definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,232 miles

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2000 BMW 323 Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 022000


  • 500 miles


The contact owns a 2000 BMW 323I. The contact stated that the front driver and front passenger side power windows failed to close. The contact also stated that the engine rpms increased abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the repairs were unknown. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 500.

- Belmont, CA, USA

problem #7

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 #6

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 #5

Apr 282010


  • 55 miles


I have a 2000 BMW 323I the car suddenly de accelerate in highway speed this already happens twice the car is already in the service twice and they replaced the throttle sensor cost $800. This month happen again while driving back from work in the freeway the car suddenly de accelerate and almost got into a accident. I check online and a lot of people having problem in this car. Need help.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 142006


  • 47,000 miles
Ltr from (ca) re 2000 BMW 323I, defective engine wiring harness and throttle body malfunction cause computer failure with sudden loss of power & deceleration at high speeds. The vehicle lost power shortly after the emi, check engine soon, and dsc lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a BMW dealer.

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 102002

(reported on)


  • miles
Contacted manufacturer, couldn't properly correct problems, car is defective, attorney general notified as well as BBB, attorney general's office recommended contacting private attorney.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 152000

(reported on)


  • miles
Throttle will stick irregularly without warning. Dealer has attempted to fix defect 3 times, but couldn't determine cause. Also factory representative came out to look at vehicle, but did not determine cause.

- Lititz, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 202000


  • miles
While driving vehicle about 55 mph driver took foot off the gas pedal. Then stepped on brake pedal again and vehicle suddenly accelerated from 55 to 80 mph. Consumer had to keep foot on the brake pedal to stop vehicle.

- La Joya, CA, USA

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