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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 282016


  • 99,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW 330I. The contact noticed that the head lamp bulbs were burned out and a burning odor was detected. The contact replaced the head lamps independently. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 99,000. Updated 05/10/16

- Milwaukie, OR, USA

problem #5

Jun 012011

330 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 330I. The contact stated that both front headlights illuminated very dimly. The contact examined the headlights and noticed that the front driver side headlight bulb burned a hole through its housing. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The contact replaced the bulbs himself, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The contact was informed that the entire headlight housing needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 07/25/12 the consumer stated the brand of headlights on his vehicle were factory installed. Xenon bulbs. The projector bowls were the pieces that burned and not sold separately, but instead were sold with complete headlamp assemblies. There was very little visibility when driving in the dark, and he has to use the fog lamps in order to see the road. Updated 07/30/12

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012011


  • 114,000 miles
Xenon reflectors in zkw headlights are burnt, and are cracking. This is significantly reducing light output of the vehicle.

- Stayton, OR, USA

problem #3

Jul 182011

330 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


Dramatically reduced headlight output due to defective factory components.

- Kittery, ME, USA

problem #2

Feb 132010

330 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 330I. While driving 75 mph at night the vehicle head lamps were dim and he was unable to see ahead. The contact stated he replaced the head lamp bulbs himself, but he still finds it difficult to see at night. He had not taken the vehicle to the dealer at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 133,000. The current mileage were 134,000. Updated 5/20/2010 updated 07/19/10

- Caldwell, WV, USA

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problem #1

Nov 132004


  • miles
I find the halogen headlights on many cars very distracting. I am not sure but I think they are on german cars. I am told they are well liked by the drivers of the owners of these cars but I find them hazardous for the cars which are facing them. These headlights seem to me as dangerous as someone using there high lights against oncoming traffic. Have you heard this complaint before" is there anything to be done" thank you for a response. Edith R. marks I found you on google.

- Salisbury, CT, USA

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