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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,289 miles

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2003 BMW 325 lights problems

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2003 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 142012


  • 154,000 miles


Purchased vehicle new while I was stationed with the us air force in germany, to my understanding it was made in germany unlike most 325's at the time. It was produced under us specifications as I'd planned to bring it back to the states. I have continuously had problems over the years with the exterior lighting turn signal acting intermittently as mentioned in recall NHTSA campaign id number: 11V438000. However, after contacting my local BMW dealer, and BMW N.a., they have informed me my VIN isn't covered under the recall. I believe I may have slipped through the cracks as a VIN identified in the recall as my BMW was produced outside the normal channels of bmws affected in North America. I believe this because my vehicle exhibits the exact characteristics of the recall in question. I would like my VIN included on the recall as even today driving the vehicle this morning I didn't feel safe because the turn signal is intermittent.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 092010

325 6-cyl

  • 46,578 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 330. The contact stated that the brake light assembly had melted. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have the brake assembly replaced since both lights failed. Tsb action number 10025585 was related to the tail light failure. The contact called the manufacturer regarding a recall and was told that there was no further escalation process to follow regarding reimbursement. The contact was concerned that there was no recall related to the tail lights since a fire could potentially occur. The failure mileage was 46,578. Updated 10/20/10 updated 10/21/10 the consumer is seeking reimbursement due to recall 11V438000 being issued. Updated 05/17/12

- Ohmaha, NE, USA

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