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2001 BMW 325Ci

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2001 BMW 325Ci Problems

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.

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.

Engine -- Verified

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 hav...

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.

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.

2001 BMW 325Ci Recalls (Recent)

Engine, September 28, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.

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Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.

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2001 BMW 325Ci Questions and Answers

matthewdwhitley, 2001 BMW 325Ci, Oakboro, NC

check engine light is on and when i give it gas the car bogs down and then shut off

Greg1, 2001 BMW 325Ci, Enfield, CT

How replace multibelt and power steering pump.Thanks

confused in Tucson, 2001 BMW 325Ci, Tucson, AZ

Code po444 evap emission sys purge control valve circuit open.
The light resets sporadically and with a code and without the code. Other times it will wait for the next key turn. The technicia...

dhjmas, 2001 BMW 325Ci, Pataskala, OH

My outside temp display always reads -40. How do I reset or correct this?

dhjmas, 2001 BMW 325Ci, Pataskala, OH

I am a new owner and when I start my car the heat is always on. I know how to turn it off, but how do I get it to be off when I start the car? I always have to turn it off every time I start it.

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2001 BMW 325Ci Reviews

Utterly fantastic car to own and drive. Only real complaint is the interior trim surrounding the door. Fail every two years and are very expensive to replace.

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