hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,571 miles

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2002 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 062014

325 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


None of the passenger locks open, automatically or manually. This is a serious safety hazard if there is an accident or fire. No one can get out.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 292009

325 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the windows could not be opened or closed. In addition, the windows would exhibit an abnormal crunching sound constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 51,000...updated 11/28/12 the consumer stated he had a problem with all the windows, getting jammed, or becoming stuck in the up or down position. All of the regulators were replaced. Also, there was a problem with the lock system not working. Sometimes, the button and switches would not work. Updated 11/29/30

- Mount Prospect, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 112010


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 325. The contact stated that the doors have stopped unlocking. The contact had to open the windows from inside of the vehicle and then unlock them since they would not open from the inside of the vehicle. When using the key, the contact was able unlock the drivers side door, but not the other doors. The dealer stated that this was a known issue with the vehicle and was caused by a failure problem with the electrical system. The failure mileage was 88000 and the current mileage was 92000.

- Saginaw, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 022010


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 BMW 325I. The contact observed that the vehicle locks on three of the doors would not release open when accessing automatically or manually. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. Updated 01/12/11 updated 02/23/11

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012010


  • 55,000 miles
Beginning mid-summer 2010, the door locks began working erratically. The situation has progressed and often I must reach through an open window to be able to open the door. The center locking system also does not respond. This ia a potentially serious hazard as a person could become trapped in the locked vehicle after a crash because the locks don't work.

- Glendora, CA, USA

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problem #2

Sep 102010


  • 90,000 miles
The drivers side door would not open either with the keyless remote or by pulling on the door handle inside the car (the windows were down so I could reach inside) I had to open the passenger door and climb across the seat to get into the driver's seat. The button between the seats to unlock all of the doors also failed to open any of the locks. The hazard light switch beside it still worked, so I know the problem isn't due to that faulty switch. This door locks returned to normal after driving the car about 30 minutes and it hasn't yet returned in the five days.

- Robbinsville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 192010


  • 123,000 miles
I have intermittent problems on hot days unlocking my car doors. My key button does not always open the door. I have to manually open the door. The real problem is when I'm inside the car, the unlock button does not work, even when I manually pull on the door handles from inside the car, the doors continues to be locked. This creates a very dangerous situation and a major safety hazard for all the passengers because the doors do not open. Once the car is cooler, they start to work again. I'm afraid that if I ever get into a car accident, nobody will be able to get out of the car. There is no BMW recall for failed locks. Please help. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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