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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,167 miles

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1998 BMW 528 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 182014

528 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles


Recall for defective airbags.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 012009


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 BMW 528I. The contact stated that after engine start up, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the air bag sensors needed to be reset. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 93,000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 012007

528 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,500 miles
98 528I, airbag light flashed and remained illuminated. Repair made by BMW dealer as per tsb 61-2000. Defective wiring harness. Repair bypassed original configuration. Dealer and BMW N/a declined to cover repair although acknowledging defect in the wiring harness. Stated that there hasn't been a recall even though they have clearly identified a defect in the harness as outlined in the service bulletin 61-20-00 from 2003.

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

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