2005 BMW 330Ci Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 BMW 330Ci

2005 BMW 330Ci Problems

Oil Leaks From 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.

Water Pump May Develop Coolant Leak

The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.

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.

Coolant Leak From Radiator

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 repair shop.

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2005 BMW 330Ci Questions

Electric cooling fan runs in reverse (1 answer)

Vehicle overheated due to upper radiator hose leak. Replaced hose and thermostat. Refilled cooling system and now vehicle gets to operating temp, stays there for 5-10 minutes until electric cooling fan kicks in and then temp goes up. Checked the electric fan and found it was pushing air out r...

It sounds like i run over a rumble strip when accelerating. What should I do? (1 answer)

it is an intermittent problem

How much does it cost to replace the oil pan gasket on 2005 330ci bmw? (1 answer)

It's not leaking allot, but my mechanic said, it does need to be replaced.

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2005 BMW 330Ci Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag module free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

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.

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2005 BMW 330Ci Reviews

I have a 2005 BMW 330ci I bought it uses so far the only thing that has happened is the check engine light came on because of the wrong fuel was put into the car.1 bottle of fuel treatment and some high octang gas she is back to rolling along the brakes make a lot of dust but that's nothing to worry about

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