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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,600 miles

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2008 BMW M3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 272015


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 BMW M3. While accelerating, the throttle became stuck and caused the rear tires to spin. The contact struck a curb, crashed into a tree, and then a fence. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a back injury that needed medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a towing lot. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 272015

M3 8-cyl

  • 58,200 miles
Passenger restraint fault light came on...similar problems in other years and recalls for '06 model year but not this year.

- Papillion, NE, USA

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