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BMW 330xi Multiple Power Steering Hoses May Simultaneously Fail

BMW 330xi Problem
11 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 107,490 mi (51,000 mi - 154,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    During fluid inspection/oil change at ~47,000 miles, shop reported that Power Steering ATF fluid was showing low and that probably had a hose leak. Ignored getting it fixed right away and after 3,000 additional miles the power steering is locked up. Tried adding additional fluid and sealer myself but it failed to solve issue.
    The only ODB2 code being reported is P1246 which is supposedly unrelated to this issue.

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  • Visitor, , 150,450 mi

    Power steering fluid is intermittently leaking onto exhaust pipes and creating nasty smell in the cabin of the car. Very, very, miniscule amounts of fluid. Will be replacing hoses and clamps.

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  • Visitor, , 96,000 mi

    multiple power steering hoses leaking

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  • superfreak, , 154,000 mi

    high pressure power steering hose seems to be leaking bad, funny part is the resivour has not lost fluid, and other power steering hose are dry as a bone!

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