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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,778 miles

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2006 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #35

Oct 302010

325 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

Air bag sensor on passenger side of 2006 BMW 325I has failed, causing the air bag sensor warning lamp and dash light to stay continuously illuminated. It appears (by a third light above the passenger seat, near the mirror and sun roof controls) that the passenger air bag is disabled. BMW service center (global imports BMW, atlanta ga) claims no recall has been issued for individual car by checking VIN #, but problem matches NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000. Research online indicates many other BMW owners with 2006 BMW's have experienced similar issues with the air bag sensor and seems were not contacted for the recall. BMW should extend the warranty to cover all 2006 bmws with this issue.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #34

Nov 262010

325

  • 52,000 miles
SRS airbag sensor for 2006 BMW 3 series VIN [xxx] needed replacement. Thought it would be repaired for free under recall 08V384000 but dealer said vehicle is not covered under recall and made owner responsible for repair costs. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #33

Jun 152009

325 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I own a 2006 BMW 325 (sprt pckg). The air bag warning light illuminated on the dashboard. My problem is described on the NHTSA recall id 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The mileage is approx 70,000. BMW says my VIN doesn't qualify, however my car still obviously has a problem, and BMW is in denial. I've also noted other complaints on safetycar.gov with similar BMW interactions. BMW is avoiding responsibility, and the NHTSA needs to do more to protect our safety.

- Raritan, NJ, USA

problem #32

Jul 292010

325

  • 40,729 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 light illuminated on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer who informed the contact that there was a faulty BST cable that needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 40,729.

- Elchaon, CA, USA

problem #31

Aug 302010

325

  • 60,000 miles
Regardless the recall rconl-08V384-6332 on 2006 BMW 330xi, front passenger seat occupant detection sensor, BMW denied to replace failed sensor.

- Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA

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problem #30

Jan 012008

325 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,451 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the seat format sensors have failed making it impossible for the front passenger side air bag to deploy. The failure was repaired several times and was no longer covered by the warranty. The dealer repaired the failure. Updated 01/14/11 updated 04/19/11

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #29

Oct 152010

325 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. The contacted stated that the air bag sensor for the passenger side air bag malfunctioned causing the air bag warning light to illuminate. The dealer and manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired.the failure mileage was approximately 76,000. Updated 01/28/11 updated 02/07/11

- Taylorsville, NC, USA

problem #28

Jul 172010

325

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the front passenger mat sensor light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. Both the dealer and the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal) and the contact would be responsible for repair costs. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 63,000. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #27

Sep 102010

325

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the restraint system malfunction light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the dealer informed the contact that the mat sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The dealer also stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The contact called the manufacturer who verified that the vehicle was not included. The current mileage was 73,620. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #26

Sep 012010

325

  • 41,000 miles
Failure of front passenger airbag on 2006 BMW 330I. Small cracks have developed in the sensor mat within the front passenger seat. The cracks have deactivated the airbag, which affect the safety of passengers in the event of a severe accident. No undue external force has been applied to the seat. There have been no collisions, etc. The failure occurred after 4 years, approximately 40,000 miles. A previous recall has been issued for the same year, make, and model (08V384000); however it does not apply to my VIN number. BMW is unwilling to replace and repair parts due to defects in parts and craftsmanship.

- Leesville, LA, USA

problem #25

Nov 232009

325

  • 36,000 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 light would turn on and off intermittently. Also, the contact stated that there was condensation in the two headlights. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the dealer refused to inspect the vehicle for the air bag light problem. A bolt was replaced for the headlight condensation problem but it continued and the dealer stated that the entire headlight assembly needed to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer in reference to recall 08V384000 (air bags:frontal) but was told her vehicle was not included; she was offered no further assistance. The current mileage was 39,065. The failure mileage was approximately 36,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #24

Sep 242010

325

  • 85,000 miles
Starting the ignition the "air bag" light is illuminated when a passenger sits in the front seat. There is a know recall for this issue " 08V384000 " however my VIN is not included.

- Bowi, MD, USA

problem #23

Sep 092010

325

  • 38,000 miles
I purchased the 2006 BMW in 11/2009/ I had a notice online last month about the voluntary airbag re-call. The notice was in red on the top of my payment page. When I contacted the dealer about the condensation and mentioned this to them. Then I contacted the BMW and they said it is not one of the vehicles 30 days later. Recall# 08V384000.. this is very strange. Everytime I place my purse on the front passenger seat the light for the front-passenger airbag lights up. It only turns off when I remove my purse. BMW states that my vehicle was not involved. I did not receive any notice except for the warning message on my account last month. I purchased the vehicle certified pre-owned in 11/2009.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #22

Sep 012010

325

  • 71,000 miles
I am an owner of a 2006 BMW 325I with approximately 70K miles. Just recently, I noted that warning lights indicating failure of the air bag/supplemental restraint system. I took my vehicle to a local mechanic who indicated that the failure code was tied to an inoperable passenger detection mat. He went on to indicate that there was a documented recall/warranty extension related to this issue. I contacted my local BMW dealer who told me that the recall/warranty did not apply to my vehicle as it was manufactured after November 30th, 2005. I am filing this complaint as it is evident that the scope of their recall was not sufficient to cover all cars with this issue, as I have noted many other complaints similar to mine. I feel it is incumbent upon NHTSA to push for expansion of this remedy as BMW is clearly derelict in its obligation to address significant safety issues with its products.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #21

Aug 102010

325

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. While the contact was driving approximately 45 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated until the engine was turned off. The failure occurred whenever the was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician informed that there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number I08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact expressed concern of the safety risk. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #20

Sep 142010

325

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The passenger seat air bag and warning light came on and when the vehicle was taken to the dealer they were told that the sensor mat would need to be replaced. The contact found recall campaign 08V384000 for the frontal air bag which deals with the floor mat sensor. The contact was told that the vehicle was not included and they would had to pay for the repair. The failure and current mileages were 60000.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #19

Jul 062010

325

  • 43,000 miles
I own a 2006 BMW 325I. The air bag warning light illuminated on the dashboard. My problem is described on the NHTSA recall id 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The mileage is approx 43,000. The vehicle has not been repaired. My car falls under the criteria noted on 08V-384 recall notification. BMW says my VIN doesn't qualify, however my car still obviously has a problem, and BMW is in denial. I've also noted other complaints on safetycar.gov with similar BMW interactions. BMW is avoiding responsibility, and the NHTSA needs to do more to protect our safety.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #18

Aug 032010

325

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the passenger air bag off warning light illuminated. The dealer advised that the front passenger seat detection device had failed. The contact located a recall for the failure but was advised by the dealer that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 82,000.

- Millbrook, AL, USA

problem #17

Jul 012010

325

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact stated that the passenger air bag off warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised that there was a defect in the passenger sensor mat. The contact located a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 -air bags: Frontal) but was advised by the dealer that her VIN was not included with the recall. The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was not included in the recall and did not provide any further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 43,000 and the current mileage was approximately 45,000.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 012010

325

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact started the ignition and the "air bag" warning indicator illuminated. The warning light remained on until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician informed that the passenger frontal air bag seat sensor mat malfunctioned and would need to be replaced. There was a recall under the NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The VIN was excluded from the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. Updated 11/03/10.

- Riverdale, NY, USA

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