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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,192 miles

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2008 BMW 328 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 BMW 328 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Nov 072016

328

  • miles

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

We have been waiting over 9 months for BMW to fix this issue VIN: Wbavc53578F009169 year: 2008 make: BMW model: 328I sedan number of open recalls: 1 NHTSA recall number: Opens new window takes away from VIN lookup section> 16V071 recall date: February 5, 2016 manufacturer recall number: Na summary: Driver's front air bag: During air bag deployment in an accident, the driver's front air bag module may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the inflator to rupture. Safety risk: Inflator rupture could result in metal fragments striking the driver or other passengers, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Remedy: Due to the large volume of new inflators needed to repair vehicles, final owner notification letters will initially be issued by first class mail to owners of the highest risk registered vehicles, I.e., oldest models in highest absolute humidity areas (e.g., usa gulf states). As parts supply increases, all owners of affected vehicles will be notified by first class mail. When you receive your final letter, you should make an appointment with an authorized BMW center immediately so they can replace the driver's front air bag module. To ensure BMW of North America, llc has your most recent contact information, please register your vehicle at www.bmwusa.com/mybmw. recall status: Recall incomplete manufacturer notes: For additional information or assistance, please contact customer relations and services at customerrelations@bmwusa.com, or at 1-800-525-7417. If the manufacturer has failed or is unable to remedy this safety recall for your vehicle in a timely manner, please contact the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at: 1-888-327-4236 or tty: 1-800-424-9153 or file an online complaint with NHTSA.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #36

Oct 252016

328

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Meyers, FL, USA

problem #35

Mar 012016

328

  • miles
No progress on recall campaign no. 16V-071 since notification 7+ months ago. Given the year of my BMW series 3 sportswagon (2008) and my coastal location, I am very concerned that parts are still not available to correct this dangerous problem. The recall notice directs the consumer to contact www.safecar.gov "if your BMW center is unable to remedy the defect... within a reasonable period of time."

- Laguna Beach, CA, USA

problem #34

Mar 012016

328

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair for longer than 6 months. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mapleton, UT, USA

problem #33

May 112015

328

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair for over a year. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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problem #32

Apr 112016

328

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The part was not available for an extended period of time. The dealer provided a loaner vehicle for months and later scheduled an appointment, indicating that the remedy was an interim solution until the manufacturer was able to provide a permanent repair solution. The dealer stated that the loaner vehicle would no longer be provided after the interim repair was completed by the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted to address the guidelines of the interim repair and to determine when the permanent repair solution would be provided to the dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #31

Sep 142016

328

  • miles

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

Takada recall. New owner of used 328I, I do not see any proof that air bag recall was performed on the used car I bought. No letter received

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #30

Mar 112016

328

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St. James, NY, USA

problem #29

Feb 052016

328

  • miles
Excessive time from notification to resolution, currently 7 months with no resolution. NHTSA recall number: Opens new window takes away from VIN lookup section> 16V071 recall date: February 5, 2016 manufacturer recall number: Na summary: Driver's front air bag: During air bag deployment in an accident, the driver's front air bag module may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the inflator to rupture. Safety risk: Inflator rupture could result in metal fragments striking the driver or other passengers, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Remedy: Your BMW center will replace the driver's front air bag module. However, due to the large volume of new inflators needed to repair vehicles, the necessary parts will not be immediately available. As a result, owners of affected vehicles will be informed of the recall in an initial notification letter. Once replacement parts become available BMW will send another notification letter to owners, beginning with older model year vehicles located in BMW's previously defined hah (high absolute humidity) region and expanding accordingly as more parts become available. Recall status: Recall incomplete. Remedy not yet available

- Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

problem #28

Mar 162016

328

  • 85,000 miles
Takata recall passenger airbag off stays illuminated even while passenger is in the seat with seat belt on! not safe!!!!

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #27

Aug 282016

328

  • miles

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

Takata recall BMW has yet to remedy the defect within a reasonable period of time. I received the recall letter in March 2016 and have not heard from them since on the status of the recall. I I also have contacted the local BMW dealership and have not heard back from them regarding my concern for the recall. I do not have another vehicle to drive and am increasing the risk on my life every time I am on the road.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #26

Mar 012016

328

  • miles
Takata recall. Recall announcement was March 2016 and BMW dealer still does not have parts to complete repair. I have been on a waiting list for months, with no firm date for when this will be fixed.

- Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #25

Jun 012016

328

  • miles
"takata recall" I have tied to get a on a waiting list for the recalled air bags but I have not heard anything back from our dealer. My wife's car is a 2008 BMW and we live in very humid central Florida. We have a 17 month old son which only increases my concern. What options do we have to find out a priority order for her?

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #24

Mar 012016

328

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 09/28/16

- Bayport, NY, USA

problem #23

Mar 012016

328 6-cyl

  • 67,500 miles
Takata recall I received a recall notice in March for my 2008 BMW 3 series convertible, [xxx] stating that the driver's front air bag module needs to be replaced and that I would be notified when parts become available. I have recently purchased another car (not a BMW) but the trade in on the BMW is blocked by the pending recall repair. My local dealer, weatherford in berkeley, ca informs me that they still do not have the parts and have no information on when they may become available. There is obviously a safety issue for me and for an eventual buyer of the car. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #22

Jan 062016

328

  • 45,000 miles
The car's airbag failure warning light, and seat belt warning light started going off whenever someone sits in the passenger seat, indicating that there is no airbag/passenger seat belt function in the car. Dealer has diagnosed the problem as a failed passenger seat sensor mat and indicates that this is a common problem. Cars up until the 2007 model year have been recalled to fix the problem, but BMW has yet to extend the recall to the 2008 model year. BMW still has not issued a recall, and I would like NHTSA to perform an investigation as this looks like the same problem as NHTSA campaign 13V-564. The lights come on whether stationary or in motion, whether a passenger is in the seat or the seat is empty.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #21

Mar 012016

328

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 012016

328

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #19

Mar 152016

328

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 328xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #18

May 302014

328

  • 35,000 miles
Seat belt and air bag warning lights go on when there's no one sitting in the passenger seat. Was told this is likely a seat sensor issue. I have the sport package and have read that many people have the seat sensor issue with sport seats. Also there has been a recall for almost every year model for the BMW 3-series up to 2007 for seat sensor recall. The light is on constantly now when the car is turned on, whether it is driving or stationary. The lights used to go intermittently on or off but now they are staying on. This makes questionable whether the seat belts are working or if the air bags will deploy.

- Davie, FL, USA

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