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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles

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2005 BMW 120d seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 BMW 120d Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052014


  • 85,000 miles


My vehicle is listed as having the defective tanaka airbags. BMW has replaced them with other tanaka airbags which now have to be replaced. I have asked the local BMW dealer to install the swedish airbags which are available and fit my vehicle, but they claim BMW headquarters will not agree to have them do this. I have been driving with lethal equipment for months because I have no other car to use, and it is very dangerous, not only for me but for other drivers on the roads. Is it not your duty, your work, to force this manufacturer to immediately put safe equipment in my car?

- Pineville, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 062006


  • miles
Letter from senator nelson on behalf of constituent seeking help to replace her airbags in her 2005 BMW 3001C from another company other than takata (send direct response to the senators office and reference constituent).

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

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