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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,250 miles

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2002 BMW 325 accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 302008


  • 25,000 miles


The rearview mirror leaked and it is blurry now in my 2002 BMW M3. I did some research and it has been a common problem for a lot of BMW's. dealer won't replace as the car is out of warranty. Mirror is obviously a safety item and obviously defective.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 012002

325 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
On the BMW model 325I yeras 2002 and 2003 the heated outside rearview mirrors are heated. They are not thermostatically controlled and therefore are always on. The problem arises in that if you get out of the car after it has been driven and unintentionally touch one fo the outside mirrors, you burn your fingers. This was observed when attempting to clean rearview mirrors after the car was on for some time. I brought the vehicle in to the bnw dealer who informed me that the mirrors were always on, not thermostatically controled and were always heated. This does not seem to be a problem in the winter months as the temperature outside is colder. However in the summer there is a potential for a child or unwitting adult to be burned on the rearview mirror glass.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 302002


  • miles
Heated mirrors on always. Temperature reading in excess of 115 degrees F. poses burn risk.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 032002


  • miles
Heated mirrors has a potential burn risk. Measured mirror surface temp. Is 115 degrees F.

- Severn, MD, USA

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