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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,132 miles

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2002 BMW 330 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 272006

330 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,265 miles


While driving about 30 mph, car stopped and would not restart, towed to shop, was told I changed from low RPM to high RPM causing valve to bend. I was not driving fast and there was no reason to change from low RPM to high RPM they would not warranty a new engine/valve/head job. I had to pay from pocket.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 272001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle will not stay in gear. Contacted dealer, cannot duplicate problem. Consumer adds that the transmission will intermittently slip out of second gear while accelerating between 2500 - 4500 RPM. Each time it has occurred, the vehicle accelerates normally in second gear until it reaches approximately 2500 RPM when the vehicle slips out of gear with no input from the driver. Dealership refuses to honor warranty.

- Upland, CA, USA

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