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

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2013 BMW 320 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 BMW 320 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 172013

320 4-cyl

  • miles


Re: tcn-kdn21-40701 on 9/17/13 I was involved in a car accident. I was unable to stop my car as it rolled down a hill - although I applied the brakes. The accident occurred as I was leaving a driveway which is positioned on a hill. Immediately prior to the accident a warning message flashed on my screen. I then heard a loud "pop" and then a "grinding" noise. As I applied the brakes the car continued rolling down the hill and the airbag popped out - knocking me unconscious. I was unable to stop the car. When my car reached the bottom of the hill, it hit the back of another car and then traveled across the highway. It's a miracle I wasn't killed! ironically, the make/model model of my car was recalled the week after my accident. (refer to NHTSA recall # 13V454000). BMW checked my car after the accident and claimed that my car passed with "flying colors". this does not make sense considering that the cause of my accident was due to my inability to stop the car - yet the car was recalled due to braking problems. BMW was also unable to provide me with an explanation regarding the grinding noise, the popping sound or why my airbag deployed prior to the crash. My car fit all of the criteria for the cars BMW were recalling. When I initially asked BMW if my car was on the recall list they first told me that they did not have the complete VIN# list. When I inquired the second time - BMW claimed that my car's VIN # was not on the recall list. I do not believe BMW. And the fact that BMW checked the car and claimed nothing was wrong with it is like the police policing the police. BMW does not want to acknowledge that my car was subject to the defect that it was being recalled for which is why the accident occurred. BMW does not want to subject it self to litigation. However, I do not accept BMW's findings because it is not objective. BMW is lying.

- Linden, NJ, USA

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