Safety Ratings
2008 BMW 3 Series
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints374
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2008 BMW 3 Series vehicles

2008 BMW 3 Series (8/10/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12E029000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Description: This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 BMW 1-Series, 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series, 2000-2009 BMW 5-Series, 2004-2005 BMW 6-Series, and 2006-2007 BMW 7-Series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.

Defect: This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.

Corrective Action: Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on August 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536.

2008 BMW 3 Series (7/8/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V257000

Component Name: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Description: BMW IS RECALLING 2,350 MY 2008 1-SERIES AND 3- SERIES PASSENGER CARS. INCORRECT CRIMP CONNECTORS MAY HAVE BEEN USED ON THE SIDE AIR BAG AND BELT TENSIONER WIRING. AS A RESULT SUFFICIENT CONTACT BETWEEN THE CRIMP CONNECTORS AND THE CORRESPONDING PLUG MAY NOT OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN THE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF THAT CONNECTION.

Defect: IF THAT HAPPENED, IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR THE SIDE AIR BAG AND/OR THE SAFETY BELT TENSIONER NOT TO DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

Corrective Action: BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-525-7417.

2008 BMW 3 Series (7/8/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V257000

Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Description: BMW IS RECALLING 2,350 MY 2008 1-SERIES AND 3- SERIES PASSENGER CARS. INCORRECT CRIMP CONNECTORS MAY HAVE BEEN USED ON THE SIDE AIR BAG AND BELT TENSIONER WIRING. AS A RESULT SUFFICIENT CONTACT BETWEEN THE CRIMP CONNECTORS AND THE CORRESPONDING PLUG MAY NOT OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN THE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF THAT CONNECTION.

Defect: IF THAT HAPPENED, IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR THE SIDE AIR BAG AND/OR THE SAFETY BELT TENSIONER NOT TO DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

Corrective Action: BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-525-7417.

2008 BMW 3 SERIES for sale

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New Listing
$21,981

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 46292 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$22,483
Price Reduced

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 335XI

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 38908 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Derwood, MD
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$23,981

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 335I

  • Bodystyle: Convertible
  • Mileage: 51122 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

New Listing
$15,991

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328XI

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 78440 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Daly City, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$15,981

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 90724 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$15,492
Price Reduced

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 82881 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

New Listing
$16,991

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 56062 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Monrovia, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$20,991

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 335I

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 62574 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

New Listing
$13,991

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 106628 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Columbia, SC
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$14,993
Price Reduced

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 95117 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Concord, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$19,983
Price Reduced

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 335I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 61501 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

New Listing
$18,981

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 77768 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$13,994

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 78148 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Calabasas, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$15,991

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 328I

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 95438 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

$20,801
Price Reduced

2008 BMW 3 SERIES 335I

  • Bodystyle: Convertible
  • Mileage: 62505 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Vienna, VA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy
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