2003 BMW 330Ci Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 BMW 330Ci

2003 BMW 330Ci Problems

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.

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.

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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2003 BMW 330Ci Questions

Its just covered 52000 miles and thought it was quite odd. Took it to a respected garage and they said it could be the head gasket. Is it common for head gaskets to leak after 52000 miles or could it just be the Valve Cover Gasket that it mentions in one of your Q&A boxes???

Did I blow a head gasket? If so how much to repair?
Safe to drive until I get repair?

Moved from madiaon to white lake wisconsin. 2 1/2 hr drive. I got my oil changed at walmart before i left for the long trip. I made it to my desrination. Then i went to a town 30 miles from me and my engine blew 3/4 of the way there. I made it home by going 10-13 mph back home. Nothing froze and ...

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2003 BMW 330Ci Recalls

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.

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.

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2003 BMW 330Ci Reviews

Several prblems in last 2 years over 4000.00 dollars in repairs. Car looks good but a money pit!!!!

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.

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