2004 BMW 3 SERIES Electrical System problems & defects.

BMW 3 SERIES Electrical System problems : 9.

I Want To Report A Problem With The Ignition Coils In The bmw 330xi Model Made In The Year 2004 That Results In Reduced Ignition Firing Power. The Engine Runs Rough And The “service Engine Soon” Light Illuminates. bmw Had A Recall On Ignition Coils Failure In 2005 And 2006 On Some Models But This Problem Now Surface On Other Models As Well. Please Investigate. *tr

Mileage was 93500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEW53404P. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in FALLS CHURCH, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Feb 26, 2010

2004 bmw 330xi Sedan (e46) Rear Tail Light Indicator Light Consistently Comes On, Even Though There Is No Tail Lamp Failure. Online Community Forums Report That This Is Likely Due To Ground Wire Short In The Tail Lamp Assembly. Cost Of Repair At Dealership Estimated At $700. Currently Being Investigated By Nhtsa As Ea09-019, But I’m Wary Of Being Overcharged By Dealership For What Should Be A Recall. *tr

BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in LA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 23, 2010

Module That Controls Central Locking, Wipers, And Several Other Parts (the Gm5) Started To Develop A Fault. We Had Problems Unlocking Doors, Locking Doors, Using Windows, And Worst Of All – The Wipers Were Hit Or Miss. bmw Wanted $750 For The Part Replacement. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 94000 miles. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 09, 2012

Door Locks Intermittently Will Not Unlock With Switch Or Remotes. Central Locking Does Not Work Even When Using The Key Fob. My Kids And I Have Been Trapped In The Car On Several Occasions For Up To 10 Minutes. This Is A Serious Risk To My Life And The Life Of Others On The Road. bmw Refuses To Fix This Problem. I Have Video Of Me Trapped In The Car. I Addressed His Problem With bmw Before My Warranty Was Up But They State Since The Technicians Could Not Identity Any Problem It’s Not Covered. I Researched This Issue And This Is An Ongoing Problem With Other Customers. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAZ33424K. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in MENIFEE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 16, 2008

My Bi-xenon Headlights Have Been Slowly Fading Resulting In Extremely Poor Visibility During Normal Nightime Driving. This Degradation Has Been Occurring Without My Knowledge Until It Became Obvious After Driving Another Vehicle. As It Turns Out, My Mechanic Has Advised There Is A Common Issue With Certain bmw Assemblies That The Projector Lenses Literally Burn Due To Heat Resulting In The Need To Replace The Entire Assembly. This Loss Of Headlight Intensity Resulting In Poor Visibility Is A Significant Safety Situation And Request Someone Look Into Why No Recall Has Occurred As This Is Obviously A Safety Concern. I Have Entered Today’s Date As Incident Date As I Am Not Sure When Degradation Of The Projectors Began. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5J8TB3H31DL. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in DAVIE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 18, 2013

As Reported By Other Owners, The Bi-xenon Headlights No Longer Light Up The Road. It Is A Safety Hazard And Is A Known Issue With Headlights Manufactured By Zkw On 2003-2005 bmw 330 Models. The Reflector Bowls On These Units Burn Out Over Time And Reduce The Headlight’s Ability To Reflect Light. Driving At Night Is Literally No Better With The Headlights On Or Off. I Have To Rely On My Fog Lights Just To See Anything. Please Look Into This Safety Issue As It Is Wide-spread. Replacement Of Headlights Is Expensive At $1300 Ea, This Has To Be Resolved By bmw Immediately

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEV534X4K. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 01, 2012

Wire Loosing Coating On Inside Of Adaptive Headlights, Causing Shorts Or Broken Wires Where The Headlights And Or Turn Signals Will Fail To Work. Wire Is Very Brittle As This Is Also Roughly 20 Gauge Wire. This Can Be An Extreme Hazard Especially At Night. This Seems To Be Affecting bmw‘s 3/5/6/ Series From At Least 2004 To 2008 From My Independent Research. Many Pictures And Complaints On Various bmw Forums To Document This Problem. My Problem Occurred When I Lost One Headlight On My Way Home In The Dark And An Indicator Came On To Identify A Fault In The Headlight. Originally I Though It Was A Bulb, Changed Bulb And It Still Did Not Work. Further Investigation Led To A Broken Wire Inside Of The Headlight Assembly. I Fixed The Broken Wire And Then Noticed Two More Wires Where The Coating On The Wire Seem To Have Flaked Off Causing Bare Wire. I Also Fixed Those Wires And All Was Well. A Day Or Two Later, The Indicator Came On Again Pointing To The Same Headlight. This Time The Turn Signal Was Out. I Opened The Access Panel To Check The Wiring And Now A Forth Wire Has Been Severed, However I Can Not Fix It As It Is Down Pretty Far Inside The Headlight And To Repair Would Require Removing The Headlight And Taking It Apart. Apparently bmw Used Biodegradable Wire For The Headlights?? Source Of The Headlight Is Believed To Be Hella. Supposedly bmw Knows About The Issue But Unwilling To Fix Unless You Purchase A $800-1500 New Headlight. This Is Crazy For A Car That Is 10 Years Old And Well Maintained. This Is A Safety Hazard As You Will Can Loose A Headlight In The Dark And Maybe Both Headlights Going Out, Plus The Fact Of Bare Wires That Can Short And Cause A Fire.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 156000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABW534X4P. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 21, 2014

The Heating Element On My 2004 bmw X3 Caught On Fire While I Was Driving. I Don’t Use It Often, But Had Noticed A Hot Smell When I Did Use It And That It Would Be Too Warm In The Lumbar And Hip Region. The Fire Actually Burned About A Dime Size Hole In The Driver Side Left Seat Panel (under The Thigh). After Reading Of Many Others Having The Same Or Worse Experiences, I Am Glad I Immediately Shut If Off, Although It Still Burned All The Way Through The Leather. Please Advise Me Of Next Steps I Should Take. I Have Shut Off The Heater And Will No Longer Use It. With So Many Complaints, I Would Think This Would Result In A Recall. Thanks For Your Advice.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 74000 miles. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in OLATHE, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Nov 01, 2014

I Was Not Able To Unlock My Car With My Car Key. I Was Able To Hear The Click Sound On Pressing The Unlock Button On The Key But Nothing Was Happening. After Numerous Attempts For About 10 Minutes Car Got Unlocked. Now I’m Having This Problem On/off Basis. I Took The Car To The Local bmw Dealer. After Diagnose They Said I Have A Failed General Module Which Will Cost Me Around $1000. This Is Way Too Much For Car For It’s Total Value Of Around $7000. This Is Scary Since I’m Not Able To Trust The Locking System On My Car. Sometime I’m Not Able To Lock At All And At Sometime I’m Not Able To Unlock Anything.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 128000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAET37404N. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in UNION CITY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 09, 2015

2004 BMW 3 SERIES problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW 3 SERIES, driving a 2004 BMW 3 SERIES, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Electrical System problems and defects.

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