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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,358 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.

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2003 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 192012


  • 177,000 miles


Originar request car gone for repair: Main issue; leak of anti-free, pump issue. Hose replacement. 2012 - package results no included in our original requests. Suspension problem: Tech found both rear coil springs broken. Note by car's owner: We when ahead and replaced both, although around 90% of my drive is in highways and my frequent passenger is only a 3 year old boy. Repair cost: Us$400 --------------------------------------- 2015- car brought over the dealership for "computer programming" as service was not available anywhere. Recommended services by the dealership: - "replace rear coil springs with lower pads. (both rear coil springs are broken) note: - although, we 'd like to make this repair we did not agreed to do so. - the tag price scaled to US766.28 without tax and we've been in a tight budget. - you may try searching online for "BMW rear coil springs complain, issue or problems." There are literally hundreds of complains on BMW's rear spring fail but still not recall, ( although by BMW own admission this should be consider a serious safety issue.

- Bradford, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 052011

330 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
The cooling fan broke loose spontaneously and flew through the air cutting through the hood of the car and ripping through the entire engine compartment. Moments prior the hood had been open with people standing around looking at the hoses. Had the fan broke loose at this time, I would have seriously injured or killed people.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 272004

330 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,430 miles
No events leading to failure car will randomly stall when stopped. Problem continues to persist nothing has been done. BMW claims there is no problem

- Rancho Santa Marg, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 112003

330 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I am experiencing a stalling problem with my 2003 BMW 330I. At a stop light the car has a very rough idle and has stalled numerous times. I have brought the car to the dealer numerous times to have this problem resolved, and nothing has been done about it. This problem is happening on almost every 330I, as evidenced on numerous internet bulletin boards (including and but BMW refuses to acknowledge the problem. This problem causes a safety hazard, as the stalling as left me stranded at an intersection in the past with traffic flowing around me as I attempt to restart.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

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