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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$725.00
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced it with a new power steering pump (1 reports)
2002 BMW 330 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 112008

330 Ci 3.0L Inline 6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

One day I was exiting off of the Sam Houston Tollway to the Frontage road to get on to 59 South in Southwest Houston. I was about to take a turn onto the back road. Little did I know that my power steering pump had failed and I almost hit a pedestrian. I had to use both arms to turn the steering wheel. I didn't end up going to my destination. Instead, I carefully drove back home (30 mile drive) hoping that I don't have to make abrupt turns. I had to use both arms to turn the steering wheels at intersections with all my might.

Of course, the maintenance had just expired a couple of months before so I was out of warranty. I didn't have to money to get it repaired. What I'm saying is not a lie...I prayed to God for a miracle. The day after next, the car was perfectly fine. The mechanic confirmed it too.

However, as months passed by, I could start to hear and feel a wheezing as I turned the car. It was very loud. It was as if I didn't have any PS fluid but the reservoir was full. Finally, I decided to dish out the money and get it replaced. It's been fine ever since.

- , Austin, TX, USA

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