Side Door Window May Stop Working Due to Failed Window Requlator on BMW 325i

A side door window regulator may fail causing the window to stop working, in some eases falling into the door. Replacement of the failed regulator will be required to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 100,191 (120–280,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
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Rolled down rear window on my BMW 325i and hear a loud pop like breaking glass. Opened the door up and sure enough it was the window regulator that was broken on my car with 46K miles. BMW should be forced to repair this under a recall.
2003 BMW 325i 99,000 mi,
Just put window down today passenger side window will not go up. Bmw should recall the junk materials they used in such a pricey vehicle. Hardly ever put my windows down so cannot blame it on overuse.
Started to roll down rear passenger window. Half way down, heard loud pop that sounded like glass shattering. Tried to roll it up and it wouldn't. Sounded like glass pieces falling in the door. Window will not roll up or down. Was able to pull window up but it wont stay there.
2002 BMW 325i 9,000 mi,
Window regulators went out on THREE out of four windows when the vehicle was only a year and a half old. Cause was defective regulators covered under warranty. I also had problems with the front passenger window as well.
Rear window regulator broke in the down position. You can hear the motor trying to move the window when you hit the button, but nothing happens. Part had to be replaced at the expense of $240
the driver side pulls up slow and stop some times
2006 BMW 325i 87,000 mi,
i barely used that window and now it doesnt go up. i put it down and it made a loud cracking noise and now it doesnt go up.
2002 BMW 325i 60,000 mi,
Have replaced every window regulator at least once, and some multiple times. In total, I've probably replaced 8 window regulators since I've owned the car. This is due to a low quality plastic part that breaks. Occasionally the cable also gets tangled in the geared spool that connects to the window regulator motor.
2002 BMW 325i 175,000 mi,
replaced door regulator expense 276.00
2006 BMW 325i 125,000 mi,
It broke the first time at about 125,000 and again at 139,000 miles.
2006 BMW 325i 95,000 mi,
Continuous problem of windows getting stuck and needing to be serviced. Same issues as everyone else. It is happening on all doors except the passenger side (knock on wood).
2006 BMW 325i 159,000 mi,
Window worked normally for a while except when it was rolled all the way down. When trying to roll the window back up from being all the way down window would not come up. I had to shut car off and restart a couple of times to get window (back drivers side) to roll up. Eventually it started falling into the door and will roll down but not up. It falls as I drive. As of now it is halfway down and I can't pull it up by hand like I was doing to keep it up, it's just stuck now.
2003 BMW 325i 175,000 mi,
Side window fell down.
2004 BMW 325i 120 mi,
Have bow 325 xi. Initially the driver side window broke. I thought it is because of the frequent use, but now the rear passenger side broke which is barely used
2001 BMW 325i 70,000 mi,
I have the 325I sedan and the X5. I have replaced EVERY window regulator and some of them I have replaced twice. Maybe time for an Audi or Tesla instead. Great driving cars but the window regulators are JUNK.
2006 BMW 325i 141 mi,
And contro amrm
2002 BMW 325i 80,000 mi,
The driver side window stopped working briefly, I drove it to the car wash yesterday and the driver side mirror partially cam off. I think that I need to replace the regulator on all 4 Windows. What would that caust for Parts?
2005 BMW 325i 56,000 mi,
window regulator. No one sits in back seat so it is not from overuse.
2002 BMW 325i 221,000 mi,
When I let the window down it makes a noise like some crushed glasses. It will go down slow and I have to pull it back up with my hand's.
Window is falling and when using the switch the window spring back down.