2003 BMW 330i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 BMW 330i
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2003 BMW 330i ProblemsBurning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak
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.
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.
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.
2003 BMW 330i Questions2003 BMW 330i E46 wont start after airbag deployed when I ran into a Median. (1 answer)
I ran into a center median and no damage to car, Exception Flat Tire and dented rim. Right after the "accident" the car started flashing hazards, and all other "cluster Lights" were on. I was able to drive it home however once I Parked it in the garage it would not start again.
Could this be fuel filter alone or fuel pump? It did similar a few days before where I was driving and car lost power, went I to safe mode, quit then would not start. After being towed home, it started the next day and did fine until I put gas in a few days later. Initially service engine s...
2003 BMW 330i 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.
Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. BMW dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this 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.