Exterior Lighting Problems of BMW 335

BMW 335 owners have reported 25 exterior lighting related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 6 most common exterior lighting problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's headlights (15 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's tail light switch (4 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Exterior Lighting related problems of BMW 335

  Recently reported Exterior Lighting problems of BMW 335

The Headlights problem

Headlight lens developed cracking and crazing in a single day. Xenon lights appear to overheat the lens.   Read details...

The Tail Light Switch problem

Both my rear tail lights are malfunctioning and BMW is well aware that the contacts or worn out and need replacing. There is even a service bulletin about it yet my service advisor claimed I had to replace both taillight assemblies at $200 apiece.   Read details...

The Exterior Lighting problem

High beams no longer can be relied upon to stay on. Dash light says they are on, but they aren't. They will stay on for about 30 to 40 seconds then go to low beam only.   Read details...

The Fog Light Switch problem

While driving on a city street we smelled burning plastic and pulled over to investigate. Upon pulling over we found a small fire was burning in the head/fog light area of the vehicle. Both the head and fog lights were illuminated at the time of the incident.   Read details...

The Turn Signal problem

The brake lights, turn signal lights do not function properly. Several led are not functional. BMW is aware of the problem, but refuses to fix this safety issue. See sib 63-06-10. This is a very common problem on this series of cars.   Read details...

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