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

2003 BMW 330xi

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2003 BMW 330xi Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

After 60,000 miles, the front outer half-shaft boots tend to tear and leak grease. In most cases, only the boot will have to be replaced; however, if it is not repaired soon enough, the half-shaft may need to be replaced. The front outer boots are put under heavy stress because of their involvement with the suspension when making turns.

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

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

A creak or squeak can be heard from the top of the front or rear doors. This noise is most noticeable when the windows are fully up. The noise is caused by the decay of the flocking material on the door seals. New door seals, Teflon tape, special lube, or a combination of all of these may be needed to eliminate the noise.

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 330xi 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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2003 BMW 330xi Questions and Answers

s123002, 2003 BMW 330xi, Monmouth Junction, NJ

How much would it cost to replace the starter on a BMW 330xi 2003 model? Labor and parts separate pls? Thx

mamadee, 2003 BMW 330xi, Elk Grove, CA

the drivers seat adjustment does not work. Can I replace the motor myself?

Visitor, 2003 BMW 330xi, Fort Wayne, IN

What should it cost to replace the gasket between the oil filter housing and the engine.

Visitor, 2003 BMW 330xi, Berthoud, CO

Rotors are really worn, but I cannot remove spindle nut. Not even using impact.

bhilles1, 2003 BMW 330xi, Indianapolis, IN

I just recently purchase my 330xi and I am curious as to what is a fair price of an oil change at a typical BMW shop or dealership service department.

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