really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,798 miles

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2001 BMW 530 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 072016


  • 206,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 BMW 530ia. While driving 35 mph, the passenger side air bag deployed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 206,000.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 042004

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,190 miles
I had stoped behind a stalled car on US95 in las vegas, nv and was rear ended and pushed into the car in front. Both the drivers seat and the passenger seat broke, and we were both nearly prone and under the lap and seat belts. Also, the air bags did not deploy which I am not sure they should or shouldn't have. I have no knowledge as to what will be done to the car since it could well be "totalled" as a loss. No internal injuries for the driver and passenger, but some scrapes and bruises.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Oct 312003

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On October 31, 2003 at 9:30pm, airbags(front, head - driver side/front, side, head - passenger side) deployed as driver was starting the engine of a parked car. The impact shattered the front windshield and driver received a concussion. Driver is currently suffering from headaches, ringing in the ear, sleep-disorder, sore/stiffness.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 192001


  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Parkland, FL, USA

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