really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,063 miles

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2002 BMW 325 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Apr 182007


  • miles


I am leasing a 2002 BMW 745li. I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle. The car has gone to the BMW service center a total of 33 times for service mechanical & electrical problems. A few times car has broken down while driving and needed to be towed. This vehicle is a manufacturer defect. I feel very unsafe in this car. I have contacted BMW of North America via phone, emails, and letters, they seem not to care? the service manager at the dealer ship told me that this BMW model year has been nothing but headaches and problems for them. I fear for the well being of my family when they enter this vehicle. The car shuts off while driving. This model has had so many problems that BMW of North America extended the warranty on the car from its original manufacturer's warranty. I am paying for a piece of metal! this vehicle is one problem after another. I demand that BMW of North America stand by its product and purchase this vehicle back from me. The manufacturer (BMW of North of America) built a product that has defects. Their own technicians cannot fix this vehicle. I have taken this vehicle to 4 different BMW service centers. I have complete records. Again I demand BMW of North America to relieve me from this vehicle!

- Great Neck, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 072005

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
When vehicle had only 33 miles every single dummy light came on the car jumped forward and died out. It had been to several dealerships in different states, and they said it was always something different. While going 65 mph all the lights came on and vehicle stopped. The last time this happened the battery was replaced, and it happened again, and vehicle almost hit someone.

- Murray, KY, USA

problem #3

Aug 282004

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,551 miles
(1) parked at a light. (2) light changed, I accelerated, the engine lost power, various dash warning lights came on, I nursed the car through the intersection, and pulled over. Turned the car off, restarted, dash warning lights came on again. After talking with the service department I reached the conclusion that the car was driveable. Warning lights stayed on but engine power was back and I was able to get the car home. (3) dealer researched the problem and found a service bulletin which explained the engine failure as an electrical fault involving "defective crimping" in the throttle motor, resistence fluctuation due to pin contamination, or "faulty crimping or defective female pins" on a connector. Wiring harness and throttle motor were replaced.

- Bluemont, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 192003

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
From day one, I already experieced a problem with the car, at first the headlights flickering, shelly BMW took care of it for over a week, they said there is a electrical problem that they had to change the computer, after a couple of days, the alarm goes off while driving, I took the car to cunningham BMW because I livedhere in san diego it took them almost a week but they never fixed the problem they're saying that theyneed more time to figure what really the problem and what causing the alarm siren goes off while driving.I took it to different BMW dealer to san diego BMW, after two days same problem occured alarm siren goes off every 4 minutes of driving. Next problem is the brake light comnes on, they changed the brakepad and rotor, they kept the car for three, then a day after the dsc light comes on, the eml light comes on, the brake light comes on, and the car have no power not responding, its feel like theres some blocking on the wheel when I accelerate, so I took it again to the dealer, they kept it for three days, the day after the engine service light comes on steady. I am very frustrated and disappointed with the performance of this car and yet it's not even a year since I bought this car. Presently the car has 34,000 milage.it has 20,000 milage when I first bought it.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022003

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,800 miles
The seat belt latch triggered the air bag default and the air bag had become inoperative. The service check failed to correct the problem. Even though the system was cleared, default/inoperative air bag occurred with the next seat belt latch. (model 325xi)

- Richmond, MA, USA

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