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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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1998 BMW 528 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 292004

(reported on)

528

  • 60,000 miles

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

Air bag light came on while driving. This occurred because the rear passenger side airbag sensor module malfunctioned. The part was replaced, but the problem recurred.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 082003

(reported on)

528

  • miles
Consumer states while traveling 35 mph without any indication resulting in a vehicle crash. Upon impact, side air bags deployed, blowing door panel off, and causing injury to passenger's ribs.

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 272001

528

  • miles
While switching on vehicle side air bag on driver's side deployed for no reason; vehicle at dealer shop.

- East Green Bush, NY, USA

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