Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 BMW 525 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 BMW 525:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 132016

525

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 BMW 525I. 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.

- Madera, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 182016

525

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 525ia. While driving 25 mph, the air bag deployed without warning or impact. There were no injuries. The vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 152015

525

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 525I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the recall 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.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

May 272015

525 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 525ia. 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 05/10/16 the dealer informed the consumer, the parts were available. Updated 05/11/16.

- Westminster, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212015

525

  • 189,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 525I. While in park and attempting to start the vehicle, both the driver and passenger side air bags inadvertently deployed. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 189,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

Not what you are looking for?