really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,333 miles

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2004 BMW 325 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 182014


  • 37,000 miles


Rear spring broke! could not believe that a spring could brake. I looked up on the internet to see if anyone else had a similar problem and was amazed that the internet is full of complaints. A broken spring causes handling problems and can cause the car to go out of control causing an accident. It is obvious that BMW knows of the issue and the faulty design. I cannot believe that a car company that charges so much for a car would not own up too such a large problem and recall all of the affected cars. Please help us.

- Port Jervis, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 112013

325 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Vehicle was impacted from rear to front and failed to protect body neck and head from impacting drivers side door. Door design and failure of airbag to deploy caused significant head and neck trauma. Seat belt function tore A/C joint in right shoulder. BMW fails to acknowledge any fault corporate offices non-responsive to inquiries and now be threatened by BMW attorney to have vehicle removed from their lot.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #1

Jan 302012


  • miles
I would like to bring to attention of NHTSA that my car's rear coil springs cracked due to rust. I came to know about it when I took the car for oil change at bridgewater NJ BMW dealership. I got the part replaced by a certified independent mechanic as the dealer's quote was way high. I have the removed part if NHTSA want?S for analysis. I have done some online search on this issue and found it to be a common problem due to kind of paint and coating being used for the springs. I believe this is a quality of workmanship issue and should be addressed by a recall and request NHTSA to urge BMW na to look into this matter and take necessary steps to improve the quality of the component in question as it is a huge safety issue as well.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

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