2000 BMW 328i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 BMW 328i

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2000 BMW 328i Problems

Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak

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.

Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail

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.

Loss of Power Steering Fluid Due to Leaking Hoses

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

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2000 BMW 328i Questions

Where is the relay switch located for radiator fan not turning off draining battery (1 answer)

Radiator fan not turning off draining battery

The cover above the muffler (1 answer)

To. Protect the muffler from getting hot is loose I don't really need that cover because I'm driving through the fields

What is the cost to replace front passenger airbag and seatbelt sensor? (2 answers)

The front passenger airbag light indicator is on and/or has malfuctioned. It was suggested that I replace the passenger seatbelt system which triggers the airbag deployment mechanism. Is this a possible solution to ensure safety and make sure the light goes off?

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2000 BMW 328i Recalls

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.

Recall 02V223000
ON CERTAIN 4-DOOR PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM COULD DEPLOY IN CERTAIN NON-CRASH IMPACTS, SUCH AS WHEN CONTACTING LARGE POTHOLES OR CURBS AT SUBSTANTIAL SPEEDS.
BMW Recalls 2000 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series Due to Brake Light Failure

The brake light switch may fail and stick in the "brake lamps on" or "brake lamps off" position. Inaccurate illumination of brake lights could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lamp switch with a new improved part.

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2000 BMW 328i Reviews

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200 328I was purchased with 64,000 miles. The only thing i had to replace so far is the fuel pump at about 13,000. Out the blue, in 65 degree weather, my car ran hot. After about 30 minutes it was back to normal temp with the gauge a little above cold. What could that be? I'm scared to drive it. Don't know if I should repair it and that's what I have to look forward to from now on or shou...
--Replaced both rear window regulators @ 35K Passenger side front is showing signs of failure at 65K. --Window fogging problem @ 25K, never resolved. --Seal went bad in power steering unit @ 60K -- Stalling problem when cold, & erratic idle when cold @25K, never resolved. Two Dealer Service Departments could not locate source of problem -- All indicator lights on console shifter went on @ 50...
I love my BMW, No problems till 98,000 miles. Had to replace Antifreeze overflow tank, then power steering pump. Replaced both front lower control arm bushings. I had to replace the valve cover gasket as well. I had to replace the final stage transistor a couple of months later. Can't survive without air conditioning. I need to have all the weather stripping replaced around windshield and along...

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