BMW 1 SERIES Steering problems : 1.
I Was Driving Very Slowly Down My Block (2001 bmw X5) And I Was Making A Right Turn Into My Driveway And I Was Intending To Make A 90 Degree Turn In The Direction Of My Garage. As I Was Just Into The Turn The Car Accelerated From 1mph To About 30 Mph Or Even Faster In Less Than A Second- It Was Out Of Control. I Was In Shock Not Expecting This Scenario- I Truly Thought I Was Going To Die Or Crash. I Was Braking Entire Time And No Stopping Was Happening. I Was Headed For My Living Room Window. Tried To Steer It Away And Once I Hit The Lawn My Steering Ability Was All Over The Place. Was Trying To Figure If I Should Hit The Tree Because My Car Was Heading For My Neighbor’s Front Window. Tire Tracks And Skid Marks All Over My Front Lawn And Driveway. At That Point I Turned Key Off. Car Stopped. Had About 2 Or 3 Seconds To React . It Happened So Fast And Out Of Nowhere. By The Way As I Was Traveling Down My Street, I Happened To Completely Stop About 100 Feet From My Intended Right Turn. A Neighbor Was Pulling Out Of Their Driveway And I Was Going To Let That Person Have The Right Away. The Car Was At A Dead Stop 100 Ft. From My Driveway Entrance. Was Traveling At A Very Slow Speed As I Approached My Driveway. Had No Velocity At That Point- Very Slow Entrance Into Driveway. *tr
Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAFA53561L. BMW 1 SERIES 2001 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.
Dec 16, 2011
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