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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 BMW 325 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 102009


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325I. The contact was driving 10 mph when the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who advised that there was a crack in the engine and water was entering the engine. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who stated that the dealer needed to replace the engine at the owners expense of $10,000. They offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 082004


  • 80,000 miles
Engine needs to be replaced on 2004 BMW 325ic. The check coolant light had come on, then the oil indicator light and then the engine stopped. This all occurred within seconds. The consumer was informed that a water pump was needed and that there was a serious oil leak. The left and right windows did not move into the lock position.

- Valley Park, MO, USA

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