2003 BMW 330xi Repair and Maintenance

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

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2003 BMW 330xi Problems

xeono head lights an (expensive) issue

I have had to replace my headlights each several times. The manual says very rarely, if ever will these lights need to be replaced. I went to replace the bulb this weekend and the inside is all melted. It has always been replaced by the dealership in the past. Has anyone else experienced this? At $80 a bulb, this is rediculous!

Coolant Leak From Radiator

It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.

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.

Check Engine Light and/or Engine Overheating

The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.

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.

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2003 BMW 330xi Questions

Heavy white smoke sometimes what could it be? (1 answer)

In the morning white smoke come out when I turn it on, and when I'm driving it would smoke

Why is my BMW cutting out when I turn it on? (1 answer)

While driving my BMW randomly started cutting out, it was very jerky and sputtered me to the side of the road. Now when I start it it struggles to start and once going it will cut out a few times and die. What could be causing this and how do I fix it?

No heat (3 answers)

When I use the heat, cold air comes from the vents. My car is not overheating, so I am wondering what it could be, besides a thermostat.

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2003 BMW 330xi 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 330xi Reviews

My Fiance and i have had sevral problims with out bmw... it drives me crazy

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