definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,773 miles

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2000 BMW Z3 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2000 BMW Z3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042012

Z3 6-cyl

  • 49,546 miles


I purchased car 6-4-12 after driving the car I noticed a squeak and a clunking noise coming from trunk, after removing trunk lining the spot welds [4] were broke loose in trunk floor from cross member where rear end is supported.. I took the car to dealer where car was bought hoping the dealer had a service bulletin on car I was told they would repair car at my expense I asked if that was an engineered repair or just a temporary repair there response was its the first time it had ever happened.. after searching the internet I found it was not the first time welds had come loose in the sub frame and if not repaired would cause major damage and possible control issues. This car is in excellent shape no rust issues at all was always garaged never driven in winter I believe the subframe and rear axle mounting is under designed for this car.

- Fort Morgan, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 292000

(reported on)


  • miles
Speedometer shows 6% over actual speed. This is a safty issue due to 1) no accurate speed known, 2) driver's attention is distracted from driving while trying to calculate true speed 3) driver finds himself speeding in other vehicles due to habits of compesating for speedometer error in Z3. BMW refuses to repair.

- Golden, CO, USA

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