2005 BMW 325i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 BMW 325i

2005 BMW 325i Problems

Rear Window Regulator

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.

Oil 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.

Front Control Arm Bracket Bushings May Fail

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

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2005 BMW 325i 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.

Airbag 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.

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.

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2005 BMW 325i Reviews

The transmission wennt out 2000 miles after warranty. The car had a complete inspection at 99000 miles and the dealer saw nothing wrong. Dealer wanted 8000 to replace the transmission with only 2 year new warranty.
bought the car new and drove little first few years. they do burn through brakes but stop ona dime. they do wear out thrust bushings but handle like n rails. the plastic does fall off car; buy some good glue. the window regulators fail, no reason for that just poor design. The idler pulleys are going now... with 49k miles all these have needed repair. All I can say is BMW builds a great ...
We bought this car in Monroe, GA about 2 months ago. Had almost $52k miles on it. Today the ac started smoking and went out. Took it to our local BMW dealership to get it checked out, not only was the a/c out but we were told it needed a crankcase vent valve, hoses, evaporator, dryer, a/c line, intake boot, oil filter housing, rear brakes and lower control arm bushings. The estimate was ov...

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