really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,325 miles

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2000 BMW 323 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 BMW 323 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 092011


  • 121,000 miles


After having the control arm bushings replaced and a 4 wheel alignment completed at a BMW service dealership in tyler, tx, apparently the steering angle sensor (located at the bottom of the steering column) failed which caused the dynamic stability control (dsc), brake and ABS lights to illuminate. When the incident occurred, I was driving 70 mph on a dry highway using the cruise control. When this sensor failed, all three lights illuminated and the cruise control ceased to work. According to the BMW service department, there is no requirement to re-calibrate the steering angle sensor after an alignment is completed. Additionally, per the service manager at the BMW service department, they are replacing steering angle sensors in a variety of BMW automobiles at "3 to 4 per week". estimated cost to repair is between $500 - $1000.

- Snook, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 012011

323 6-cyl

  • 89,300 miles
I'm just concern if there is a recall to be fixed on my car (2000 BMW X3 2.5I) I've noticed 2X already that while driving on the freeway my gas pedal accelerates speed. In December 2010 while driving on a slight snow, the car won't stop for a second when applying brakes; my front rotor and brakes were being replaced on March 7, 2011 at the dealer. My main concern here is the gas pedal acceleration. I would like to know how can I get a free maintenance free check service.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 252009


  • 111,000 miles
A year ago, my gas gauge sensor went out. The car had less than 100,000 miles on it. Today, my 2000 BMW 323I has 111,000 miles on it and the vehicle will not drive in any gear without a grinding sound. I almost got killed by a car behind me because I could suddenly not accelerate at a stop light and I had to get out to push the vehicle to safety. Within the past few months the car would drive, but only when it was warm. Now it is completely inop. This car has been well maintained! it would cost me over $4000 to get a new transmission and I still over $6000 on the car. Despite thousands of complaints regarding the 2000 BMW 323I transmission failure, BMW refuses to do anything. I currently have no operable vehicle and I still have to maintain my auto loan payments and find alternate transportation to work. I have spent over $3500 in additional repairs to this vehicle on brakes, new catalytic converter sensors, trailing arm, ball bearings, etc.

- Saint Francis, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 112000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 BMW 323I brakes made a weird noise and when in a collision the airbags failed to deploy. The air condition made a noise. Updated 12/27/06.

- Fresh Meadows, NY, USA

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