BMW 3 SERIES Latches, Locks, Linkages problems : 3.
Passenger Side Door And Both Rear Doors Failed To Open. All Three Doors Remained Locked And Could Not Be Open From Inside By Using The Mechanical Handles. Neither The Remote Key Nor The Regular Key Was Able To Unlock The Doors. *tr
Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEU33423P. BMW 3 SERIES 2003 problem was reported in ELLICOTT CITY, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
Dec 25, 2009
The Passenger Side Door Lock Will Not Work. The Door Stays Locked And When It First Occured The Passenger Had To Crawl Out The Window. Neither The Electronic Key Lock Nor The Pushbutton Lock Control On The Console Will Open The Door Lock On The Passenger Side. All Other Locks Work Fine, Including The Trunk. The Manual Door Opener Will Not Open The Passenger Door Either. This Is Extremely Dangerous Since, In The Case Of An Accident, The Passenger Would Be Trapped In The Vehicle. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABS33493P. BMW 3 SERIES 2003 problem was reported in HARRISONBURG, VA. 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 01, 2012
The General Module 5 (gm5) Is Electronic Hardware That Amongst Other Functions Primarily Controls The Locking And Unlocking Of The bmw E46’s. This Module Has Decided To Stop Working In My Vehicle Making It Impossible To Unlock The Vehicle From Any Of The Possible Options (key Fob Button, Central Locking Button, Or Door Double Locking Handle). This Is An Extreme Safety Hazard Because In The Case Of An Accident The Passengers Will Not Be Able To Quickly Escape The Vehicle Due To Inability Of The Doors To Unlock. After Thorough Research I Have Found That This Is A Very Widespread Problem With This Make And Model Vehicle, Yet Nothing Has Been Done By The Manufacturer To Address This Extremely Hazardous Flaw. There Is No Way To Manually Override The Gm5 To Unlock The Doors So Without It Passengers Are Essentially Trapped In The Vehicle. The Module Also Controls The Windshield Wipers, Power Windows, And Trunk Release. Having These Features Inoperable On Top Of The Inability To Unlock For Any Given Amount Of Time Is Unacceptable And Should Be Addressed By The Manufacturer As A Recall And Replacement. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEU33423P. BMW 3 SERIES 2003 problem was reported in WEST PALM BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.
July 31, 2013
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 Latches, Locks, Linkages problems and defects.