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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
23,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 BMW 325 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012004

325 i 325i

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,000 miles


This car simply has flakey electrical malfunctions at random times. The most serious is the door locks (electrical) can trap you in or out of the car. The workaround I've found is to restart the car and let it warm up. the locks seem to work after driving the car for some miles. Fortunately one can enter the car manually via ONE door, the driver's door when this happens.

More electrical problems: the dashboard error lights go on when nothing is wrong. It tells you the headlamps are out when they are not. And the car often needs replacement light bulbs or headlamps -- way too often.

It's just flakey and random making it not fixable.

On the other hand, the car is fun to drive.

- , Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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