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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1996 BMW 318 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 BMW 318 Owner Comments

problem #7

May 012002

318

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states while driving approximately 40mph, she hit a cement wall and the airbags did not deploy. Vehicle totalled and consumer was injured..

- Bedminster, NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 171999

318

  • miles
While driving 70 mph, the vehicle pulled to the left and lost control. Hit an embankment. Upon impact, driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this crash.

- Northport, AL, USA

problem #5

Aug 171999

318

  • miles
While driving 70 mph, the vehicle pulled to the left and lost control. Hit an embankment. Upon impact, driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this crash.

- Northport, AL, USA

problem #4

Nov 061997

318

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was driving, was hit by another vehicle in the front right corner, head on, seatbelts were worn at the time, air bags did not deploy{driver /passenger}, causing minor injuries and bruises.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 061997

318

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving, was hit by another vehicle in the front right corner, head on, seatbelts were worn at the time, air bags did not deploy{driver /passenger}, causing minor injuries and bruises.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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problem #2

Oct 261997

318

  • miles
While driving 30 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the airbags did not deploy. Owner will contact the manufacturer.

- Country Side, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 261997

318

  • miles
While driving 30 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the airbags did not deploy. Owner will contact the manufacturer.

- Country Side, IL, USA

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