2005 BMW 330Ci Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 BMW 330Ci
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2005 BMW 330Ci ProblemsOil 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.
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.
2005 BMW 330Ci QuestionsElectric 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 is an intermittent problem
It's not leaking allot, but my mechanic said, it does need to be replaced.
2005 BMW 330Ci RecallsDriver'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.
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.