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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
145,010 miles

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2005 BMW 325 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 132012

325 6-cyl

  • 145,010 miles


My car's transmission light came on so I pulled over to the side of the road. I turned the car off and on but the warning light wouldn't go away. After the car was turned on, it would not shift into drive even though I could hear that the engine was running. I had to have the car towed and was informed by the dealer that my transmission would need to be replaced. This would cost approximately $6,500-. it seems that several BMW owners have had similar issues with the transmission. This is a huge safety concern since I was on a 2-lane highway through mountains without any cell phone reception.

- Union City, CA, USA

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