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 Problems

Burning 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.

Coolant Loss Due to Leak from Expansion Tank

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.

Power Steering Fluid Loss Due to One or More Leaking Hoses

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.

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2003 BMW 330i Questions

2003 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.

I have overheating,and thick white smoke from exhaust. What do I do? (2 answers)

My car wouldn't start after stopping to put in gas? (1 answer)

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...

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2003 BMW 330i Recalls

Driver'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.

Airbag Inflator 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.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

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.

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2003 BMW 330i Reviews

Rated
based on 2 customer 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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