2003 BMW 3 SERIES Structure Body problems & defects.

BMW 3 SERIES Structure Body problems : 3.

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

Driver’s Side Door Will Not Open, Either With The Inside Door Latch Or The Outside Latch. The Lock Plunger Goes Up And Down Normally With Either The Key, The Key Remote, Or The Inside Door Lock/unlock Button, But In No Case Can Either Door Latch Open The Driver’s Side Door. All Other Doors Operate Normally. This Makes Entering Or Exiting The Car Difficult, Necessitating Either Climbing In/out Through The Window Or By Climbing Across The Console From The Passenger Seat. If There Were An Emergency, It Would Be Impossible To Exit The Vehicle Quickly. No Event Appeared To Cause This To Happen. I Entered The Vehicle, Drove It, Exited The Vehicle A Few Times During The Morning Before Driving, Parking, Stopping The Vehicle, And Then Having The Door Stick Shut. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 148000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEV33483K. BMW 3 SERIES 2003 problem was reported in GREER, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 25, 2013

bmw Did Not Properly Design The Rear Floor Of The Car Body Where It Supports The Rear Subframe. As A Result Under Normal Driving, Many Of The bmw E46 3-series Cars (325, 323, 330, In The I, Ci, Or Cic Trims, Example 325ci Or 330i) Suffer From Torn Sheet Metal Where The Rear Subframe Attaches To The Body. This Eventually Causes A Major Safety Hazard As The Rear Subframe And Associated Suspension Can Separately Entirely From The Vehicle Resulting In A Loss Of Control And Severe Crash. This Can Affect Any E46 3-series Car But Is Most Common In Models Built From 1999-2001 And More Common In Manual Transmission Cars. The Repair Costs Anywhere From $800 (pre-emptive Strengthening Of Sheet Metal If It Has Not Torn Already) To $5,000 (replacement Of Rear Body Subfloor). bmw Settled A Class-action Lawsuit In 2009 Allowing 3-series Owners To Have Their Cars Inspected And In Some Cases Repaired By bmw But This Did Not Cover All Affected Cars And Expired In December 2010 So Not All Owners Were Able To Have Their Cars Inspected Or Repaired By That Date. In Addition Many Cars Have Experienced Subframe Mounting Failures After Dec 2010. bmw Should Be Required To Inspect, Repair, And Reinforce All E46 (1999-2005) 3-series Bodies Where The Rear Subframe Mounts. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEV53433K. BMW 3 SERIES 2003 problem was reported in LOS GATOS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Aug 27, 2003

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 Structure Body problems and defects.

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