really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,444 miles

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problem #5

Nov 222004


  • 77,221 miles
Two tires blew out. The first one was on the rear driver's side and the second was on the rear passenger side. Dealer stated consumer must have struck something in the road both times.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 252002


  • miles
While driving at 70 mph on the highway the drivers side air bags deployed without any crash or any obvious reason. We drove through some rocks & debris on the shoulder getting the vehicle under control and stopped. The passenger side tires were punctured and leaking air (apparently from the debris) and subsequently went flat a week later. We received a safety recall notice from BMW regarding the possibility of inadvertant side airbag deployment. Even in light of the recall, BMW is insisting that we were "involved in an under-body crash" and that this should not be a warranty repair. The only damage to the vehicle appears to have occurred only *after* the air bags deployed.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #3

May 072002


  • miles
While driving 40mph hit a curb tire blewout, and driver's side air bag deployed, causing injuries.

- Townsend, DE, USA

problem #2

Apr 032000


  • miles
Rear tires made screeching noises when vehicle makes turns.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 162000


  • miles
Car currently at shop after noticed bubbles in each tire (all four)one consquently caused tire to flatten. This is the second time all tires have been replaced. First time airbags deployed during normal operation. Car was towed back to dealership. All airbag components repaired and/or replaced vehicle also had tires replaced car was out of commision 14 days that time. Presently out for three days.

- Hydepark, MA, USA