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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,565 miles

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2003 BMW Z4 miscellaneous problems

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2003 BMW Z4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 032015


  • 71,565 miles


The central locking system does not work correctly. It operates the glove box, passenger and driver doors as well as gas cap door. It does not respond properly to fob or by key. At times all locks are frozen to the point where you can not open to get in or gas. Right now passenger door has been locked for 30+ days. Cannot open at all. Took to a mechanic who ordered a new actuater from BMW dealer, first one did not work. Second one installed and the problem is not solved. ($240). Mechanic tells me that something is burning and I must take to dealership. I can smell the burning and I am afraid and will not drive. Looked up on internet, there are 100S of consumers with the same issue. This car only has 71,000 miles on it.

- Westerville, OH, USA

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