really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,669 miles

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2006 BMW 325 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 022010


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that transmission fluid was leaking from the transmission pan. The vehicle began making a ticking sound and jerked when it was shifted into park. The dealer stated that the transmission pan and filter needed to be replaced; the dealer also stated that the pan was made of plastic and had a tendency to become warped. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the transmission fluid was leaking from above the pan from the engine as well. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000 and the current mileage was approximately 66,000.

- Madison Heights, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 312008


  • 30,000 miles
I was driving about 10 mph in traffic on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at 5 P.M., in houston, when my 2006 BMW 325I began smoking in the passenger compartment and burst into flames by the time I got it parked. I first noticed the air conditioner was not functioning properly and then smoke immediately began filling the car. The car was totaled by the time the hfd arrived. The car was in good condition and had no recent service or problems. It had no previous electrical problems. The ac just began blowing warm air, and smoke started pouring into the compartment from above and below the dashboard - not from the ac. The car was running fine until it burst into flames. It had to be a mechanical defect or an electrical short of some kind.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 262006

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6 miles
When I accelerate from a dead stop the engine lurches badly 1-3 times before it begins to actually accelerate. This has occurred ever since purchase in 11/06. This has occurred on hundreds of occasions and has nearly cause me many accidents by getting rear-ended by cars and semi's. I like on a side street next to a highway and when I try to pull out onto the highway quickly the car lurches several times before actually catching and moving. I've taken it back to the deal who says nothing is wrong with the car. However I've checked on a website (topix.com) and their are many complaints of the exact same problem, which BMW denies. This is very dangerous!!!!

- Decatur, IN, USA

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