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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 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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2002 BMW M3 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 042003

M3 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles


Multiple problems with the vehicel. The engine was replaced at 16000, the transmission (smg) was re[;aced at 20000, now the engine rev high at idel and send stron vibration to the cabin and steering column. BMW of houston North, a local dealer in houston, tx, were less than helpful in trying to solve the current problem. It appears that they want to keep the problems with M3 quiet.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and changing gears could hear a grinding noise. Had vehicle at dealership for a third transmission. Problem with transmission has happened twice before, and replaced twice.

- Bronxville, NY, USA

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