hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,001 miles

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2001 BMW 325 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 142015


  • 240,003 miles


Had just parked the car and a few minutes later it caught on fire. Everything under the hood is burned. Surveillance cameras caught the hole thing.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #3

May 062015


  • 0 miles
Oil leak at the valve cover potentially caused by bolts being over-torqued as assembly.

- Carthage , MO, USA

problem #2

Dec 012014

325 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
I am horrified. I have 135K miles on my 2001 BMW 325I and it will no longer reverse. I took it into the transmission guy and he told me it would cost $4K to repair. The car has been in very good shape, with barely any problem. He also sent me to a website where apparently many others have had the same transmission problem. Apparently there is a well known failure esp with the 2001 model 3-series. I believe a class action lawsuit or recall should be brought against BMW.

- Woodstock, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 012013


  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325ci. The contact stated that she noticed a leak under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic for inspection and they stated that the radiator cap and the thermostat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back and they stated that the fan clutch, the auxiliary cooling system, and the electrical fan censor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Knoxville , TN, USA

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