really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,464 miles

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2002 BMW 318 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 BMW 318 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 152016


  • 97,320 miles


Takata recall, I have a 6 month old baby, I just got this car and the airbag light was on at idle and won't go away. I know the first and only owner. I know that it's been on for a while now. I am extremely concerned for the safety of my son. This must be adressed..

- Clifton Heights, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 072016


  • miles
"takata recall"-we are the second owners of a BMW 325I series, 2002 and have not received any information about a defective takata airbag recall.

- Chestertown, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 202015

318 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 3 series. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed to perform the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/23/16 updated 02/23/16.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 102014

318 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The BMW dealership in san francisco keeps cancelling my appointments for my airbags to be replaced. I have been waiting since June. They cannot offer any assistance to helping me get my airbags replaced.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 222014


  • 130,000 miles
Was driving on a cloverleaf ramp in baton rouge, la. (hwy 61 & Florida blvd.) when passenger side air bag deployed causing me to veer to the right. I then hit a drain on the curbing and blew out both right side tires and bent rims. Outside temp was 90* with no rain. ( not sure of exact vehicle mileage B/C car is in shop) I can get pictures if needed.

- Lutcher, LA, USA

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