Very nice and fun to drive, however when the temperature gets over 80 degrees the power electronic steering stops working. This is a known problem to BMW (bulletin # 4515500-02) and a safety issue but they want $3000 to fix it. - So much for German Engineering, maybe it never gets above 80 degrees in Baveria!
Power Roof, without a doubt the best I have ever seen. This roof goes up or down and locks in 10 seconds or less.
Need to steer it! BMW should issue a recall before someone gets killed and they end up like Toyota.
03 Z4 steering problems
This problem is no myth, my Z 4 with 95,000 miles has the same mysterious steering problem, I 1st noticed it at 75,000 miles when I bought the car, I was driving to Oregon one Christmas in the snow and the exact symptoms described in this thread were happening to my car. As soon as I got into warmer climate the problems seemed to dissipate, however in temperatures above 75° the problem occurs again and increases in severity as the temperature climbs,, I was going around the turn at high speed on the freeway and I literally had to jerk my steering wheel to correct back to center which scared the hell out of me and I'm fearless!!!!! I have heard something about a recall, is there any truth to this rumor? And who do I speak to to increase the odds of a recall happening,,.. I love my Z 4 because it's so much fun to drive, but this steering problem takes all the fun out of it!!!! and it has all the potential of becoming a lethal problem,,, help!!!!!!