Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 BMW 325:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 16)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #202

Aug 112014

325

  • 107,000 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 the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- N. Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #201

Jul 012014

325 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated in the vehicle. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. Updated 08-28-14

- Cinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #200

Jul 292014

325

  • 66,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag indicator illuminated in the vehicle. An independent mechanic stated that the front passenger seat occupant detection may be defective. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bag). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #199

Jul 152014

325 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles

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

2006 BMW 325I with 125,000 miles and standard seats. Front passenger airbag and seatbelt light has been illuminated for last year. Finally took in today after learning about recall. Even though same problem, mine not covered under recall because mine was produced in June 2006, not during the timeframe of the recall. Dealer gave me report saying, "replace seat mat (found seat mat faulty)" for cost of $1056.25. My advisor at the dealership suggested I contact BMW customer service and ask for a "goodwill" repair with either 75% or 100% covered since my vehicle sits just outside the recall dates. Denied!! reason denied by[xxx] #8408 of BMW customer relations: 1)I am not original owner 2) veh out of warranty too long (had extended warranty until 100,00 so it is 25000 out ) and 3) veh has over 100,000 miles! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #198

Jul 142014

325 6-cyl

  • 76,800 miles
The air bag light / occupant detect sensor needed to be replaced because it was defective. I paid over $1000 to repair. My mechanic told me there is a safety recall of the air bag frontal sensor control module for my vehicle year, make and model. I never received the recall notice and BMW claims the recall is VIN specific. This seems unsafe and unfair as this is the very problem that I repaired. I have traveled thousands of miles transporting my family in the front passenger seat without knowing that they were not protected by the air bags.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #197

Jan 012014

325 6-cyl

  • 75,700 miles
Dec. 2008 I received a consumer advisory letter from BMW of North America. The letter states that depending on the manner and frequency of the front passenger's entry and exit, small cracks may develop in the passenger seat occupant detection mat. If this condition exists, the front passenger air bag and side air bag will deactivate, and both the air bag warning lamp and front passenger "on-off" lamp will illuminate. In this situation the front passenger air bag and side air bag will not deploy, even in a severe accident. They are extending the warranty coverage for 10 years. In January of this year both the air bag warning lamp and the passenger air bag "on-off" lamp are illuminated in my 2006 325I BMW. The letter states should this happen have the vehicle checked without delay at an authorized BMW center. I did that and was told the problem is different from what the advisory letter states and will cost me $1300. I contacted BMW customer relations of North America and spoke to a person by the name of "[xxx]" who told me she would check with the authorized BMW center. I told her I am the only driver of my car and very seldom do I have any passengers with me and I never had any accident with my car, so the air bags never deployed. Several weeks later her reply was because of the age of my BMW they would not honor the warranty "but" they would discount the cost of the repair and instead of charging $1300 they would charge $1002! so that's my story and my air bag warning lamp is still lighted! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Pewaukee, WI, USA

problem #196

Apr 262012

325 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles

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

BMW recall 2006 13V564000 was issued in November of 2013 to recall the front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash because it may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure. My vehicle, a 2006 BMW 325xi with was not included in the recall. However, this exact problem occurred to me in April of 2012. The front passenger seat mat failed (cracked) and would not allow the air bag to deploy. The service team at towne BMW in williamsville, NY stated "we have seen a lot of these" at that time. I believe my vehicle should be included in the recall. It seems odd that this recall would be issued to a select number of vehicles that were affected when additional vehicles, including mine, were affected by the same manufacturer's defect.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

problem #195

May 192014

325

  • 65,946 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated in the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician decided to reset the system however, the contact continued to experience the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 13V564000 (air bags) but the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,946.

- Bethlaham, PA, USA

problem #194

Jun 242014

325 6-cyl

  • 104,603 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 104,603... updated 08-20-14 updated 09/3/2014

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #193

Jun 132014

325

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that his vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags) however, the failure had recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 123,000.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #192

May 122014

325 6-cyl

  • 14,240 miles

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

On May 12, 2014, as I pulled into my driveway, I put the vehicle into park, so that I can open the garage door, to get inside of my garage. As I put my foot on the brake and proceeded to put the vehicle into drive, the vehicle surged forward unexpectedly, at a high rate of acceleration. I instinctively applied the brakes, however, this sudden unintended acceleration, safety defect, caused me to crash into the backside wall of my garage, thus causing extensive damage. It should be noted that the airbag failed to deploy, which may have something to do the November 2013, BMW recall relating to air bags. The mileage on the vehicle was 14,240, at the time that this sudden unintended acceleration defect, manifested itself. The vehicle was towed to my local BMW dealership, however, because this sudden unintended acceleration defect, is more than likely, embedded operating system related, the dealership's service technicians were unable to find a hardware related, mechanical cause, to this stated defect. On May 30, 2014, I picked up my vehicle from the dealership, with my husband accompanying me. As I arrived on my street and about to put the vehicle into park, the vehicle surged forward unexpectedly, once again, almost striking my postal carrier. My husband, as well as my postal carrier, were witnesses to this second incidence of sudden unintended acceleration. The mileage of the vehicle, at the time of this second occurrence, of the stated defect is 14,247. It should be noted that sudden unintended acceleration has plagued BMW vehicles, since at least the 1990's. BMW 325 1990, BMW 750il 1991, BMW 525 1992, BMW 318is 1993, BMW 528I 1997, BMW 328I 1998, BMW 318 1998, BMW 528I 1998, BMW 328I 1999, BMW 528I 1999, BMW R1100 1999, BMW 750li 2006, BMW 530I 2007, BMW 1 series, etc., have all been reported by BMW owners as having this sudden unintended acceleration, safety defect.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #191

Jan 162014

325

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that while traveling 45 mph, the front passenger air bag indicator illuminated. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred only when the front passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was diagnosed and the detection mat system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 74,000.

- Belvedere, CA, USA

problem #190

Jun 182013

325 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
My vehicle appears to be part of recall on mat sensor for passenger side air bags defect, but when I called dealer they said my VIN # not in recall.. however, I have had a warning message that my passenger side airbag and or my seat belt tensioner were malfunctioning since last June, 2013.. warning is still present, so I figure my car must be one that is in fact effected and should be in the recall.. please advise.

- Woodbury, NY, USA

problem #189

Apr 012013

325 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Passenger seat warning light turns on stating to put seat belt on when no one is seated there. The passenger seats are almost never used. Warning message reads malfunction is occurring and air bag is not working properly.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #188

May 282014

325

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed the air bag passenger side seat module was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance since the vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 96,000.

- Holly Springs, MS, USA

problem #187

Nov 282013

325 6-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light continuously illuminated with and without a person occupying the seat. The contact mentioned that the passenger side air bag would not deploy in the event of an accident. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 149,000 and the current mileage was 151,100. Updated 8/14/14 updated 8/26/2014

- Walnut, CA, USA

problem #186

Mar 032014

325 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
My airbag light and seatbelt light were on right after I purchased the car I called BMW and they said there is a recall on that problem but my VIN # was not included in it. If they know about the problem why don't they fix it.

- Scottsbluff, NE, USA

problem #185

Dec 012013

325 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
The passenger side airbag light has come on notifying that the airbag is disabled. There are recalls on the same model/year BMW as mine but my particular VIN is not included. I spoke to a BMW rep who said the recall could be based on the particular seats and not necessarily the VIN. But she told me it only applies to the sport seats and not the standard seats which I have. According to my research online, the problem seems to be with a seat mat sensor which was faulty. Also, the NHTSA has a complaint already listed under 08V384000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #184

Jan 012014

325 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Passenger air bag warning lights comes on and off sporadically. This will cause air bags not to inflate in event of an accident. BMW issued recall for defective seat mats/sensor but they say my vehicle not covered by the recall and replacement is $1000. It is same defective seat mat as on other 2006 325I cars and should be included in recall.

- Bonsall, CA, USA

problem #183

Mar 012013

325 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Passenger airbag warning and the seatbelt warning light is coming up when a passenger is in the vehicle.

- Moorpark, CA, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?