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2000 BMW 323i

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2000 BMW 323i Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Failure of the front control arm bracket bushings—often referred to as thrust rod bushings—is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.
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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

2000 BMW 323i Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 25, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN 4-DOOR PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM COULD DEPLOY IN CERTAIN NON-CRASH IMPACTS, SUCH AS WHEN CONTACTING LARGE POTHOLES OR CURBS AT SUBSTANTIAL SPEEDS.

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Electrical & Lights, May 15, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The brake light switch may fail and stick in the "brake lamps on" or "brake lamps off" position. Inaccurate illumination of brake lights could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lamp switch with a new improved part.

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2000 BMW 323i Questions and Answers

NoriMac, 2000 BMW 323i, Barstow, CA

I was driving my car the other day and out of no where the rpm's started moving up and down all by its self. Even when I pressed the gas pedal it would meander around two. Then all of a sudden...

Shane72, 2000 BMW 323i, Bloomfield, NJ

I have BMW 2000 323i. It is showing Engine Light on dash board. All of sudden, When I start car, car does not go into reverse. After putting into drive, Sometime It makes vey squeaky noise. Anyone ...

fr5401, 2000 BMW 323i, Arlington, TX

My engine light comes on & goes off intermittenly. It usually stays on 2 to 7 days, then goes off. This scenario started approx 3 years after purchase & local dealer advised me not to worry...

gilsbmw, 2000 BMW 323i, Fort Lauderdale, FL

My cooling fan runs all the time draining the battery, I have to unplug it whenever i stop.

hamrt, 2000 BMW 323i, Apple Valley, CA

Driveline is noisy and clunky at times. Can a worn flex disc cause driveline noise/vibration? Can the center carrier bearing be replaced without replacing the entire driveshaft? 133,000 miles.

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2000 BMW 323i Reviews

Hi Everyone,

I purchased a 2000 323i really nice car(White Exterior). I've had a few problems that cost me a pretty penny. I have a problem with starting it. I turned the key and it just keep turning over and after waiting a few seconds I try to start again and it works after that. Can anyone tell me what could possibly be going on. I also have a problem with leaking when it rains the seal on the passenger side back door has a small tear that allows rain to come in and wet my carpet, each time it rains I have to vacuum out the water and spray air freshener. I have a problem with the sunroof it sometimes get stuck. Do you think BMW will send me a new car LOL.

It's a great car, handles nicely, decent power, nice interior...but I wouldn't want to own one without a http://carassistants.com/ subscription. It already saved me close to $3K in repairs.

Best Car Ever!

Just a Excellent car, with a very week Cooling System, be careful with the expansion tank, hoses and bele tensioners, this is not a TOYOTA or a HONDA that they last forever

i just got this car not that long ago and i love it!THE HANDELING IS AMAZING AND THE BODY LOOKS PERFECT,JUST HAS THAT SPECIAL SPARK..AND THE LEADER INTERIOR...I JUST GATTA SAY,good job!...

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