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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,167 miles

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2002 BMW 325 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 152009


  • 75,000 miles


Never contacted by BMW about BMW 325xi recall #02V088000. Also, both front axles have gone out at 77,000 miles.

- Crossville, TN, USA

problem #5

May 162008


  • 78,000 miles
Sunroof tabs broke, leaving the shade to get stuck almost always leading to the window to jam. I know this is a constant problem. Everyone I know with a 325I has the same problem as I.

- Egan, LA, USA

problem #4

Mar 282008

325 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
The plastic clips that operate the sunshade on my 2002 325I have broken four times since I purchased the vehicle in 2003 requiring replacement. The first three times the dealer covered in full under the cpo warranty, which ran out in March 2008. Out of warranty costs are $350 to repair. Tried to get the dealer to cover this last repair, which I reported just two weeks after my extended warranty expired, but they refused.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 282006


  • miles


The windshield molding is susceptible to breaking up and the whole windshield has to be removed to reinstall the molding. Pretty bizarre for such an expensive car.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
BMW 325 ci: I have experienced so many problems with my 325ci BMW, I bought the car in November, the car is not even 1 year old and I have taken to service four times already. My car is a 2002 and at this moment it has 10,660 miles. The car has a major computer problem. My ABS seems to be malfunctioning as well as my emergency brake, and to make matters worse the transmission has been reprogramed and pieces are coming off in the inside. I have taken the car to service the past three weeks for the the computer and the body. Lucky BMW does have great service and I havent had to pay for a single repair. But I would really like to file a lemon law on the car because I know the problems with the car will never stop.

- Miami, FL, USA

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problem #1

Nov 172003

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Water leaks into the rear driver's side passenger compartment, flooding the carpet underneath the floor mat. Happens nearly every time it rains heavily or when I wash the car. Have already taken car back to dealer for repair. They replaced the left rear door seals, but same water leaks continue to happen.

- Salem, OR, USA

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