BMW 325CI Fuel, Propulsion System problems : 3.
While Driving Approximately 30 Mph On A Residential Street I Begin Hearing A Noise That Sounded Like Something Dragging From The Rear Passenger Side Of The Vehicle. I Pulled The Car Over And Observed That The Strap That Holds The Gas Tank Up, Was Hanging Down From One End. I Then Drove Approximately 1/2 Mile To An Automotive Repair Shop And Upon Further Inspection, It Was Determined That The Weld On The Front Bracket Of The Gas Tank Strap Had Broken And Detached From The Frame. This Caused The Gas Tank To Sag To Within About 4 Inches From The Ground. I Am The Original Owner Of This Vehicle And Have Maintained It Well. I Have Read Numerous bmw Owners Have Experienced This Exact Problem. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 126342 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABN334XIJ. BMW 325CI 2001 problem was reported in VACAVILLE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.
July 23, 2012
While Traveling Approximately 65 Mph, I Suddenly Heard A Dragging, Scraping Noise That Appeared To Be Coming From The Trunk. My Initial Thought Was That Something Within The Spare Tire Well Had Become Loose. After Driving Approximately 10 Miles Further With No Abatement Of The Noise, I Was Able To Locate A Service Station With A Mechanic. After Checking The Trunk, The Car Was Elevated And A Welding Failure Of The Passenger Side Fuel Strap Bracket Was Noted. The Sound Came From The Tank Strap Being Dragged Along The Highway. It Was Also Noted That The Fuel Tank Had Dropped From What The Mechanic Stated Was Its Original “seat.” The Mechanic Secured The Cable And Tank With Steel Twine, Gave Me The Failed Bracket, And Informed Me That I Needed To Take The Car To The Dealership Asap. I Took The Car And The Bracket To Dealership On 07/03/14. Received Confirmation That The Strap Bracket Had Indeed Failed.
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150000 miles. BMW 325CI 2001 problem was reported in MARRERO, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.
July 02, 2014
I Was Driving On A Surface Street At Approximately 30 Mph When I Suddenly Heard A Metal Scraping Noise. I Pulled Over To The Side Of The Road And Discovered Fuel Tank Strap Was Dragging On The Ground On The Passenger Side And The Fuel Tank Was Hanging Within Inches Of The Road. The Car Was Towed To The Dealer.
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 60470 miles. BMW 325CI 2001 problem was reported in SACRAMENTO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.
Feb 03, 2014
2001 BMW 325CI problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW 325CI, driving a 2001 BMW 325CI, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Fuel, Propulsion System problems and defects.