really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,986 miles

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2003 BMW 330 wheels / hubs problems

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2003 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 012012

330 6-cyl

  • miles


2003 BMW 330xi. Consumer writes in regards to spontaneous catastrophic tire failure the consumer stated the tire failure occurred on his daughter's vehicle in may of this year. The entire sidewall of the tire failed, creating a void around the outside circumference of the tire, about mid-way between the bead and tread lines. The consumer stated it appeared the sidewall piles simply gave way and without that internal structural integrity, the tire suddenly lost air. The consumer took the vehicle to a local discount tire store for an inspection. The technician did not observe any road trauma or external reason for the sudden failure. The tires were virtually new. The technician concluded, the failure was due to a manufacturing defect on dunplop's part. Dunlop refused to investigate the failure, because the consumer was not the original purchaser and the tires had been purchased by the original owner more than six years ago.

- Edmonds, WA, USA

problem #5

Nov 092005


  • miles
I was told that my tire had a defect but it was safe to drive. One person told me that it was a tire defect but he would not be able to say anything since he worked for the company. Then I was told that it had a bulge caused by a pot hole but it was not dangerous. While driving the tire blew out and literally lifted the car up on two wheels. I was so scared and upset after I regained control that I called the company and they said oh well. I have been complaining about the tires since they were put on last summer. They bounce constantly but yet cooper does not stand behind their so called high performance tires.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #4

Nov 102005


  • miles
It's not enough to file a complaint but now it is worse. One of the tires from cooper that I filed a complaint about blew out forcing my car up on two wheels. I manage to control the car without flipping. Do I have to wait until I am killed or someone is hurt before something is done about the defective tires.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #3

Nov 022005


  • miles


I purchased cooper tires last summer and do not have 10,000 miles on them and they are starting to fall apart. I had to replace one because they said it was damage because of a pot hole. Now I have another one that has a knot in it and I am told that it is due to a stress fracture in the tire cause by a pothole.. it seems like I am being taken advantage of because I am a woman and blonde. Two years ago my daughter had to have all 4 of her tires replaced that were cooper because she was told that the radial had flat sides.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #2

Sep 252005

330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 3 separate occasions in past 2 years I have experienced tire blow outs on a total of 4 tires on my 2003 BMW 330xi. All were caused by driving on highways at highway speeds and striking either a pothole or a raised manhole cover. Most recent occurrence also cracked the alloy wheel which had to be replaced. BMW says this is to be expected and the "wheels are not designed for hitting potholes". since when are cars only designed for operating under perfect conditions? total repair expense has been nearly $2000. This results from what I believe is a design flaw whereby very low aspect ratio tires are standard on car and do not offer sufficient impact resistance leading to explosive failure of tire and wheel assemblies. This is a significant safety flaw and should result in a recall and consumer reimbursement. Owners cannot voluntarily simply fit different safer tires offering more protection as the cars transmission, traction control, and ABS would be adversely affected, per BMW.

- West Caldwell, NJ, USA

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problem #1

Jun 012004


  • 17,915 miles
Complaint regarding defective Goodyear tires. There was a bubble on the front left tire. The consumer believed the tire was defective and should not have to pay to have it replaced.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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