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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2001 BMW 325 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012006

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. When the contact attempted to accelerate, the vehicle automatically began to brake. The travel speed was not a factor. The dsc/adb lights (automatic differential braking) were the only warning indicators. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact has since turned off the dsc/adb lights. The engine size, purchase date, and correct VIN were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 46,000.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 102003


  • miles
While attempting to apply brakes they failed. Consumer stated the only way to stop vehicle was to put vehicle into reverse.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

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