fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,375 miles

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problem #2

Aug 062004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,750 miles
When attempting to apply the brakes vehicle accelerated. No impact reported.

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 032003

330 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Make : BMW model : 330I year : 2001 crash : no fire : no number of injuries: 0 ODI id number : 10007865 date of failure: June 1, 2001 component: Other summary: Since the purchase of my car in May 2001, the gas pedal seems to have a problem when shifting from first gear to second gear. All of a sudden the engine races on its own and the car lunges forward. Several visits to the dealer and road tests have come up with nothing. The dealer have been unable to pinpoint the problem. I still have the car which I drive very cautiously. It reminds me of my dirt race bike that has an exploding power-band. Don't tailgate with this problem or you will kiss someone's bumper.

- Oakland, CA, USA