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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 BMW 325 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 222011


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325I. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled without prior warning. The engine restarted and the vehicle resumed; however within five miles the failure recurred. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to an authorized dealer. The technician stated that the engine exhibited a crack. The vehicle may possibly be repaired for the defect. In 2007, the engine was leaking a significant amount of oil and an unknown repair was performed by the dealer. In addition, the air condition compressor was replaced by the dealer three times. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 162004

325 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
In 2004, the air conditioner compressor burned up. A second time, in 2008, it failed. A third time, in 2010, a fireball exploded from under the trunk. Again, the air conditioner compressor had failed, after we received it from the dealer's service shop.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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