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Bmw 750 1991
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Location:
Cardiff By, CA

asc light continually activates.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAGC831LXM. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Bmw 740il 1998
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Nov 19, 1999
Location:
Boca Raton, FL

all 3 rear brake lights were replaced due to brake light warning light illuminated, passenger side front light bulb, driver side front light bulb, and passgenger side fog light failed. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAGJ832XWD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Bmw 740IL 1998 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: MAN .

Bmw Bmw Motorcycle 2001
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2001
Location:
Sykesville, MD

housing was cracked.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB10182A81Z. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Bmw BMW MOTORCYCLE 2001 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Bmw X5 2002
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Nov 12, 2002
Location:
Deptford, NJ

i drive 3,000 miles per month and i'm tired of being blinded by bmw's hid lights. no matter if they are coming towards me or behind they are too bright! other manufacturers do not seem to have this problem. i have noticed that the x5 suv is the absolute worst vehicle made to drive in front of at night. i have had to pull over to avoid being blinded.this problem has occured in the three different vehciles that i drive, so height of my vehicle is not a contributing facor. i feel that these lights are dangerous and should be redesigned

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dealer's name: All .

Bmw X5 2003
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2003
Location:
Studio City, CA

i own a 2003 bmw x5 3,0. the vehicle is less then two month old. the cars main and all other headlights will completely go dark in the middle of driving. i tried panically to play with the switch but to no avail. it happens randomly and is a real serious & dangerous issue. the lightsd will then sometime later will restore and someties will function well for 24 hours or so. some times only one headlight will come on, etc. i been on the roadfly.com- a chat room which is the mosy important bmw chat line and this very serious problem seems to be happening to other people as well. it is maybe the most serious hazardous problem one can have with a car--imagine the lights go dark in the middle of driving. the dealer cant seem to find the problem even though admits that there is one. real scary stuff and needs immidate intervention!!!! scary!!! please take action asap before someone is killed!!!.

Mileage was 2551 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5UXFA535130. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 12, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw X5 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel type: gas. Bmw X5 2003 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 255 mph. Dealer's name: South Bay Bmw .

Bmw X5 2003
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2003
Location:
Studio City, CA

i own a 2003 bmw x5 3,0. the vehicle is less then two month old. the cars main and all other headlights will completely go dark in the middle of driving. i tried panically to play with the switch but to no avail. it happens randomly and is a real serious & dangerous issue. the lightsd will then sometime later will restore and someties will function well for 24 hours or so. some times only one headlight will come on, etc. i been on the roadfly.com- a chat room which is the mosy important bmw chat line and this very serious problem seems to be happening to other people as well. it is maybe the most serious hazardous problem one can have with a car--imagine the lights go dark in the middle of driving. the dealer cant seem to find the problem even though admits that there is one. real scary stuff and needs immidate intervention!!!! scary!!! please take action asap before someone is killed!!!.

Mileage was 2551 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5UXFA535130. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 12, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw X5 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel type: gas. Bmw X5 2003 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 255 mph. Dealer's name: South Bay Bmw .

Bmw 328i 1996
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Location:
Mount Vernon, NY

for the last month and a half the vehicle experienced problems with the brake lights and the plate lights. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBACD4320TA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 02, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Bmw R1200c 1998
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Mar 24, 1999
Location:
New Waverly, TX

tail light assy keeps cracking on the upper left bolt, i am on my 4th tail light and it is also broken. on the same assy the turn light stalks can brake off and just hang by the wires, this has happen twice to me. on the front turn signal the left turn light broke off and was hanging by the wires, this has happen twice to me and is still broken at this time, temp fix with a hose clamp. *nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB10434A7WZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 28, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 2 cylinders. Bmw R1200C 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Bmw R1200C 1998 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: MAN .

Bmw 5 Series 2004
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Oct 05, 2004
Location:
Aurora, IL

my wife started the car and the headlights and hazard lights began flashing and turn signals did not work. shut off and restarted the car multiple times with same effect. drove car to bmw dealer. dealer technician saw same results. he disconnected battery, restarted car, rebooting the i-drive computer, and could not recreate problem. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBANA73544B. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 13, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw 5 SERIES 2004 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Bmw 5 SERIES 2004 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Bill Jacobs Motorsports . Dealer's telephone number: (866) 402-1200 . Dealer's city: Naperville . Dealer's state code: IL. Dealer's zipcode: 60540 .

Bmw 525 1995
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2004
Location:
Penns Grove, NJ

electrical problem. *bf the lights were out of balance, the front right strut was banging and the a/c made noises. *sc the power windows worked intermittently, the windshield had a crack. *jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Bmw . Dealer's city: Marlton . Dealer's state code: NJ.

Bmw 325is 1993
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2005
Location:
San Clemente, CA

i have a 1993 325is bmw. and there are a number of problems. on rainy days i can hear water in the floor boards. the door panels are both coming ungluded and bubbling. my driver side floor mat hits the gas petal. the check coolant light on my computer is always on, the the coolant is low even after i fill it. i am afaid my car will overheat.*ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw 325IS 1993 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Bmw 325IS 1993 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: MAN .

Bmw X5 2001
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Aug 03, 2005
Location:
Meridian, ID

1. had car serviced at 60,000 miles, only 3 weeks later the green dashes started appearing again and staying on, as if i needed to have car serviced. called dealer and they said not to worry, this has been know to happen, just ignore it. 2. very loud noise from sun roof (closed) while traveling on freeway and leaks during car washes? dealer said they can replace the seal and this should fix the problem. 3. brake light indicator on dash comes on and off, as if bulb is out, but just replaced bulb, then replaced again, sometimes this brake light works and sometimes it doesn't. 4. window on front passenger window would not go back up after opened, then a day later, the door would not open or close. dealer replaced the window mechanism that controls both the door handle and the window at my cost mind you the rear window and door had been done only a year before. the dealer told me that this happens on all german cars, doesn't matter the age of car or make. how frustrating - spend $45,000 and know windows will eventually quit working?? 5. front right headlamp gets moisture in it and it takes 3-5 days to clear up. 6. driver cup holders, what is up with that - can only put one cup in it, when try to put 2 in, they overlap, very frustrating when driving. 7. storage in front minimal and a hassle, you have to reach back and sort of behind you to get into compartment - dangerous while driving. 8. leather seats are very hard, need a plushier leather. 9. wheels, brake "dust" gets all over the wheels much much more than any other luxury car i have ever had. 10. cargo cover in rear needs work, check out the one lexus uses in rx30. 11. need more cargo space - compared to rx330 and the volvo x90, space is extremely small. 12. disappointed in my car - want to sell it, will not buy another bmw. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAFA535X1L. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 15, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw X5 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel type: gas. Bmw X5 2001 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Peterson Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 208-378-9000 . Dealer's city: Boise . Dealer's state code: ID. Dealer's zipcode: 83704 .

Bmw X5 2002
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Sept 10, 2005
Location:
Knoxville, TN

i drive a 2002 bmw x-5. i am extremely disappointed and frustrated by the failure of a basic component of my auto. on three separate occasions there have been electrical shorts in both front turn signals and one of the brake lights. at 58,315 miles the right turn signal bulb and socket burned at contacts and was replaced for $126.25. at 85,549 miles the left turn signal bulb and socket burned out and was replaced for $133.89. at 88,685 miles the left brake light is shorted out. the dealer did not have the part in stock but the repair was quoted to be $239.00. the second failure actually happened as i was driving in a heavy rain storm. the other two failures just showed up on the car's diagnostic self check at start up. it seems the light fixtures and wiring are prone to water exposure that results in the electrical short. perhaps it is faulty design or substandard materials. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5UXFA53542L. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw X5 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Bmw X5 2002 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Bmw 325e 1986
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2006
Location:
Houma, LA

the light bulbs for brake lights, turn signals and reverse lights spontaneously stop working for unexplained reasons and then start working again. the right turn signal will flash only when headlights are off, but as soon as head lights are on, it just stays lit with no flash. the bulbs are all correct and not burned and this happens very sporadically. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 04, 2005. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw 325E 1986 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Bmw 325E 1986 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Bmw 330i 2002
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
July 26, 2007
Location:
Bedford, TX

failure of the turn signals, brake lights and rear parking lamps of the 1999-2005 bmw 3 series ("e46"). also noted are forward turn signal lighting failures. the problem may involve two unrelated component failures: chronically overheating/partially melted 7-pin wiring connectors (at the rear lamp cluster) and corroded bulb sockets (at the front turn signals). (the first problem may be more common in warm weather states.) by way of background, i have owned three e46 model bmw's, all purchased new. all have had repeated, yet intermittent turn signal and exterior lighting problems. most recently i noted another intermittent failure of all the lights in the left rear lamp cluster of my 2002 bmw 330i with ~48,000 miles. after another careful inspection, to include removing each bulb and checking its filament, resistance and connection cleanliness, i found something i had not previously noted--the 7-pin wiring connector was melted at terminal #2, the terminal that appears to be the common ground for all the lamps in the cluster. the car's wiring harness connector (female) and the male pin (#2) both show excessive resistance/heat damage. i have removed it from my car and taken some photographs for submission via an email account to mr. ajit alkondon at dot. the part as installed in my car has the following identification: 63.21-6 907 935 date code: 19.9.01 (for september 19th, 2001) time code: 15:54 as an aside, a local bmw dealership has previously replaced the rear bulb carrier on the right side of the car. while it has helped, i am still left with chronic, yet highly intermittent, lamp failures, (as indicated by the car's warning system) for _both_ rear lamp assemblies. at the front of the car, all three e46's i owned have had forward turn signal sockets replaced for corrosion, usually within the first few years or months of ownership. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEV53482K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 22, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Bmw 330I 2002 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Bmw 330I 2002 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Multiple Bmw Dealers .

Bmw 330i 2001
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 18, 2007
Location:
Kissimmee, FL

tl*the contact owns aftermarket chrome arrow corner lights (manufacturer unknown, part #mhb17926/156). the contact felt that the lights were defective because they did not come with a seal. the dealer stated that there was no defect on the lights and they refused to provide a refund. the consumer provided pictures of the ad online and emails via consumer's request. the consumer stated wanted a refund due to the fact the lights have a defect. updated 09/10/07 *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAV53421F. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Bmw 330I 2001 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Auto Direct Inc. . Dealer's city: Minneapolis . Dealer's state code: MN. Dealer's zipcode: 55414 .

Bmw M3 2003
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1901
Location:
Unknown, DC

consumer would like to know about recalls for a 2003 bmw. he states that he has tried to contact bmw twice and has received no response. he would like to know if there are any outstanding recalls for his vehicle. *kb the consumer stated his vehicle developed a fuel leak and also a faulty quarter panel tail light, brake light and signal light assembly. the consumer stated he repaired the fuel leak and faulty tail light assembly on his own. the consumer discovered four light sockets/ bulbs out of five were non-operational. the only light functioning was the interior trunk illumination lamp. fuel was leaking into the engine compartment due to a faulty #5 fuel injector. the consumer believed there was a defect in the fuel injector cartridge that caused gasoline to leak into the engine compartment. updated 12/22/10 *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBSBR93453P. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Bmw Canada .

Bmw 325xi 2002
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Safety incident date:
May 13, 2008
Location:
Meridian, ID

this is for a potential fire hazard or possible rear end accident due to a known failure in the terminal block on the tail lights. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEU33422P. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Bmw Z4 2004
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2008
Location:
Phoenix, AZ

my bmw z4 which is still under warranty has defective headlights and the dealer refuses to repair them. bmw used an inferior type of plastic which is clouding over and preventing the headlights from working correctly. please recall these vehicles so that bmw will repair the lights and make it safe to drive at night again. *tr

Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4USBT33524L. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Bmw North Scottsdale . Dealer's telephone number: 888-526-3939 . Dealer's city: Scottsdale . Dealer's state code: AZ. Dealer's zipcode: 85054 .

Bmw 3 Series 2002
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2008
Location:
Bedford, TX

for several years people such as myself with the bmw e46 ('99-'05 3 series) have complained of intermittently defective tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals. result: no action taken. the following web sites document a mere fraction of the problem, which is likely to affect warm states more than cooler areas. in my case, in hot weather the entire taillight cluster will fail to illuminate--no turn signal, brake light or tail lights on one or both sides of the car. the reason: bmw used a grounding wire which was far too small to carry the current, thus resulting in melted wiring harness connectors on both tail lamp clusters. for details, please see the many photographs and text at these web sites: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244598&highlight=taillight+wiring and http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=533309&highlight=melted+tail+light and http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?s=0fedaef77a3622f393734ba4b57add7c&t=512469&page=2 bmw has a service bulletin that includes a wiring modification: http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/bulletin_graphic_temp/b630306g.htm despite at least 4 visits to various bmw dealers while under my car's four year warranty, their solutions to this problem never lasted long. furthermore, no bmw dealer ever installed this special wiring kit from bmw. now that i'm out of warranty a local bmw dealer is more than willing to charge me $600 to install this special wiring kit so that rear lights will consistently work. fmvss 108 is pretty clear: federal law requires cars to have working lights. when there are systemic failures of a safety system such as brake lights, tail lights, turn signals, etc., and the manufacturer fails to step up and fix the problem with a voluntary recall, it then becomes time for the department of transportation to get involved. for details on fmvss 108, please refer to the various links here: http://fmvss108.tripod.com/ *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEV53482K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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