BMW 323I Suspension problems : 4.
A Year Ago, My Gas Gauge Sensor Went Out. The Car Had Less Than 100,000 Miles On It. Today, My 2000 bmw 323i Has 111,000 Miles On It And The Vehicle Will Not Drive In Any Gear Without A Grinding Sound. I Almost Got Killed By A Car Behind Me Because I Could Suddenly Not Accelerate At A Stop Light And I Had To Get Out To Push The Vehicle To Safety. Within The Past Few Months The Car Would Drive, But Only When It Was Warm. Now It Is Completely Inop. This Car Has Been Well Maintained! It Would Cost Me Over $4000 To Get A New Transmission And I Still Over $6000 On The Car. Despite Thousands Of Complaints Regarding The 2000 bmw 323i Transmission Failure, bmw Refuses To Do Anything. I Currently Have No Operable Vehicle And I Still Have To Maintain My Auto Loan Payments And Find Alternate Transportation To Work. I Have Spent Over $3500 In Additional Repairs To This Vehicle On Brakes, New Catalytic Converter Sensors, Trailing Arm, Ball Bearings, Etc. *tr
Mileage was 111000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3338YF. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in SAINT FRANCIS, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.
Mar 25, 2009
Heard Loud Noises Coming From Rear End Of Vehicle. Upon Inspection By Repair Facility It Was Determined That The Rear Drivers Side Subframe Mount Had Pulled Away From The Body, A Large Tear Is Present In The Body Panel On Either Side Of The Subframe Mount. Repair Facility Indicated The Risk Is That The Car May Not Respond As Expected In An Emergency Or Evasive Action. Form Would Not Allow Me To Complete Vin, Last Character Is A 2.
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 234000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3341YK. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in KENNESAW, GA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
Apr 15, 2011
After Having The Control Arm Bushings Replaced And A 4 Wheel Alignment Completed At A bmw Service Dealership In Tyler, Tx, Apparently The Steering Angle Sensor (located At The Bottom Of The Steering Column) Failed Which Caused The Dynamic Stability Control (dsc), Brake And Abs Lights To Illuminate. When The Incident Occurred, I Was Driving 70 Mph On A Dry Highway Using The Cruise Control. When This Sensor Failed, All Three Lights Illuminated And The Cruise Control Ceased To Work. According To The bmw Service Department, There Is No Requirement To Re-calibrate The Steering Angle Sensor After An Alignment Is Completed. Additionally, Per The Service Manager At The bmw Service Department, They Are Replacing Steering Angle Sensors In A Variety Of bmw Automobiles At “3 To 4 Per Week”. Estimated Cost To Repair Is Between $500 – $1000. *tr
Mileage was 121000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAR3347YJ. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in SNOOK, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.
July 09, 2011
I Was Unaware Of The Previous Defect Notices About The Frame / Body Having A Weak Spot And Was Driving At 40 Mph When My Rear Shock And The Part That Holds The Shock In Place Went Through The Metal Frame Ripping The Metal Away And Allowing The Shock To Puncture Through The Frame Just Below The Trunk Area And The Car Was Then Inoperable. I Was Quoted A Price For Repair Of 6500 And Was Informed Of The 2005/2006 Lawsuit Where bmw Was Sued For This Defect And Repaired Some Cars For A Year After The Lawsuit Ended But This Was Prior To My Purchase Of The Vehicle And When I Contacted bmw Of No America Headquarters, They Asked Me To Take The Car To The Nearest bmw Dealer And Have Them Do A Diagnosis Which I Immediately Did And That Cost Was Over $10k Of Which bmw Offered To Pay Only 20%. I Then Took It To Another bmw Mechanic Who Repaired It For $3000 And bmw Will Not Pay Any Part Of The Bill Because It Was Not Done At A Dealership, I Do Not Understand How bmw Can Get Away With A Defect Like This And So Many Cars Affected By It And Not Have To Repair It At Their Cost? It Is Their Defect
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 155384 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3342YC. BMW 323I 2000 problem was reported in LAWNDALE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.
Apr 05, 2014
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