Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your BMW M3
BMW M3 Models:
BMW M3 Problems
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.
During tight, slow speed turning, a rubbing noise can sometimes be heard from the rear of the car. This noise is likely coming from the clutches in the limited slip differential. If the noise persists, the differential fluid can be replaced with a special oil available from BMW. On higher mileage vehicles, this noise may never be eliminated unless the differential is replaced.
The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.
BMW M3 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: IN A FMVSS NO. 208 30 MILES-PER-HOUR COMPLIANCE TEST, AN UNBELTED TEST DRIVER DUMMY'S CHEST MAXIMUM RESULTANT ACCELERATION WAS 70.8 G'S, WHICH EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE VALUE OF 60 G'S. ALSO, THE UNBELTED PASSENGER DUMMY'S LEFT FEMUR MAXIMUM LOAD WAS 2361 LBS, WHICH EXCEEDS MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE VALUE OF 2250 LBS. THE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."Learn more »
Summary: THE MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT RESULTS IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND A RESULTING INCREASE IN SYSTEM PRESSURE.Learn more »
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The anti-pinching feature for the power windows may not function properly. A person may be pinched by a window being closed. Dealers will inspect the electronic control unit for the window lifting anti-pinching device, and replace it if necessary. The recall began May 27, 2003.Learn more »
Summary: THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT, SUCH AS A THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP, OR FAN BELT, CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND SYSTEM PRESSURE. IF THE INDICATIONS OF A CRITICAL OVERHEATING CONDITION IS NOT NOTICED BY THE DRIVER, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT DAMAGE TO, OR FAILURE OF, A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT COULD OCCUR.Learn more »
BMW M3 Questions and Answers
My M3 has been in storage for the last 3+ yrs and was to be started everymonth varing rpm until temp was hot. Prior to going into storage the injectors were taken out and cleaned and new plug put ...
How do I change heater hose that runs into engine block. The one right under the intake manifold. It leak at connection to engine block. Do I have to remove intake manifold? Any tips on removing i...
Does anyone know where I might find a rear replacement window for my 1995 BMW M3 convertible?
the winshield wiper's stop in the top position instead of at the bottom of the windshield where they should. i have looked at where the windshield motor is and it looks very hard to get out!
Car feels ruff when turning, clunky when turning at speed, what are the symtoms of bad subrame bushings?
BMW M3 Reviews
The ultimate driving machine..Period
Great car. Performance,style, is excellent !
I have a 4 door M3 with 225K miles on it. You would never be able to tell it has that kind of mileage. It still looks and drives like new. I am very impressed with the build quality of this car. No problems at all!
By far, the best car I've ever owned!
Have done several laps in the new E92 M3, handles and delivers power greater than any other road car i have ever driven, aural ecstasy to say the least.
Very aggressive look and style
The new screen setting, menu (CIC) and monitoring system is brilliant