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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,748 miles

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2007 BMW 328 accessories - interior problems

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2007 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #14

Jan 162016

328 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 BMW 328xi. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was informed that the front passenger seat wiring harness and seat occupant detection mat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000...updated 03/16/16 the consumer stated she and her husband sold the vehicle to her parents. Updated 03/22/16.

- Milton, VT, USA

problem #13

Nov 152012

328

  • 75,000 miles
Front passenger seat occupant detection mat. My 2007 BMW 328xi airbag light came on so I took it to the dealer and they told me there was a recall on my model car from 2006 up, but that my VIN# is not part of that recall even though all symptom and issue was the same. I think this should be included as the sensor mat is the same issue as noted in this recall us NHTSA campaign id:13V564000

- Perry, NY, USA

problem #12

Jun 102015

328

  • miles
The front seat occupant protection mat in the 2007 BMW 328xi is displayed on my dash instrumentation for over a year.in the event of a crash the front passenger air bag could be deactivated resulting in personal injury. I looked up the recalls on this vehicle and it indicated that the model was recalled. I called BMW customer relations to inquire about the recall and the representative informed me that my vehicle VIN number was not part of the recall. I understand that numerous BMW owners have made a similar complaint about their vehicle and recalls are usually initiated in this manner. Regardless of the production time that my vehicle was made, my vehicle has the same defect as the other vehicles and should be replaced by BMW.

- Sussex, NJ, USA

problem #11

Sep 142014

328

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 BMW 328xi. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the passenger restraint failure light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and the diagnosis was the result of the seat sensor mat failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was offered the part for free, but the contact would have to pay for the repairs. The contact was aware of a recall relating to the failure, but was notified from the manufacturer that the VIN was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact also stated that the failure light illuminated continuously. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- North Scituate, RI, USA

problem #10

Dec 272013

328

  • 100,000 miles
While I'm driving the seat light (SRS) just came on the dash. When I take it to the dealer and get it scan, they said it the seat mat sensor is mess up and so I ask them is it in the recall and they told me it not on the recall. So that is [xxx] weird? and I was piss off and just left. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 162013

328 6-cyl

  • 81,201 miles
On a very cold day, I got into my car, and turned on the seat heater on the drivers side of my X3. I smelled something burning and the side of my waist felt hot as if I was on fire. I realized that it must be the seat heater so I immediately turned it off. I stopped my car, got out and noticed my coat had been burnt. I noticed a burned hole on the side of my seat, in which was the cause of my coat catching fire.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #8

Nov 042014

328

  • 70,000 miles

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

Passenger restraint malfunction. NHTSA campaign number 13V564000. My vehicle matches the criteria exactly. Sport seats. Yet BMW claims it is not applicable to VIN. A simple internet search shows a flood of people having the exact same issue yet they are all being denied by BMW even though their vehicles fit the exact profile of the recall.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 232014

328

  • 24,000 miles
Person kneeled on passenger seat and the seat restraint warning light came on. This part is being replaced under warranty for some 2007 BMW's but not my VIN.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #6

Aug 012014

328

  • 78,556 miles
Passenger seat sensor failed (code 93C3), disabling potential airbag deployment. Apparently this particular VIN is not included in the current recall for this vehicle. Please expand this recall. BMW has refused to fix the problem under the recall, so we paid nearly $1,200 to replace the faulty OC3 mat.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 252014

328 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
When I was driving and at the stop light, when I was about to go and the air bags came on and the sound ding, ding, ding, and the air bags light came on the dash? when I take it to my local shop and let them run OB2 scanner and it came up on the OB2 scanner it was the passenger side air bags mat sensor.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 152013

328

  • 90,000 miles

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

I own a BMW 3 series 2007 that I purchased 3 years ago with a dealer. Six weeks ago a dash board light came on with a message "pass restraint system malfunction". a detailed message says "fault in passenger-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Continue to wear the safety belt. Have the system checked by the nearest BMW center". I have searched this online and it seems BMW 3 and 5 series cards manufactured in 2003 - 2008 have this issue. It is a safety related issue that BMW should recall and fix immediately.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 082013

328 6-cyl

  • 98,712 miles
I purchased my BMW in germany!!! there was a recall for 2006 (I drive a 2007) models of this vehicle for the passenger seat occupancy sensor mat in the passenger seat. When this mat becomes defective, it disables airbag systems in the vehicles. This has been a known problem since 2008 (when the recall was issued), however these cars were produced from 2006-2008+ before the recall was issued. The recall only covers 2006 models which is absolutely ridiculous. If the same exact vehicle continues to be produced with the same defective part that have the same problem, but you only cover one year of it being produced when there were three, what good is that? why is it that I have to drive around in a car that has a known defective airbag system because of the defective detection mat and bet on my luck that I don't get in a serious accident and be caught with no air bags for safety. This is a serious problem...

- Ft. Benning, GA, USA

problem #2

May 232012

328 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The passenger side occupancy sensor is a known problem and I believe that the warranty extension has not covered all affected vehicles. My BMW 2007 328 convertible has the identical problem as identified below. I have repaired it and it has continued to malfunction numerous times since, while driving and while stopped, creating a safety issue for anyone in the passenger side should there be an accident. I believe this faulty part must have been used in my 2007 328 convertible. August 2008 -- BMW is recalling 200,000 my 2006 3 series (sport seat), my 2004-2006 5 series (standard and sport seat), and my 2004-2006 X3 passenger vehicles. A fatigue failure of the front passenger seat occupant detection mat can occur. If this happens, the front passenger air bags, with the exception of the head protection system, will be deactivated and the air bag warning lamp as well as the passenger air bag "on-off" lamp will be illuminated. In this situation the front passenger air bags will not deploy even if a sufficiently severe accident would occur and occupant protection provided by the system would not be possible. BMW will also extend the warranty on these vehicles to 10 years from first registration without any mileage limit. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417. BMW is extending the warranty to 10 years from first registration without any mileage limit to the following vehicles: My 2006 6-series, 3-series (standard seat), my 2004-2005 Z4, my 2004-2006 7-series, my 2006 X5, and my 2004-2006 5-series (comfort seat). Under the extended warranty program, the occupant detection mat in a vehicle that experiences this specific issue will be replaced at no charge to the customer. This recall was the subject of an engineering analysis, EA08-001, conducted by the Office Of Defects Investigation. 08V384.

- Hadley, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 142012

328 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
There was a recall for 2006 (I drive a 2007) models of this vehicle for the passenger seat occupancy sensor mat in the passenger seat. When this mat becomes defective, it disables airbag systems in the vehicles. This has been a known problem since 2008 (when the recall was issued), however these cars were produced from 2006-2008+ before the recall was issued. The recall only covers 2006 models which is absolutely ridiculous. If the same exact vehicle continues to be produced with the same defective part that have the same problem, but you only cover one year of it being produced when there were three, what good is that" why is it that I have to drive around in a car that has a known defective airbag system because of the defective detection mat and bet on my luck that I don't get in a serious accident and be caught with no air bags for safety. This is a serious lawsuit waiting to happen the minute someone gets in an accident and the airbags don't deploy due to the failed passenger seat sensor. I know you have complaints about this. Refer to: www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm"start=1&searchtype=quicksearch&rcl_id=08V384000&summary=true&prod_id=218996&printversion=yes.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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