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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,250 miles

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2006 BMW 325 accessories - exterior problems

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 272011

325 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


After approximately 20-30 minutes of driving in the rain with the windshield wipers on, the wipers shut off and quit working without warning. It takes about 5-10 minutes of time before the windshield wipers begin to work again. This is concerning due to poor visibility and may lead to an accident.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #3

May 102012


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that when he would activate the automatic folding mirrors, the passenger's side mirror would turn completely around and face the front of the vehicle due to a locking mechanism failure. The contact also stated that he would have to manually turn the mirror back and when driving at various speeds, the mirror would shake. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Waterberry , VT, USA

problem #2

Mar 222013


  • 100,000 miles
Yesterday, the doors on my 2006 325I wouldn't unlock with the key fob. I used the actual key to enter the car and the central locking/unlocking button does not unlock the doors. The door to the gas tank is also locked. There is no way to unlock any of the passenger doors which poses a safety hazard. In reading through online forums, this is a common problem that should be addressed by BMW. Thank you.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #1

May 022012

325 6-cyl

  • miles
On May 2nd, during a rain storm, our 2006 BMW 3 series' windshield wipers stopped. We were able to get home safely and immediately called our service center, and made an appointment for the next day. The service center's owner/mechanic informed us, that there were 3 other 06 3 series in for the exact same problem. The invoice reads; work requested- diag wipers inop, work performed- replace jbe cont module(part# 63 21 5 897 528). A call was made to BMW, usa on May 11th and BMW does not have, to date, an open recall on the problem. This is disconcerting, since a small service center in the small town of bridgewater, MA. Had 4(including ours) 06 BMW 3 series in for the same problem, and on the same date.

- Halifax, MA, USA

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