Recall Central: BMW Recalls 3-Series for Potential Taillight Failure

#BMW, #325i

2002-2005 BMW 325i, 325ix, 330i, and 330ix models are being recalled for potential rear tail lamp failures which may cause collisions.

The Problem: According to BMW, resistance in the electrical contacts may cause one or more rear lamp functions to stop working, including taillight, brake light, and/or turn signal light. The lights may work intermittently reducing the lights’ ability to warn others of the BMW driver’s intentions, which may lead to a vehicle crash.

The Fix: BMW will notify owners and dealers in October 2011. BMW dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge.

Number of Vehicles Affected: BMW says 241,000 vehicles built between September 1, 2001 and March 1, 2005 may be affected.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


I have major problems with my 325i n its battery. Sooooo annoyed
Not only is this happening on the late model 3 series, but also the 5-series. I guess BWM is dragging their heels on the 5 series since that recall has yet to be seen. 2003 Bmw 525i for example. One of the slender pins (#3) that connects the tail light assembly to socket basically vaporizes. Inside the car, you think your directionals are working, you see and hear the indicator, but instead the brake, directional, and backup lights are dead.
There's always have been electrical issues with these cars, so what's new?

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