Engine Belts And Pulleys Problems of BMW 335

BMW 335 owners have reported 5 problems related to engine belts and pulleys (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of the 2007 BMW 335 1
Failure Date: 12/23/2017

The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335i. The contact stated that the vehicle had an abnormal burning odor and noticed black smoke coming from the engine compartment. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road, inspected the vehicle, and noticed a belt had melted and detached. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v676000 (electrical system); however, 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 concord (1967 market street, concord, CA) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The failure mileage was approximately 106,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of the 2008 BMW 335 2
Failure Date: 03/10/2016

The vehicle started making a loud knocking sound while driving on the highway at approximately 65 mph. (video was taken) the oil pressure dropped, a battery indicator light flashed, the power steering went out, and the vehicle lost speed. I almost wreaked. I checked my steering wheel fluid and it was brown, an indication to me the power steering pump went out. A belt also snapped. I purchased an extended warranty that BMW is telling me does not cover the a/c compressor. I am being told that in order for BMW of fresno to make a proper assessment of the steering issue I first have to replace the a/c compressor at $2535. 34. As a fleet manager, I know my chain is being yanked.

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car image   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of the 2009 BMW 335 3
Failure Date: 06/19/2015

Timing belt shredded after hitting a speed bump for the second time at low speeds.

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car image   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of the 2008 BMW 335 4
Failure Date: 03/07/2015

I just got belt replaced. About two weeks later the belt pops. The car lost power steering and then would not start. I've researched online n saw that its a design flaw in the 07- 08 335i's but BMW is refusing a recall. Imagine if I was on the highway n it happened. Its terrible.

car image   Engine Belts And Pulleys problem of the 2008 BMW 335 5
Failure Date: 01/02/2014

Adaptive head light system failure while driving down the interstate. This is the third time the unit had been replaced within 4 years and under 65k miles. Every time this was a non aggravated issue and not covered by the dealer. Furthermore, while driving the car around a corner at a moderate rate of speed I noticed the car making an abnormal noise. Upon pulling over and inspecting further, it was found to be a shredded belt which had thrown itself everywhere inside the engine bay. Once it was towed to be repaired, it was discovered that the power steering pulley contacted the front bar and, breaking the pulley in half, causing it to have sharp edges which directly cut the belt in half and resulted in the belt being wrapped around the pulley and various engine components. There is not enough clearance as a result of a factory/manufacturer defect and now I am out on the bill.


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