really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,534 miles

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problem #6

Jan 142018


  • 170,903 miles
The spark plugs and coils that where installed in my BMW at the BMW service center did not work proplerly or where installed properly they didn┐T even give me a warranty time frame it only ran 4,000 more miles since they did a service on it my car just stoped working it wouldn┐T turn on anymore I don┐T want this happening to anyone else they put my life at risk and anyone in the car with me or around it could have just stoped in the middle of the street but thankfully I was at a parking lot I just would like the BMW service center to be more cautious about what they do and to repair my car the right way they used parts that stoped working.

- Immokalee, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 142017


  • 184,000 miles
I bought a used 2001 BMW 330ci 2dr coupe on the date of May 5th 2017. I had this vehicle for a very short amount of time approximately 7 weeks time. The takata air bag was present in this model, on top of that the well known overheating issue came my way. My model would overheat at the point where the auxiliary electrical fan would not kick in to avoid overheating. Electrical stability was at lost due to these present issues. Oddly enough the fan would actually run in reverse polarity pushing air out of the engine when it should be pulling the air in. While driving on a city street my car overheated causing me to break down, a thermostat issue could be present all of this occurred in motion.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 082010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 330I. The contact stated that all four tires randomly lost tire pressure and that there was an internal failure associated with the rims and tires. The contact had a repair shop replace all four tires three times. When the air pressure was low, the TPMS warning light was not illuminated to indicate a failure. In addition, the fan failed to work properly and the vehicle was running hot to the point that it could overheat. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 02V138000 (engine and engine cooling), 01V206000 (engine and engine cooling), and 00V383000 (wheels). The manufacturer was contacted to determine if they may be able to provide a repair solution to prevent the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 122014

330 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Car had not been driven all day until evening when I drove car 4-5 miles to one residence, continued with passenger for another few miles to another residence, parked and turned off the car. Remained in car briefly while finishing a conversation when noticed gray/white smoke coming from under hood on passenger side of car. Got out of vehicle, called for help from resident. When use of 2 personal extinguishers didn't help, called fire department who responded and put out the fire. Fire department report notes engine compartment was fully involved when they arrived and appears fire started in right front corner, but unable to make fire cause determination due to heavy fire involvement. Insurance company has declared it a total loss.

- Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 330ci. The contact stated that the coolant fan malfunctioned and as a result, the vehicle overheated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the coolant fan and other belts. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 02V138000 (engine and engine cooling: Cooling system: Fan). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #1

May 132010


  • 95,300 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the vehicle was overheating. In addition, the cooling fan would fail intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer stated that they needed to replace the cooling fan. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 01V206000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). The failure mileage was 95,300 and the current mileage was 112,000.

- Agoura Hills , CA, USA