BMW 3 SERIES Latches, Locks, Linkages problems : 3.
Door Un-lock Relays In The Gm5 Module Fail Over Time And Eventually Result In Occupants Being Unable To Get Out Of The Car Without Extraordinary Effort. Problem Is Worse In Warmer Months. *tr
Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEV53484K. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in LYNNWOOD, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
June 01, 2010
The Unlock Control Button On The Center Console Does Not Unlock The Passenger Side Door And Does Not Unlock The 2 Doors In The Back. This Failure Occurs Intermittently. When The Failure Occurs, Only The Driver Can Exit The Car By Using The Manual Door Latch Lever. The Other Passengers Are Trapped Unless They Climb Out The Window Or Climb Into The Front Seat And Then Exit Through The Front Seat Door. A Proper Safety Design And Operation Would Allow The Manual Door Unlock Latch Levers To Work At All Times And Especially When The Electrical Or Electronic Systems Have Failed. As I Routinely Drive With A 4 Year Old And A 19 Month Old In Their Car Seats Which Are In The Back Seat Of My 2004 bmw , I Am Very Concerned About Our Safety Should There Be A Situation That I Would Have To Remove Them From The Car Quickly And The Door Locks Had Failed. The bmw Service Believes A Module Has To Be Replaced At A Parts Cost Of $1000 And Will Not Cover This Cost. The Car Has Only 29,000 Miles But Is Out Of Warranty. I See That Others Have Complained To Nhtsa About This Same Problem In bmw 3 Series And bmw 325xi. *tr
Mileage was 29000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAEU33414P. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in WHITE PLAINS, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
Aug 01, 2010
Door Locks Intermittently Will Not Unlock With Switch Or Remotes. Central Locking Does Not Work Even When Using The Key Fob. My Kids And I Have Been Trapped In The Car On Several Occasions For Up To 10 Minutes. This Is A Serious Risk To My Life And The Life Of Others On The Road. bmw Refuses To Fix This Problem. I Have Video Of Me Trapped In The Car. I Addressed His Problem With bmw Before My Warranty Was Up But They State Since The Technicians Could Not Identity Any Problem It’s Not Covered. I Researched This Issue And This Is An Ongoing Problem With Other Customers. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAAZ33424K. BMW 3 SERIES 2004 problem was reported in MENIFEE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.
Feb 16, 2008
2004 BMW 3 SERIES problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW 3 SERIES, driving a 2004 BMW 3 SERIES, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Latches, Locks, Linkages problems and defects.