really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,667 miles

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problem #3

Sep 132009


  • 134,000 miles
I have a 1998bmw 323is and I recently met with an accident on Sunday 9/13/2009. My friend was driving my car and it crashed very badly. The whole front portion is gone and car is reusable. What surprises me is the airbags never came out. Only the side airbag(drivers side) just cameout1/2. is this what happens in a crash"how can I trust cars in the crash"

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 262000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Police report states that vehicle ran into an Expedition. Most of the report was unclear. Driver had suffered a heart attack on the way to hospital, and could not remember any other details at this time. Vehicle was totaled. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 071999


  • miles
Vehicle was T-boned by another vehicle, and side air bag didn't deploy. Consumer sustained injuries.

- Regine, 00, USA