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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 BMW 330i

2003 BMW 330i

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2003 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.

2003 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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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2003

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The anti-pinching feature for the power windows may not function properly. A person may be pinched by a window being closed. Dealers will inspect the electronic control unit for the window lifting anti-pinching device, and replace it if necessary. The recall began May 27, 2003.

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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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2003 BMW 330i Questions and Answers

Dory, 2003 BMW 330i, Viroqua, WI

I hear a valve noise when i am driving my car. What could be the problem ?

JohnES, 2003 BMW 330i, Katy, TX

Anyone ever experienced noticeable, but not violent engine vibration after starting their car after sitting for >24hrs? Mine has done this 3 or 4 times over the last 9 months, but I drive it ev...

Visitor, 2003 BMW 330i, Corbin, KY

The AC light indicator comes on, but the compressor is not coming on.

Visitor, 2003 BMW 330i, Corbin, KY

ABS warning indicator came on several weeks ago and won't go off.

Dory, 2003 BMW 330i, Edgewater, FL

Hi guys my BMW consumes a lot of engine oil, even i change type and quality and still consumes. And also there is no smoke coming out of exhaust

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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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