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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles

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1998 BMW 318 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 BMW 318 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 282012


  • 91,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 BMW 318I. While traveling 35 mph, the contact became involved in a crash with another vehicle. As the contact was crashing into the second vehicle, the contact applied the horn just as the air bag deployed. The air bag struck the contact in the left arm, causing his left shoulder to become dislodged. The vehicle was completely destroyed. The contact was concerned because the air bag was located in the steering wheel where the horn was also located. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 91,000. The VIN was not available.

- Marrietta, GA, USA

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