Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 BMW X5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012012

X5

  • 100,000 miles

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

Recallcampaign no.15V-318 : driver side front air bag module for my BMW X5 I received notice that they will change driver side front air bag module in July 2015 but after till date no intimation has been received when they will replace it. Also want to point to notice that my car met with an headon accident with tree in 2012 (I think) but that time no airbags got opened despite such strong head on collision with big tree. I am concerned about my car and my safety while I drive this car.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252012

X5 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I was driving the vehicle in stop and go traffic, the vehicle lost all power forcing me to come to complete stop in the middle of the highway. This occurred 3 other times in the past 4 months, the other incidents were in the parking lot. The car starts up and runs perfectly before and after. I am concerned about my safety. Searching for a solution, I found that BMW has service bulletin to address this issue. I am surprised that there is no recall on this since it is a huge safety concern.

- Fairview Heights, IL, USA

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