definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,300 miles

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2005 BMW 330 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 142015

330 6-cyl

  • 107,200 miles


I was coming around a curve at around 35 miles per hour when out of nowhere my power steering failed. I nearly ran off the road when the power steering was lost but was able to slow down and stay on the road. Had this happened on an offramp at 50 miles per hour there could have been a completely different outcome. My internet research has shown this is a common problem for the power steering pumps to fail as the internal shaft breaks away in the pump and fluid is no longer circulated within the system. Given that this failure occurred while I was driving the vehicle and this is a common occurrence, I don't see how this is not a recall.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 012009


  • 35,000 miles
Car pulls severely when braking and mildly to moderately when driving. Have asked for alignment and had alignment checked several times but told that car is not out of alignment.

- Andrews, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 012009


  • 35,000 miles
Car pulls severely to the left or right when brakes are applied. I have had the car serviced and asked for an alignment several times because of this issue. I was told that no alignment was needed but no explanation as to why the car pulled was given.

- Andrews, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 282004


  • miles
Re defective braking/steering in a 2005 BMW, requesting a defect investigation. The consumer stated the vehicle pulled to the left or right upon stopping. In one case, the vehicle pulled so severely that it came to a rest at an angle on the road. The wheel could not be straightened until the brake had been released.

- Northridge, CA, USA

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