2004 BMW E46 Exterior Lighting problems & defects.

BMW E46 Exterior Lighting problems : 3.

Factory Bi-xenon Headlights Gradually Dimmed. By 77k Miles The Light Output Was Too Dim To Safely Drive At Night. Compared To A New Model At Dealer With Xenon Lights And Found Very Noticeable Difference. Mechanic Analysis Found Metallized Plastic Reflectors On Xenon Bulbs Had Burned And Lost Their Reflectivity. Replacement Reflectors Are Not Sold As Service Parts By bmw, So Remedy Involves Complete Replacement Of Headlight Assembly. *tr

Mileage was 77000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEV53474K. BMW E46 2004 problem was reported in EXPORT, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dec 01, 2008

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2000 BMW E46 Structure Frame And Members Underbody Shields problems & defects.

BMW E46 Structure Frame And Members Underbody Shields problems : 2.

My bmw 328ci Year 2000 Has A Factory Defect And The Manufacturer Does Not Want To Take Responsibility. Seperation Of Rear Under Chasis, My Car Is In The Dealer Now At bmw San Francisco And They Told Me That bmw North America Does Not Want To Take Responsibility And They Are Charging Me $22000 For Repair. The Car Is Only 5 Years In August And Its Only 37k Miles On It. I Talked To The Body Shop Of bmw San Francisco And They Showed Me 3 Cars That Have The Same Problem . A $45k Car Easy To Seperated The Underchasis And So Dangerous To Drive. I Hope You Take A Chance To Take A Look On This Problem. *jb

Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM5341YJ. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000817. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. BMW E46 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW E46 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: BMW SAN FRANCISCO .

June 10, 2004

The Problem With My 2000 323 Ci bmw Is, The Rear Mounting Points For The Subframe Have Ripped Out From Their Spots In The Sheet Metal Because The Rear Differential Transmits The Torsional Load From The Engine Through The Subframe, Then Into The Chassis. The Constant Loading And Unloading Weakens The Insufficient Sheet Metal, Causing It To Fatigue And Separate From The Chassis. This Failure Of The Chassis Threatens The Safety Of The Vehicle. The Approximate Cost To Fix This Defect Is Around $9,000. *jb

Mileage was 51000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABR3347YE. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20030728. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW E46 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: SOUTH BMW . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 305-256-2200 . DEALER’S CITY: MIAMI . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33157 .

Sept 24, 2007

2000 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2000 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Structure Frame And Members Underbody Shields problems and defects.

2004 BMW E46 Electrical System problems & defects.

BMW E46 Electrical System problems : 1.

I Received A Letter From bmw Ststing There Was Now A Recall For The Bad Ground Wire On The Rear Taillight Assembly That Caused The Metling Of The Connector. I Had Already Spent $400 For The Fix, Now They Recall The Part. bmw North America Took Too Long To Do This, And I Am Going Into The Delaership To See About Getting A Refund For The Service I Paid For That They Would Not Cover.

Mileage was 80000 miles. BMW E46 2004 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 01, 2010

2004 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2004 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Electrical System problems and defects.

2000 BMW E46 Electrical System problems & defects.

BMW E46 Electrical System problems : 1.

The Rear Taillights On My Car Have Burnt Out. I Thought It Was The Bulbs. But When I Went To Check, The Brown Wire On Both Of My Taillights Completely Burned And Also Burned Entirely Causing Damage To The Harness. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 13, 2009

2000 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2000 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Electrical System problems and defects.

2000 BMW E46 Engine And Engine Cooling problems & defects.

BMW E46 Engine And Engine Cooling problems : 1.

2000 bmw 328ci Stalls Every Now And Then And When I Restart It I Feel A Power Loss. Comes And Goes. Very Pesky Problem, Makes You Feel Scared You Might Get Stranded. *ak

BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in HILLIARD, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW E46 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: AUTO BROKERS . DEALER’S CITY: COLUMBUS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH.

Mar 31, 2004

2000 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2000 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Engine And Engine Cooling problems and defects.

2000 BMW E46 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System problems & defects.

BMW E46 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System problems : 1.

Since Purchase Of This Vehicle (2000 bmw 323i, Vin [xxx]), We’ve Had Nothing But Trouble With It And No One Can Fix It Properly. It’s Left My Wife And Children Stranded Because Of A Known Vanos Timing Problem. And Now I’ve Had To Have The engine Completely Replaced At The Cost Of $7,300 Because Of Another Known Problem…the Cheap, Plastic Coolant Expansion Tank That Cracked And Caused The engine To Overheat To Complete Failure. These Are A Few Of The Known Problem That bmw Is Keenly Aware Of. When Will Someone Hold Them Accountable For The Production Of Vehicles Made With Inferior Components And Make Them Recall These Suspected Parts? I Knew I Should Have Bought A Toyota! *nm Updated 07/11/2012 *js Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 81518 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3347YF. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in APEX, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20041019. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. BMW E46 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW E46 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CARMAX . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (919) 783-9494 . DEALER’S CITY: RALEIGH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 27612 .

Dec 15, 2006

2000 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2000 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System problems and defects.

2000 BMW E46 Exterior Lighting problems & defects.

BMW E46 Exterior Lighting problems : 1.

The Rear Taillights On My Car Have Burnt Out. I Thought It Was The Bulbs. But When I Went To Check, The Brown Wire On Both Of My Taillights Completely Burned And Also Burned Entirely Causing Damage To The Harness. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 13, 2009

2000 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2000 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Exterior Lighting problems and defects.

2000 BMW E46 Exterior Lighting Turn Signal problems & defects.

BMW E46 Exterior Lighting Turn Signal problems : 1.

Right Front Turn Signal Assembly Fell Off During Normal Operation Of Vehicle. Turn Signal Assembly Held In Place Inside The Fender By Only One Thin Plastic Finger. The Finger Snapped Off The Turn Signal Housing, Allowing The Entire Turn Signal Assembly To Fall Off The Vehicle. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50074 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM5343YF. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20010817. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. BMW E46 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW E46 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Apr 29, 2003

2000 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2000 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Exterior Lighting Turn Signal problems and defects.

2000 BMW E46 Structure problems & defects.

BMW E46 Structure problems : 1.

At About 106k Miles I Noticed A Creaking Noise Coming From The Rear Suspension. Upon Inspection, The Drivers Side Rear Differential Mount Has Multiple Stress Fractures And Separations At The Point Where The Mount Is Welded To The Unibody. This Vehicle Has Had All Required Maint. At Normal Intervals. This Car Is Driven On The Highway 90% Of The Time And The Rest In Residential Streets. It Is A Family Car And Has Had No Modifications Period. This Situation Is Very Dangerous And Requires Immediate Attention. The Suspension Should Never Seperate From The Body Because Of Torsional Forces From The Trans/diff. It Is Clear That This Is A Design Flaw. I Implore The Nhtsa To Address This Issue Immediately Before Someone Dies !! *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 106000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM3345YJ. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in TIPP CITY, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. BMW E46 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW E46 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Oct 01, 2006

2000 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2000 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Structure problems and defects.