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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2003 BMW Z4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 BMW Z4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012009


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 BMW Z4. After he replaced the battery, the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. He took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The technician stated that since his vehicle identification number was excluded from recall #08V384000 ( air bags: Frontal), he would have to pay $1,500 for the repair. No repairs were made. The manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was provided. The current and failure mileages were 100,000.

- Hughesville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 152009


  • 70,000 miles
Passenger seat air bag light is on. Dealership says it's failed seat sensor and requires replacement of entire seat.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 102008


  • 43,000 miles
Passenger airbag deactivated on is own. I was unable to restore it to automatic. The dealer had to re-set using the factory computer.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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