After driving on the interstate for an hour the overheating signal comes on and the car dies. The first time it happened I had it towed to a shop and they looked at it the next morning and found nothing wrong. The second time, again after an hour on the interstate, I left the car parked in a lot and returned the next day and it ran fine without showing the overheating alert.
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2006 BMW 330i Question: Why is my car overheating after driving on the interstate for an hour?
Answer #1goodguy November 02, 2012, 23:44Master
check your cooling fan to see if comes on while its hot then I would change the t stat
Replyannilu, November 03, 2012, 11:32Rookie
Thank you for the good advice.
Answer #2your.mechanic November 03, 2012, 01:53Master
Have a specialty shop equipped with a GT1 check your BMW DME...there is an issue with its cooling system control
Replyannilu, November 03, 2012, 11:33Rookie
Good advice, I'll do that. Thank you for your response.
Replylexiliya_330i, July 04, 2013, 17:26Rookie
Did you find a resolution to your problem? My 330i is doing the exact something.
I did find a recall I'm going to see the dealership about.
Recall ID # 93384 - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING
Answer #3EA Motors from Euro-Asian Motorcars, Inc., November 03, 2012, 14:36Enthusiast
The auxiliary fan and electric water pump are common failure points on this BMW. As previously stated, a shop with a BMW specific scanner should be able to confirm.
Answer #4JPS330 January 15, 2015, 23:45Rookie
They have an electric engine water pump - these are prone to failure. I've just had mine replaced after same symptoms