10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,859 miles

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2006 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 16)

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problem #250

Jul 152014

325 6-cyl

  • miles

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

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

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 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

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problem #245

Oct 272015

325

  • miles
Airbag warning when passenger present at startup

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #244

Oct 012015

325

  • 175,000 miles

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

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

problem #242

Aug 032015

325

  • miles
My 2006 BMW 325I has dashboard warning lights that continue to come up after much time & effort has been spent to get them fixed. The airbag warning light, the seat belt warning light, & the flat tire monitor warning light have caused much stress & frustration due to the issues not being addressed after multiple attempts with the dealership as well as other independent companies. I am worried that if an accident does occur that my safety will be in great danger & this is something that every car owner understands. I am at a loss at this point & do not want to continue to spend countless dollars when the ends do not justify the mean.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #241

Sep 032015

325

  • 220,000 miles
I recently purchased a used 2006 BMW 325I with the intentions of letting my daughter drive it, due to the high safety ratings of these automobiles. I called the dealership about some issues with the transmission, and some warning lights on the dash indicating a problem with the seatbelts and airbags. When I inquired about the warning lights, the service writer of the dealership in meridian ms told me that it sounds like the seat mat was faulty. Later I googled info about the seat mat, and I came across a link that shows my should have been recalled due to this issue. I called the dealership back and was told there was no recall for this car. I called nhtsc and left a message about my inquiry, and I was called back promptly by Mr. Nate hayes. After I explained the situation to Mr. Hayes, he did some checking and found that although some 2006 325I's weren't recalled (the ones with manual seats) mine however should've been recalled due to having the electrically adjusted sports seats. Mr. Hayes instructed me to call the dealership to see if maybe this work had already been done on my vehicle. Upon calling the dealership back, I was told that it hadn't been done, because my vehicle wasn't in the recall. After questioning him more about it, he told me that he was able to find that BMW has extended the warranty on my car to 15 years with no mileage limitations, if that is what was wrong with my car, but if not, I would be charged for the repair. What concerns me about this, is the fact that BMW was mandated by the nhtsc to recall a certain list of automobiles to prevent injury, rather than wait to see if problems occur later that could result in injury and/or death. I don't know if others that should have been recalled were put off by BMW or not, but this could have some deadly consequences.

- Heidelberg, MS, USA

problem #240

Jul 012015

325

  • 99,000 miles

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

I started the car and got a 'personal restraint system failure' message. I've checked message boards for BMW and apparently this is something they issued a recall for a few years back but now it shows 'no recall' when I type in my VIN. According to the message boards, others with the same message were told initially by BMW that this wasn't a recall but when pushed were told it was and it was fixed. I'm wondering about getting something about these recalls from your Agency before going to argue with the BMW dealership?

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #239

Jun 232015

325

  • 106,000 miles
A faulty passenger occupancy airbag sensor warning light has been repeatedly appearing. Own research suggests that as a result of this fault the passenger airbag may not deploy in a crash. This problem seems to be extremely common to bmws from around this time and a non-deploying airbag would pose a life-threatening safety risk. BMW has as yet apparently refused to issue a recall.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #238

Nov 142014

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #237

May 152014

325 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 8/19/15

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #236

Jun 012015

325

  • 117,000 miles
Hello, my airbag fault light has been on for a few months now. Although most cars made by BMW during this year have a airbag recall, my car is not part of it and I am concerned about the safety of airbags in this car. I would like to confirm from the manufacturer that the airbags in my car are not actually faulty.

- Forest Hill, MD, USA

problem #235

May 122014

325

  • 100,000 miles
Driver side air bag notification light began immediately after passenger side air bag mat was replaced by dealer. Because there was no recall for the driver side air bag, the dealer said it was not covered under the recall.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #234

Aug 012014

325

  • 95,000 miles
The airbag and seatbelt lights came on my car when a passenger was in the front seat and we went over a dip in the road.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #233

Oct 012014

325

  • 90,000 miles
Airbag light illuminated on the dashboard. Manufacturer was informed but noted that the VIN doesn't fall within the range of the recall. Manufacturer didn't authorize the repair ($700 estimate). Recall 13V-564 is specifically for BMW/325I/2006/sport seat/airbag – my exact car and exactly the issue I'm experiencing. There are hundreds of BMW/325I/2006/airbag complaints. BMW customer relations refuse to help…

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #232

Apr 302015

325

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the front passenger side air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed that front passenger's side air bag code needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired for most recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 142,000.

- Dagsboro, DE, USA

problem #231

Jan 012014

325

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the passenger side air bag would not activate when the passenger seat was occupied. The dealer advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The contact was concerned that, in the event of a crash, the air bags would possibly not deploy. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Kinnelon, NJ, USA

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