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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,383 miles

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2002 BMW 325 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 072006

325 6-cyl

  • 35,637 miles

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

Noticed that when driving on curvy roads it feels like riding on a rough road patch or feels like braking. Dealership technician found defective torque converter and filter. No fault in memory. Removed and exchanged torque converter. Removed transmission oil pan and replaced transmission oil filter and oil and flushed all transmission cooling lines.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #10

Mar 132007

325 6-cyl

  • 44,758 miles
I noticed a cracking sound coming from the right front wheel when making a left turn. Dealership technician noticed noise on right/front side. Checked the front end and found right/front sway bar mount is loose. Retightened right/front sway bar assembly and checked left/front sway bar. Retightened.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 062007

325 6-cyl

  • 44,531 miles
Heard squeaking noise when driving over bumps and driving slow, also when making turns. Dealership technician checked the front end after road testing the vehicle. Found that both drive axles lost all lubricant; right/front inner and outer C/V joint was contaminated. Removed both front strut hub assembly and lower control arms from axles, removed and replaced both front complete axle assembly. Reinstalled front end components which were removed.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 202009

325 6-cyl

  • 65,826 miles

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

Noticed a lot of play in the steering. Took to the dealership and they technician said that the 2 rear springs were broken in half so replaced the rear springs. Also, the technician noticed that the front sway bars and links were worn and had play. Replaced also.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #7

Sep 192011

325 6-cyl

  • 90,525 miles
Heard rattle noise on the highway. I thought this wasn't safe. Dealership technician diagnosed faulty control arms and bushings. Dealership replaced both faulty control arm bushings.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

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problem #6

Sep 192011

325 6-cyl

  • 90,525 miles
The front left outer axle boot cracked and grease was spilling on the ground. Dealership replaced cv boot (axle boot).

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 162011

325 6-cyl

  • 92,715 miles

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

Right/front cv boot (axle boot) is torn and leaking. Dealership replaced it.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 012011

325 6-cyl

  • miles
We purchased our BMW 325 new in 2002. This car has been garage kept and well cared for. The vehicle has only 70,000 miles on the car. This car is now on it's 3rd set of control arms on the vehicle. I have heard this is a common problem but BMW refuses to issue a recall or service notification. Obviously the parts that are being used to replace the previous parts are defective. We have been told that they are "official" BMW parts. If this defect was not discovered and failed at slower or at highway speeds it could cause life threatening injuries or worse. Additionally the fix is very expensive to repair. Can you look into this?

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 282011

325

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 325xi. While driving approximately 45 mph, a loud clanking noise emitted from the rear end of the vehicle. The contact continued driving and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician detected that both rear coil springs were fractured. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Milton , MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152009

325

  • 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 #1

Jan 072003

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,691 miles
Rattling noise coming from my BMW convertible 325cic, by the passengerside. Car has been in the 3 different authorized BMW dealerships for fix and plus a final attemped fix at another authorized BMW dealership where the car was bought from. Total of more than 8 times in the dealer ship with one attemped from BMW field engineer and didn't fix the problem.

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

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