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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,999 miles

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2003 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #48

Jul 152015

325

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #47

Jul 242015

325

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform 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 of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Stickney, IL, USA

problem #46

Jul 112015

325

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V428000 (air bag) and 15V318000 (air bag) however, the parts to do the repairs 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #45

Jul 102015

325

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V3198000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #44

Jul 062015

325

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) however, the part or remedy for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

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problem #43

Jul 032015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #42

Aug 012015

325

  • miles

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

2003 BMW 325ci. Consumer writes in regards to front passenger airbag replacement not available to complete recall 14V-42B.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #41

Oct 232015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was 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.

- Wyndmoor, PA, USA

problem #40

May 282015

325

  • 75,000 miles
BMW of North America has failed to notify about two air bag recalls, one for the passenger side and one for the driver side, affecting my car, even though they have verified that they have my correct address. I have contacted them for each incident, twice in 2014 for the first recall and once on 9/24/2015 for the current recall.they have not been able to explain why they do not contact me.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #39

Jul 162015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #38

Jul 012015

325

  • miles

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

I got a recall letter on July 2015 of my drivers side airbag being defective. I already had to have the passenger side replaced because of recall. It took 7 months to get it replaced. I'm totally scared and anxious to drive my car. I saw someone get burned from an airbag recently and am super super scared to drive my car. Ive called a couple times and they say they do not have the part in stock. Can't anything be done?

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #37

May 272015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #36

Aug 172015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Woodcliff Lake , NJ, USA

problem #35

Jul 012015

325

  • 122,000 miles
I have received two separate recalls for airbag replacements on my car. The first was the passenger airbag and that recall was received in 2014. It took several months before I was able to have my front passenger airbag replaced. In July this year I have received a recall saying that I now need to replace the driver side airbag which describes the same risk: "...resulting in metal fragments striking the front driver or other passengers potentially resulting in serious injury or death." If BMW has created a car that could potentially result in my injury or death, should it not be reasonable for the problem to be fixed immediately? should it not be reasonable that I am given a loaner BMW at their expense (including insurance) while they fix this potentially life threatening problem with my car" why two separate recalls? why did they not fix both airbags at the same time? why does it take months to address this problem? how many potentially preventable serious injuries or deaths have occurred as a result"

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #34

Jul 272015

325

  • 113 miles
BMW of champaign, Illinois has refused to repair my airbags. I have attempted to resolve this problem through their attorney, david sholem. His response has been to hang up on me or not respond at all. This is a serious problem, as they have agnoliged ( copy available). I have asked for at least financial assistance to travel to another BMW dealer nearly 100 miles away to relieve the hardship they created. BMW champaign is located less than 2 miles from my residence.I purchased this vehicle from BMW of champaign with an open recall even though the vehicle was advertised as being "fully reconditioned.

- Savoy , IL, USA

problem #33

Apr 152015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325xi. The contact received a NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New Canaan, CT, USA

problem #32

Sep 252014

325 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 BMW 325I. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle airbags recall #14V-428 issues. The consumer was concerned about the air that was replaced on September 25, 2014, might be defective. MA 10/15/2015

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #31

Aug 052014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to have repairs performed under NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags). The contact noticed that the dealer did not complete the repair in which the left side of the dashboard was not flush. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the repairs were completed and that the components shifted. The contact was also included in NHTSA campaign id number: 15V318000 (air bags) but the part needed was not available to remedy the repair. The dealer did not provide a date that the drivers side air bag module would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #30

Sep 012014

325 6-cyl

  • miles
Hello, I received a passenger air bag recall notice back in September 2014 for my BMW 325 ci year 2003 and have tried to schedule a service call with two BMW dealerships in NJ (bloomfield and jmk in springfield) since this date. Both dealerships keep telling me there is a back order on the parts and state that they have placed my name on a waiting list. Every time I call them (it is April 2015 now) I get the same story and it is very frustrating. I am afraid to let anyone sit in the passenger side of my vehicle and feel that this is a very unreasonable period of time to have someone wait for such a dangerous safety issue. I kindly request your assistance in getting my vehicle's air bag replaced. Thank you very much for your assistance.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #29

Mar 252015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 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 recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

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