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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,802 miles

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2004 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #57

Jul 132015

325

  • miles

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

Safety recall for diver-side front air bag was received July 2015. Called for a repair service appointment each month since receiving letter. To date have been told by dealership that BMW does not have the parts available. Have not had any issues but very disconcerting to drive an unsafe vehicle where serious injury or death can occur. BMW should be more responsive to the safety recall and it customers wellbeing.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #56

Nov 112014

325

  • miles
Takata recall: TL* the contact owns a 2004 BMW 325xi. 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #55

Jul 132015

325

  • miles
Takata recall: TL* the contact owns a 2004 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V428000 (air bags) and 15V318000 (air bags). The dealer was unable to indicate when the parts would become available to receive the recall repairs for several months. The contact did not receive notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V438000 (exterior lighting) and was to check with the manufacturer to determine when the recall repairs would be scheduled by the dealer. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #54

Jul 152015

325

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325xi. 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #53

Nov 022015

325

  • miles
In May 2015 after learning that my car has a recall on the airbags I took it to BMW of buena park, ca. They refused to replace the airbags (by then only the one from one side) because the airbag light was on. They wanted me to pay $180 to diagnose the airbag light before proceeding with the recall repair. I spoke to a manager and asked him why the charge if it was (at least to me) obvious that the light came on because of the faulty airbags. He insisted that I had to pay for the diagnose and refused to fix the airbag. Now I realize that the airbags from both sides are being recalled. I contacted BMW again and they are still refusing to replace the airbags without first diagnosing the airbag light. I told them that this airbag light appears to be an issue with their vehicles. I have found merchants selling devices online to circumvent the sensor that is sending the erroneous signal to the cars computer (www.ebay.com/itm/161310404862?_trksid=P2055119.M1438.L2649&sspagename=strk%3amebidx%3ait). I still haven't got any help from BMW.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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problem #52

Apr 152015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 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.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #51

Aug 012015

325

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325xi. 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 notified of the failure. The dealer stated that BMW had only been shipping parts to two states. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #50

Jul 152014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325xi. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V428000 (air bags) and 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #49

Jul 152015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325ci. 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.

- Kingsport, TX, USA

problem #48

Sep 152015

325

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325ci. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the air bag warning light remained illuminated after the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Tukwila, WA, USA

problem #47

Aug 012014

325

  • miles

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

Letter from senator nelson on behalf of constituent re vehicle airbag recall (2004 325 ci series BMW). The consumer received a recall notice in August 2014, regarding a defect with the air bags. However, the parts were not available.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #46

May 132015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (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.

- Brokland , NY, USA

problem #45

Nov 142014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325ci. 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.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #44

Nov 132014

325

  • miles
I received 2 notices by mail to contact the BMW dealer to replace the passenger-side air bag and was told, don't call us we'll callyou. That was 6 months ago and I have not heard from the local BMW dealer, "field's BMW." Three months ago I called again and they said they are on back order. I can't take a passenger with me and floridais supposed to have priority for replacement.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #43

May 072015

325

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in an air bag recall. The contact scheduled an appointment with the local dealer. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred after leaving the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #42

Jul 152014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 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 time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Woburn, MA, USA

problem #41

Mar 182015

325 6-cyl

  • miles
No incident but they are not attempting to fix the recall in a reasonable time for the front air bags. I have been contacting area BMW dealers for almost a year now without one call saying they have the parts or availability to get my car in. So I am forced to trade in.

- West Union, IL, USA

problem #40

Mar 122015

325 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
I drove my car over a very minuscule crack in the road at an extremely low speed as I was making a turn and the passenger side airbag deployed. The car did not have a passenger at the time but the explosion of the airbag simultaneously blocked my view of the right side window while I was making a turn, put me into a state of shock and cut all power from my car. I was very lucky to have been the only person in the car while this happened and I was also fortunate enough to not have crashed into anything while my life was put in such severe danger from the state of chaos this airbag caused. I called BMW North America and they had stated that even though there is a recall for the passenger side airbag matching my car's VIN number, they said that the recall only covers the passenger side front airbag and not the side airbag!

- Queens, NY, USA

problem #39

Mar 062015

325 6-cyl

  • 115,500 miles
Passenger-side -curtain airbag deployed without provocation. The car was not in a collision of any kind. I do not recall any road surface irregularity.the incident occurred on I-95 in Maryland.

- South Orange, NJ, USA

problem #38

Mar 112015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

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