Check Engine Light and/or Engine Overheating on BMW 330xi

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 148,249 (113,000–183,498)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
8 people reported this problem
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After changing tthe starter anothe part at a cost of another car down payment, I had the car for one week and teh engine overheated. The car goes in for repairs tomorrow. I will never buy another BWM again.
Check engine light keeps coming on, I have had cv boot, axel, control arms,ball joints, Struts, wheel bearings and fuel pump all replace in 8 months. Now I am told I need ball joints again. what is going on with the car. I am losing power when turning wheel, left.