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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,745 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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2001 BMW Z3 engine problems

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2001 BMW Z3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162007

Z3 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 63,745 miles


After leaving my vehicle overnight, I started my vehicle with an ambient air temperature of 9 degrees Fahrenheit. I proceeded to let my vehicle warm while I cleaned off the snow. I then got into my vehicle and proceeded to drive to my destination. While driving I began to loose engine power, and my service engine soon light came on. I had to pull to the side of the road where I parked my car. I shut my car down and after trying to restart my car it would not start. Upon having the vehicle towed to the dealer the failed part is a crankcase vent valve. The part is known to fail in cold weather. And I have to have other parts replaced such as dipstick, spark plugs, and seals due to the damage caused by this part.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

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