really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles

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2000 BMW 328 seat belts / air bags problems

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2000 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 202011

328 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 BMW 328I. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the air bags inadvertently deployed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated that the air bag control module would have to be recalibrated and referred the contact to an authorized dealer. The air bags were replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 02V223000 (air bags:side/window), that may be related to the failure. The dealer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The failure occurred a second time. In addition, the contact was made aware by a police officer that the brake lights were not illuminating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technicians stated that the bulbs would have to be replaced. The failure continued after replacing the light bulbs so the brake light assembly was then replaced. The failure continued. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 00V048000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch), that may be related to the failure. The dealer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in this recall either. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000. Updated 01/04/12

- New York , NY, USA

problem #6

Jun 142010


  • 185,000 miles
I ran over a curb going about 25miles a hour going while around a bend. The passenger side head airbag deployed for no reason. There was no damage to the vehicle at all. This happened once. Nothing has been done to correct failure. The car is a BMW 323ci coupe.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 282004


  • 50,000 miles
2000, 328I BMW. My driverside airbags deployed with no impact or accident. BMW has offered to settle if I sign a broad release saying I can't talk to anyone in the media, etc. They insist I hit something in the road which I did not. My son was in the passenger seat next to me when this occurred. I thought that we had been shot, my arm hurt so bad. But my son screamed, "mom it is your airbag". we called BMW roadside assistance and towed it to the BMW dealership. I thought that we did everything right. But, BMW is calling me a liar. They said there is left strut tower damage. When I talked with my insurance company they said they could not see any damage and was there while BMW was investigating. I don't want this to happen to anyone else, yet they don't seem to care. I have done research on the internet, it looks like 2000 was a big year for recalls on airbags. The BMW is not listed and I wonder if they have covered up other problems. I assure you I did not hit anything, the deployement happened while driving down a well maintained road. Please let me know your findings, thank you.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #4

Jan 182004


  • 47,000 miles


While driving at 75 mph side airbag inadvertently deployed.

- Alpine, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 012003

(reported on)


  • miles
When the vehicle turned a corner the side air bags deployed.

- Duluth, GA, USA

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problem #2

May 072002


  • miles
While driving 40mph hit a curb tire blewout, and driver's side air bag deployed, causing injuries.

- Townsend, DE, USA

problem #1

Nov 102000


  • miles
Side airbag on passenger's door deployed for no reason.vehicle went over some repair patchs in the road at 40mph & it deployed. Dealer was inspecting vehicle, but blamed consumer that he must have hit something.

- Cewickley, PA, USA

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