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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,944 miles

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2002 BMW X5 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 262008


  • 82,944 miles


We were backing up the car from the restaurant and driver side air bag and curtain air bag popped open but not deployed with air for no reason. Took the car to dealer they said sensor underneath the car initiated, and to repair costs will be $4,000. I don't have money to fix the car and they released the car to me. The bags are not deployed and afraid of deploying while driving.

- Austin, TX, USA

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