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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles

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2001 BMW 540 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 BMW 540 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012016


  • 75,000 miles


Possible takata inflator: At first the passenger airbag light came on occasionally and now the passenger airbag light is on all at the time.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

May 112006

540 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 87,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving a round rock of 4-5 inches in diameter was drove over and struck the front air dam right of the center. As a result, the driver side curtain air bag and the driver side head protection air bag deployed. The manufacturer was alerted and the contact is waiting for a return phone call.

- West Chester, PA, USA

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