hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,500 miles

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2001 BMW 325 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 162014

325 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


ABS and brake light on. According to dealership it is the szl (steering angle sensor).

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102010


  • 142,000 miles
In the events leading up to the failure, the car had been parked for 1 hour. I got into the car, put the key in the ignition and noticed the steering wheel felt very tight. I turned the car off and then turned it back on, I tried to reverse the car and started to back out of the parking spot but was able to turn the wheel while backing out of the spot, meanwhile I was using all of my strength but then I could not turn the wheel and got stuck in the middle of the road and I had to have a by-stander help push the car to a parking lot while I tried to turn the wheel. The complaint is that if this problem turns out to be the power steering pump this will be the 3rd time I have had it replaced in this car and I believe that is unheard of! I have this replaced at least 1 time a year which seems excessive. Each time this happens that car has been completely fine and suddenly the power steering will go, it is very scary and I am afraid that it will happen one day while I am in the middle of driving.

- East Northport, NY, USA

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