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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,976 miles

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2006 BMW 330 body / paint problems

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 052013


  • 78,000 miles


First the driver side door lock actuator would not unlock so I would have to use the key to unlock the driver door. Bought a new actuator and had it replaced. Not even one month later the back seat driver side door lock actuator went out as well. However there is no key hole for the back door and it cannot be opened from the inside. I was told by a BMW dealer that I would have to have the door torn off and replaced with a new door because there was no way to open the door. But wait there's more! both back window regulators went out as well! got the back seat passenger side fixed. But can't get the driver side done yet. This all happened within a year.

- Little Elm , TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 202012


  • 61,200 miles
Remote door lock nor unlock button inside vehicle would unlock passenger doors. Passenger doors would not open from inside pulling/using the door handle.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #2

Apr 162011


  • 55,804 miles
Door locks on 2006 BMW 330xi suddenly stopped functioning properly midway through the day and were unable to be unlocked. I was able to open the door with the embedded physical key in the fob but when I got in the car and tried operating the doors they again locked but were unable to be unlocked neither by the unlock button on the console, the fob or the door handle. The only way I was able to exit the car was to roll down the drivers side window, and use the emergency mechanical key to unlock it by extending my hand out the window. Since the driver's side door is the only door with a physical keylock, it was the only door that was able to open. For the remainder of the day, all 3 passengers had to climb out of their windows to exit.

- Mt Arlington, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 102006

330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact stated that in inclement weather conditions, such as rain or snow, water enters through the door sills and causes the doors to freeze shut. He stated that ice also accumulates in the door sills, making it very easy to slip and fall. The failure was first noticed in September of 2006. The contact has taken the vehicle to several dealers and they stated that the failure could not be repaired. He has also contacted BMW's corporate office and they stated that they could not remedy the failure. The current mileage was 9,500 and failure mileage was 900. *updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07

- Sottsdale, AZ, USA

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