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.
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2003 BMW 330Ci Problems
Failure of the front control arm bracket bushings—often referred to as thrust rod bushings—is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.
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.
It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.
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 rep...
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.
2003 BMW 330Ci Recalls (Recent)
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Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator modules found.
2003 BMW 330Ci Questions and Answers
My 330 has been idling very low lately sometimes to the point where it feels like the engine wants to shut off. What could be the problem?
I can not open the passenger door from the outside. It will open from the inside. I have my grandkids with me a lot and am afraid if something happens, no one can open the door to help the...
Front bumper was slightly pulled off and was trying to latch it back on and then car wouldnt start. battery was checked and is ok...could it be the fuel reset and where is it located
My car wouldn't start this morning. There's been no previous problems, no warnings. All the lights,radio, etc. are working, but when I turn the ignition it doesn't do anything....no...
MY POWER STEERING WENT OUT AND TOOK IT TO THE CLOSES MECHANIC.HE ADD REGULAR POWER STEERING FLUID.THEN I TRY TO CHANGE IT OUT OFF THE RESERVOIR.AND NOW I FEEL MY STEERING HARD AND THE FLUID IT'...
2003 BMW 330Ci Reviews
To many problems has cost me $7000.00 in repairs over last two years now faced with no brake lights,no seat warmers, and no horn or clock display one of the worst cars i ever own.
Several prblems in last 2 years over 4000.00 dollars in repairs. Car looks good but a money pit!!!!