2001 BMW 325i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 BMW 325i
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2001 BMW 325i ProblemsOil Leaks From Lower 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.
A side door window regulator may fail causing the window to stop working, in some eases falling into the door. Replacement of the failed regulator will be required to correct this concern.
An engine coolant leak may develop from the expansion tank resulting in engine overheating. When a cooling system component fails the entire cooling system should be inspected. It is not uncommon to find additional component have failed or are leaking.
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 325i QuestionsWhen I start the engine, I get lifter noise sometimes, it last for 30 seconds (1 answer)
The lifter nose doesn't happen all the time and goes away quickly. Could the oil pump be a problem, if not what else should I look at?
2001 BMW 325i RecallsAirbag Inflator Concern
Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. BMW dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.
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.