really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
38,250 miles

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2002 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 062011


  • 95,000 miles


The driver owned a 2002 BMW 325I. While driving approximately 45 mph a vehicle crashed into the front drivers side of the vehicle. The side air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. A police report was filed. The driver of the vehicle was fatally injured and died on the scene. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 212006

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 12/21/06, I was driving on a two-lane road when another driver lost control of his truck, his backend slid off the road and when the back tires gained traction, it shot his truck across his lane and into the side of my car with the front of his truck. His truck ended up damaging my car down the entire driver side (front to rear). My side impact air bags never deployed. My side mirror came through my window and struck me in the arm with glass impacting my left ear, eye and cheek as well as my mouth. The collision center cannot explain why the air bag never deployed. The car is still at the collision center with $10,000 worth of damage.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 022005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
While driving on a street the consumer noticed a small pothole and the consumer could not remember if she struck the pothole or not. Instantly, the front passenger's air bag as well as the side/curtain passenger's airbag partially deployed. The consumer was on her way to the dealer when this occurred to trade in on a new vehicle and decided to journey to the dealership with the airbags partially deployed. The consumer inspected the vehicle, no visible damage or impact was noticed. The dealer has made no corrections. The dealer was awaiting an inspection from a BMW representative. This was the first and only incident with the airbags deploying.

- Sherrodsville, OH, USA

problem #1

May 242002


  • miles
While driving on the freeway, consumer hit an 80 pound piece of iron that was lying in the road, which resulted in 2 blown tires on the drivers side front and rear, both rims bent, consumer was able to control the vehicle and pull over, consumers concern is that the right side door air bag deployed even though the impact was on the left side of the vehicle, consumers wife suffered a bruise from the deployment of the airbag, there is also other damage to the vehicle.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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