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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,500 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.

2002 BMW 330 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012010

330 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


2002 BMW 330cic. Consumer states vehicle gears do not always shift down when needing to stop, often causing the vehicle to lurch forward and continue at the same speed. The dealer determined the problem was a defective vanos unit which controlled the camshaft and is part of the engine.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 112003

330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
While driving, the vehicle lost power. Theconsumer managed to pull over and had the vehicle towed to the dealer, but the problem was not resolved.

- Franklin, PA, USA

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