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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,602 miles

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2002 BMW M3 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 302011

M3 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


I took my car into the BMW dealer for a inspection, they found the subframe/trunk floor was cracking and would not be able to put my car on a vehicle lift for further inspection and advised me it may not be safe to drive. Looking into this online this seems to be a common saftey problem with these cars.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #1

Sep 202010


  • 84,204 miles
Inspection at dealer, BMW of peabody, 221 andover street, peabody MA 01960, found both rear springs broken. I was told that this is quite normal for BMW 3 series. I believe that broken rear springs could contribute to loss of control and possible injury to persons.

- Wenham, MA, USA

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