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#6959 of 7013 BMW 325i BRAKES
Oct 13, 2007 (1:31 pm)
MY 325i 2006 MODEL HAS THE SAME BRAKE PEDAL STICKING PROBLEM NOTED IN THE BMW335i DURING THE COMPARISION ROAD TEST RECENTLY POSTED ON EDMUNDS WEB SITE BETWEEN A 2007 BMW 335i AND THE NEW 2008 MERCEDES C CLASS. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM WITH THEIR 3 SERIES BMW?
#6960 of 7013 Re: BMW 325i BRAKES [wcheek]
Oct 14, 2007 (7:09 pm)
Ouch! CAPS off please. No, my 325i brake pedal does not stick.
#6961 of 7013 Re: BMW 325i BRAKES [manualguy]
Oct 15, 2007 (12:12 pm)
The pedal doesn't actually stick but the brake releases suddenly instead of gradually as the pedal is let out after stopping at very slow speeds as in inching into a parking place. It doesn't occur in models with manual transmissions.
#6962 of 7013 Not Exactly Music To My Ears
Nov 02, 2007 (9:26 am)
The other day I heard that engine ticking noise again, the same I noise which led to a lifters replacement and 3 weeks at the service center over the summer. Haven't heard it again since then, but now I'm worried it may be a recurring and unfixable problem. It happens that I have a service appointment next week for several other issues (been waiting almost a month - that's how long it took to get an appointment with a loaner car). I'll mention this to them and ask them to check it out. I never felt so sick just from a sound before. I never want to hear that sound again! 2006 330i, 33,000 miles.
#6963 of 7013 [ASK] pricing request
Nov 10, 2007 (12:06 am)
i want to ask how much is BMW 328i 2006 and 2007? thx for the info...
#6964 of 7013 Re: [ASK] pricing request [faeuy]
Nov 10, 2007 (10:12 am)
328i is a 2007 and up model. The e90 in 2006 came only as a 325 and 330i. Check edmunds TMV for your area as resale pricing varies greatly by region and content.
#6965 of 7013 More Problems and Bad Luck
Nov 12, 2007 (1:55 pm)
2006 330i, 34k miles.
Another 2 days in the service center, with no good results.
They tried to fix my steering wheel lockup starting problem by reprogramming. Didn't work. Happened again today. This means another service appointment where they'll take apart the steering wheel.
They ordered a part for my driver's door panel where a layer of plastic film is peeling. That'll be a separate appointment after the part comes in. They never seem to have the parts I need in stock, which is another source of aggravation.
Road noise issue was diagnosed as cupping of the OEM Bridgestone tires. They only have 22k miles on them and lots of tread left. They recommended new tires for $900. We declined. Now we're thinking about running our winter wheels/tires until near the end of our lease in August.
Mrs. D, who handles our service appointments, is highly annoyed but torn. When everything is right with the car, it is the best car we have ever had. However, we have had more problems with this car than all our previous and current cars (all Japanese cars) combined. It will be a difficult decision whether to get another BMW. That we would even consider getting another one give all the problems we have had with this one speaks volumes about how good a car this is when all is well.
#6966 of 7013 Re: More Problems and Bad Luck [davidd3]
Nov 13, 2007 (4:15 am)
Did you lease or buy, David? I leases my '06 330xi and outside of a wiring harness change due to failure of the Air Bag warning system, the car has been perfect (ahem, except for the RFT issue).
My strategy was lease in case of the situation you are in. I plan to lease from now on.
#6967 of 7013 Re: More Problems and Bad Luck [circlew]
Nov 13, 2007 (2:13 pm)
I'm leasing the car and boy am I glad that I did. It will be someone else's problem and not my problem after the warranty and free maintenance period expire.
It's good to know that your car has been so comparatively trouble free. Perhaps I was just unlucky. If I can come around to that view, I will be more tempted to lease another one (well, not exactly another one since the 330i no longer exists).
#6968 of 7013 Should I be feeling the heat from the transmission?
Nov 14, 2007 (9:08 am)
I have a 2006 325i with manual transmission. This morning I had the a/c off and the sunroof open while driving to the train station. It is only a 5 mile ride with about 12 traffic lights. At one of the red lights, my hand strayed to the leather pouch surrounding the stick shift and I could feel that it was much warmer than the 65F air. No other part of the car inside felt warm.
Is this normal?