2003 BMW 325

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2003 BMW 325

Available in 6 styles:  2003 BMW 325 4dr RWD Sedan shown
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Kelley Blue Book Retail
$5,950–$7,550

Est. MPG

19–20 city / 26–29 hwy


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325

AIR BAGS

Recall number: 13V172000
Recall date: 05/03/2013

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2003 325I, 325XI, 330I, 330XI SEDANS; 325CI AND 330CI COUPES AND CONVERTIBLES; 325IT AND 325XIT SPORTS WAGONS; AND M3 COUPES AND CONVERTIBLES TO ADDRESS A SAFETY DEFECT IN THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG WHICH MAY PRODUCE EXCESSIVE INTERNAL PRESSURE CAUSING THE INFLATOR TO RUPTURE UPON DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAG.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH NECESSITATING DEPLOYMENT OF THE PASSENGER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG, THE INFLATOR COULD RUPTURE WITH METAL FRAGMENTS STRIKING AND POTENTIALLY SERIOUSLY INJURING THE PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT OR OTHER OCCUPANTS.

Corrective Action:

BMW INTENDS TO ISSUE INITIAL NOTIFICATIONS TO OWNERS INFORMING THEM OF THE SAFETY DEFECT IN MAY. ONCE REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, ESTIMATED FOR JULY, BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AGAIN TO CONTACT THEIR DEALERS AND SCHEDULE A REPLACEMENT OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAG, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-525-7417 OR EMAIL BMW AT CUSTOMERRELATIONS@BMWUSA.COM.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/01/2002 and 12/31/2002.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Recall number: 11V438000
Recall date: 08/26/2011

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2005 325I, 325XI, 330I, AND 330XI VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2001, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2005. OVER TIME, RESISTANCE IN THE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS MAY CAUSE ONE OR MORE REAR LAMP FUNCTIONS (TAIL LIGHT, BRAKE LIGHT, AND/OR TURN-SIGNAL), WITHIN THE VEHICLE'S BODY PANEL, TO STOP WORKING.

Consequence:

INTERMITTENT LIGHT OPERATION REDUCES THE ABILITY TO WARN OTHER MOTORISTS OF THE DRIVER'S INTENTIONS. THIS COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 02/15/2012.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/01/2001 and 03/01/2005.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

Recall number: 11V438000
Recall date: 08/26/2011

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2005 325I, 325XI, 330I, AND 330XI VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2001, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2005. OVER TIME, RESISTANCE IN THE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS MAY CAUSE ONE OR MORE REAR LAMP FUNCTIONS (TAIL LIGHT, BRAKE LIGHT, AND/OR TURN-SIGNAL), WITHIN THE VEHICLE'S BODY PANEL, TO STOP WORKING.

Consequence:

INTERMITTENT LIGHT OPERATION REDUCES THE ABILITY TO WARN OTHER MOTORISTS OF THE DRIVER'S INTENTIONS. THIS COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 02/15/2012.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/01/2001 and 03/01/2005.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL

Recall number: 11V438000
Recall date: 08/26/2011

Problem Summary:

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2005 325I, 325XI, 330I, AND 330XI VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2001, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2005. OVER TIME, RESISTANCE IN THE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS MAY CAUSE ONE OR MORE REAR LAMP FUNCTIONS (TAIL LIGHT, BRAKE LIGHT, AND/OR TURN-SIGNAL), WITHIN THE VEHICLE'S BODY PANEL, TO STOP WORKING.

Consequence:

INTERMITTENT LIGHT OPERATION REDUCES THE ABILITY TO WARN OTHER MOTORISTS OF THE DRIVER'S INTENTIONS. THIS COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 02/15/2012.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/01/2001 and 03/01/2005.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Recall number: 07E023000
Recall date: 03/29/2007

Problem Summary:

CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.

Consequence:

LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 04/02/2007.


VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Recall number: 03V160000
Recall date: 04/29/2003

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE WINDOW LIFTING ANTI-PINCHING DEVICE MIGHT NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.

Consequence:

OCCUPANTS COULD BE PINCHED BY A WINDOW THAT IS BEING CLOSED.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT FOR THE WINDOW LIFTING ANTI-PINCHING DEVICE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 27, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/27/2003.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/12/2002 and 11/18/2002.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Recall number: 03V124000
Recall date: 03/31/2003

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT WAGON VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING, AND THE VEHICLE AT REST, AN INCREASE OF ENGINE IDLE SPEED (UP TO 1,300 RPM) MAY OCCUR.

Consequence:

IF A GEAR IS SELECTED, THE DRIVER MAY FEEL AS IF THE VEHICLE IS BEING PUSHED.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE DIGITAL ENGINE MANAGEMENT CONTROL UNIT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 5, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/05/2003.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/31/2002 and 10/10/2002.


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