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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,001 miles

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2001 BMW 325 lights problems

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2001 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Dec 202010

325

  • 167,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325 ci. The contact stated that the driver's side tail light failed to illuminate. The tail light warning light illuminated during the failure. The contact confirmed that the bulb wire connector was melted. The contact believed that the failure was similar to NHTSA campaign id number:11V438000 (exterior lighting:brake lights). The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 167,000 and the current mileage was 170,000.

- Winnetka, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 092012

325 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
The left rear brake light started to dim and triggered a warning indicator but went away. After a month or two, all the lights on rear left has failed. No brake lights, turn signal, or reverse light on the left side. After researching this looks likes NHTSA action number : EA09019. I currently see the burn harness and lightbulb carrier burnt as well. After the lights going out it has caused the headlights to flicker. The recall isn't just sedans, 2001 coupes should be added to the list. Currently I have no rear tail lights and strobbing headlights.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 082011

325

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact stated that when depressing the brakes, the brake light would not illuminate on the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised her that the rear tail light carriage needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the rear tail light carriage. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised her that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000.

- Belvue, WA, USA

problem #11

Jun 012011

325

  • 104,100 miles

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

Rear left turn signal blinking fast indicating bad bulb but all bulbs are good. Rear left turn signal bulb has a lower luminous intensity than the other bulbs. Replacing the bulb with a new bulb makes not difference. Right turn signal intermittently blinks fast indicating a bad bulb but all bulbs are working.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #10

Mar 012011

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, an error message illuminated on the instrument panel and alerted to her that the rear quarter panel lights were not functioning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was advised to replace the lights because they created a fire hazard. The vehicle was repaired, but the error message continued to illuminate. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided no assistance. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 11V438000 (exterior lighting:tail lights) but did not advise if the vehicle was included in the recall. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Fayette, AL, USA

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problem #9

Dec 012011

325

  • miles
For BMW E46 2001, rear turn signal light brown grounding wire arches and damages the socket causing the light to flicker on occasion. This problem is also evident in later models of BMW E46 and an recall has been issued on E46 2002-2006 models. It's problematic that they also didn't address this on E46 2001 models because it seems to occur in the earlier model as well as evident with my car.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #8

Jan 042012

325

  • 186,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the ground wires for the tail light assembly burned out, causing the lights to become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised the contact that there were no recalls for the failure. The repairs would include adding a ground wire to the tail light assembly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who advised teh contact that there were no recalls for his vehicle and offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 186,000.

- Camden, SC, USA

problem #7

Jan 032012

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 177,236 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact stated that while stopped at a stop sign, the rear driver's side tail light would not illuminate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V438000 (exterior lighting:tail lights). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 177,236. Updated 02/09/12 updated 02/13/12

- Lapuente, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 292011

325

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the rear brake lights failed and would not illuminate when depressing the brakes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised him that the wires in the brake lights were burned out and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that the vehicle was not inlcuded in any recalls. The failure and the current mileages were approximately 86,000.

- 585 Over Brook Drive, GA, USA

problem #5

Dec 172011

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the rear tail lights failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was told that the wiring had burned out and needed to be repaired. The current mileage was 175,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 062011

325

  • 189,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the tail light, brake lights and turn signals failed. The resistance in the electrical components caused the rear lamp functions to fail. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 189,500.

- El Paseo, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 122011

325

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact stated that when he was advised that his tail lamps were not functioning he took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and was advised that the rear tail lamps needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him that there were no recalls related to his VIN. The failure mileage was approximately 112,000.

- Starkville, MS, USA

problem #2

Aug 152011

325 6-cyl

  • 99,605 miles
Exterior lighting: Tail light. Left rear tail light eight-pin connector has melted at pin number 5 and has caused failure of the tail light, brake light and turn indicator.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 242008

325

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. When the contact purchased the vehicle, the brake lights were working. A couple of days later, the lights stopped working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The contact has learned of multiple issues regarding BMW brake lights. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Forthworth, TX, USA

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