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6.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,375 miles

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2004 BMW M3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #8

May 272016

M3

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 BMW M3. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Apalchin, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 152014

M3

  • miles
Takata recall -- it's been 2 years since the recall was issued, but the manufacturer / dealership do not seem to be able to get the parts to repair my car. This essentially renders my car unsafe, and in many ways, unusable. I still have not heard about a date by when the parts will be available / repair will be done.

- Fall City, WA, USA

problem #6

Jul 012015

M3

  • 91,000 miles
Takada recall: Notified by BMW July 2015 driver-side air bag module defective. In May 2016, BMW advised they did not know when air bag would befixed. Since then another person has died. Concerned about safety and length of time waiting for fix.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 112015

M3

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 BMW M3. 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #4

Jul 302015

M3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 BMW M3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact was placed on a waiting list. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was unavailalbe. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Portland, OR, USA

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problem #3

Dec 082015

M3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 BMW M3. The contact stated that after the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, 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 failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirmed parts not available......updated 02/11/16

- Dix Hills, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 012014

M3 6-cyl

  • miles
No accident. Just waiting since September 2014 to have my passenger side airbag replaced. I can't drive the car with a passenger because the airbag is affected by a recall and the BMW dealers don't have the parts to replace it.

- Branford, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 012014

M3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW M3 convertible. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags). However, the part needed 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. The VIN was not available.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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