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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,636 miles

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2006 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 16)

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problem #262

Jul 312011

325

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Passenger side airbag has same problem from a recall (13V56400) from BMW to fix but my VIN does'nt fall under BMW VIN list of cars to fix. BMW needs to expand there recall seeing all the problems I see people are having with this problem. Safety issue.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #261

Feb 192016

325

  • 150,000 miles
Intermittent passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. Car says air bag is disabled. Seems like same issue as previous nhsta campaign 13V-564 but this particular VIN is currently covered. Please expand recall to include my VIN.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #260

Mar 012015

325

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the passenger side air bag and mat sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #259

Oct 312015

325

  • 98,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The passenger airbags and/or its components need to be replaced. There was a 10 year extended warranty but it should be recalled. I was 1 month late over the recall. After multiple calls to BMW North America, they refuse to pay for the repairs. Every time a passenger sits in the car, the air bag error code goes on in the dashboard. The passenger air bag off light stays on (stationary and moving) and possibly compromising all other airbag systems. Also, there are some situations where the air bag error code stays on even when the passenger exits the vehicle. This is a safety hazard that needs to be recalled immediately!

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #258

Aug 202015

325

  • 97,000 miles
Vehicles airbag sensor goes off and on while passenger is sitting in the seat when driving and while parked. This is not safe at all as the airbag turns off when there is a passenger in the seat. This has been an on going issue and it is not safe at all.

- Winnetka, CA, USA

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problem #257

Jul 222015

325

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact was placed on a waiting list six months ago. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Woodland, WA, USA

problem #256

Dec 142015

325

  • 69,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The light has come on and then it will go off and come back on. It need to be fixed. I can smell like it is burnt. My car be in motion and I smell it even after I stop. The light stay on all the time now. I'm afraid every time I get in the car to drive it but I got to take my grandchildren to school. Do you fix it or do I have to fix it. Please help !!

- Manteo, NC, USA

problem #255

Jan 012006

325

  • miles
Takata recall. The passenger seat's airbag/weight sensor on our 2006 325I has gone out repeatedly (we're on the 4th or 5th replacement.) it happens when the car is in motion and then the sensor light comes on to alert us that something is wrong and stays on until it's replaced. However, it usually goes out again within 18 months or so. I am usually sitting in the seat when this happens which is very unsafe. I can't remember the exact date of the first malfunction, but we hadn't owned the car very long; it was still under warranty. We have the sports seats which from my reading seem to be part of the problem. I would like to make sure that our car was not overlooked in the recalls. It never stays fixed for long and I don't want to find out that it should have been recalled when I'm lying in a hospital bed, or worse. Seems like more than a coincidence...

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #254

Sep 012014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #253

Jun 012015

325

  • 145,000 miles
Passenger side seat occupancy mat has failed and needs replacement according to the dealer. Car hardly ever has a passenger yet mat deteriorated. There is a recall for this issue for same model year but my VIN is not included and more than likely should be.

- Newton, NJ, USA

problem #252

Dec 212015

325

  • 176,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that while seated in the drivers seat with the seat belt latched, the seat belt warning indicator illuminated while there was no other occupants in the vehicle. The contact also stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags) however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 176,000.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #251

Dec 182015

325 6-cyl

  • miles
"takata recall" BMW is refusing to pay for expenses involved with recall. Vehicle is located on island of kauai, hi 96746. The nearest BMW service center "BMW of honolulu" is located on island of oahu (honolulu). They are refusing to pay costs of shipping vehicle to and from honolulu. They are even refusing to send tech"S to kauai to facilitate repairs. Note: They previously use to send their tech's to take care of problems such as warranty issues etc. Because of some corporate protocall.they no longer do it because of issues of liability etc. However, this being a recall it seems they are avoiding their legal responsibility to repair these defective airbags. Note of age of vehicle, it makes it more imperative because of the deterioration of explosive used. Please advise. [xxx](thank you) information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #250

Jul 152014

325 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325ci convertible. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V428000 (air bags) and 15V318000 (air bags), however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 02/12/16

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #249

Nov 232015

325

  • 0 miles
The passenger seatbelt/airbag warning light was on and off from time to time after around four years of my purchase in 2005. The problem might have existed earlier; however, as my vehicle usually did not carry any passengers, I did not notice the problem within the warranty period. Recently, the light would not even go away. My mechanic informed me about the recall number 13V564000, stating the "owners of model year 2006-2007 3 series with standard seat... will receive an extended warranty on their front passenger seat occupant detection mat." I have contact BMW, but they said the recall and the extended warranty would not be applicable to my vehicle.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #248

Jun 012014

325

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. While driving at approximately 30 mph, the passenger side air bag warning indicator was consistently illuminated. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was driven. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger side air bag sensor failed and the entire seat needed to be replaced. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made of aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #247

Jun 152012

325

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact mentioned the sensor error and air bag would not deploy warning message illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed but the contact was unable to provide the details. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #246

Oct 222015

325

  • 161,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. While operating the vehicle, the air bag and seat belt sensors remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the passenger side occupant sensor was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 161,000.

- Sacremento, CA, USA

problem #245

Oct 272015

325

  • miles
Airbag warning when passenger present at startup

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #244

Oct 012015

325

  • 175,000 miles
My BMW does not fall into the recall that BMW published. After several lights appeared in my dash (airbag, brake, seatbelt) I had the disnostic tool looked up and received a fault code 93C3 seat occupancy detector, passenger. Looking on the web this seems to be a common problem.

- Rockingham, NC, USA

problem #243

Mar 102015

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that there was a progressing failure with the air bag system in which the air bag warning light randomly flashed and then remained lit. The vehicle was taken to the dealer more than three times and they refused to remedy the repair without having to do an extensive diagnostic. The contact was informed that the vehicle was excluded in a manufacturer recall for the vehicle. As the failure progressed, the navigation system failed to work and an error message displayed for an air bag malfunction. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V428000 (air bags) and 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The vehicle was not repaired for months with the failure progressing. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Frederick, MD, USA

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