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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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1998 BMW Z3 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 BMW Z3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 082010


  • 75,000 miles


Normal driving resulted in frame failure at the differential mounting point. The entire differential mount broke loose from the frame and the cross frame is broken in two places.. the vehicle also has trunk floor pan spot welds breaking loose. The problems result in a rear axle assembly that is loose and steers the car erratically. The car is unsafe to drive at this time due to erratic handling.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1

Feb 251999


  • miles
Rear stabilizer bar repaired several times with three replacements. Mjs

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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