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2003 BMW 330i Repair and Maintenance

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

2003 BMW 330i 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.

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.

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.

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2003 BMW 330i Questions

2003 330i about 135K mostly highway. Pulsating noise on right side of engine at idle. Unable to determine if inside engine. Service Engine light on. No noticeable loss of power detected. Recent burnt oil smell but no indication of leak anywhere. Considerable increase in fuel consumption of la...

hello, i am wondering should i buy this car

So, the actual glass sunroof operates fine, but the sliding fabric covered panel must have broken a piece. It does slide but not smoothly and it's fairly loose side to side. It's not a huge problem, but sometimes if not properly aligned the sliding glass sunroof will jam up. Is there a D...

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2003 BMW 330i Recalls

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.

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 330i Reviews

had this car for 8 years and have numerous problems. 1- fabric in the overhead hheadliner has fallen down, 2- engine is always leaking oil from one place or another, 3 keeping this car s front end e allined is a real problem, 4-the cadilliac convrter needs replacing and numerous other problems. I WOULD NEVER RECOMEND BUYING A BMW.

i installed an air filter, clamped to the mass air sensor, its fine, then it rains and the car is running poorly, now and then. did moisture get in there? is the filter box being gone a problem

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