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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,250 miles

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2002 BMW 325 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152002

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,500 miles


The steering wheel has locked during operation of the vehicle on three separate occasions. The car becomes completely inoperable. My vehicle, a BMW 325I, was purchased brand new on May 7, 2002.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 182001


  • miles
The steering column is kinked an inch to the left. I do not mean the wheel is turned to one O'clock, I mean the left side of the steering wheel is 1 inch closer to the dash board than the right. I cannot believe that the column is where it should be under the hood. The dealer said that a number of coupes have this problem. When I spoke to BMW they said talk with the dealer. I have asked for a letter to say this is safe and BMW has refused to issue such a letter.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

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