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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 BMW 330i

2002 BMW 330i

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2002 BMW 330i Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

2002 BMW 330i Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 3, 2013

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, August 25, 2011

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High resistance in the electrical contacts may cause one or more of the rear lights to stop working. Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair the affected vehicles as necessary to correct this concern.

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Suspension & Steering, March 15, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING THE STRUT MOUNT MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE THRUST BEARING WAS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONS AND SECURED. IF THE SUSPENSION IS FULLY UNLOADED, THE FRONT STRUT COULD SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER MOUNT.

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2002 BMW 330i Questions and Answers

vjosh42, 2002 BMW 330i, North Hills, CA

when brakes applied;
driver side upper light is on, lower light is off,
passenger side upper light is off, lower light is on.

hunoska, 2002 BMW 330i, Ashburn, VA

Today the engine symbol came on in my car. I drove it for about 40 minutes. After I parked slight hot air was visibly coming from under the hood, there was a mild burnt smell as well with a hissing...

reba, 2002 BMW 330i, Cedar Hill, TX

2002 BMW 330i still running hot after replacing thermostat & housing, fan,fan clutch, auxiliary fan and flushing radiator

fideo, 2002 BMW 330i, Plano, TX

In the lower part of the speedometer, there several indicators, for example the Trip (miles indicator). In the same area, there is a light indicator "INSPECTION" that comes up when the c...

DeanR, 2002 BMW 330i, Hempstead, NY

1. Every time I start my car, the yellow oil light comes on for about 15 seconds and then shuts off. I check my oil level almost daily, but the level is not low. What's this about?
2. When I w...

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2002 BMW 330i Reviews

I love this car, but the car keeps blowing a fuse for the heating and air conditioning. Could someone tell me what is wrong. Have to change the fuse one to two times per week.

my 2002 bmw 330i airbag light do not come on when i start the car what do you think is wrong with it .

so satisfy with his car never gonna sell it...reminds me of the '79 BMW 2002 my friend owns
i'm seriously thinking about putting a turbo kit on it.

This car drives amazingly.

As far as repairs are concerned, outside standard repairs and replacements, I've had a few problems with the window regulator motors. Otherwise, this car has been great!

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