2000 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Phantom Electrical Problem

2000 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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323i Sedan (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Phantom Electrical Problem
By SusanU on


2000 BMW 3 Series 323i 4dr Sedan


This car has been fine, but many things were fixed under warranty. I would have hated to pay for that and I was not happy with service at BMW (not the dealer at which I purchased my car), but that's another rating. Right now, there is a phantom electrical problem that causes the windshield wipers sometimes to stop working. I also noticed the door locks malfunctioned a couple of times. I have a good mechanic (ex-BMW tech from the dealer) but he said he can't locate the problem unless it stops working long enough for him to put it on the computer. So far, by the time we get there, it's started working again.

Best Features

I like the safety features. When we purchased, few cars had stability control and side-impact airbags.

Worst Features

Better quality control is needed on the assembly of this car. Many of the problems the dealer fixed under warranty were things like windows/sunroof getting stuck.
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