BMW 3-SERIES Exterior Lighting Headlights problems : 2.
Passenger Side Xenon Headlight Operates Intermittently. Car Had To Go To Dealer For Repair But Parts Not Immediately Available To Fix. For Safety I Have Restricted Vehicle To Daytime Driving Only Because I Cannot Depend On The Headlights To Operate As Designed. *jb
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 21560 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAET37423N. BMW 3-SERIES 2003 problem was reported in MADISON, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030630. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. BMW 3-SERIES 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW 3-SERIES 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CENTURY BMW . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 256-536-3800 . DEALER’S CITY: HUNTSVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 35816 .
Nov 24, 2004
On 2003-2004 bmw 3 Series E46 Sedans With Oem Zkw Manufactured Xenon (hid) Headlights, The Reflective Bowl For The Headlights Will Become Discolored And Non-reflective After Normal Use With Oem Bulbs. Over Time, The Heat From The Oem Bulb Will Scorch The Reflective Bowl And Dramatically Reduce Light Output To Unsafe Levels For Night Time Driving. bmw Has Not Notified Owners Of The Design Flaw, And No Replacement Parts Are Available Other Than The Entire Expensive, New Headlight Assemblies That Will Suffer From The Same Problem In Time. Though bmw Refuses To Acknowledge That An Issue Exists, bmw Changed The Xenon Headlight Reflector Design For Later Model Years To A Metal Reflector Assembly That Does Not Degrade When Exposed To The Normal Operating Temperatures Of The Oem Xenon Bulbs. These Newer Designed Headlight Assemblies To Not Suffer From Any Reduction In Light Output With Use. *tt
BMW 3-SERIES 2003 problem was reported in LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Jan 01, 2010
2003 BMW 3-SERIES problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW 3-SERIES, driving a 2003 BMW 3-SERIES, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Exterior Lighting Headlights problems and defects.