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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,595 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.

2001 BMW 530 accessories - interior problems

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2001 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 042004

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,190 miles


I had stoped behind a stalled car on US95 in las vegas, nv and was rear ended and pushed into the car in front. Both the drivers seat and the passenger seat broke, and we were both nearly prone and under the lap and seat belts. Also, the air bags did not deploy which I am not sure they should or shouldn't have. I have no knowledge as to what will be done to the car since it could well be "totalled" as a loss. No internal injuries for the driver and passenger, but some scrapes and bruises.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Feb 152002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving driver's seat is not properly attached to vehicle due to movements and shifting. Could happen while driving or stopping, dealer was contacted.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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