2006 BMW 325i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 BMW 325i

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2006 BMW 325i Problems

Clunk or Jolt Felt in Steering Due to Worn Bushings in Front Suspension

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.

check engine light

Unable to keep gas pressure in gas tank caused by fuel filler neck won't seal.

Side Door Window May Stop Working Due to Failed Window Requlator

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.

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2006 BMW 325i Questions

what does the exclamation mark in a triangle mean? its next to the P on the dash (2 answers)

It says on even when I change it to Drive, Reverse, and Neutral

When I go to the AUX option in the radio it doesn't light up for me to select to (1 answer)

I plugged in a brand nw auxiliary chord several times and when I go to change the car from radio to aux the aux option is not highlighted or able to be selected.

Issue with accessories (1 answer)

The other day all my accessories stopped working. (Cannot roll down the windows. No radio. No AC. Gas gage does not work. Break light stays on... I can go on). Re-set the battery. Checked a few fuses. Checked the relay. All looked good. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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2006 BMW 325i Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Airbag System Concern

The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

Control Arm Bolt May Not Be Tight

On 25 vehicles, the bolt securing the front control arm and swivel bearing were not tightened to specification and could loosen over time. If the nuts loosen, vehicle handling and control could be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the front control arm and swivel bearing connection to the correct specifications. The recall began November 21, 2006.

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2006 BMW 325i Reviews

Bought this car 5 months ago with 89k miles on it. Now has almost 94k miles. This car drives amazing, and driving became such an enjoyable thing ever since I had it. Maintenance and repair cost are pretty expensive. I have changed alternator and drive belt for $1k, changed blower motor (~$150) by myself, installed LED angel eyes by myself, throughly cleaned intake manifold + changed intake mani...
Purchased new in 2006 and has handled beautifully during the time I've had it. several problems that are quite annoying but not critical to the operation of the car: Radio lights never work!!! I remember this issue from literally decades ago, Very surprised that the issue persists. so you have to guess the stations. Cup holders do not last long and the repair or replacement is ridiculously expe...
Bought 2006 BMW 325i in 2010 with 60K miles. Bought extended warranty that covered a few issues. It covered both rear window regulators, small tranny leak and coolant leak. Worked great until it hit 100K miles. Since then, I replaced water pump at 115K mile and starter at 125K miles. Everything else runs great. Rear drive axle just cracked due to terrible roads in Massachusetts cost me $475. ...

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