 Re: Micro filter [onemt]
Feb 15, 2012 (4:43 pm)
Thank you for your help.
I did find it and will change it on my own. The dealership wants $170. Can you believe that!!!
The part is $52.00 so that means $120 for opening the screws and changing the filter. That is such a rip off. I can understand if they take $100 or so.(still think that is high).
The HU 816x is an oil filter isn't it?
Was thinking of getting it from the dealer and install it at home.
Where do you buy the micro filter from? Was also thinking of replacing he air filter
Thank you for your help.
#5274 of 5378 Re: Micro filter [skinhealer]
Feb 15, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Try places like Bavauto.com or Ecstuning.com for online parts.
You can enter your car info and then search for the correct part for your model.
Frankly, I can buy an oil filter and oil cheaper from my dealer than I can find it elsewhere, but others my not have such luck.
#5275 of 5378 Re: Micro filter [busiris]
Feb 15, 2012 (5:48 pm)
If you are a BMW Car Club member some dealers give up to a 20% discount on parts.