10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,893 miles

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2007 BMW 328 seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 BMW 328 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #62

Nov 152012

328

  • 75,000 miles

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

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 #61

Nov 012015

328 6-cyl

  • miles
I am having the same problem that was reported in the NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000. However my VIN is not included with the recall. How can I have my car added to the recall list. I do not think that it is fair that BMW will not fix this for free considering it was reported but I was just unlucky with having my VIN included. The airbag light is on and as well as the yellow light on for the passenger side seatbelt. I purchased an airbag/SRS. The code came up as 93C3. I tried to clear the code however it wouldnt clear and I believe that is due to the issue not being fixed. I checked all of the cables under the seat for the airbag mat. Please help me with this issue! thank you

- Palm City, FL, USA

problem #60

Nov 292015

328

  • 90,000 miles
Passenger air bag warning light and seat beat warning light randomly turns on but it happens most frequently when someone is sitting in the passenger seat.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #59

Jun 172013

328

  • miles

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

This inquiry is regarding NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 and associated recall subject: Front seat occupant protection mat. Vehicle VIN# KP35910 was excluded from the recall despite meeting the qualification criteria for this recall. Malfunction of the passenger restraint system was diagnosed by BMW of seattle on 06/17/2013. Particularly BMW of seattle stated the following: "passenger seat occupancy detector connected battery charger and performed system test found sensor faulty. Seat occupancy sensor faulty. Evidence report of the issue diagnostic is attached to this email communication. Failed restraint system in the vehicle VIN# KP35910 inadvertently deactivated the front passenger air bag that now in the event of a crash increases the risk of personal injury. Manufacturer should take full responsibility in remedying this manufacturer's defect that pose great safety risk to vehicles occupants. Because vehicle VIN# KP35910 meets the recall criteria of other vehicles in the recall category and it exhibits exactly the same defects with the passenger restraint system that is subject of the recall, BMW northwest must include VIN# KP35910 into recall and repair the defective seat occupancy sensor.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #58

Jun 012010

328

  • 30,000 miles
Had many in warrantee visits and repairs involving the front passenger seat OC3 mat...replacing the mat had previously resolved the problem successfully, but the problem returns a year or so later.currently, as of 9-23-15, the issue is when the seat is exposed to the sun all day, the front passenger, while sitting in the seat is no longer protected by the air bag..,this is indicated by the "passenger airbag off" light in the overhead console being lit for the duration of the trip.this is a serious safety hazard... I have a video available showing this exact problem happening in my car. This make, model, and year has recalls and 15 year extended warrantees concerning the OC3 mat that BMW says doesn`T apply to my specific VIN...I believe due to the seriousness of the passenger not being protected in a collision, my specific VIN should be included in the recall or 15 year extension.

- West Haven, CT, USA

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problem #57

Sep 112015

328

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 BMW 328I. While driving approximately 35 mph, another vehicle crashed into the driver side door of the contact's vehicle. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a pole. The air bags did not deploy. There was a police report filed. The contact sustained injuries to the right hand and back, and the whole right side of his body. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an impound lot. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #56

Jun 102015

328

  • miles

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

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 #55

Jan 012014

328

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 328I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning indicator was consistently illuminated and the passenger side air bag was deactivated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was diagnosed that the mat sensor on the passenger side was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Ashland, KY, USA

problem #54

Apr 012015

328

  • 82,000 miles
I have a 2007 BMW 328I and while driving down the interstate my air bag and restraint lights came on. I know there are recalls on them but when I add my VIN it is not one of them. I am a little worried that if I were to get into a accident the airbags will not deploy.

- Saint Mary's , GA, USA

problem #53

Apr 082015

328

  • miles
My car is displaying "passenger restraint malfunction" error on my idrive dashboard. I searched and it seems there has been a recall but when I enter my VIN number, the recall is not shown for my specific car.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #52

Feb 152015

328

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 BMW 328I. While driving at 40 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags) but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #51

Mar 012015

328 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
There is message on the screen saying fault in restraint system. Dealer wants me to pay for the diagnostics. I think these cars should be recalled for this issue.

- Union City, CA, USA

problem #50

Mar 122014

328 6-cyl

  • miles
Supplemental restraint systems (SRS) front passenger air bag seat occupancy sensor (OC3) mat faulty. Very dangerous! passenger airbag will not deploy in the event of an accident! BMW should recall this!

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #49

Jan 132015

328

  • 81,000 miles
I've read there's a recall on 3 sorties but not all via have been added yet. My VIN [xxx] I'm having the seatbelt restraint error out of nowhere and my car won't start. Only 81000 miles. Been riding my bike to work please help me out here. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #48

Apr 092014

328

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 328I. While starting the vehicle, the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the air bag sensor was faulty. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags); however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #47

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 #46

Sep 012014

328 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
My car's airbag warning light began to illuminate intermittently over the summer indicating the passenger airbag was disabled, even when someone was sitting in the seat with their seat belt fastened. After awhile, the airbag warning light was on consistently, as well as the seat belt light. The car now has the passenger airbag permanently disabled. This car is unsafe for a front passenger as there is no way to enable the airbag manually. I was informed by BMW that there was a recall regarding the same year and model (2007 328I) for this exact problem, however my car does not qualify for either the recall, or the extended warranty as it is only models with a certain part number.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #45

Jan 192015

328

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 328I. The contact stated that the fasten seat belt and airbag warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the seat occupant detection mat failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was 70,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #44

Nov 012014

328

  • 110,000 miles
A light on my dashboard came up saying that my passenger airbag was not functioning correctly.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #43

Oct 302014

328

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 328I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the air bag sensors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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