really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,500 miles

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problem #4

Jun 302011

330 6-cyl

  • 169,000 miles
The secondary cooling fan failed causing the expansion tank on our 2001 BMW 330xi split causing the engine to overheat. We replaced the expansion tank and many related parts including thermostat. No warning lights came on. We believe this failure is close to, but not the same as, the fan failure that you reported on May 16, 2002. (02V138000, 01V206000 ).

- Sugarloaf, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012009


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the coolant fan was not working and the engine would not cool down. As a result, the vehicle was overheating. The head gasket was blown and the engine was cracked. The dealer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and the contact would be responsible for the repairs. The failure and current mileages were less than 81,000.

- Jasper, AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 152002


  • miles
Auxiliary fan caught on fire afteril failure; this car was not part of the existing recall / recall needed to be expanded / this is a major safety hazard.

- Collegevile, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 062001


  • miles
Vehicle overheated 2 days before it caughton fire. Vehicle was going 30 mph when consumer smelled smoke pulling into driveway. Dealer has heard of problem, and looking at vehicle.

- Freedom, PA, USA