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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,250 miles

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2001 BMW 325 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 042009

325

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 BMW series 3. when starting the vehicle the vehicle idles very hard. The contact states that the ignition coil is the reason for the hard idling. The contact states he had his vehicle inspected by a BMW employee and was advised that the coil was faulty. The contact says he called the manufacturer and was advised that his vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact says the vehicle had the defective part(s) but the manufacturer is not going to repair the vehicle. The contact says he has been dealing with the manufacturer for six months trying to get the vehicle repaired. The contact says that in a letter he received, he was advised that if the vehicle is not repaired, the vehicle will fail inspection. The current and failure miles were not available.

- Bogota, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,500 miles
I have a 2001 BMW 2.5 automatic with about 55K miles. The service engine soon light came on around 12K and the dealer replace the coil. It came on again several time later over the course of 2 years for few days. Every time by the time I took the car to the dealer, the ses disappeared and dealer can't find any thing wrong. However, I notice that when the light is on, the engine run rough and acceleration is slow. My car is out of warranty now at 55K and the light is on for the last few days. Also, BMW is famous for problem with the windows regulator. Dealer replaces three of the four windows regulators on three doors during warranty but now the fourth one has failed. What this means is that now all the windows regulator on all the four doors has failed. Please have BMW recalled the issue with ignition coil and fix the windows regulator. Thank you very much

- Hayward, CA, USA

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