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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2003 BMW 330 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 232004

330 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 500 miles


2003 BMW 330I, I have an issue where the engine stalls when the coasting to a stop, or sitting stationary, and with the clutch fully depressed. Engine also exhibits uneven/odd acceleration behavior, often lagging noticeably at speed. I've had the car at the dealer to diagnose the problem on 4 occasions in the past year (19K miles) with zero resolution. Because the car isn't throwing an error codes, I guess that I have to just "live with it". not acceptable. This can be a dangerous issue, especially when coasting to a stop. I would like to see BMW finally step up to the plate and address this issue. I just shouldn't have to live with something like this, in this day in age, and with a mass-produced car.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

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