BMW e46 3 Series – 2001 Models Overboosted Steering Issue

BMW e46 3 Series – 2001 Models Overboosted Steering Issue

If your BMW e46 3 series has an overboosted steering issue, we can help! Our mechanics in Jacksonville, FL specialize in affordable BMW service and repairs.

As every Bimmer enthusiast knows, the firm steering of a BMW is incomparable. If there is a slight variance or defect in the steering it will be vividly noticeable. Any issues should be checked out by one our BMW repair experts. A common steering problem in some e46 3-series vehicles is “overboosted steering.” This defect occurred in the model year 2001, and were produced from around June 2000-April 2001. Our specialized BMW mechanics know how to confirm the production date with the manufacturer.

Overboosted steering happens when there is an over-compensation by the steering system when your car is turning or traveling at high speeds. Your car will react more than expected to the slightest steering adjustments, with some drivers saying they could drive with one finger on the wheel. In some cases, over-boosted steering may result in the opposite and the car will have a looser feel and it will wander. Either way, the steering does not live up to the standards and safety found in a BMW.

The solution for this problem could include a new steering rack or other retrofitted parts that should be installed by a qualified BMW mechanic. If your car was produced prior to April 2001, BMW might offer coverage for the retrofitted parts on models. According to the manufacturer, models produced after that date have had the problem resolved.

If you feel that your e46 3-series is having problems with “over-boosted steering,” then it is important to contact a BMW repair specialist, like Bavarian RennSport. We have the knowledge and experience to repair this issue, and we have information on recouping the cost from the manufacturer if your vehicle qualifies.

Contact Bavarian Rennsport, a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at an affordable price.

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