definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,100 miles

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2008 BMW 320 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 BMW 320 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012016


  • miles


No progress on recall campaign no. 16V-071 since notification 7+ months ago. Given the year of my BMW series 3 sportswagon (2008) and my coastal location, I am very concerned that parts are still not available to correct this dangerous problem. The recall notice directs the consumer to contact www.safecar.gov "if your BMW center is unable to remedy the defect... within a reasonable period of time."

- Laguna Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012016

320 6-cyl

  • 67,500 miles
Takata recall I received a recall notice in March for my 2008 BMW 3 series convertible, [xxx] stating that the driver's front air bag module needs to be replaced and that I would be notified when parts become available. I have recently purchased another car (not a BMW) but the trade in on the BMW is blocked by the pending recall repair. My local dealer, weatherford in berkeley, ca informs me that they still do not have the parts and have no information on when they may become available. There is obviously a safety issue for me and for an eventual buyer of the car. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #3

May 042016


  • miles
Takata recall

- New Albany, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 142014


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 318I. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- San Monica, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 142014

320 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Hi, I am quite frustrated with BMW. They have experienced widespread issues with their passenger restraint systems have multiple recalls out, however my car at this time is not part of it but my passenger airbags are faulty. BMW wants to charge me $150 diagnosis instead of ensuring the safety of my passengers. I'm writing you as this is very scary to me that BMW is willing to risk teh safety of the my passengers and not take care of their customers.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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