hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,488 miles

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problem #8

Feb 082010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 330I. The contact stated that all four tires randomly lost tire pressure and that there was an internal failure associated with the rims and tires. The contact had a repair shop replace all four tires three times. When the air pressure was low, the TPMS warning light was not illuminated to indicate a failure. In addition, the fan failed to work properly and the vehicle was running hot to the point that it could overheat. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 02V138000 (engine and engine cooling), 01V206000 (engine and engine cooling), and 00V383000 (wheels). The manufacturer was contacted to determine if they may be able to provide a repair solution to prevent the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 062016


  • 6 miles
Was driving on hwy 99 getting ready to exit on jensen ave when I felt a bump then my driver curtain/ door airbag deployed. After further inspection I found damaged to the diver's rim and tire, brakes have been clicking ever since and suspension seems to be affected as well since car is been shaking and tilting to that side

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #6

May 032014

330 6-cyl

  • 74,700 miles
I was driving my BMW 2001 330I on dover chester rd crossing the intersection of morris tpke in randolph, NJ when I hit a pot hole and patch work on the road. The passenger side door and window airbags deployed cutting the power to the engine and turning on the emergency hazard lights. I immediately pulled off the road and saw that I had a flat tire but no damage to tire rim and no damage to the body of the car. There was no impact or reason for the airbag system to deploy.

- Hoboken, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 012014

330 6-cyl

  • 182,000 miles
On Saturday 03/01/2014 at around 10:30pm I had just passed the tappan zee bridge going to Connecticut so I was on the 287 West or North highway (not sure because at some point 287 changes from West to North). It was about 1-2 miles after when I hit a huge pothole that made air bag or side curtain fell off. The entire bag did not deploy, just the side curtain fell off and stayed hanging. Insurance company considered it a collision and totaled my car. I feel upset because the air bag did not open properly and yet my car was totaled because of it.

- Elmwood Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 102013

330 6-cyl

  • 119,200 miles
While driving my vehicle, I hit a pothole on the passenger side of the vehicle. My driver side airbags deployed: The side, and curtain. The passenger side airbags did not deploy. After inspecting the vehicle on the outside. The rear passenger side tire was flat.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 192011


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW 330I. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, there was a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact then pulled over and noticed that the rear right wheel came apart. When removing the wheel the contact also noticed that there was a huge crack in the middle of the rim. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer who stated they could not understand how the crack developed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign number: 00V383000 ( wheels:rim ). the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 180,000 and the current mileage was 181,000.

- Kilgord, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 212002


  • miles
Consumer states that the passenger side tire thread separated in the inside wall, due to the way the manufacturer aligns them at time of factory installation.

- Cupertino, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122001


  • miles
00 V 383 000/BMW wheels: Tires on left front and the left rear experienced loss of air while driving. Dealer/manufacturer were notified, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under recall due to VIN. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Lombard, IL, USA