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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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problem #18

Dec 012018

X3

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The contact owns a 2009 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V605000 (air bags) and stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. BMW of tucson (855 w wetmore rd, tucson, AZ 85705, (520) 549-2167) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #17

Jul 112018

X3

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The contact owns a 2009 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V605000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The dealer (united BMW cpo service, 11458 alpharetta hwy, roswell, ga 30076, 1-678-497-0818) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were unavailable for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #16

May 182018

X3

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Received a safety recall notice in October 2017 and BMW has yet to have a remedy/solve for the issue. We are over 6 months since the recall and this is far past a reasonable amount of time to address a safety issue.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #15

Mar 162018

X3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V605000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. BMW of rockville (1300 rockville pike, rockville, md 20852, (301) 476-0126) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New Carrollton, MD, USA

problem #14

Feb 012016

X3

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Takata recall that has been open for 18 months and now the PCV valve that creates fires

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 172017

X3

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Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer (park ave BMW, 530 huyler St, South hackensack, NJ 07606, (201) 843-4999) did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Oradell, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jul 012017

X3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Rick hill imports of kingsport, Tennessee was made aware of the recall and stated that the parts were unavailable. Initially, the dealer stated that the parts would become available within 7-10 days from the date of August 4, 2017. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mountain City, TN, USA

problem #11

Aug 202015

X3

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Takata recall I have two vehicles in recall. It has been several years since discovered. BMW has done nothing. Calls to dealer say "no parts"' so my wife and I must drive these vehicles that may be dangerous with no idea when the condition will be corrected. Other companies made quick updates. Why not BMW?

- Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #10

Mar 262016

X3 6-cyl

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2009 BMW X3. Consumer writes in regards to dealership unable to repair driver airbag module recall notice. Updated 07/13/2017

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 012016

X3

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BMW sent letter 3/2016 about recall and continue to tell me that they do not have the parts for my cars recall.I have check several times during the last year locally and then another nearby dealership close by in another town. They said they would place me on a call list and that has been 7 mths ago. I feel like they are waiting for me to get rid of the car, but in the meantime I am at risk if I get into an accident. What do I do? thanks in advance for your advice

- Hollywood, SC, USA

problem #8

Mar 052016

X3

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Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW X3 sav. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The parts to do the repairs were unavailable for the driver side air bag inflator. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bothell, WA, USA

problem #7

Oct 072015

X3

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NHTSA investigations PE07045 and EA08001 determined micro-cracks could develop in the side flanks of the front occupancy sensor mat causing a broken circuit and deactivation of the passenger air bag and the illumination of both the air bag warning light and the passenger air bag light. When both of the lights are illuminated, the passenger frontal air bag will not deploy in a frontal crash. NHTSA recall campaign number 08V384000 was issued however only covers model years 2004-2006 of the BMW X3 sav. Request NHTSA conduct further investigations to expand the existing recall to cover all 2004-2009 model years of the first generation BMW X3 sav which many owners online can concur exhibit the same symptoms of this serious manufacturing defect that poses a severe safety risk.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #6

Oct 032016

X3 6-cyl

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S10 appropriate handling- copy of a letter to president and CEO of BMW of North America ludwig weillisch regarding the availability of the safety parts needed for the airbags on his vehicles. The consumer stated he and his family own three BMW's that are all affected by the recall.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012016

X3 6-cyl

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2009 BMW X3. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair driver front air bag module recall notice. The consumer stated the air bag light has been on for the last 2-3 years.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 022016

X3

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Takata recall BMW not offering loaner program and also no date available for drivers front airbag parts even though original recall notice was March 2016.

- Princton, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 292016

X3

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"takata recall" I have been notified of a recall. However, five months later BMW has not replaced the air bag. This is a danger to me and my passengers. What is NHTSA doing about this?

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 112016

X3

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Takata recall - I received a recall notice from BMW, call the local dealer, have been placed on a waiting list because they do not have parts. I am concern that if the air bag inflates there is a risk of death because of what has happen with other vehicles effect by this recall.

- Churchville, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 252016

X3

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There is an active recall campaign 08V-384 for defective front passenger airbags that will not deploy and protect the passenger occupant in the event of a severe accident. The active recall campaign which is extended for 10 years only covers model years 2004-2006 of the BMW X3 despite the first generation of the vehicle being produced from 2003 - 2010 and vehicles from all other years exhibiting the same symptoms. For instance my own vehicle is model year 2009 and exhibits all symptoms of the air bag issue as described in the recall campaign notice however I have no matter of recourse and have been unable to petition the dealership or BMW North America llc to remedy the issue as they have refused citing the recall campaign makes them liable only for those specific model years which is ridiculous since this is a serious safety issue and is not receiving as much attention due to the massive takata recall. I would like to petition the NHTSA to have BMW expand the airbag recall campaign to cover additional model years of the same production generation of the X3.

- Olney, MD, USA