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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,667 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 152016

X5

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 082015

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V318000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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. Part distribution disconnect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

May 272015

X5

  • 112,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jul 152015

X5

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available to schedule the recall repair within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Palo Alto , CA, USA

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problem #1

Jun 112014

X5 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Vehicle was being driven with two young children in the rear seat and the rear right passenger airbag deployed while we were driving locally with 35 mph speed !!!

- Mount Vernon, NY, USA

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