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.

2000 BMW E46 Suspension Rear problems & defects.

BMW E46 Suspension Rear problems : 1.

1) Normal Street And Highway Driving 2) Rear Subframe Failure 3)currently Being Repaired, Replaced Cross Member

Mileage was 88000 miles. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in NORTHRIDGE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010201. 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 . VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PACIFIC AUDI . DEALER’S CITY: SOUTH BAY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

June 20, 2005

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 Suspension Rear problems and defects.

2002 BMW E46 Visibility Rearview Mirrors, Devices problems & defects.

BMW E46 Visibility Rearview Mirrors, Devices problems : 1.

The Rearview Mirror Leaked And It Is Blurry Now In My 2002 bmw M3. I Did Some Research And It Has Been A Common Problem For A Lot Of bmw‘s. Dealer Won’t Replace As The Car Is Out Of Warranty. Mirror Is Obviously A Safety Item And Obviously Defective. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25000 miles. BMW E46 2002 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 30, 2008

2002 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2002 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Visibility Rearview Mirrors, Devices problems and defects.

2000 BMW E46 Power Train Automatic Transmission problems & defects.

BMW E46 Power Train Automatic Transmission problems : 5.

Vehicle Was Purchased Brand New From Dealer. Vehicle Does Not Drive In Reverse. Vehicle Only Has 4yr 50,000 Miles Warranty. The Car Has Around 53,000 Miles. They Will Not Cover The Repair.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 52890 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM3345YJ. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in NEWARK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000407. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JMK BMW . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 973-379-7744 . DEALER’S CITY: SPRINGFIELD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 07081 .

Aug 29, 2003

Transmission On A bmw 323ci (2000) Suddenly Failed. It Will No Longer Go Into Reverse. Forward Seems Fine. There Were No Warning Signs. There Is No Maintenance To Be Performed. Car Has 65xxx Miles. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM3341YJ. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in ST. LOUIS, MO. Original Owner. 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: 0 mph.

July 21, 2007

Without Warning, Reverse Gear Stopped Working, Acts As If In Neutral. All Other Gears Working Well. Intend To Repair And Save Receipts And Old Parts. *tr

Mileage was 109520 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):82805. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20070707. 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: 0 mph.

Jan 17, 2008

2000 bmw 323i Will Not Go Into Reverse. Called bmw Na Their Response ” This Is No bmw Problem. I Wrote The President Of bmw And You Should Do This As Well Here Is The Info You Need. President Josep Kerscher Address: bmw Of North America 300 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Woodcliff Lake, Nj 07677. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM3343YC. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in PORT RICHEY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 03, 2008

bmw 330i Auto Reverse Gear Failure Gear Box Model Zf5hp19 Year 2000 W Reg. *tr

Mileage was 72000 miles. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in LANCS, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 02, 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 Power Train Automatic Transmission problems and defects.

2003 BMW E46 Exterior Lighting problems & defects.

BMW E46 Exterior Lighting problems : 1.

Please Let This Notice Serve As A Formal Petition For An Investigation Of A Safety-related Design Defect. The Rear Tail Light Bulbs Aren’t Working On The Driver’s Side. The Ground Wire In The Connector, Connecting To The Bulb Carrier Seems To Be Damaged Due To A Bad Ground. I Have Been Replacing Bulbs For The Last Two Years. *tr

Mileage was 90127 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEU33423P. BMW E46 2003 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Aug 10, 2008

2003 BMW E46 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW E46, driving a 2003 BMW E46, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Exterior Lighting problems and defects.

2000 BMW E46 Structure Frame And Members problems & defects.

BMW E46 Structure Frame And Members problems : 5.

At Approximate 73,000 Miles I Noticed A Squeaking Noise Coming From My Car, I Took It To My Mechanic And He Found Cracks In The Subframe Around The Left Rear Bushing. I Have Researched This And It Is A Common Occurrence With This Car And Model. I Have Taken It To The Dealership And They So Far Are Saying It Is Not Covered Under Warranty. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM5345YJ. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in FOSTER CITY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20031119. 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 . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 27, 2006

Subframe Damage For No Apparent Reason At 68,000 Miles, Can Lead To Loss Of Control Of Vehicle During Operation. No Correction Has Been Completed, Still Working With bmwna To Stop With The “run Around” Story. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM3349YJ. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in JERSEY CITY, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on 20020212. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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 . VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

May 01, 2006

This Car Is My Daily Driving Car And That Is Its Sole Purpose. The Rear Subframe Mount Has Begun To Rip Out Of The Car On The Driver Side. Nothing Has Been Done To Correct The Failure, But bmw Has Been Contacted And I Am Awaiting Their Reply. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAM5339YE. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20050329. 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: CHECKERED FLAG BMW . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757-490-1111 . DEALER’S CITY: VIRGINIA BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA.

Nov 20, 2006

Rear Subframe Cracking From Mounting Point On Drivers Side. Very Unsafe, Creaking Clunking Noises From Rear Of Vehicle Due To This. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBABM5348YJ. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in SIOUX FALLS, SD. 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 . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CAROUSEL MOTORS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8007987278 . DEALER’S CITY: IOWA CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 52244 .

Dec 24, 2000

I Drive A 2000 328ci bmw With 84,000 Miles On It. 1. It Has Been A Daily Driver For 3 Years. 2. The Subframe Has Torn Behind The Driver Side Rear Wheel. 3. bmw Is Not Recognizing This As An Engineering Defect And Is Giving A Hard Time Covering The Fix. *nm

Mileage was 84000 miles. BMW E46 2000 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. 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 OF SAN DIEGO . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 858 560 5050 . DEALER’S CITY: SAN DIEGY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 92111 .

Dec 21, 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 Frame And Members problems and defects.

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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