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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,488 miles

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2001 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #40

Jan 062016

325

  • 6 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Was driving on hwy 99 getting ready to exit on jensen ave when I felt a bump then my driver curtain/ door airbag deployed. After further inspection I found damaged to the diver's rim and tire, brakes have been clicking ever since and suspension seems to be affected as well since car is been shaking and tilting to that side

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #39

Jul 152014

325 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I sport wagon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the dealer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 2/4/16

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #38

Nov 132015

325

  • 0 miles
"takata recall".

- Bennettsville, SC, USA

problem #37

Jun 022014

325

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags); however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #36

Dec 022014

325

  • miles
I took my vehicle to henderson BMW in Nevada regarding the takata airbag recall. They put an airbag in my vehicle that is not compatible with my sensors. Knowingly and deceitfully, they placed this airbag in my vehicle. Then, the airbag light came on and when I called, they said if its a sensor problem, we are not liable but if there is something wrong with the airbag we installed, then we will replace. There was no airbag light on when I took my vehicle in for the recall. I took my car back to henderson BMW in Nevada so that they could correct the problem and the light issue. They charged me $170 (I disputed this charge) to tell me it is a sensor problem, which they knew before they even installed this airbag. They now want me to pay 1200 to correct this sensor problem that they created in my vehicle, knowingly. They will not take responsibility for the damage they knowingly caused my vehicle. Further, before this recall, at least I had a decent chance in an accident. Now, they R risking my life and the lives of my passengers because with the airbag light on in the vehicle, the airbags will not deploy in the event of a collision. So, all the time I spent :(20 hours); the miles I spent (600 miles) the money I spent on gas (80); further, I am disabled and had to have someone take me to henderson, twice and now they have chosen their side, against the consumers who purchase their products and I have a problem that they are responsible for; however, they will not step up to the plate.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

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problem #35

Jun 302001

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am the original owner of a 2001 BMW 325xi vehicle. I live in the South. The passenger side only takata airbag was recalled by BMW and replaced with another takata airbag. The driver side airbag was not recalled. The passenger side airbag is not as close to a potential passenger, although BMW considered it very necessary to recall, but the driver side airbag is much closer to the driver, since it is behind the steering wheel. This makes no sense. Both airbags should have been and now should be recalled. I fear for my life or potential serious bodily injury. There has been no recall, nor is there an open recall on the driver side airbag, stated on the safercar.gov website, which I constantly check by using my VIN number. I urge you to order a recall on the driver side airbag at once. I have watched and will continue to watch the hearings. I have also contacted my government representatives and senators and taken notes on the hearings. Please continue your thorough work, but also please help me! updated 09/10/15

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #34

Jun 112015

325

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Patterson, NJ, USA

problem #33

Jun 012015

325

  • 85,000 miles
Recalled passenger air bag was replaced by dealer last week, but the dashboard light indicates the passenger air bag is turned off. The dealer says this was an existing problem and refuses to fix without charging several hundred dollars to "diagnose." I maintain this is directly elated to the recalled air bag and should be fixed without charge.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #32

May 172015

325

  • 152,711 miles
I was driving down the road and out of no where the air bags go off. Engine immediately shut off and won't start again.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #31

Sep 152014

325

  • 120,000 miles
BMW contacted me in September announcing a safety recall of the airbags in my vehicle, indicating they required replacement and BMW would contact me to schedule the service for the recall. Over six months have passed with no action by BMW to correct this urgent safety defect. This is simply unacceptable. BMW needs to take action to correct this defect.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #30

Nov 152014

325

  • 180,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325ci. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included, but the contact did not receive notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags). The contact was unable to determine when the part would become available to schedule the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Hartwell, GA, USA

problem #29

Mar 022015

325 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 BMW 325I. Consumer writes in regards to front passenger air bags recall. The consumer has been unsuccessful at getting the air bag recall rectified. Recall # 14V428000.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #28

Jul 092012

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags) however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #27

Dec 292014

325

  • 159,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The front end of the vehicle made slight contact with the freezer located in the garage and the passenger side air bag deployed inadvertently. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 159,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #26

Feb 032015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325ci. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V428000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #25

Sep 232014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- North Bergen, NJ, USA

problem #24

Sep 102014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced failure.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #23

Jul 042014

325

  • miles
Takata airbag no stock at dealership. No repair date was given since summer 2014.

- Astoria, NY, USA

problem #22

Sep 202014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Micanopy, FL, USA

problem #21

Jan 082015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 325I. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Charlottesville , VA, USA

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