It is a great long lasting car that can be driven up to almost 300,000 without too much maintenance. These older BMW's actually last a lot longer than the newer ones.
I love this car. It is very comfortable, luxurious and durable. Everything still works great in the car after all of these years. The A/C is still better in it than some brand new cars. The suspension is also still very good and the interior is simple and classy. Parts are a little more expensive than an American car but it is well worth it!
Cool BMW station wagon. . . Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
My car is an amazing 2002. . . BMW. . . I have 107, 000 miles on it and the only thing I do these days is replace the oil every once in awhile. . . It is my 4th BMW and I love it!! Reliable, beautiful and fun to drive! I love it because it is a “standard “ and I feel I am. Truly driving the car!
Old, ugly, comfortable, and reliable.
My vehicle is old but reliable. It still drives like a BMW, but a lot of the electrical systems are beginning to fail. It is a sleek vehicle that does great in all sorts of driving conditions. It currently has over 100, 000 miles it. I have driven it cross country many times as well.
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Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS) *
Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
Child safety rear door locks
All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) *
Battery safety terminal
Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
Daytime running lights *
* Optional Safety Feature
Safety Recalls (3)
RecallNov 1, 2001
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Nov 1, 2001
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING THE STRUT MOUNT MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE THRUST BEARING WAS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONS AND SECURED. IF THE SUSPENSION IS FULLY UNLOADED, THE FRONT STRUT COULD SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER MOUNT.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH FRONT SPRING STRUT UPPER MOUNTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
Air BagsJan 16, 2019
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Jan 16, 2019
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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