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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 BMW 328 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 232003

(reported on)

328 6-cyl

  • miles


The side air bag failed to deploy out the air bag door cover, when the vehicle hit a curb on rainy night, instead the air bag deployed down the door and blew off the entire door panel. Injures were caused as a result of the door trim which flew off and hit the passenger in the ribs. Photos attached. A field engineer took photos and the vehicle was being used in a training session being held there.

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 282000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle sustained a direct hit in side, between both front passenger's and rear passenger's doors, and side air bags did not deploy. BMW has been contacted.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

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