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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,489 miles

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2005 BMW X3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 BMW X3 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Jun 202008


  • miles


Safety restraint air bag passenger side safety light intermittent signal remains on, when a passenger is seated in seat weighing over 40 pounds. Driver dash board indicates the safety restraint air bag is not on when passenger over 40 pound is seated in passenger seat. The safety airbag light indicates the passenger air bag will not deploy.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 132006

X3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,800 miles
: the contact stated the airbag activation indicator light illuminated. Although the dealership and manufacturer were notified no inspections or repairs have been made.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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