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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,600 miles

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2002 BMW 330 miscellaneous problems

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2002 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,600 miles


I purchased this vehicle 2 weeks ago. One night while driving on the beltway about 70 mph the car started losing power. Almost all the sensors were illuminated on the dash board. I barely made it over to the emergency lane. To make matters worst BMW roadside assistance stated they are not allowed to assist anyone on route 495. BMW would not allow me to return the vehicle, but it is in the repair shop.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

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