BMW 3 SERIES Suspension problems : 3.
I Heard A Squeaking Noise Coming From The Rear End, Took It To My Mechanic, And Was Told The Subframe Has Torn Off Of The Rear Suspension. He Checked To See If There Is A Recall, But None Has Been Found. He Did Notice Online That This Has Been An Ongoing Problem, With Many Complaints, And That A Class Action Lawsuit Had Been Filed. *tr
Mileage was 128000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM3349YJ. BMW 3 SERIES 2000 problem was reported in BRADENTON, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.
Nov 01, 2011
On February 6, 2012 Exiting The Freeway An About A Mile Or So After, I Heard This Big Clunk That Came From The Rear, Stopped And Pulled Over To See What That Was. Looked Under The Car And The Rear Axel Was Hanging And Subframe Was Severely Damaged. Took It To The Dealer The Next Day For Inspection And Called bmwna To File The Claim. They Will Not Pay For The Repair And Offered 50% Of The Cost. My Car Has 160k Miles And It Is In Excellent Condition Besides This Faulty Engineered By bmw And They Will Not Pay. Luckily I Am Still Alive. How About If I Was Still On The Freeway Driving And This Thing Happened And Caused An Accident? This Is Really Serious! Safety Of Myself And Other People. I Am Still Dealing With bmwna To Cover For The Really Expensive Repair That This Incident Created. It Was A Defect From The Manufacturer And Now They Do Not Want To Take Responsibility. Please Help!!! *tr
Mileage was 160000 miles. BMW 3 SERIES 2000 problem was reported in SANTA MONICA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.
Feb 06, 2012
The Left Rear Subframe Mount Torn Away From The Vehicle Unibody/frame Mounting Location. The Rear Body Metal Fatigue Was Caused From Loading And Unloading Of The Drive Train Due To An Engineering Design Defect. This Occurred Under Normal Driving Conditions And Is A Known Defect By bmw. A Class Action Law Suit Required bmw To Fix The Problem From 2009 To 2010, But There Are Still Many Vehicles On The Road That Have Not Been Repaired Or The Metal Fatigue Showed Up After The 2010 Deadline For Repair. This Is A Major Defect Making The Vehicle Unsafe To Drive Because The Rear Axle Can Separate From The Vehicle. This Should Be A Vehicle Recall And All bmw E46 3 Series Should Have The Rear Subframe Mounting Points Repaired And Reinforced By bmw At No Cost. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 192000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3342YK. BMW 3 SERIES 2000 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.
July 23, 2013
2000 BMW 3 SERIES problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW 3 SERIES, driving a 2000 BMW 3 SERIES, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Suspension problems and defects.