BMW named in class action over premature cracking of alloy wheels

BMW

This is a class action against BMW of North America, LLC on behalf of a class of California consumers who currently own or lease, or previously owned and leased, a 2007 or later year BMW 5 series vehicle (the “Subject Vehicle(s)”) that has or had 17” or larger original equipment manufacturer BMW alloy wheels (the “BMW Alloy Wheels”)

As alleged in the complaint, BMW knew, or should have known, that the BMW Alloy Wheels affixed to low profile or run-flat tires were subject to cracking, requiring the wheels, and sometimes the tires, to be replaced after being used—in some cases, after less than 20,000 miles—and that such cracking is not consistent with the reasonable expectations of consumers regarding alloy wheel life on the Subject Vehicles. Despite this knowledge, BMW placed the BMW Alloy Wheels on the Subject Vehicles and failed to disclose that the BMW Alloy Wheels would have a shorter life span than reasonable consumers would expect.

BMW’s failure to disclose the fact that the BMW Alloy Wheels prematurely crack is especially egregious in light of the safety hazard resulting from driving with a cracked wheel, due to the loss of tire pressure that typically ensues. Moreover, the possibility of a loss in tire pressure while driving the Subject Vehicles would be a material fact to a reasonable consumer.

This action is brought to remedy violations in connection with Defendant’s marketing and distribution of the BMW Alloy Wheels which come affixed to the Subject Vehicles. The BMW Alloy Wheels are subject to cracking under normal driving conditions, creating a safety hazard and necessitating replacement or repair of the wheel and sometimes the tire, at substantial cost to the consumer.


brian c. said
1401 days ago
Same issues with 2005 645ci
1st set lasted 7000 miles
Had to replace both tires and one cracked rim: total $3000

2nd rears lasted 6 months now need replacement for all four tires: $3,000 (3/22/13)


Claudio C. said
1397 days ago
I have a 2010 BMW 335xi with both rear rims that hace multiple hair line fractures - I am getting no support from BMW Canada and wondered if you would be able to help me and assist me with this. My belief is that this is a desgin flaw - my car has 19" rims and one rims has as many as 5 hair line fractures! Please help! I live in the Toronto area in Ontario Canada.


Eric G. said
1368 days ago
Yes it was the tire tech that crack the wheel nobody seem to be put the blame on anybody but BMW I guest because he don't have enough money !!


Alan S. said
1337 days ago
I have a 2011 750Li and had to replace 3 19 inch rims and 2 tires for $2161.44 after negotiating down from $3500.00. Only had 19161 miles.


Rogelio V. said
1331 days ago
While driving at about 26mph, I heard and felt two loud cracks on my left side of the car. Immediately after, my car
slouched on the lefthand
side, the vehicle stopped suddenly and both airbags deployed. I was knocked out for a
while and when the authorities arrived, we investigated the area and noticed that there was no collision with anything
or anyone, other than both of my two leftside
rims were cracked radially and there was damage to the suspension.
In addition, the authorities confirmed there were no potholes, obstacles, or any other object that could have produced the incident. Rough estimate to repair damages exceed $12,000.


Rogelio V. said
1331 days ago
While driving at about 26mph in my 2009 328i, I heard and felt two loud cracks on my left side of the car. Immediately after, my car slouched on the lefthand side, the vehicle stopped suddenly and both airbags deployed. I was knocked out for a while and when the authorities arrived, we investigated the area and noticed that there was no collision with anything or anyone, other than both of my two left-side rims were cracked radially and there was damage to the suspension. In addition, the authorities confirmed there were no potholes, obstacles, or any other object that could have produced the incident. Rough estimate to repair damages exceed $12,000.


Nisa R. said
1309 days ago
I am on my 3rd cracked wheel in 6 months each time the tire has to be replaced. I have a 2006 BMW 650i with 72000 miles


Mabel A. said
1300 days ago
I have a 2005 BMW X5 4.4 Sports Package with BMW alloy wheels. The back rims are cracked and cause the pressure in my tires to drain to about 2 pounds of air. This is a huge safety issue.


David A. said
1299 days ago
I have a 2008 BMW 335i with 36000 miles on it... out of warranty now, but I was unsuccessful in getting them to replace my front left faulty wheel a few times while it was still under warranty, experiencing similar issues to those above. I'm in TX, but am curious if there are separate cases or if this case is the umbrella for all states?


Roseann P. said
1293 days ago
I have a 2011 335si. I was having problems with air leaking from my tire, took the tire off to check for leaks and found 5 cracks on the inside of the rim. Called BMW about three hours ago, still haven't heard back from them.


Dan B. said
1292 days ago
I have a 2012 740i with 20" M wheels. 2 have cracked within 17,000 miles. I have spent an excess of $3000 on wheel replacement and tires. I am in the process of trying to resolve this with BMWNA


Jigar P. said
1280 days ago
I have a 2006 530i and have a cracked rim and a couple bent rims. I would expect a manufacturer like BMW to put safety and quality as a priority for their consumers. Please let me know if there is a class action that would favor my rim replacement costs.


Robert L. said
1243 days ago
I have a BMW 645CI for 4 years, and had to replace all 4 wheels and tires a couple of times think it was something I was doing...more recently the two rear wheels had hair line cracks and one bent rim..requiring three new RFT as well..at a cost of over $4000.


Maurice W. said
1221 days ago
I have a 2009 335i coupe, am on my 2nd cracked wheel in 6 months each time the tire has to be replaced. This is a huge safety issue! BMW DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE???


David P. said
1193 days ago
I have exactly the same problem with a one year old 335i convertible in Mexico, 19" 313 style alloys cracked in several places. This fault is on the rear wheels and no impact damage to the wheels ever took place, so they can't hide behind that excuse.
I am a British ex-pat, living in Mexico, so have a lot of information from the UK, where ALL such 19" wheels are being replaced free of charge. BMW admitted it was a problem with the alloy metal used int he manufacture and have changed suppliers (An Italian company now supplies the replacements) BUT are still not offering free replacements in Mexico, or from what I gather in the US nor Canada.
Grow up BMW, this is s serious design / manufacturing fault and not attending to it is destroying your reputation as a premium car manufacturer. I will never have another BMW again their support sucks. I applaud the class action and the people power response in the UK. The authorities need to get their act together and file a suit against BMW for knowingly selling dangerous goods. Fix this now before someone gets killed.


Jeff E. said
1159 days ago
Current issue with a 2010 335i... TPM kept coming on, checked the tire pressure and reset. Afterwards I took the car into BMW of Austin who found a nail/screw in the RR... After replacing the runflat and going home for the evening the TPM alert repeated, went to the dealer and then was in formed of a cracked and bent rim - which they are not covering under warranty!


Jerome B. said
1154 days ago
I have 2-19 inch BMW rims on 2002 745i that are cracked.What should I do?


Eugene S. said
1136 days ago
2007 BMW 550i. Rear, right tire has started leaking air. Today took the car in for repair and they showed me the hair like crack on the rim, saying the rim is the problem and needs to be replaced. $400 for the wheel.


Richard S. said
1135 days ago
I just had my rear tires replaced and it was discovered that 1 rim has 4 cracks on it. The BMW dealer does not want to help fix this. I am pissed. 2004 645ci 19" rims.


Kenrick C. said
1120 days ago
I have a 2008 BMW X5 on 21 inch 5 spoke rims and the rears are constantly cracking. Two cracks on each side which I replaced but then months later the replacements cracked. Seriously what is BMW doing to fix this.


Jim M. said
1115 days ago
I have Z4-09 .right rear has 6 cracks,bmw says to blame on hitting pothole so that insurance will pay,to me that is fraud on bmw s side.something has to be done.


Jay G. said
1113 days ago
I have a 2011 BMW 750Li M-Sport. My passenger rear tire started leaking air. When I took it to get fixed, they discovered a small hairline crack in the rim that is the cause. Has anyone had any luck having BMW cover this? My car has 33,000 miles on it.


Steve B. said
1110 days ago
Run flat tire started leaking air yesterday on rear 19" 550 2010 GT wheel. We were informed by the gas station that the rim was cracked. BMW has car now and I am not sure if they are going to repair it. We will find out tomorrow what BMW North America is going to do?


Jeff E. said
1103 days ago
Second cracked rim on 2010 335i/E93 with 19" rims and runflats within 2 months of having the last one replaced at BMW of Austin (100% covered - even though they wanted me to split the $750 cost for a new rim and even stated it was warped and cracked)! This time I went to Discount Tires for the inspection first after having repeated TPM alerts... Now awaiting feedback from the dealership.


Jeff E. said
1103 days ago
Notes to last post: LF rim is impacted this time, the car is a E92 coupe, M-Sport with 19" Bridgestone RF's (OEM).


Mark C. said
1096 days ago
2007 E93 335i with 55k left rear rim cracked, all highway miles. No help from BMW NA.


gabrielle p. said
1079 days ago
Same problem here, I have to replace 4 tires on my 2007 550i in less than a years time after having a blow out on a run flat. Now my rim is cracked and I've gone from airing up weekly to a few times a day now. Ridiculous!


Igor P. said
1074 days ago
I have 2012 BMW 750li What can I say?! for 18 month of holding this car I have had replace 3 rims and 7 tires. I lost hundreds of dollars , time and nervous. I knew the problem and always drive very neat to safe rims and tires. But unfortunately it still make me upset. Very poor performance for luxury car.


Igor P. said
1074 days ago
I have 2012 BMW 750li What can I say?! for 18 month of holding this car I have had replace 3 rims and 7 tires. I lost hundreds of dollars , time and nervous. I knew the problem and always drive very neat to safe rims and tires. But unfortunately it still make me upset. Very poor performance for luxury car.


Igor P. said
1074 days ago
I have 2012 BMW 750li What can I say?! for 18 month of holding this car I have had replace 3 rims and 7 tires. I lost hundreds of dollars , time and nervous. I knew the problem and always drive very neat to safe rims and tires. But unfortunately it still make me upset. Very poor performance for luxury car.


Igor P. said
1073 days ago
I have 2012 BMW 750li What can I say?! for 18 month of holding this car I have had replace 3 rims and 7 tires. I lost hundreds of dollars , time and nervous. I knew the problem and always drive very neat to safe rims and tires. But unfortunately it still make me upset. Very poor performance for luxury car.


Mary Kaye V. said
1064 days ago
Why is this class action only involve the 5-Series? Can the rest of us piggy back or do we need to start another suit? I have a leased 2011 328i. I hated the run flats from the start. I call them the 8-track of the tire world, and I think it's a scam. I replaced them with Michelin Pilots at Thanksgiving and have much better performance and mpg and smoother ride. However, the tech noted there were small fractures on a couple of the wheels. A couple days ago the right rear tire ran low. Filled it and the next morning had the same drop in pressure. Took it to a tire place, and they said there were hairline fractures on the wheel that were not permitting the tire to seal, thereby losing pressure. New wheel, $700 plus labor. The BMW dealer says it's not covered because it's wear and tear in LA. We have been very careful about potholes, and it's ridiculous to have to coddle an "ultimate driving machine!" I drove the heck out of my Subaru WRX on and off road for ten years and never had tire or wheel problems. Not that was an ultimate driving machine. BMW needs to be held accountable!


cynthia w. said
1052 days ago
07 BMW 530 Cracked left rim.


Kenneth G. said
1048 days ago
We own a 335xi and we are on our 3rd cracked rim in 3 years. If you hit a pot hole it destroys the tire and cracks the rim. Something must be done about this!!!!!!


John D. said
1040 days ago
2008 BMW 535i. All 4 wheels have developed fractures. Not what I would expect from a 60k car!


Kenrick C. said
1038 days ago
My rear rims are constantly cracking. I bought new rims for both left and rear and even the new rims cracked months later.


Sree C. said
1030 days ago
2009 BMW 335i XDrive. My car is in the bodyshop now (again).. they just informed me that my rims are cracked & need to be replaced. This is the 2nd time in 2 years. It hardly has 50K miles and all 4 are cracked due to road conditions. This is ridiculous! Something must be done to take care of this


roy b. said
1030 days ago
Yes I have the BMW GT550X 2011 less than 30k on my car. All wheels have been replace and all the time the tires are worn out prematurely I have change them 8 times and the wheels get out of alignments and I have to replace the rare breaks.


Jason S. said
1006 days ago
I have a 2007 BMW 5301 (E60) with 19" Allow wheels. Since replacing my tires 9 months ago I now have developed a crack in 2 of my rims. I think there is merit to the RFT not providing enough give creating stress on the rims which cause the cracking.


Igor M. said
1005 days ago
I have a 2008 BMW 535i XDrive. Two rims cracked, the first time ever for me (and I had owned a BMW before). Less than 50 K on the car. Pathetic!


Jeccy M. said
998 days ago
Our 2011 BMW 328xi got a cracked rim on left front wheel. About 50,500 miles. Replace with $460. No obvious reason for this incident.


Shellie H. said
996 days ago
2011 BMW 535i with 19" alloy wheels. Tire light came on. Turns out left rear rim cracked with about 50 K on the car. Just purchased the CPO vehicle in December 2013.


halleh m. said
978 days ago
I have 2009 BMW 335 i - all 4 rims had to be replaced with new tires each time. Rim was cracked in all cases. BMW said it was my driving. I drive to and from work on good roads. The first three cracked at about two years after I bought the car, the third 6 months later and the last rim cracked this morning.


Eduardo D. said
969 days ago
2007 Bmw 650I, 7000 Miles since I bought the car used and I have had to replace the Drivers front and the passengers left rear wheels do to leaking air through fractures on the wheel.


Josaphat T. said
960 days ago
Yes, 3 cracked wheels in 2 years. I've never had a car experience this.


Ken M. said
954 days ago
2014 750 Li premature rim cracked on a one month old new car


ashley s. said
945 days ago
2008 bmw wheel cracked in half


Gary C. said
943 days ago
Just took in my 2008 - 535 and the tire dealer said the rim was cracked in two places that is why it can't hold air. Contacted BMW dealer and they said they haven't had any others crack. They also told me this when I had to replace the 3 wheels on my 645Ci.


Jason E. said
934 days ago
2010 750i blew out front passenger tire completely yesterday from bubble...this morning rear driver is cracked for the 6th time. Bubbles in rear passenger tire as well. All in less than 10 months. Cracked rims are every other week it seems like...only drove 3 days since last cracked rim. What are my options?!?


Derek K. said
933 days ago
2007 BMW 335i. I've had a bent rear right rim, and now I have a cracked front right rim. Both times the tires had to be replaced. This is all within 3 months. What is BMW going to do about it?


Siddharth T. said
931 days ago
2013 model 530D, All 4 Rims have been bent out of shape & 1 of them has 3 Hairline Cracks. All need replacement with Tires. Total Running 30000 Kms.
What are my options.


Terry S. said
897 days ago
2004 BMW 745i. I have both rear rims with cracks. Purchase one used which cost me $600. This was after replacing both rear tires, at almost $1,000 (Michelins). How can I join this class action?


FRANK A. said
893 days ago
2004 bmw 645ci. front rims cracked and spent 1200 dollars replacing other front suspension parts due to wheels not balancing right. Turns out rim was cracked. Bought a used rim cause BMW said they where no longer making and I had to buy a used one. BMW in Ontatrio CA.


FRANK A. said
893 days ago
2004 bmw 645ci. front rims cracked and spent 1200 dollars replacing other front suspension parts due to wheels not balancing right. Turns out rim was cracked. Bought a used rim cause BMW said they where no longer making and I had to buy a used one. BMW in Ontatrio CA.


Paul I. said
887 days ago
I have already replaced the wheel and I have had the tire repaired and today I had a blowout on the tire which was on the replaced wheel.


Khoa N. said
876 days ago
335i with both rear rims has hairline cracked. Needs replacement $$$$


Lawrence C. said
864 days ago
2009 750i - 3 winter rims and tires shot from last season, now front tire bubbled, dealer said rim bent, telling me I must have hit a bad pot hole and driven into a curb. (yah right!) Other tires leaking, likely cracked rims. Goodyear Canada has no replacement tire for 6-8 weeks. Dealer is looking for replacement. Will see how helpful they will be. It likely cost me $750 for tire who knows for rim(s). I have never experienced anything like this with any vehicle I have ever owned. I cannot believe a manufacturer like BMW would do this to its customers. Last year got stuck in Northern Ontario with flat tire. No one, even the one BMW dealer in the area had a replacement. Car towed three+ hours to Toronto (only good news that was under warranty).


Lawrence C. said
864 days ago
2009 750i - 3 winter rims and tires shot from last season, now front tire bubbled, dealer said rim bent, telling me I must have hit a bad pot hole and driven into a curb. (yah right!) Other tires leaking, likely cracked rims. Goodyear Canada has no replacement tire for 6-8 weeks. Dealer is looking for replacement. Will see how helpful they will be. It likely cost me $750 for tire who knows for rim(s). I have never experienced anything like this with any vehicle I have ever owned. I cannot believe a manufacturer like BMW would do this to its customers. Last year got stuck in Northern Ontario with flat tire. No one, even the one BMW dealer in the area had a replacement. Car towed three+ hours to Toronto (only good news that was under warranty).


Sonnil L. said
857 days ago
3 cracked rims on a 328i convertible. What is going on with BMW body part?


Lisa B. said
857 days ago
2009 650i - Constantly buying new tires due to cracked rim issues. BMW has to do something to stop the madness.


David S. said
845 days ago
I have a mini cooper JCW with the 17" rims and run flats. I am having to replace one of the r112 rims now due to a cracked rim. I found out when I replaced my tires with non-run flats.


Ralph J. said
845 days ago
I took my car in today for a slow leak in the tire, and NTB pulled me into their Garage, my 2007 BMW 328i had a crack on the rear rim style 161. I can home to research why this happen and what I could do to avoid it from happening again, and behold, looks like BMW is at fault. Sure is very scary since my lady and the kiddo ride in the same car with me.


estee W. said
837 days ago
I've had 3 bmw's. The 750i after 2.5 years has 3 bent and cracked rims. BMW says it's not their problem. I could not have caused this damage. I feel helpless. They denied that bmw ever has problems with this problem however this site says different. I don't even own it I lease it. What should I do?


Ruben G. said
836 days ago
I'm about to replace my third cracked rim on my 2008 335I W/sports package 18" wheels. with 70000 miles. BMW will not admit it's a defect. sad. P.S. it eats rims and back tires too. Tires because of nagative camber setting.


Quincy S. said
835 days ago
The ultimste driving machine my ass!!!!


Tom O. said
820 days ago
2010, Z4 30i, cracked wheel, 15k miles. Local BMW response is maybe insurance will pay for it and they are sure it was from potholes or curbs.
Very disturbing. Would have know this would have bought a new GM vehicle.


Avi A. said
808 days ago
2011 528i, around 48,500 miles. So the story starts on a beautiful sunny day in Cali (oc) coming back from a temple visit, going 75 miles on the freeway...boom tire is busted (run flat- piece of crap tires). Fine no problem got the tire replaced, every day the air is low..,couple of days later after being frustrated went to auto shop they found the hair line crack on the rim where the air was coming out. Mind you the car is still under warranty, so went to bmw, told them my situation..the response: and I quote "maybe you drove on a curb or hit it with hammer"... Buddy you think I am idiot? I want to sue the f out of this company after selling such a expensive car they do not back up with any warranties always blaming on consumer. BMW of Buena Park are thieves! Liars! Putting lives in danger and don't give a crap is not a joke for me.


Avi A. said
808 days ago
2011 528i, around 48,500 miles. Crack rim-1 stupid rim has caused my life to become hell f these cars, never buying a bmw- big money waste! Customer service can suck my bmw!


denise b. said
808 days ago
I am in TX and am on my 4th cracked wheel, 2008 z4, rear and lose down to 10lb pressure overnight!


denise b. said
808 days ago
I've read more and more online, and I thought I was the only one!!


Antwan S. said
799 days ago
I have a 2011 Avtivehybrid 7 with 19" wheels. The front rims each have 3 hair line cracks, the driver rear had 2 cracks. I replaced all three rims and the rear driver side rim cracked again the same day that it was replaced, and I was driving on the highway so that the TPS can reset. This is crazy and dangerous because owners have their families riding with them.


Madeline P. said
781 days ago
I have a bmw 328i 2011- I have had back driverside issues with my tire since I purchased the vehicle. I had been filling it with air and thought it was due to cold air. Then I had a totally flat tire on same side. Took it in, they recommended all new tires (I was due for tires). I had an alignment and 5 weeks later my tire indicator for the same back driver tire indicated an issue. Again, 0 psi. took vehicle back and now they say I have a crack in my wheel. This is not normal. In all the cars I have owned and car owners I know- I have never heard of such a thing. $550 for the wheel.


Chris B. said
781 days ago
2007 335i coupe, cracked right rear rim out of the blue. I haven't hit any potholes or any rail road tracks hard. I slow down for all speed bumps as well. It must be a manufacturing flaw.


Cal M. said
772 days ago
I am in Texas and we have had 2. 645ci both back rims. Hair line cracks. We hit nothing.


RI K. said
766 days ago
2 Cracked rims first the passenger now the driver rear .


Yolanda L. said
763 days ago
I have experienced the same problem. Replaced wheel in 2012 and now again waiting to replace for the second time due to the same problem, same site. The exact same wheel, right rear 2009, 750li.


K J. said
752 days ago
2007 650i convertible, had the rear wheel crack while the car was still under warranty and the service tech at the dealership pointed it out with a written report, I'm close to 70,000 miles now and the same thing happened.
No help from BMW


Kenneth W. said
747 days ago
2013 328i coupe. Have dealt with 3 wheel cracks all under 20,000 miles, 2 under 15,000. Have also dealt with 2 flat tires. I am in New York City. No potholes. Even the bmw service rep at Manhattan BMW admits that he has seen tons more issues with these tires when compared to non RFs. BMW ignoring the issue.


Kenneth W. said
747 days ago
2013 328i coupe. Have dealt with 3 wheel cracks all under 20,000 miles, 2 under 15,000. Have also dealt with 2 flat tires. I am in New York City. No potholes. Even the bmw service rep at Manhattan BMW admits that he has seen tons more issues with these tires when compared to non RFs. BMW ignoring the issue.


sonny b. said
742 days ago
2011 335D both rear wheels has cracked rims.


Kyle M. said
738 days ago
2011 328i with 50000 miles. 1 cracked wheel thanks to rims not designed for manufacturer paired tires. Many acknowledge the problem but no one has yet to fix it.


Kay D. said
733 days ago
My 2008 BMW 328i convertible sensor detected a pressure leak on my right rear RFT. Took the car to Discount Tires to check it out. (This happens every time the weather changes, so I know all the techs). Car has 72,000 miles and I change RFT like underwear. Despite rotating them every 5k miles, I still get the life expectancy of about 20K. This time the tech announced a right rear cracked rim. Decided to try a used refurbished BMW wheel from California for $260. Also I'm putting on 4 new RFT warranted for 50K. Most RFT do not come with warranties. I had no idea that BMW had RFT and alloy rim problems. I'm way past warranty...just wanted to enjoy a 60K paid-for car. It would be nice for BMW to offer a little relief for defective parts. Not too happy in Texas.


said
719 days ago
I have 2008 550i with 63k. I have been taking good care of her from day 1 I bought her. the sensor detected low pressure. pumped to 32 and 5 hours later, low pressure warning showed up again. took her to tire store and found out it is cracked rim. called BMW dealer and am told it happens sometimes due to abnormal driving, like hit a pothole! I know I didn't do anything abnormal!


said
703 days ago
I have a 2011 BMW 335i and within the last 2 years 3 of the 4 rims developed hairline cracks! All from normal commuting. I had to get all 3 fixed by a wheel specialist with considerable cost. The rim in question is the factory 19 inch BMW M sport wheel number 225 that came on the car.


Eugene T. said
694 days ago
I have the same problems and need a solution to the problem. 2012 BMW 750LI, it is not the top driving machine when it comes to tires and wheels.


BK T. said
671 days ago
I had a 2008 335i Coupe for six years and never had a problem. I've had my 2012 335is convertible for 11 months and have driven it about 6000 miles total (currently less than 30K on the odometer) and have had to get a bent rim fixed twice and replace a wheel bearing (luckily under warranty) and now being told that I have a wheel with 6 microscopic cracks causing a leak. I haven't even drive 1000 miles since getting the other bent wheel replaced and all new tires. At $900 to replace a wheel for a car I barely drive is insane.
I've always enjoyed BMW's and love the car but BMW needs to own up and fix these issues. The guys at the dealership are nice but the go to statement is always, "you must've hit a pothole." Which is simply not true and as I can see here a common excuse given when the wheels are obviously faulty and need to be recalled.


Tommy B. said
662 days ago
I have a 528 I 2008. Just experienced the same problem as everyone else. Low pressure with no leaks or punctures new tires and finally pull the whole rim and tire put it in a water bath 3 cracks. The tire company examined the wheel to see if it had been abused and the answer was no. The rim showed no signs of denting or war page as a pothole would cause. I called BMW North America and they said they had no reports of problems. Imagine that like the others 11,000 miles on very expensive tires. I have the sport package with 18" rims. Need help my tire man said we could put custom rims on cheaper than buying a rim here and there if you can find one in good shape.


Tommy B. said
662 days ago
I have a 528 I 2008. Just experienced the same problem as everyone else. Low pressure with no leaks or punctures new tires and finally pull the whole rim and tire put it in a water bath 3 cracks. The tire company examined the wheel to see if it had been abused and the answer was no. The rim showed no signs of denting or war page as a pothole would cause. I called BMW North America and they said they had no reports of problems. Imagine that like the others 11,000 miles on very expensive tires. I have the sport package with 18" rims. Need help my tire man said we could put custom rims on cheaper than buying a rim here and there if you can find one in good shape.


Kareen S. said
653 days ago
I have a 2005 525 I and I'm constantly experiencing the same thing. I'm replacing my tires as we speak. I think I'm going to have to get custom rims as well. .


Irv N. said
641 days ago
I own a 2007 335i, a couple years ago I experienced two cracked rear wheels at the same time. Discovered it when both tires had zero pressure after being parked in the garage for a couple days. Neither would hold air so I removed the tires, dipped them in tub filled with water and discovered three hairline cracks in one and two in the other. Took the wheels to the dealer, the service agent practically laughed at me saying it was my fault, that I hit a pothole, really both wheels at the same time? I bought four New Rial wheels with Continental conventional tires and tpms sensors from tirerack for less than BMW wanted to replace the two. The cracked wheels are sitting in my shed waiting for some resolution from BMW. The replacements have held up perfectly and with even tire wear.


dennis o. said
640 days ago
My 2012 was bought 9000 miles ago from the dealer.I have had 2 broken 19 inches rim Since


Ashwin K. said
623 days ago
I bought a 2010 335i Convertible in november last year and already have a cracked rim in one the rear wheel within 6 months .Really disapointed with BMW.


saleem s. said
620 days ago
I purchased my 2012 535xi in June of 2012 had to replaced all four rims due to crsacking took pictures and have defective rims in the house. they tolded me to contact the maker of the rims that supply BMW, because that is a makers problem not theirs.


Dave S. said
613 days ago
I have a 2013 Mini Clubman S with 17inch run flats on 8 spoke alloy wheels, all four wheels have severe cracks and have had to be replaced, only noticed when I was switching back to my summer tires, granted it was a very severe winter with many potholes but this is unheard of. I have contacted Mini USA and was told there have been no recalls or documented problems with these wheels, I told them not only are there major concerns but the safety issue alone should raise a bunch of red flags!!! I am going to contact my dealer again and see if there is some recourse.


Steve G. said
605 days ago
Same issue. Driver rear tire (2007 335i) suddenly flat.
Car has total 42,000. miles.
New tires -All season RF's installed today 5-2702915 but dealer told us the rims where bent and possibly cracked.

Unbelievable.

Where is the court system here?



James B. said
601 days ago
I have a 2008 535i that I purchased in 2012. I have had experienced my rim cracking on 3 different occasions.


Keisha M. said
595 days ago
Having the same issue. I have had to weld, seal and replace my BMW 328i rims.


Benjamin B. said
592 days ago
15k miles, blown out rear tire. They found hairline cracks on both rear 19" M wheels on 2012 335is convertible .


Susan E. said
591 days ago
I have a 2006 650i convertible. Both rear wheels cracked at the same time. This happened in dec of 2014 so obviously was long Into ownership of the car. My concerns are1). How this happened to both rear wheels at the Same time. 2) no warning light of low air pressure was displayed when all other times the message pops up often when tire pressure a tire. 3) when I noticed the car was not riding smoothly and tried to add air, one tire wouldn't even hold air at all. Tire tech said it had no air! Highly dangerous! Bmw claimed sensors were working. They were not! 3)I had to replace both wheels and tires. If the sensors had malfunctioned, my warrantyight have possibility covered the damage. I explained that this was a safety issue. How long had I been riding around with little or no air on cracked wheels? Bmws response was " do you remember hitting a pothole? ". Really? With both rear wheels. Must have been a really big pothole. I don't recall hitting one!


Andrew M. said
587 days ago
Have a 2012 335is have owned for less than a year and have had 4 hairline cracks in wheels.


Wayne Z. said
584 days ago
MY 2012 BMW 750 LI XDrive, had a flat tire at the rear right, brought it to a repair shop hope to get repaired, but it turned out the rim has two cracks, left rear rim also has crack on it. Will tow it to a BMW dealer and see what they will do for me.


Wesley R. said
571 days ago
2011 BMW Z4 S Drive 35 IS. I have replaced cracked rims on both my Z4 and my 2011 535I several times. I believe I am at 2 each at the moment. They both have completely different rims. By Z4 has the M rims and the 5 series has the sport upgrade rims.


Christopher F. said
564 days ago
Oh my God! This is crazy. I saw a GT 5 series for the first time and thought it was the coolest thing on the street. I had to have one, convinced myself it was time to lose the convertible and came across the most amazing deal on a 2010 GT 550 with only 15.597! What, must have sat in someone garage for 3 years, so lucky me. Bought the car March 26th. First the roof panel came off the track. $217. Then the car had a vibration, and figured it was time to balance the tires. $199. Then the steering aligned crooked, turned about 15 degree to the left. $299. As of June 24th, spent over $700 in repairs and spent almost 6 weeks in shops. Now the vibration is shaking the car apart, and I'm told the rims are bent. On a car with 16k. Now I see this website, and see so many others have had this problem. This is crazy! BMWNA better pony up and take care of this issue.


Manvesh S. said
558 days ago
i Have a530 i 2007 BMW . It is showing dents in the right rear tire. this initially happened around 50+ miles.These tires were replaced around 25k miles. I went to Goodyear tires (store locally in Chattanooga , TN) they told me there is dent and that may have caused the tires to bulge on side( they didnt replace the tires as they didnt think it was a tire problem). so i had to buy 2 sets of rear tires. Again this week got set of 4 new tires and the right rear rim has a dent (sams club ooltewah). In meantime had to live with costant tire monitoring system saying right rear wheel tire pressure low, causing unnecessary mental agony.Finally took it to Bavarian auto motors Chattanooga and he said observed overnight, checked tire, sensor etc charged me $150 and said tires and pressure monitoring system is ok (didn't not removed the tires as it is in inner rim there is a dent.. I have a sports 530 i . It initially had run flat tires. not sure if this is a general problem. I have 18 inch sprotys 530 i rim.


Melissa B. said
556 days ago
I have a 2012 5 series. Today I have had to buy my 7th tire. I have 48,000 miles on this car. At $700+ a pop I am beyond over it. My prior car had 120,000 miles on it and I bought tires three times.


Melissa B. said
556 days ago
I have a 2012 5 series. Today I have had to buy my 7th tire. I have 48,000 miles on this car. At $700+ a pop I am beyond over it. My prior car had 120,000 miles on it and I bought tires three times.


Steven K. said
554 days ago
I have a 2012 750Li which I purchased 5 1/2 months ago when it had 35752 miles on it. I put 4894 miles to bring the total mileage to 40646 miles. I put just 13% of the mileage on it and it was driven carefully and on mostly very good roadways. I have been driving for 55 years, have driven many different types of vehicles and many thousands of miles; I have never had a problem with wheels. I was informed by the dealership that I have three bent wheels on the vehicle. I cannot believe that I caused the bent wheels within the 4894 miles I have driven it. I believe that BMW has sold me a very inferior product and without full disclosure of the potential problems with wheels on BMW vehicles.


Sergiy O. said
544 days ago
I had 5000$ BMW 19" style 179 rims put on my 2008 328i Coupe by the local BMW dealer (Tampa FL) back in 2008. 2 years ago after replacing the original run flat tires (regular maitanace no issues or flats) the flat tire came on the next day... Slow leak was discovered with 2 hair line crack on one rim and one on the other (both rear). Only one leaked air and bead sealant was applied since BMW won't help with the repairs. Today I had to purchase a new set of rims and tires. I never planned on such repairs on expensive, supposedly quality BMW rims (usually this brand stands by its name), especially when there was NO pothole or debre that I ever could've run over to cause both rear rims to crack in multiple locations. Florida has some good roads and car was driven with care. Cracks are all on the inside.


Edna D. said
536 days ago
I have a 2012 BMW 535xi and I have had to replace tires 2x and today I'm told I have a cracked rim. They sucker you into getting rim immediately saying it will cause tire to go flat again. I'm so over BMW


Colin S. said
535 days ago
Two 19" wheels on my 2011 550i have cracked. BMW told me today that they will not help me.


steven z. said
532 days ago
I am in my second BMW and I thought by going to not have issues with the cracked rims by going form a 19" to an 18". Well, this issues are beginning again in my 3rd week of having my car.


Eugene T. said
522 days ago
I have had the same problem with my 2012 750LI XDrive, What is the solution? What other replacement wheels can I get that would give me more rubber on the ground.


Corey T. said
520 days ago
I have a 2012 BMW 750i and since January, I have replaced three tires and three rims with BMW. 2 of them are the same tire and rim. They are showing no support and it's costing me a whole lot. What can be done about this?


Darrick P. said
512 days ago
I have a 07 bmw 550i been having the same issue with my OEM wheels. This would be the fourth time I having my rims fixed due to a hairline crack. Thought it may have been caused by a pothole, but I noticed that there were no bends in the wheels each time. So I did some searching on the Web and came across this class action. So I'm here. Help!


Stephanie A. said
512 days ago
I have a 2007 BMW 328xi that came with style 159 (17" alloys). This past winter I never hit a pothole, but somehow ended up replacing 3 rims from the same hairline cracking and the last one I just got welded because I couldn't afford to keep replacing them. I got rid of all of the run flats and bought a set of regular all season tires, since I read the run flats attribute to the issue. Now the one welded wheel I have is leaking air again, and the winter is vastly approaching. Help!


Mark B. said
510 days ago
I have a 2008 750LI with less than 74000 miles and brand new tires we purchased last year for $1700. We just had the left wheel rim crack for no apparent reason. Is there a class action lawsuit or not? They wan $600 for a new rim. I would not have a problem with this, if this were normal wear and tear. Based upon the posts here, this not normal wear and tear. Does BMW understand the power of social media.


Mark B. said
510 days ago
I have a 2008 750LI with less than 74000 miles and brand new tires we purchased last year for $1700. We just had the left wheel rim crack for no apparent reason. Is there a class action lawsuit or not? They wan $600 for a new rim. I would not have a problem with this, if this were normal wear and tear. Based upon the posts here, this not normal wear and tear. Does BMW understand the power of social media.


Mark B. said
510 days ago
I have a 2008 750LI with less than 74000 miles and brand new tires we purchased last year for $1700. We just had the left wheel rim crack for no apparent reason. Is there a class action lawsuit or not? They want $600 for a new rim. I would not have a problem with this, if this were normal wear and tear. Based upon the posts here, this is definitely not normal wear and tear. Does BMW understand the power of social media.


James W. said
510 days ago
Just replaced my rear right rim because of cracking in two places on the inside edge of the rim. Car is a 2011 335is. I kept getting a low tire pressure light and took my car to discount tire thinking I had a nail or something. The tech said there was nothing wrong with my tire but that I had two cracks in my rim. He showed them to me and offered to have the cracks welded by a third party. I drive 190 miles a day to work and back and don't want to have any risks with my wheels. They are the stock 225m's with potenza run flats.


joseph m. said
507 days ago
2009 BMW 335i, 2 sets of tires and wheels over 5,000 invested.


Rick T. said
505 days ago
2007 BMW 328i. Same as everyone else. I found out yesterday that my rim is cracked causing my tire to leak down.


Kara M. said
500 days ago
2008 BMW 650i purchased with 25,000 and currently at 79,000 miles. I have installed/replaced 7 Michelin Pilot tires and get the run around as to why they keep blistering and blowing.


Charles B. said
499 days ago


Stacey & Michael M. said
497 days ago
Hello, we have a 2006 BMW 550i & have had to replace at least 10 of the Bridgestone Potenza run-flats ($600/per tire) & the car is currently in the shop for repair of the 3rd cracked wheel. We have owned/leased 14 BMW's over the years & until we bought the 550, we've never had to repair a cracked wheel nor have we ever had to replace a tire before the recommended time. We would like to speak with an attorney regarding any existing class action suits of which we could be part of (given our vehicle would qualify: yr, model, etc…) or filing a new lawsuit. We've spent over $5,000 on replacement tires & cracked wheels over the last 3-4 years.


Gary W. said
487 days ago
Just popped my second rim on my 2012 750i in the last three months. Both were hairline fractures. Popped one rim in South Dakota where I live, popped #2 in Denver area. Have owned the car one year. I travel a lot for my job and fear for my safety. I cringe anytime I hit a bump.


Mukesh S. said
481 days ago
I have purchased BMW 750LI from BMW of Freehold and I have same issues with quality of tires and RIM provided by BMW. within 1st 6 months all RIM bented and dealership repaired it but after 6 months I have got same problem again. Now because of cheap quality RIMS provided by BMW on my vehicle it has affected tires and now I need to replaced all tires and RIM . My vehicle has less than 29000 miles on it. I spoke to BMW of Freehold and they are asking me to pay for all parts and labor which is very unfair and disappointing . I expect BMW corporate to pay for this one time replacement of tires and provide better quality of rims for all wheels since they have provided defective product from begining.
Thanks
Mukesh


Marshall B. said
472 days ago
2011 335i, had stock 17 oem run flats 2 cracked wheels. Replaced with a stagged oem set of BMW wheels., after 20k miles cracked whee with oem ti flats again. Replaced cracked wheel and two tires. Spent around 2,800 and that's with looking for lowest cost


said
469 days ago


said
469 days ago
having same problem with 2011 328 x drive. Sitting at dealership
Replacing tire and rim. 750 dollars later and very dissatisfied . This my 3 Ed Bmw and I think it will be my last. This a safety issue and a danger to me and my family. I am jjoining the lawsuit


Kelly C. said
466 days ago
I have a 2013 BMW 535i. Last February I took the car in for service and told them it was not driving right They serviced the car, and said they didn't find anything wrong with it. I took it back a few days later and told them something still wasn't right - to please look at it, again. They pulled up my car info on their computer and said, "oh, didn't we tell you? - you have two bent wheels?" Obviously, no one had told me! The dealership sent the wheels to Dallas to be "straightened". That cost me over $800. It took about a week. We sent all four wheels because they said while they were being "straightened" they would repaint each wheel and we wanted them to match. When we got the car back, it still didn't seem to drive correctly. I parked it, and drove another car most of the time. We were planning on selling it or trading it, but we didn't have much time to look so it remained parked in the garage. In the summer, I started driving it again. I began having a low tire every couple of days and took it back to the dealership to have them look at the tire. They told me there wasn't a nail or anything in the tire, but that I did need new tires. I told them I would have to talk to my husband about what he wanted to do with the car since we were selling it. (We were thinking of trading it for a new X5). Before I could get home, the tire went flat, again. I put air in the tire, and took it to a local tire shop. They told me I did have a nail, AND that two of the wheels were cracked!!!!! Seriously??? I had the local tire shop put new tires on it. Again, I parked it trying to figure out what to do. I drove it to town less than a week after getting the new tires and had a BLOW OUT! Luckily, no one was hurt and it didn't do any damage to the car. I had to order another tire and wheel - which I did on E-bay. I have had a lot of LUCK with BMW's. This one has been very disappointing! I don't know what we'll do with it. I can't sell it to someone else in good conscience! We would probably trade it to BMW for an X5, but I don't think I want another BMW if their wheels are this soft!


Darryl W. said
450 days ago
Wow, didn't know others were having or had the same problem as I. I own a 2013 740i with approx. 32,000 miles on the tires. Just three weeks ago while traveling to Washigton, DC from New Jersey my back rear tires went flat. I was lucky to find a BMW dealer in Silver Springs, MD. The mechanic showed me that my two rear tires had completely ripped open both on the inside of the run flat tires. I was also shown that one of my rear rims had cracks in two different places. I just don't know how I could have cracked my rim. I was also told along with replacing the rear rim and two rear tires, I should consider replacing my front two tires which probably needed to be replaced soon due to wear. I was told by the mechanic you will be lucky to get 30,000 miles on run flat tires. I agreed to replace all four tires and the rear rim at a cost of over $3,100.00. Unfortunately they did not have the tires in stock for me on a Saturday and the graciously gave me a loaner to drive back home to New Jersey and return when then for the tires in stock and completed the job. I returned 5 days later to pick up my vehicle. I paid my bill for four new run flat tires and one rim and they brought my vehicle out front and handed me the keys and I left with a thank you. I drove home back to New Jersey and parked my vehicle in my driveway. When I got out of my vehicle I glanced at my front left tire and noticed and the same front tires were on my vehicle and that the dealer never replaced my front tires which I had paid for. Needless to say I was quite angry because the same thing that happened to my two back tires could have happened to the front tires while I was driving home. I contacted the dealership in Silver Springs and after being as shocked as I was that this could have happened, I was told the mechanic that was working on my vehicle had a family emergency and had to leave without completing the job and had ask another mechanic to complete the job but he forgot. I found that hard to believe and they did nothing on there part to say what can we do Mr. Williams to make this right! I had to arrange with my local BMW dealership to have to tires shipped to them and then get my vehicle in again to have these tires put on. Any costs associated with this work would be paid for by the Silver Springs BMW dealership. Wow, I already paid for the work! Again, I was disappointed they didn't do or offer anything for the problem and situation they put me in. Very disappointing.
Anyway, before my machanic put the two front tires on my vehicle, I was informed that one of my front rims was cracked. I couldn't believe it. Three of my rims cracked. I had to purchase another rim before they put my front tires on. I didn't purchase the tire/rim protection plan because the price had escalated to over $4,000.00 which I was not prepared to pay at the time I purchase my 740i. I was not aware so many others have experience the same problems I have had. And the is my 4th BMW and I've had tire and rim issues on my previous BMWs. Do we as consumers have any recourse.

Please help because I just feel something is not right.



mike d. said
449 days ago
2011 335i M sport with 193 wheels Same issue had 3 cracked wheels, pretty sad that this is common!


Clark E. said
446 days ago
Cast aluminum wheel failures are much more common than the forged wheels


Edward S. said
434 days ago
I originally purchased a 2007 BMW X5 (4.8 I believe) for my spouse. She, for sometime wanted a BMW. During the first few months she was very excited. After that period, she began to complain about the car not driving right and the low tire pressure warning light kept coming on. I had the tires checked for leaks and nothing was found. I then purchased a small air pump to keep the tires properly inflated. The wife was angry about this and quickly fell out of love with the BMW. One day (which I do not recall) we were driving and had a flat tire. We were approx 25 miles from the nearest service station. I was under the belief that since we had those run-flat tires we could reduce speed and continue. After driving about two miles the tire totally came apart and I could no longer drive it. We had to be towed. Needless to say, the rim was cracked and upon closer inspection, two additional rims were cracked. Long story short. We had to purchase 4 new tires and replace two rims (4,000. +) My wife said that was it and she wanted to get rid of the car. We traded the BMW and purchased a 2012 Subaru forester.


Edward S. said
434 days ago
Long story short. I purchased a 2013 BMW 535i which also had cracked rims which cost me more than 2,000.00 for rims and tires.

I presently have a 2011 BMW 550i GT X-drive and have replaced two rims + 6 tires. More than (4,000.00)


carl d. said
432 days ago
I purchased a 2012 BMW Active 7 Hybrid and I'm dealing with my 4th Crack on two wheels thus far.


said
424 days ago
I have a 2007 335XI that has the same issue as all the cars reporting rim problems. I have two rims that are bent and loosing air on the passenger rear side. I just went to the dealer and was informed now the rear wheel is cracked. I love BMW but not the rim issues. I am done after this switching over to Honda or Mercedes. Good luck as long we have social media I will report it!!!


John E. said
423 days ago
Over 2000 dollars in cracked rims and resulting blown tires on our 2009 328i. All replaced at BMW dealer. Is it too late to join this clas action?


vikram g. said
418 days ago
I have a 2007 328XI that has the same issue as all the cars reporting rim problems. I have two rims that are bent and loosing air on the passenger rear side. I just went to the dealer and was informed now the rear wheel is cracked.


vikram g. said
418 days ago
I have a 2007 328XI that has the same issue as all the cars reporting rim problems. I have two rims that are bent and loosing air on the passenger rear side. I just went to the dealer and was informed now the rear wheel is cracked.


jeffrey p. said
414 days ago
I have a 2012 535. Was just told my the service department that I have 1 cracked rim and 2 bent rims. Will never buy another BMW again. Piece of shit!!


John L. said
399 days ago
Purchased a CPO 335 2011 M sport September 2014 just replaced all tires balanced and aligned one day of driving loss air in right front tire took back to shop disassembled tire and found performance five star 18 inch wheel is cracked and will not hold air please include me in the lawsuit


Michael S. said
396 days ago
I have a 2011 BMW 550 and I have replaced 3 cracked rims in the last 9 months and now I'm pretty sure I have a 4th cracked rim. BMW dealership was not helpful at all and said they could replace the cracked rim again but with no warranty. Very frustrating. I love the car except for these weak rims they decided on.


anthony m. said
394 days ago
2 cracked rims 2008 328i 41000 miles


anthony m. said
394 days ago
2 cracked rims 2008 328i 41000 miles


Albert C. said
384 days ago
I've now been told two of the rims on my 2011 CPO 528i are cracked and are constantly losing air. I can't understand how two rims could be cracked. This has to be a manufacturer defect. Considering so many others are also facing similar issues.


R. N. said
381 days ago
I purchased a 2008 bmw 750li. I have put less than 2000 miles to date. I took my car in for tire rotation and oil change. I went to get in my car the next morning the car said low tire pressure. So I put air in it and while still at the station the car said low tire pressure. After checking it again it I couldn't get a pressure reading. I drove it about 2blocks to a tire shop to see what was wrong. Not only was the rim cracked but the rims were the wrong size on the back tires! They were supposed to be 275 rims but they had 245 rims on the back. I'm sure the dealer knew this at the time but did not disclose it. Also when I went to pick up the car they had taken the car matts. The dealer di d this. Because I bought the car pre-owned I didnt think I vould fo anything about it.


Donald S. said
379 days ago
I own a 645ci had to replace three wheels 2 rear and one front plus rof tires
due to cracks in the wheels seems as though someone tried to repair them.


Jeremy S. said
361 days ago
2011 BMW 550i cracked rear rim, had the issue for months, been to two different dealers to replace tires. Tire shop found cracked rim and dealers say it's from a road hazard!


Lisa R. said
361 days ago
I just bought a 2008 328i convertible with 50,000 miles on it. America's tire co found cracks on the inside of 3 rims and would not put new tires on cracked rims due to safety and service guaruntee on the new tires. I feel like I am not alone in this. BMW needs to fix this before someone gets hurt on the road. BBB and Attorney General will be getting a call.


michael g. said
352 days ago
Cracked wheel 40000 miles 2 spots, 2011 550i gt x drive


michael g. said
352 days ago
Cracked wheel 40000 miles 2 spots, 2011 550i gt x drive


Jack M. said
350 days ago
2007 BMW 335xi, front left and rear right lose pressure each day due to cracks. Would like BMW NA to repair or replace.


Norris G. said
342 days ago
750 bmw factory rims have cracked countless times and after market rims cracked too this is ridiculous very expensive car with horrible rims and tires the should be ashamed to the audacity not to even consider replacing there product please help


Dave S. said
341 days ago
to this website, I have received no response from either my dealer or Mini Usa, talked to BMW they said that they do not make the wheels for mini bI explained my issue on my 2013 Mini clubman s 271 days ago according ut that they come from many different sources, a surefire way to deny any liability, anyway I took the rims to the dealer and they said they have no power to do anything even though they have never seen rims bent and cracked this bad. I have replaced the rims with aftermarket 17" alloys and driven on the same roads for the past nine months with no problem whatsoever.......so who is covering up what? I have kept the stock rims and tires that were destroyed in case there needs to be hard evidence.


brett y. said
341 days ago
2012 bmw 335IS with 19"313M wheels. Had to replace both back wheels Today. One had 8 cracks in it.


said
334 days ago
2012 bmw 750lix m sport all my life own my dream car before 50 can't get enough one problem tires rims 19 low profiles 20 in rear in New York hit a pot hole your heart stops new alloy rim last year tires every year 2000 last year 2015 today feb 22 2016 bubble in both front order tires don't want to put on one more month potholes bought 2 1000 dollars lol put one one two bubbles rims scratched up wheel it 150 a pop this is my six beema help me do I go to 19


William C. said
325 days ago
2007 BMW 335 xi.. 60K miles, I've replaced 5 rims from cracking. And tires as well.


Robbie P. said
320 days ago
i HAVE A 2014 750 LI
BRAND NEW WHEN I BOUGHT IT, IVE REPLACED THE TIRES 4 TIMES. ALLOY WHEELS TWICE. THIS IS CRAZY!


Walter T. said
315 days ago
My BMW 523I faced the same problem! All the 4 rims cracked with a "straight line" ! Air leakage problem cause nightmare when ever I need to travel for longer distance...car wheels are so important and it surprising me that BMW cars have this problem which should not happen!


Norm W. said
311 days ago
2013 BMW X-3, clear coat cracking finish, corroding. BMW offered to repair. Repair unsuccessful, wheels and tires now unable to be balanced, dealer incorrectly over torqued lug nuts, wheels and tires now vibrate after 60 mph. Still under warranty BMW does not want to replace rims.Thinking of bringing legal action in small claims court.


Chris C. said
303 days ago
Have 2009 135I (sports suspension) with 18 inch tire. So far have replaced 3 of the 4 wheels due to cracks and resulting leaky tires. First set of Run Flats lasted 8k miles. These wheels are TOO weak for normal driving. Switched to non run flats (Continental extreme contact DWS06) with better wear rating(560). Had dealer realign 4 wheels and now we get about a year out of a set of times. NOTE--The wheels cannot be adjusted to zero camber ( up and down like other cars) because BMW didn't allow enough adjustment from the factory. Get adjusted as much as possible and the tires will last longer. We are trying the Continentals from Tire Rack now. This does not excuse BMW for their total disregard to wheel safety as these wheels are dangerous.


Chris G. said
287 days ago
2011 328i Convertible. Keep losing air for past 3 days. Take to get new tire, but rim is cracked. No way this should happen.


Rickie C. said
285 days ago
2008 BMW 550i left rear went flat and took to get fixed and found wheel had 2 cracks in it causing it to lose air pressure. Had to buy new wheel.


Ronald H. said
277 days ago
I have a 2012 750i that I have had 3 20" rims cracked in the last year. I have purchased 1 rim and had 2 repaired. Big Problem


James M. said
275 days ago
I have a 2008 335xi just replacing front 17" rim today. I thought this was a premium Vehicle. my 92 325i had over 200k miles and never cracked a rim. Bad combo run flats on alloys.


Lavar W. said
264 days ago
I have a 2012 BMW 750i my rim has bent twice in 3 days


Laurel W. said
247 days ago
I have a 2008 335i and rim cracked and caused flat and had to have it repaired.


james m. said
246 days ago
I have bmw 2007 z4 roadster wheel cracked and resulted in loss of control and damage to run flat tire


Nika S. said
246 days ago
Yup! same thing ... 2011 335i xdrive with 19 inch rims. went to the BMW dealer yesterday all 4 cracked rims - hair line - same thing happened last year as well. I am done with this car. each rim is $900.00. I am trading it in for a 435i - the tires are fatter. hope this solves the problem. BMW should be held accountable. I do avoid as many potholes as possible. It is May and I only put these tires on last month and already they all have cracks? REALLY?


matthew b. said
245 days ago
2009 335i with m6 wheels. The right rear cracked in multiple places. Got a flat in the middle of the highway pulled over right away. Just ended up replacing the the wheelset.


Warren M. said
244 days ago
I've memorized every bump and pot hole on the way to and from work and avoid them diligently which takes a lot of concentration, but my 2nd defective rim just cracked and all the tire experts say it's due to the run flats. 2008 135i 18" rims, I got the first rim welded for $50. Multiple people would have to die due to tire failure to make it cost effective for BMW to take action. Therefor the cheap easily cracked rims will continue to be sold to BMW owners, capitalism at it's finest. Profits First!


Chris T. said
244 days ago


Chris T. said
244 days ago


JOSE M. said
236 days ago
I've had the sme experience with my 19-inch factory wheels on my 2007 335i coupe. Tires filed in the forst month and I have had many other incidents. Why are you just suing in California? IT's common in Puerto Rico, as well as all over the US.


Randal L. said
236 days ago
Have a 2009 750 li went on a weekend vacation and tpm came on had to stop every 50 mi to put air in tire when I reached my destination I took my car to a service center to get my tire repaired and found that my rim was cracked... I did not hit anything but my rim was cracked.


said
234 days ago
I've had the sme experience with my 2009328i coupe. Crack on my rear wheel it happened twice... I did not it anything.


Jason P. said
225 days ago
I've a 2008 x5 and just replaced my second cracked wheel. I didn't realize there was a class action until the second time the tire shop said I have a cracked rim. I thought I just was one of the unluckiest people on earth. I've been driving for 25 years now and have never heard of anyone cracking a rim.


Jawaan L. said
207 days ago


Brandon K. said
201 days ago
I have a 2009 x5 35d and I just had a 20 inch sport wheel crack in half, luckily I reacted quickly and saved the run flay tire, unfortunately I have to replace a wheel. I think bmwna should be helping people out.


ken L. said
196 days ago
I have a 2004 745i with 21" 5 spoke both front ones have cracked and been repaired


Ken M. said
192 days ago
In February 14 we inquired a 2014 750 LI and shortly after on March 1, 2014 the front right rim cracked and the un drivable car had to be towed to dealership for repair. There was no road hazard. There were no potholes. We were driving on a paved smooth city street of a speed of 35 miles per hour. The rim was defective and we wrote the company but no response. The paid lots for the rim, tow truck, loss of use and rental.


Sonia G. said
192 days ago


Cynthia S. said
191 days ago
I have 2013 BMW 335i and now have 2 rims with cracks.


Dennis S. said
169 days ago
I have a 2006 x5 and just replaced my second cracked wheel. I didn't realize there was a class action until the second time the tire shop said I have a cracked rim.


Edward S. said
154 days ago
Earlier I reported my 550i gt had cracked rims. Well, within the last 8 month I had to replace a tire and cracked rim. Now in August 2016, I discover another cracked rim and damaged tire which has to be replaced. Just simply pissed, having paid the amount of money for these cars with these results.


George J. said
151 days ago
Have 2010 750LI, at 27K miles both rear rims cracked and need to be replaced. at 78K again rear rims cracked, this time replaced with non-BMW rims for all four wheels.


Shawn W. said
149 days ago
I just purchase a BMW Z4 2013 that has issues with Constance low tire pressure, I thought it was my tires however it turns out all four rims are cracked on the interior of the wheel. Please Help!

Shawn P Wright


craig d. said
149 days ago
we have the same issue with bmw 528xi drive with run flat tires


Khalid A. said
144 days ago
I'm on my 2nd set of wheel for a 2008 BMW 750Li. 1st set of wheels were cracked and needed to be replaced. The left rear wheel has already warped and need to be replaced. My wheels are the originals for my BMW.


Chris T. said
133 days ago
2010 335i M Sport 34,000 miles w/low profile Michelin Pilot SS tires... cracked rear wheel. Don't recall hitting a significant pothole...


Chris T. said
133 days ago
2010 335i M Sport 34,000 miles w/low profile Michelin Pilot SS tires... cracked rear wheel. Don't recall hitting a significant pothole...


Saad Z. said
119 days ago
Same situation bought my 7 series 2010 750 li xdrive only driven for 6 months dealer tells me all my 4 rims are cracked and i nevet even hit anything its crazy


James M. said
115 days ago
2008 BMW 535i - I have one rear wheel on the passenger side with (3) cracks in them and is now leaking air through the cracks. I haven't run into any ditches or hit any bumps that should have caused this type of damage.


Ella S. said
110 days ago
I put 4 new tires on my 2006 X5 2 weeks ago. Got a low pressure alert yesterday, took car back to tire place. They showed me the cracked wheel and that tire was down to 15 pounds. I am not happy. They are trying to get wheel repaired, but makes me nervous about driving on interstate in case it happens to other wheels!


Fredi Y. said
102 days ago
My two rear Alloy wheels crack on my 525I BMW,,, I had to purchase a new tire!! Not Happy at all...I hope BMW will do a recall on Alloy crack wheels.


said
101 days ago
I took my bmw to tire center today. I run on OEM 313 M3 wheels. I have 5 cracks in my back left rims and I am really carefully when I drive. I did some research online and there are issues like this all over the country. I am worried that someone will eventually get hurt because of this.


michael m. said
101 days ago
I took my bmw to tire center today. I run on OEM 313 M3 wheels. I have 5 cracks in my back left rims and I am really carefully when I drive. I did some research online and there are issues like this all over the country. I am worried that someone will eventually get hurt because of this.


Brad D. said
98 days ago


said
93 days ago
Yes same issue cracking rim with o the first three months of buyin care have being buying for past years .cracks leaks in tires.


Teddy Y. said
90 days ago
My rear passenger side 750i Alloy wheel rim cracked less than 20,000 miles .I never experienced cracking rim in my life. When I contacted dealer they told me no warranty covered. I found out some of my friends who own 750i series they also have cracking problem. BWW must admit this defected rim problem and recall all the rims. Also must give warranty exchange to cracking rim BMW owners immediately.



Sammy H. said
89 days ago
Worked my butt off saving 75% of my pay checks for over two and a half years to buy my 'dream car'... 2006 Bmw 650i which only had one owner in its lifetime and he was an elder man that certainly never abused car & definitely never hit some pothole or debris where he lived and drove in Wyoming which pretty much has the smoothest and best roads/streets in the whole country.. Anyway, 2 weeks after bringing car back to Los Angeles where I live, the nightmare on rubber street began. Thought maybe tires were seasonal or something like that so I purchased 4 brand new Michelin all season tires and exactly 20 days in both rear tires were demolished; literally stripped. Replaced two rear tires and this time it took a month and both rear tires were pretty much done and the tram lining caused by this ruined right rear wheel assembly. Fear has forced me to park the car and take the bus to work and school until I can figure out what to do next. I have no money for repairs and wouldn't even know where to begin. Please Bmw, help me with this difficult situation. I know being a college student I should've chosen a more cost efficient car but I just loved the 6 series too much. And this is making me really stressed and in a terrible situation.


Sammy H. said
89 days ago
Worked my butt off saving 75% of my pay checks for over two and a half years to buy my 'dream car'... 2006 Bmw 650i which only had one owner in its lifetime and he was an elder man that certainly never abused car & definitely never hit some pothole or debris where he lived and drove in Wyoming which pretty much has the smoothest and best roads/streets in the whole country.. Anyway, 2 weeks after bringing car back to Los Angeles where I live, the nightmare on rubber street began. Thought maybe tires were seasonal or something like that so I purchased 4 brand new Michelin all season tires and exactly 20 days in both rear tires were demolished; literally stripped. Replaced two rear tires and this time it took a month and both rear tires were pretty much done and the tram lining caused by this ruined right rear wheel assembly. Fear has forced me to park the car and take the bus to work and school until I can figure out what to do next. I have no money for repairs and wouldn't even know where to begin. Please Bmw, help me with this difficult situation. I know being a college student I should've chosen a more cost efficient car but I just loved the 6 series too much. And this is making me really stressed and in a terrible situation.


Davonna H. said
86 days ago
I am on repair #4.... Where is the solution !!


said
85 days ago
Have 2013 750 LI. After 30,000 miles was told needed new set of run flats .
And now today rear rim cracked...ohhh and the NEW engine that had to be put in at 60,000 miles... luxury car??? Paid 75,000 for it, you would think you wouldn't have any trouble whatsoever !!!!!9


Lingda H. said
85 days ago
have 2010 550gt xi,replaced the rear right rim for $1,000 because of crack, then the new one had a crack only after 14 months (6500 miles)


annie t. said
47 days ago
I am experiencing the same issue and same costly repairs. Please help!


Darnell R. said
47 days ago
Same issue. 328i. Multiple tired later I find out the air leak occurs right above the seal point of the casting


Debbie N. said
40 days ago
I am experiencing the ssme issue, 2009 328I coupe. Rear rim passenger side.


Monifa R. said
14 days ago
Discount tire tech just informed me that my back two BMW rims on my 2009 325i BMW have hair line cracks that may impact the tire pressure on my newly installed run-flat Bridgestone tires. I had them check the front two rims and they both appeared fine but both back rims have multiple cracks on the inside of the rim.


Susan D. said
10 days ago
Same issue on my 2012 750Li Xdrive with 19" run flats. About to replace 2 more rims after replacing another one 2 months ago. BMW of North America is offering no help ... It's a safety issue yet they want to put the same rims back on the car??? Are people saying the after market rims will have the same issue?


Robert F. said
13 hours ago
Purchased a used 535 Xi in July in November had yo replace the driver rear rim. Never hit anything at all. Now today friber front same thing but much larger crack. Same areas running outside in. First was about 1/8" this one over an inch out of no whete.. Ty hazard here.
Too expensive a car not to be handled properly by BMW. Afer this one I eant dump this POS as I dont plan on dieing fue to cotporated greed.
Has anyone had a satisfactory resolve on this?
Thanks
Bob
9788843958




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