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: 100,593 (120–280,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
130 people reported this problem
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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 325i99,000
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.
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
2002 BMW 325i9,000
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.
the driver side pulls up slow and stop some times
2002 BMW 325i175,000
replaced door regulator expense 276.00
2006 BMW 325i125,000
It broke the first time at about 125,000 and again at 139,000 miles.
2006 BMW 325i87,000
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.
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.
2006 BMW 325i159,000
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.
2006 BMW 325i95,000
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).
2002 BMW 325i60,000
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.
2003 BMW 325i175,000
Side window fell down.
Not fixed replaced part noticed less months later...side mirror not working
2004 BMW 325i120
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 325i70,000
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.
2005 BMW 325i56,000
window regulator. No one sits in back seat so it is not from overuse.
2002 BMW 325i221,000
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.
2002 BMW 325i93,623
The window totally controls itself it rolls up and down at its own wheel unfortunately this time it's been 3 days and I can't get it to go back up
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