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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,098 miles

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #12

Nov 102009

325

  • 24,000 miles

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

The door locks will not unlock with the remote. The doors cannot be opened from the inside. Only the drivers door can be unlocked using a the spare key. This is a safety hazard if there were to be an accident, I would be stuck in my car. There would be no way for the doors to be opened in case of an emergency. This is a very common problem with this make. Its attributed to a faulty design.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #11

Oct 302009

325

  • 30,000 miles
The door locks will not unlock with the vehicle's remote. The doors cannot be opened from the inside. The driver door can be unlocked using a manual key but all 3 other doors remained locked due to the fact they are controlled by the remote. The doors cannot be unlocked by depressing the button to unlock the doors.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 242009

325

  • 56,000 miles
The driver door lock does not open using the remote. BMW is asking to pay them for diagnosis and eventual repair. I do believe this is a safety issue and the cost should be on BMW.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #9

Jun 202009

325

  • 65,000 miles

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

Can't recall the exact sequence of button pushing that resulted in my being locked inside the vehicle. Not even the double handle pull that usually releases the lock from the inside worked. Had to roll down the window and use manual key from the outside to unlock. Diagnosed as a blown fuse. Fuse was replaced. Now locks are intermittent again after 2 months of working ok. The car has had the actuator replaced before, now it appears to be broken again. Will not electrically lock or unlock now. This seams like a huge safety concern in the event of an accident.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 132009

325

  • 68,000 miles
The door locks will not unlock with the vehicle's remote. The doors cannot be opened from the inside. The driver door can be unlocked using a manual key but all 3 other doors remained locked due to the fact they are controlled by the remote. The doors cannot be unlocked by depressing the button to unlock the doors. If my son and I were in a wreck and the driver side damaged we would not be able to get out of the car.

- Collierville, TN, USA

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problem #7

Dec 052008

325

  • 44,000 miles
The car locks fail to lock or unlock, one time locking me inside my car. The manual locks also stop working so using a key or opening from the inside with the handle is impossible. I had the problem repaired the first time in December and they replaced the locking mechanisms for the front driver door and gas cap door. In January, my locks failed again. This time forcing me to crawl in and out my front passenger's side door to gain access to my car. The dealer this time replaced the door lock fuse. This is a safety hazard if there were to be an accident, I would be stuck in my car.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #6

Dec 022008

325

  • 40,000 miles

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

I was at the store when the car locks jammed. The only way to get into the car was by manually using the key. The key fob would not unlock the door. The real issue was that the only door that could be opened was the drivers side using the manual key. All the others were jammed shut. There would be no way for those doors to be opened in case of an emergency. This is a very common problem with this make. Its attributed to a faulty design. See threads and youtube video. www.E90post.com/forums/showthread.php"P=3080752 www.youtube.com/watch"V=3V04L-isycs the consequences are that if there is an accident, there is no way to get to passengers, also, fire situations would be deadly, submerging in water could also prove to be a disastrous. The only repair is replacement with the same actuator, but the problem is only a temporary fix. Over time it will reoccur. It is a design flaw. Employee: Kennedy space center space shuttle program (united space alliance) safety, quality, and mission assurance engineer

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 272008

325

  • miles
For no reason one day, my door unlock button does not work and I am not able to open the door by pulling on the door handle. The only way to open the door is to use the key and open it from the outside. This only works for the driver door, and you are not able to open any of the remaining doors. This could be a severe safety issue especially if the car is in an accident in which people would not be able to get out. The failure has been consistent and is not intermittent and should be corrected for all cars on the road, since people could die. The only way to exit the vehicle would be to climb out of the windows. The car effected is 2006 BMW 325I.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 262006

325

  • 31,400 miles
While I was traveling out of town my 2006 BMW 325I had a major locking failure. I could not unlock the doors of the car except for the drivers side door. This to me is a safety hazard because all other doors where not operable, thus no one could safely get out of the car if we had been in an accident, the safety unlock would not have worked.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 022008

325

  • 20,000 miles
BMW 325xi does not provide a manual door locking override for their cars. This lack of design makes their car a trap for all passengers when electronic system fails. One year after purchasing a car ( new ) BMW 325xi, the doors and window system failed in very dangerous way. With my baby and my wife on the back sit, when I try to exit the car the door system start shutting down, the doors and window system just would not open. The only one that open was the driver side one. After this incident it happened three more time. Once all four doors locked and I had to lean out the window and open the door with the manual key. The latest one was with my 7 month pregnant wife climbing out of the car through the front of the car. Once I pulled up the door knob with a plier, but the door still locked.my complaint is not that I need to fix the car, but the fact that this car does not provide a manual override to open the door in case the electric system fails. Basically all passenger can be trapped in the car and almost impossible to escape in the case of an accident.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 262008

325

  • 34,300 miles
I was inside my car in a parking lot and the electric door locks failed to unlock the doors. The switch on the dash would unlock the doors nor would the remote. The door handles inside the car would not open the door either. Luckily I remembered that if I held down on one of the buttons on the remote control the windows would open. I then had to climb out of the window. The temperature inside the car was more than 100 degrees. This is a very serious problem. If I had not had the remote, I would have been trapped inside the car!

- Germantown, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 222008

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that all of the locks failed to unlock in 2007. All of the locks are electronic and there is a master unlock button on the dashboard. The contact was unable to exit the vehicle and had to drive to the service dealer in order to be let out of the vehicle. The dealer had to reset the computer chip in the locks. On March 22, 2008, the failure recurred and the dealer had to replace all the door locks. Immediately after the replacement, the electric mirrors failed. The dealer stated that the motor failed simultaneously. The dealer provided the contact with a new vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 38,000.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

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