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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,889 miles

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2002 BMW 330 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 BMW 330 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #51

Jul 152017

330 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2002 BMW 3 series. Consumer writes in regards to airbag safety recall. The consumer stated the vehicle was repaired and requested information about any addtional recalls.

- Fitchburg, MA, USA

problem #50

Oct 052017

330

  • miles
I've gotten notice's in the past about my air bags, and each time I have tried to make appointments to get this matter taken care of I've never gotten an response.how can I get this matter taken care of when I can't get confirmation of service available or loaner vehicle if it is going to take more than an few hour's. my SRS light stays on at all times

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #49

Aug 242017

330

  • 62,000 miles
Takata recall. BMW of fairfax, Virginia replaced only one of two bags recalled, even though the appointment and work order said to replace both air bags. They then said the job has been completed. However, the passenger side airbag had not been replaced. Were it not for my subsequent careful review of the invoice and follow up questioning with the dealer, I never would have known I still had a defective air bag. I sent detailed email questions to the service manager and have not had a response.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #48

Feb 212017

330

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 BMW 330xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V172000 (air bags) and 15V318000 (air bags). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Saltville, VA, USA

problem #47

Dec 132016

330

  • 109,000 miles
"takata recall" dealer has failed to replace airbag.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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problem #46

May 272015

330

  • miles
Takata recall I received a notice that my driver's side airbag was to be replaced under the takata recall in June 2015. I have made over a dozen requests with my local BMW dealer to have the recall performed but each time I have been told there are no airbags available. My complaint is that I drive my car every day with what is a known defective (and possibly deadly) safety device and while I know the replacement airbags are being produced I am not able to have one allocated for my vehicle. This is not an acceptable situation!

- Beverly Hills, MI, USA

problem #45

Sep 152016

330

  • 97,320 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #44

Jul 152015

330

  • miles
Takata recall. It has been 14 months since the initial notification of the recall. No communication from BMW. Only response to questions is it is pending soon. Is there justification for length of time to resolve repair to a "dangerous problem"?

- Long Lake, MN, USA

problem #43

Sep 022016

330

  • 144,000 miles
Takato recall - I received recall notice in July 2015 and even with repeated calls to BMW dealer, no repair has been done. I refrain from driving the car and have less than 400 miles in the last year, but still have to pay for insurance, inspection, license. I have been postponing repairs, but I don't want to spend more money on a car that I shouldn't drive.

- Breinigsville, PA, USA

problem #42

May 212015

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 330ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #41

Aug 282016

330

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall - I have called all the BMW centers in my local area and none have been able to replace the drivers side airbag. They have no clue when and act as if it is not a real safety issue.

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #40

May 272015

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 330I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The contact called two dealers and they did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #39

May 042015

330

  • miles
It's been 15 months since being notified about the recall and I still have not been notified that the part is available for the repair. I'm concerned because my car is one of the oldest in the recall date range and it is the driver air bag, which is the one position always occupied in the vehicle and by me. There is already 140,000 miles on this vehicle and it's my daily driver so I believe it is at risk. Humidity is high in the Kansas City area where this car has been for it's life. I'm concerned that the air bag in the car has not even been disconnected to prevent it from going off given I always wear a seat belt until such time as a repair can be made.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #38

May 282016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 330ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lewisville, NC, USA

problem #37

May 292015

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 330I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #36

Aug 112016

330

  • miles
Received initial contact from BMW in September 2014. "remedy not yet available". campaign 14V 428 and 15V 318. When will these recalls be resolved?

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #35

Jul 012015

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 330ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Budd Lake, NJ, USA

problem #34

Aug 012016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. My 14 year-old BMW's driver's side airbag has still not been replaced (recalled 05/27/2015)

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #33

Jul 272016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2002 BMW 330xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Burlington, MA, USA

problem #32

Jul 012014

330

  • miles
It has been two years since my cars as first placed on recall due to faulty airbags, first for the passenger side and since last July the driver side. I am filing this complaint based on this being an unreasonable period of time. I live in North Carolina and the takata air bags are more apt to be dangerous in this warm and humid climate.

- Macon, NC, USA

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