The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 BMW 325, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Air Bag Inflator Rupture

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA15001

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: February 24, 2015
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Air Bag Inflator Rupture

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE14016

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: INADVERTENT SIDE-IMPACT AIR BAG DEPLOYME

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA02012

    Component(s): Air Bags:Side/Window

    Summary: A

  4. INVESTIGATION: Rear Lamp Illumination

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA09019

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting
    Exterior Lighting:Brake Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Tail Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Turn Signal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: REAR LAMP ILLUMINATION

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP09002

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 08, 2009
    • Date Closed: August 06, 2009
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting
    Exterior Lighting:Back Up Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Brake Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Tail Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Turn Signal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  6. INVESTIGATION: REAR LAMP ILLUMINATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE09036

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting
    Exterior Lighting:Brake Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Tail Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Turn Signal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available