2022 BMW 328i

Asked by Jan 22, 2017 at 08:02 AM about the 2011 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Sedan AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello, we just purchased a 2011 BMW yesterday
and not even 12 hours after the purchase the
coolant warning sign came on.  After about 5 mile
after the light came on the car started to shut
down.  Could this be a major mechanical problem
we need to worry about?  Fortunately we have 60
day warranty so we are going to get the car back to
the dealership to take a look. I hope this is not
lemon car.

4 Answers


Yea, good thing you have a warranty. This could be a major problem, or it can be a easy fix. It just needs to be checked out.


A "Lemon" is a NEW car that has problems- any used car might have mechanical problems- especially a car that has been driven hard and not maintained- especially a BMW- well, at least they are better than Audis

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Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz are on my do not buy list when used. They sometimes can eat a hole in your wallet with all the maintenance and repair required to keep them going. NEVER BUY A USED ONE WITHOUT WARRANTY!!!

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BMWs do not like to be run hot! The cooling systems on these cars are very fussy! It could be anything from the cooling system needing to be bled to a cracked head. You're best bet is to either let your local BMW dealer look at it or an independent shop that specializes in imports. Anyone else and you're taking a big chance! My Nephew learned that lesson the hard way with his '98 528i! HTH. -Jim

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