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5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,500 miles

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1996 BMW 328 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 212004

328 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1996 BMW E46. The contact stated that gas is leaking from the rear of the vehicle. The failure occurs when the vehicle is not driven on a regular basis. The dealer stated that this is normal when the vehicle is not driven on a daily basis. The current mileage is 41,000 and failure mileage was 39,000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 101999

(reported on)

328

  • miles
While driving vehicle began to smoke. After coming to a stop, hot oil splattered on the passenger's side of vehicle from dash area which nearly burned the passenger. Cause unknown.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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