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    X-5 Chronic Airbag Problem

    I own a 2003 BMW X-5 3.0. The air bag light has been comong on since I have owned the vehicle for the past two years. Everytime I bring it in for service they claim that they found the cause and fixed it. It has probably been in seven or more times. In fact it has been in the shop three times in the last two months. Again, the airbag light is on, which indicates a mailfunction. I expect a full functioning air bag system in this vehicle. God forbid my wife is in an accident and the air bag does not deploy. I finally got fed up and called BMW. For those of you familiar with the Lemon Law, does this situation qualify?


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    Sure sounds like it does.

    Most lemon laws come into effect if your car has been in the shop for more than 30 consecutive days or been in for the same problem more then 3 times. It doesn't matter if they "claim" they've fixed it. Generally the lemon laws are on the side of the consumer. Write a letter to the GM of the dealer and let him know what you want to do. You will likely find that the GM is more than accomodating. They often times offer to buy the car back w/out involving a lawyer. If you need to find a lawyer try searching for a lemon law lawyer in your state on Google.

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    Hope you have good documentation (service records). My friend had a 04 530i with the same problem. After a few visits, and replacing the entire computer, it could not be fixed. At his last visit he simply stated that if they couldn't fix it he didn't want the car back (it was leased). Sute enough, could not be fixed. They gave him an almost identical 05 530i. His dealer knew better and avoided the obvious lemon law case.

    I doubt you will have success like this, but you definitely have a good case. Check the laws in your state to be sure you qualify and get an opinion. Most reputable lemon law attorneys will review your case for free.

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