I have a 2002 325xi with about 60,000 miles. I've been hearing a
squealing noise that appears to come from just inside the dash behind
the steering wheel. The noise is there when I start the car (before
putting into drive), and can also be heard while I'm driving (however,
it's not ALWAYS present).
My dealership says is the e-box cooling fan. They indicated that the
fan is working properly and it only needs to be replaced if it becomes
bothersome to me or my wife. The cost to replace would be around
Does it make sense that this fan should have problems after only 5
years? I'm surprised a BMW would have a computer fan last such a
short time and require $400 worth of service -- particularly due to
reputation of the brand--quality--and price of the car! This is on
top of a headlight alignment problem from a year ago which I just had
to have re-repaired this week, plus 2 window regulator failures and
3rd window reg problem that just showed up today!
Any help is appreciated -- I just want to be sure these things should
be expected given the age and # of miles on the car.