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View Poll Results: How many Issues have you had with your F30
More than 3 issues. 91 14.97%
1 to 2 issues excl. Steering wheel Vibration 135 22.20%
Steering Wheel Vibration 36 5.92%
Very minor issues. Not worth putting up there. 106 17.43%
NO ISSUES WITH MY F30 (touchwood) 240 39.47%
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      04-17-2013, 11:31 AM   #155
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We all should post where our cars were made as well (Germany or Africa), that would be very helpful
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      04-17-2013, 01:08 PM   #156
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Drill down the results further - Specific Issue Reported by Model Year...Any trends?

For the survey results that have been reported so far by members of the community, it would be interesting to see how each reported problem is distributed between the 2012 and 2013 F30 (MY12 vs. MY13).

We already know that both model years share common problems. What I'm saying is it might be interesting to dig deeper in the data...to segment all this data to see if a particular issue listed in this poll affects one model year more or less than the other. Are there any other interesting trends or patterns to be discovered here? What are they? That's what I'd like to know...

You can actually click on the poll results and view the names of all the members who reported having that issue. From there, you can click on each user name to see if their profile mentions if they drive either a MY12 or MY13. Some of you provided this info in the "About Me" section in your profile. But many of you don't mention the year of your car, so we're missing some very important data in this survey.

Anyway, there might be some fascinating trends that can be extracted from all this data...
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      04-17-2013, 11:13 PM   #157
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Do you have wind noise as well or just the road noise? I have wind noise that becomes obtrusive over 45 mph. If I hold a glove or towel in the upper rear corner of the side window, along the b-pillar, it isolates it nicely. It is the same on the passenger side as well. My dealer is aware of it, but I suspect nothing will be able to be done to fix it, especially at this location. I don't see any gaps or anything that would lead me to believe an adjustment of any type would fix it. I believe it is just an inherent design flaw. I am going to try to get something manufactured to fit in this area that doesn't look as obvious as a towel duct taped to the window.
I have wind noise as the windows are thin and there is little soundproof padding in the doors. There is a thread actually showing this in this forum. For that reason I also hear traffic clearly even with closed doors and windows.

There is also excessive road roar even on non run flats. This is a suspension noise transmission issue and also a sign of cost cutting in padding.

If I wanted a noisey unrefined sports car I would have saved the cash and bought a wrx. Huge disappointment
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      04-18-2013, 01:36 AM   #158
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800 miles on the clock,
-squeaky brakes when stopping completely, went away by 600 miles.
-some kind of weird noise, coming from engine, cant tell if its air leak, or rattle, only happens under acceleration. drives me crazy
-really loud wind noise on highway going more than 70 mph.
I can live with the wind noise, but I cant deal with the engine noise under acceleration
I have a 335i too and I think I experience the same "rattle" under acceleration thing you mention. However, mine goes away if I have the AC on. Weird....
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      04-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #159
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Lower insurance rates? Because of bluetooth? Cant be a big difference though right?
LOL I posted that like a year ago but thats because you get BMW Assist so fast recovery of stolen car etc.
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      04-21-2013, 05:23 AM   #160
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I have wind noise as the windows are thin and there is little soundproof padding in the doors. There is a thread actually showing this in this forum.
Can you post the link to this?
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      04-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #161
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Mine was built May 2012 and initially was good, but this is the list of faults that have developed.

1. After about 6k the gearbox started making a slight whine in reverse. Also noticed a 'bump' when selecting Park. Gearbox replaced under warranty after 11.5k (2 days in the shop).
2. Rusty seat bases (to be fixed under warranty).
3. Traffic info used to display on satnav but for the past 4-5 months it rarely shows up at all, maybe one journey in ten now. Dealer puzzled.
4. Brake squeal. Dealer was supposed to have sorted it but the car still does it, though it's quieter now.
5. FEM replaced (although to be fair that was under customer improvement programme).
6. Variable performance of rear parking sensors.
7. Nearside mirror often doesn't reset after dipping in reverse.

On a positive note, I have VSS and standard suspension and don't have the steering vibration problem.

Also suffered a split front nearside wheelarch liner, no idea how it happened though. Also had a buckled nearside rear alloy caused by a pothole.
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everything was satisfying except for the thigh support. even on full tilt they dont provide much support unlike the X5 and 135i. i have 2013 328 M sport...
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      04-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #163
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Drive train malfunction, catalytic converter failure, cabin rattles;
Owned the car for 4 months, its been in the shop for a month now...
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I had my car for 2 months now and it has been back to the dealer 3 times already. I have the 2013 335xi M Sport full loaded with 19inch Wheels. I've been getting a chassis warning light that comes up at random. The problem is when this warning comes up, You loose the shock absorbers. Car takes bumps very hard. On NYC roads, you can't afford that to happen. Already bend a rim because of this. Now it's at the dealership again and they are telling me the car has a bend hub which will cost $2500 to replace. So now I'm in a fight with BMW because I will not pay to replace parts on a defective car. Oh I forgot to mention, I was driving 3 weeks ago and the car went into limp mode when I was entering the freeway. Not a nice feeling having other vehicles slamming brakes behind you.
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      06-26-2013, 02:54 PM   #165
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i noted a lot of our f30 will automatically create dents on the hood lines either left, right or both. not easy to spot it but it is there. not all f30 but i had seen a lot.
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      09-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #167
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i noted a lot of our f30 will automatically create dents on the hood lines either left, right or both. not easy to spot it but it is there. not all f30 but i had seen a lot.
What?
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i mean on the line of our f30 hood there might got a dent.
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      09-05-2013, 09:11 PM   #169
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10K on my 2013 and zero issues. So far that car has been awesome to own. Just need to get the ASS reprogrammed...
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i mean on the line of our f30 hood there might got a dent.
That's not a quality related issue. That's just shitty luck. Sorry to hear that.
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      09-05-2013, 10:11 PM   #171
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Burns oil like a furnace and has had limp mode. Nov 2012 build.
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Mine is a 13 built in germany and let me just say, I'm glad its a lease. The car looks great and has a great engine(minus the software glitches) but it really was put togeather like shit. Not as wellfit as many other years and models I have had or driven. Shame its a 60k car.
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That's not a quality related issue. That's just shitty luck. Sorry to hear that.
Not really about luck. I see a lot F30sss also got dent like mine but I am sure you dont but if you come across other F30 please take a note on the hood lines you might see alot.
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      09-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #174
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Not really about luck. I see a lot F30sss also got dent like mine but I am sure you dont but if you come across other F30 please take a note on the hood lines you might see alot.
So you are suggesting dents are magically appearing in your hood?
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I am still looking for the answer if it appeared by magic or there are just so many unlucky F30 owners.
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my transmission is fucked up after 1 hour of ownership

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