really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,957 miles

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 092007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have been complaining to BMW for 20,000 miles about noisy tires. They kept telling me that it needs rotation and did so. There was alot of road noise coming from the tires and BMW did not assume responsibility. Then my husband got into an accident (just a fender bender) on Sept 8 or 9th of 2007 when the tires were making alot of noise and hit a cement pole. Insurance company told us there is a defective problem in the car regarding the "toe adjustment" and to why the tires are worn sooo badly. It is a chasis problem and not a tire problem. The front 2 tires were on the verge of a blowout. I have contacted BMW and have failed to comply and said I have to pay for new tires and alignment. There are thousands of complaints on this issue while I was researching on the internet. BMW needs to find the problem and replace my tires and fix the problem in toe adjustment.

- Saddle Brook, NJ, USA

problem #6

Apr 052007

325 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,000 miles
I own a 2006 BMW 325I with oem Bridgestone turanza EL42 run flat tires. The tires have been making a loud noise for quite some time with 19K miles on them. I took the car in to the dealer (leith BMW-raleigh, nc) and was informed the tire was not wearing properly and that this has been a common problem with that model tire. The dealer was only willing to pay for 2 new tires. If the tire has a problem I feel it is fair to get 4 of them replaced. I was not able to find a recall on this tire but I felt like it deserved to be investigated based on the amount of people having problems that are posted on various websites.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 272007

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the vehicle was driving roughly and producing noise. The vehicle was taken in for a 15,000 mile maintenance. The mechanic discovered that the driver's front tire had excessive wear and tear, and the passenger rear tire was bald. The dealer replaced all four tires. The dealer and the contact each paid for two tires. The failure mileage was 14,700, and the current mileage was 14,721.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 032006

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles


I own a '06 3 series with the sport suspension and I have barely put 11K miles on the car when I started to notice a loud humming noise. I took the car to the dealer and I was told that it was a tire issue and that they needed to be replaced. I currently have an issue driving the car in rain or snow if the car continues to have cupped tires and I should not have to pay $1500 because of bad tires or suspension.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jan 312007

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Excessive tire wear on 2006 BMW 330I. Firestone says that the cupping of the tires (starting at about 8K miles) causes less traction on the road and will get worse. The tires started to make load noise at about 8K miles and they now have 13K miles on them and the noise level is very bad. I have contacted BMW several times and they say that they will consider replacing the tires only if I will agree to pay half of the cost(about $600 my cost for 4 tires). I feel that this is a safety issue only with this brand and type of tire and Firestone needs to replace the tires. The tires in question are Bridgestone turanza EL42, size 205/55/R16 run flats. This cupping on these tires causes the tire to loose contact with the road and may cause an accident on wet roads.

- Matthews, NC, USA

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problem #2

Dec 082006

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Tires are extremely noisy at low vehicle speeds-2006 BMW 330I turanza EL42 run flat tire (rft), P225/45R17: I was told today by Firestone that the cupping of the edges of all four tires will cause lack of traction in the winter months. Therefore, he suggested that all four tires should be replaced.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 202006

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Continuous unreliability in the Bridgestone potenza re050A run flat tires. I've had both rear tires fail early and now my front ones are also expiring long before they should. I have cupping issues as well and the BMW dealership is unwilling to assist with the known problem. On top of that the tires have been on emergency back order and are impossible to get in the event of a problem like I've suffered twice.

- Fairport, NY, USA

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