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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,000 miles

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2002 BMW 318 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 BMW 318 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 072007

318 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


BMW 325xi 2002 bought used in mint condition with 60000 miles drivetrain vibration related to transfer case output bearing. BMW international said that was too bad, but not concernd at the failure. Expected as that year had problems with transfer case bearings.

- S. Burington, VT, USA

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