BMW i3 Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Too many problems - feel like I'm a beta tester

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

BMW

Model:

i3

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

When it runs it's great. Comfortable, cool, well appointed. However... The car spent nearly a month in and out of the dealership with a widely known 12 volt battery problem. In between this issue it has suffered 5 flat tires each costing $300.00 to repair. Merely hitting a pothole will

Review submitted by:Scootir

Pros:Futuristic, fun to drive, well appointed

Cons:Horribly unreliable

Would not recommend

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

BMW

Model:

i3

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

-bouncy ride, golf cart feel -skinny tires, tires are thin prone to flats, many reported-not for US roads -Tires do not last long, hev thin tread, costly replacement -no spare tire, you are flat, you wait for tow -software is buggy, numerous times to dealer for engine light warning -heater

Review submitted by:Jim

Pros:good acceleration

Cons:ugly look, buggy and costly car insurance

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