hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,888 miles

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 092014


  • 134,000 miles


As I put the vehicle in park and tried to exit the vehicle the door would not open. I pulled the handle and tried the key fob and nothing would make it unlock. I had to crawl to the passenger side to exit the vehicle. This is the second time this has happened and it is a known fuse problem that is faulty and very dangerous if you happen to be in an accident and need to escape your vehicle quickly. Having a driver door that absolutely will not open is a complete disregard for common sense and public safety.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #7

Jul 012013

325 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Windshield molding disintegrating into pieces, defective material - can cause the windshield to break or come loose.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 032014

325 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Rear door lock actuator would not allow rear door to open. Had fixed and then drivers door actuator failed and would not open. Could not get out of vehicle.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #5

Oct 282013


  • 130,000 miles


I was parking and turned off the car and was not able to open the driver's side door. Usually I just need to pull the handle twice and it opens but this time it would not open. I tried the electric remote to unlock the doors and it did not affect the locks. I tried the passenger door and it did not open either. I had to exit the car from the back doors. I determined a fuse was blown and replaced the 15A fuse with a 20A fuse as recommended by the BMW forum and it now works fine. The concern is if I had to exit the car from the front doors, I would have been trapped.

- Poquoson, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 062013

325 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
My door lock actuator failed in the garage and I have not been able to open the doors either from outside or inside. It would have been dangerous if this had happened when the vehicle was occupied and there was an accident.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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problem #3

Jul 222012

325 6-cyl

  • 65,100 miles
Power door locks failed. No way to open passenger door even with internal handle. Passenger trapped and had to crawl over to driver's seat. Would be a catastrophe in an accident.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #2

Apr 252012

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that he was unable to open any of the vehicle doors, other than the driver side, by using the key fob or manually. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that one of the lock mechanisms was defective and the sensor was not strong enough as a result both the lock mechanism and sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 76,000. Updated 06/06/12 the consumer stated the same failure occurred to the fuel door, rendering him unable to fuel the car. Updated 06/07/12

- Oswego, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 172011


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that all four doors locks failed by use of the key and the remote. The front doors were stuck in the lock position and the rear doors were stuck in the unlocked position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was informed that every door actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Saint Johns , FL, USA

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