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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,250 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.

2001 BMW 330 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 082008

330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,500 miles


I just bought my 2001 330I BMW two months ago with 103,000 miles on it. The check engine light came on and the dealer says I need a new torque converter. They want $2000 to put a new one in. I then looked around here and saw that this is a common problem. Also I had to change two of the window regulators. - another common problem with BMW. Is BMW doing anything about this" why does BMW make the public pay for the problems they made"

- Columbia, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 122007

330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles
Design flaw in transmission, specifically the torque converter, on 2000-2002 E46. Requiring rebuilding and or replacing torque converter. BMW is aware of problems and is widespread.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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