BMW 325Ci Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 325Ci

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BMW 325Ci Problems

Oil Leaks From Engine Area

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

Steering rack can fail

The steering rack may fail causing the steering to become hard to turn.

Water Pump May Develop Coolant Leak

The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.

Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

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BMW 325Ci Questions

MY FRONT BUMPER HAS FALLEN OFF AGAIN AND ALLSTATE JUST , PAID OUT $1,200 TO FIX (1 answer)

This sadens me because i'm not going through my insurance again because out rates will sky rocket the last place did a crapy job they should fix it but there all the way in California we live in Arizona now so how do i put my bumper back on omg... help me please ......

recently my 120i dashboard fails to light up when i switch the ignition on. everything is just dead from wipers to windows. there is a permanent ping sound and with that some picture of a car on a jack pops up. (1 answer)

also my inside fan for climate control stopped working. this really freaks me out

Can I use the fuel pump from a 2001 bmw325ci on a 2003 bmw325ci (2 answers)

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BMW 325Ci Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag module free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. BMW dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Injury Possible Due To Airbag Deployment

Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator modules found.

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BMW 325Ci Reviews

i love this car. it's nice to pull up to a stop light and every eye is on you. everywhere i go people complement me on my car. (not me) lol Someone stole the front bumper and cut all wires. insurance replaced for $1,400 minus my $500 deductible. it just turned over 1,000,000 miles and almost all the lights have come on. the headlights flicker, airbag light is on, check engine light, oil lig...
My BMW is great! Anyone interested in a 2006 BMW325 Ci or a 2006 Mercedes Benz c230? contact me at ritchiedrummond@yahoo.com
This is my second BMW. Love it! Get one with low-ish miles for a good price and you just can't go wrong. Yes, repairs are pricey, but they don't happen that often and the car will last 200k miles with little problem. BOTH of my mechanics drive BMWs.

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