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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,288 miles

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2009 BMW 328 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 BMW 328 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Aug 112015

328

  • 40,000 miles

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

Coupe of time the vehicle lost power as the result SRS & airbag light now stay on.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 162015

328

  • 102,000 miles
Passenger airbag and seatbelt light came on. It still on whether there is someone on the passenger seat or not.

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #9

Jul 062015

328

  • 75,000 miles
I turned on my vehicle one day and a message saying "passenger restraint system malfunction. Continue to wear seatbelt. Bring to local BMW dealership." The day before nothing happen as I was driving home from dallas to houston. Occasionally as I drive with someone sitting in the passenger seat, the warning goes away but then the chime goes off and the message reappears. This happen all in June, July, and August. Now even when no one is sitting on the passenger side, the warning comes on and stays on. The seatbelt as well seems to have no restraint and is a safety concern because if I was ever in an accident, the seatbelt won't hold the passenger back.

- Palacios, TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 152015

328

  • 55,000 miles

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

The front right passenger air bag and seat belt warning lights are on, indicating that the passenger air bag and seat belt was not used. This occurred even when passenger seat was occupied. The manufacturer was made aware of this failure. The failure mileage was 55,000. This is unsafe... the passenger seat is occupied. BMW need a recall on this problem.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012015

328

  • 114,000 miles
The air bag warning light illuminated, indicating that the passenger air bag was off. The failure occurred even when the passenger seat was occupied. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. This is unsafe while the passenger seat is occupied the like indicates the airbag is off. BMW need a recall on this problem.

- Dallas, GA, USA

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problem #6

Apr 302015

328

  • 68,000 miles
The car was stored outside in extreme heat during the month of April - 90+ degrees for over 3 weeks. (in Florida) air bag sensor and seat belt sensor on passenger side, incorrectly alerting, when someone or no one was in the seat. Now the sensor is on all the time. Also the fan which cools the engine was extremely loud and on every morning when car was started.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 152014

328 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles

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

The right front passenger seat occupant protection sensor mat is defective and causes the passenger side airbag to be deactivated. Research has shown that this is a very common problem with BMW...recalls were issues for previous years (2006-2007) but did not cover 2009. Information available indicates this is still an issue that should have been addressed by previous recall/replacement initiatives.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

problem #4

Oct 072014

328

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated, indicating that the passenger air bag was off. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred even when the passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Millbury, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 072013

328

  • miles
None of the airbags deployed in our car accident. We were at a stand still, or moving very slowly and another car hit us in the rear driver side panel near the tire, at high impact.

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #2

Mar 092013

328

  • 60,639 miles
While driving at about 26mph, I heard and felt two loud cracks on my left side of the car. Immediately after, my car slouched on the left-hand side, the vehicle stopped suddenly and both airbags deployed. I was knocked out for a while and when the authorities arrived, we investigated the area and noticed that there was no collision with anything or anyone, other than both of my two left-side rims were cracked radially and there was damage to the suspension. In addition, the authorities confirmed there were no potholes, obstacles, or any other object that could have produced the incident.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 102013

328

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 328I. The contact stated that while driving 26 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel were blinking and the brakes seized. The front passenger and driver's side air bags then inadvertently deployed. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop and the mechanic performed a diagnostic but the cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but no further assistance was provided. The failure and current mileage was 62,000.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

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