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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,200 miles

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2011 BMW 528 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152016

528

  • 78,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 BMW 528I. When the vehicle was turned on, the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The contact also stated that the driver restraint system malfunction warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed; however, the mechanic was unable to produce a fault code or duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 252014

528 6-cyl

  • 50,400 miles
Involved in an accident. Other vehicle going southbound crossed over median strip of highway, hit three cars going northbound, mine was third car to be struck. Offending car did a 360 in front of me, I slowed to about 25 and he moved into me. I struck his rear passenger side corner. I had front end damage over $5K. No airbag, but default messages and an airbag icon came on the video screen and the front instrument panel. It states "driver and passenger airbag or restraint system malfunction."

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

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