2006 BMW 325i Repair and Maintenance

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

2006 BMW 325i Problems

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.

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.

Coolant Loss Due to Leak from Expansion Tank

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.

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2006 BMW 325i Questions

How would I install an aux port in my car? (2 answers)

My 2006 BMW 325i doesn't have an aux port. I would really like to put one in but don't know. What would I buy and how would I? Also it had an aux button but someone told me its for a different reason. I've searched the car up and down and have red ever manual to see it had an aux port...

My 2006 BMW 325i cooling radiator fan stopped working (3 answers)

I replaced it but still it does not work I test it and there is no power going to it what can it be ?

When I stop at a red light it feels like my car is going to turn off (1 answer)

When I stop at a red Light or coming to a stop my car starts to shake and it feels like it's going to turn off

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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

Purchased a new 2006 325i in 2006. Factory warranty great til it runs out. The car has had nothing but problems: Interior-cup holders will not come out, stuck in closed position. Tried to get replacements at dealer, the replacements parts are no match for the originals according to the dealership. Engine: water pump goes out with less than 100k miles, cost $1200. Note: I have a 2001 Chevy subur...
Purchased this car as a CPO for local dealership and it has been the worst $34,000 I have ever spent. It's great as long as it is under the full warranty, but even with BMW taking care of the costs there has still be a ton of issues. Run-flat tires stink, radio system had to be completely replaced, both back window motors have failed causing the windows to fall down on their own, driver-side ...
I am the original owner of my '06 325i. Has 74,000 miles! First four years great with warranty, but hated taking in the car for constant issues. The BAD: Head gasket leak, $800. Brakes, $500 back, $650 front. Transmission oil leak, $800. Now, valve sensor went out, told a very common problem on these, $1000-because the head gasket has to be removed, I just paid for that! Windshield wiper pu...

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