2000 BMW 323I Power Train problems & defects.

BMW 323I Power Train problems : 25.

The Contact Owns A 2000 bmw 323i. The Contact Placed The Gear Into Reverse To Back Into The Driveway. Suddenly, The Engine Began To Rev, But The Vehicle Did Not Move. He Placed The Gear Back Into Drive And The Vehicle Moved Forward. He Placed The Gear Into Reverse Again And The Engine Revved. The Contact Exited The Vehicle And Pushed It Into The Driveway. The Dealer Stated That The Snap Ring Failed Out Of The Clutch Drum, Preventing The Vehicle From Moving In Reverse. The Vehicle Has Not Yet Been Repaired. Through Online Research, The Contact Found Numerous Complaints On The Same Defect. He Believes This Should Be Repaired By The Manufacturer. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 90,450. Updated 6/9/08 *cn

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAR3349YJ. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JOHNEN BMW .

May 14, 2008

My bmw 323i Was Working Fine Yesterday And I Get In It This Morning And It Refuses To Do Reverse. When I Put It In Reverse It Just Sounds Like It’s In Neutral And I Am Revving Up The Engine. I Have To Get A New Transmission Or Th Part Repaired But It’s Still Going To Cost 2000. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 94751 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3347YC. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in BARSTOW, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

July 15, 2008

I Have A 2000 bmw 323i With Zero Accidents. There Are 88,000 Miles On It, And Suddenly The Reverse Gear Is Not Working. After Doing Some Research Online, I Have Found That This Is A Common Occurrence For This Very Make And Model. I Contacted bmw Immediately And Not Only Did They Say That There Is No Recall For This Transmission, But That There Was Nothing They Would Do About My Situation. This Is A Ridiculous Problem To Have At Only 88,000 Miles. I Would Like To Submit Formal Notice Of bmw‘s Defective Transmission. *tr

Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3341YC. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 20, 2009

I Had No Major Problems With My 2000 bmw 323ci Until Today. Went To Reverse Out Of A Parking Space, Car Would Not Move. Put The Car In Park And Tried Reversing Again, Nothing Happened. Turned The Car Off, Waited A Few Minutes, Turned It Back On, Put It In Reverse, Nothing Happened. Had To Push It Out Of The Parking Spot And Drove Forward With No Problems. Made It Back To My Work, Parked In The Spot And Tried Reversing To See If It Worked, And It Did. Random, Weird. Called My Auto Mechanic And He Said That This Is Typical Of bmws When The Transmission Is Going Bad. Researched Other Similar Occurrences And It Seems That This A Common Issue For bmws Ranging From Late 90s To Early 2000s. *tr

Mileage was 141000 miles. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 09, 2009

The Reverse In My 2000 bmw 323i Doesn’t Work As Often As It Should…my Younger Sisters Had To Help Me Push It Or It Would Of Hit Another Car Beside It… There Are Millions Of Other People With This Same Problem So Even If The Car Is Maintained Correctly It Still Gets Messed Up…. bmw Out Sourced There Transmission To Gm And I Think They Should Pay For There Mistakes And Help Out A Lot Of Unhappy Customers Who Didn’t Buy These Cars For Cheap…. When You Buy A Luxury Car You Expect It To At Least Reverse Or At Least If Its A Know Issue Get Some Kind Of Compensation… Another Unfair Thing Is That Most People Don’t Even Know That The Transmission Was Outsourced To Another Company Who May Have Done A [xxx] Job On Purpose Just To Screw Its Competition Over….. bmw In The Past Has Never Had These Issues So Its Obvious What Happened… Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in WHITEHALL, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 10, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2000 bmw 323i. While Driving Approximately 70 Mph The Contact Attempted To Accelerate Further But The Vehicle Would Not Accelerate. The Vehicle Stopped Responding To The Accelerator Pedal And Rolled To A Stop. The Vehicle Was Shut Off And Upon Restart The Failure Continued. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Contacts Residence. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To Have The Failure Diagnosed And Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 138,000.

Mileage was 138000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3346YC. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in PARAMOUNT, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Mar 25, 2011

One Day I Was Leaving Target To Take My Son To His Dr. Appt. And My Car Would Not Reverse. Reverse Acted As A Neutral. It Was Only Me And My Son I Had To Ask Someone To Push Me Backwards. Embarrassing!!!!! After That I Didn’t Have The Problem Again Until A Few Weeks Later And Now It Is Non Stop. Its A Major Safety Hazard. What If Someone Was To Try And Rob Me When I Leave Work And I Needed To Back Up Quickly. I Was Told There Is A Crack In The Rear Drum And That It Is 2,500-3,500 To Fix. I Am A Single Mom I Cannot Afford That. This Shouldn’t Happen There Is Only 112,000 Miles On This Car And bmw Refuses To Acknowledge This Problem. Something Needs To Be Done. *tr

Mileage was 111000 miles. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in BAKERSFIELD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 28, 2011

I Have A 2000 bmw 323i That All Of A. Sudden Won’t Engage Reverse. I Was Reading On Pine And Saw. I Wasn’t The Only One With This Issue. I Called North Houston bmw And They Said I Need A New Transmission. I Was Looking At About $6000 For The Transmission. I’m Very Upset And Want To Know If bmw Recalled This Issue And Could I Take My Vehicle To Them For The Repairs At No Cost To Me. *tr

Mileage was 144123 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3340YC. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Oct 27, 2011

2000 bmw 323i. Consumer States Reverse Gear Does Not Engage *tgw

BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in THOUSAND OAKS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 01, 2011

I Have A bmw 323i And The Reverse Went Out. Looks Like A Common Problem With This Year Make And Model. I Am Dumbfounded That There Has Not Been A Recall On This Piece Of S#!% Transmission. bmw Has Lost Me As A Customer, Since They Don’t Stand Behind Their Product When So Many Others Are Having The Same Problem. Backing Out Onto A Two Lane, 55 Mph Hwy My Son And I Were Nearly Killed Since The Transmission Failed. I Thought It Slipped Into Neutral. No It Failed! *tr

Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3341YC. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in WILLOUGHBY, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Dec 01, 2010

The Reverse Gear Does Not Work This Morning When I Tried To Back The Car From The Parking Lot. The Forward Gear Is Good Though. My Car Has A Dual Transmission. *tr

Mileage was 86500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAR3346YJ. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in BOULDER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 03, 2012

The Car Had Been Running Fine. Went To Leave A Friends House And It Would Not Go In Reverse. Had To Be Pushed Backwards, Put Into Drive And Forward Gears Worked Fine. Drove About 11 Miles, Stopped And Put It In Reverse, And It Worked. Couple Days Later I Went To Back Out Of The Driveway, And Reverse Stopped Working Again. The Reverse Works On And Off. This Is Extremely Dangerous Because A Traffic Situation Could Arise Where Reverse Is Needed To Avoid A Serious Accident. Research Has Shown That This Is An Extremely Common Problem With These Cars, Yet bmw Has Failed Issue A Recall. Please Help With This. *tr

Mileage was 134565 miles. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in DUNN, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 28, 2011

I Was Picking Up My Daughter From School Around 4:30pm On April 17, 2012 And When I Put The Car Into Reverse To Back Into A Parking Spot…the Car Had No power. The Transmission Just Revved Up Like It Was In Neutral. I Could Not Get The Car To Back Up. I Thought Maybe I Had It In The Wrong Gear But No It Was In Reverse. I Put The Car Back Into Drive And Went Around The Corner To Wait For Her. When I Tried To Reverse Out Of The Parking Spot It Still Didn’t Have Any power. Thankful The Car Rolled Back Far Enough To Get Out Of The Parking Spot. Once I Got Home I Had To Be Pushed Into My Parking Stall Because Once Again The Reverse Was Not Working. I Haven’t Had Any Major Problems With My Car, The Miles Are Low 125,000 And It Gets Regular Maintenance Check Ups. *js

Mileage was 126598 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAR3344YJ. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in RENTON, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. BMW 323I 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 17, 2012

Picking My Son Up From School And No Reverse. No Indications Anything Wrong Put Into Reverse Acts Like Its In Neutral. Absolutely No Reverse. Drove Home And Had Vehicle Towed To Transmission Shop. Went Online And Shocked To See The Number Of No Reverse Failure Online. The No Reverse Org In 2009 Is No Longer Up But Shocked How Many People Posted The Exact Problem! bmw North America Or Corporate Says They Can’t Do A Recall And To Notify Nhtsa. Ethically, We Both Know They Should Fix These Faulty Drums They Outsourced To Gm And Did Not Tell Anyone. Please Recall The No Reverse Failure For The 2000 Model, Thanks For Recalling The Sub-frame Cracking. bmw Service Centers Are A Rip Off And Never Tell The Owner What’s Really Going On. I Am An Original Owner, Have Meticulous Service Records And Feel The Us Needs To Make Them Stand Behind Their Product. Please Help Us. Getting Stuck In A Dangerous Parking Lot At Night Would Not Be Safe? Please Ask bmw To Fix Their Faulty Drum. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 88112 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAR3349YJ. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in THE WOODLANDS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 18, 2012

I Was Backing Out Of A Parking Space. All Of A Sudden, There Was No Reverse Gear. I Pushed The Car, Myself. Please Recall This Car. I Read About All Of The Other Owners With The Same Problem. This Is A Danger To The Owners And Everyone Around The Vehicle. Not To Mention, This Is Extremely Expensive To Fix. This Is My First Car. Please Consider Help With This Most Dangerous Situation. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 142000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3347YC. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Aug 19, 2012

The Contact Owns A 2000 bmw 323i. The Contact Stated That While Parked The Contact Placed The Vehicle In Reverse And Depressed The Accelerator Pedal But The Vehicle Would Not Reverse. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Diagnostic Testing. The Technician Stated The Reverse Drum Would Have To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 84,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3342YF. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in PITTSBURGH, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 17, 2012

Was Trying To Reverse N It Wouldn’t It Periodically Won’t Reverse Until Car Warms Up. Window Won’t Go Up Without Manually Pulling It Up. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 154400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3340YF. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in RICHMOND, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph.

Nov 02, 2012

Like The Hundreds Of Others On The Consumer Affairs Website, My 2000 bmw 323i Wit 71k Miles Failed To Go Into Reverse. I Was At Church And Proceeded To Back Out Of The Parking Space When The Car Would Not Go Into Reverse. There Were No Warnings – Ever. The Car Was Running Smoothly. I Decided To Check The Web And Was Astounded That There Were Hundreds Of bmw 2000 323i Owners With The Exact Same Problem. I Contacted bmw Of America Via Email And Was Given The Same Response As The Other Owners Of “normal Wear And Tear.” Many Owners Had Less Than 50,000 And bmw Is Not Owning Up To The Problem. bmw Had Not And Will Not Acknowledge The Problem, But Interestingly They Are No Longer Using These Transmissions. A Class Action Is Being Discussed And Rightly So. This Is A Rip Off Of Thousands Of Consumers And Definitely Is A Safety Issue. I Can See Someone Not Being Able To Back Up Off Of A Train Track, Etc. Please Issue A Recall. Thank You. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3346YF. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in BILOXI, MS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Mar 17, 2013

The Transmission Will Not Go In Reverse. There Are So Many bmw‘s With This Problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM334XYC. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in CHARLESTON, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 27, 2011

My bmw 323i Abruptly Lost The Ability To Reverse On Saturday, August 3, 2013. The Problem Is Apparently Very Common To bmw 3-series Vehicles That Were Produced During The Late 1990’s And Early 2000‘s. There Is Even A Website Devoted To It (noreverse.org). bmw Should Consider Doing A Recall In Order To Correct This Problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 108000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3345YF. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in BURLINGAME, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 03, 2013

My bmw Is One Of Possible Thousands That Received A Defective Transmission Made By Zf. The Reverse Drive D Hub Breaks Leaving Pieces Rattling Around Inside The Transmission And No Reverse. Check Www.noreverse.org To See A Few That Have Registered Their bmw‘s With Comments. Repair Cost Range From $1800 – $5000 Or More Depending On Particular Dealerships And Recommendations. I Find Difficult To Believe That bmw Has Not Offered Anything In Response To This Issue That’s Plaguing So Many Of Their Cars With Very High Repair Bills. bmw Promoted These Cars With “lifetime-no Service” Transmissions. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAR3342YJ. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in MOREHEAD CITY, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 15, 2012

The Car Has 86,000 Miles I Am Original Owner And It Will No Longer Engage In Reverse! Only Solution Is A New Transmission Which Costs More Than Book Value Of Car. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3338YF. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in CARLE PLACE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 20, 2013

Bought My 2000 bmw 323i Brand New, I’m The First And Only Owner. I Have Had It Only Dealer Serviced With All Records Kept. At 67k Miles The Reverse Went Out. Dealer Told Me It Was The Transmission. Being That It Would Be In The Thousands To Fix I Continued Driving It With No Reverse. Meaning I Push It. I Contacted bmw On Several Occasions And I Was Told It Was Regular Wear And Tear On The Car That Caused It. Yet There Are Thousands Of People Out There Who Have Reported The Same Problem On Online Forums. Shame On bmw For Not Taking Responsibility For This Problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 67000 miles. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in PASADENA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 01, 2007

I Just Got Home And Tried To Put My 2000 bmw 323i In Reverse To Park But Nothing Happened! It Was As If The Car Was In Neutral! I Am Very Upset As I Have Just Recently Purchased This Vehicle. Something Needs To Be Done As I Am Not The Only One Who Is Having This Problem. This Is A Big Safety Issue That Needs To Be Fixed! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 174000 miles. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in STAFFORD, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 25, 2014

The Automatic Transmission Will Not power The Car In Reverse. Forward Gears All Work Normally. This Was A Sudden Failure And After Searching On The Web, It Appears This Is A Frequent Failure Of This Gm Supplied Transmission In Post 3/2000 bmws With Automatic Transmissions.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 93000 miles. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 21, 2014

2000 BMW 323I problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW 323I, driving a 2000 BMW 323I, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

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