BMW Repair and Maintenance

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BMW Problems

multiple misfires

drive train malfunction, drive moderately, maximum output not available. multiple cylinders reported misfires and dangerous exhaust gasses after startup and during moderate acceleration at 1800-2200 rpm. black smoke from exhaust during acceleration. After replacing plugs and testing coils the problem was narrowed to injectors. using scan tool to look at rough running values of various cylinders we were able to narrow problem down to cylinder 7...

Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps.

Loss of Power Steering Fluid Due to Leaking Hoses

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

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BMW Questions

the heater and air pump monitor are incomplete ? (1 answer)

for about a week i tried to do the drive cycle , but is the same , there is no codes

how is it on fuel, local and highway, thanks (1 answer)

Want to its fuel consumption on daily run around

outside temp lite says -40, now ac doesn't work (1 answer)

the lite stays at -40

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BMW Recalls

Drive Shaft Fractures

The drive shaft to the rear wheels may fracture due to a faulty weld during manufacturing. Dealers will inspect and replace the drive shaft as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Child Restraint Lower Anchor Bars Become Damaged

The child restraint lower anchor bars used to secure child restraint seats may become damaged during use. Dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars and vehicle body free of charge to resolve the concern.

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BMW Reviews

Hi all. Bought my first 2000 BMW 323i w/ the sports package back in November. Great car for a 3 series. After doing a ton of research on them, I found repairs can get costly. I bought a brand new cooling system over hull kit for under $500. Comes with everything you need. Upgraded brakes. Bought stainless steel braided brake line hoses and loaded calipers. Cost around $1000 Wheel bearing,...
the front seat heating system keeps, overheating other than that I haven't had any major nor minor problems with it. the only down fault is that the vin number doesn't seem to show up in the American system, since I bought it while on active duty in Germany . I'm now retired and it was very hard for me to get any warranty work on it. nice car, very comfortable and reliable. I may had ...
I absolutely loved my X5 at first. You couldn't tell me nothing. I thought I was the $HIT!!! I brought my X5 about 3 years ago. the first year I had it everything was awesome. Then here comes the problems. It started with the air suspensions. Got them fixed at the dealer. $3000. Next it needed a module...Whatever that is. Another $1200. It drove ok for awhile then I was getting a 6 cyc...

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