BMW 323i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 323i
- My vehicle starts well in morning when engine is cold.
- what would cause the eml light to come on, when the car will barely move?
- The mechanic I took my car to started to take things off that were not in the original estimate and said that is what they do. Do I legally have to pay for the work not in the estimate.
- Whats My Problem?!? I don't know: Please help!
- My 323i has a strong roar and vibration.
BMW 323i Problems
The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.
Failure of the front control arm bracket bushings—often referred to as thrust rod bushings—is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.
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.
BMW 323i Questions
The drive shaft has a strong vibration and is getting worse with time. There is 250K miles on it. Can the driveshaft be repaired or will it have to be replaced? The carrier barring and pilot bearing have been replaced already.
Have checked battery, alternator, and ground connections. When I turn the car off, you can here a very slight humming sound coming from the area of the radio/cassette player.
BMW 323i Recalls
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.
The brake light switch may fail and stick in the "brake lamps on" or "brake lamps off" position. Inaccurate illumination of brake lights could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lamp switch with a new improved part.
BMW 323i Reviews
Engine performs well while maintaining excellent fuel effeciency. 28-30MPG on the highway! Good acceleration. Five-speed automatic transmission is responsive to the demands of the engine, but the gap between 3rd and 4th gear is a bit too wide. RPM's drop from 5000 to about 3000 and cause a slight drop in the rate of acceleration. Not a big concern. Excellent braking and handling and this ...
Just a Excellent car, with a very week Cooling System, be careful with the expansion tank, hoses and bele tensioners, this is not a TOYOTA or a HONDA that they last forever
i just got this car not that long ago and i love it!THE HANDELING IS AMAZING AND THE BODY LOOKS PERFECT,JUST HAS THAT SPECIAL SPARK..AND THE LEADER INTERIOR...I JUST GATTA SAY,good job!...