hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles

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2003 BMW 325 windows / windshield problems

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2003 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 042009

325 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the driver and rear passenger side windows would not open or close. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the actuator was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 140,000.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012008


  • 90,000 miles
Own a BMW 3251, rear end started making popping noise when put in reverse and when turning curves. When on interstate rear end locked up while driving causing my car to skid through all lanes of traffic. After having car inspected the rear end had broke, we replaced the rear end. Also having trouble with head lights staying on and blinkers. Right rear tail light over heated and burnt items in trunk. Radiator has broke and driverside window regulator and clutch fan.

- Ckickamauga, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 052007

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact heard a noise coming from the front passenger side window. She took the vehicle to the dealer and it was repaired. However, the driver side window is now making the same noise. The dealer stated that this is a common failure. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 47,800 and failure mileage was 45,000.

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
June 9, 2003 dear BMW, I bought a brand new 2003 BMW 325ci on November 8, 2002 from assael BMW dealer in monrovia, California. After a month of owning it, the car started experiencing problems. When I was at a stoplight or stop sign and had my foot on the brake pedal, the car/engine would sputter, and it"S an automatic transmission! this really frightened me because I had no idea what was causing this erratic behavior. A new car is not supposed to have problems like that. The same problem occurred when I was driving with passengers, and this time not only did the same sputtering problem occur when I braked at a stop, but the engine completely shut down and I had to turn off the engine and restart the ignition. The same incident has occurred a total of 4 times, with the engine shutting off by itself. The sputtering incident without the engine shutting off by itself has happened at least 10 times from December until the day I brought it to the dealer for service, which was May 14, 2003. I didn?T take the car to the dealer for servicing immediately because it didn"T seem like a very serious problem. But the problem got consistently worse, and after receiving the BMW recall campaign letter no. 03V-124: 3-series dme idle control letter in April, 2003 (see attached), I decided to take my car to the assael BMW dealer for servicing. The recall letter states that the repair related to the recall will consist of a "reprogramming of the digital engine management control unit and will require approximately 20 minutes. I took my car in on May 14, 2003. On June 13, one month will have passed since my car has been in service, and as of now my car is still not fixed! I am very upset and dissatisfied with assael BMW service. Every time I ask the them why my car is not fixed yet, they tell me that they had to order a new digital engine management control unit, and that it comes from germany, thus the long wait time. I don"T know if the dealer is telling me the truth or not.

- Arcadia, CA, USA

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