hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,261 miles

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2001 BMW 325 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 192007

325 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,784 miles


The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. During scheduled maintenance, the mechanic noticed that the rear coil springs had failed. The contact stated that he previously heard a popping noise. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 73,784.

- Shiloh, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 272006

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Both rear springs failed, requiring replacement, at less than 50,000 miles with no excessive driving. My mechanic mentioned that the problem seems endemic to the E46 BMW 3 series. Should the rear suspension have become unloaded on a bump, etc. A serious accident could have resulted. If this problem with the rear springs is common, it could represent a design defect.

- Somerville, MA, USA

problem #1

May 032006

325 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Dealer performing 60,000 maintenance check on 2001 BMW 325ix reported that both rear springs were cracked. Also reported that they had seen similar cracked springs on a half dozen 3 series cars of the same vintage (1999-2005) over the last year.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

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