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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,010 miles

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2006 BMW 330 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 12)

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problem #210

Nov 012014

330

  • miles

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

Takata recall. My passenger front air bag light is on and no one is sitting in the seat. My car is in good condition.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #209

Jul 012015

330

  • miles
Takata recall. I received notice of driver side front air bag recall in July 2015, have continued to call over the past year and they still do not have parts to fix the recall. Dealership is thompson BMW doylestown pa.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #208

Feb 102016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #207

Jun 182008

330

  • miles

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

Faulty front passenger seat sensor mat always breaks

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #206

Jun 062016

330 6-cyl

  • 106,045 miles
Recently the airbag and seat belt sensor indicated a failure. I can attribute such failure to a defective sensor (placed in the seat mat). When I contacted BMW usa, they refused to include my vehicle in the recall (campaign [xxx]). I would appreciate the NHTSA / dot to investigate expanding the recall to all E90 / 2006 BMW 330xi not just models produced after 12/ 2005. I took delivery of my vehicle in 11/2005. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- East Northport, NY, USA

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problem #205

May 242016

330

  • 112,650 miles
Drivers side seat belt buckle/tensioner failed and would not hold onto seatbelt. This caused the seatbelt alarm to sound as well as deactivate the drivers side airbag

- Moorpark, CA, USA

problem #204

Jul 242014

330

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. 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 was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #203

Jul 252015

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) however, the parts or remedy for the recall were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #202

Mar 252016

330

  • miles
My complaint is regarding the "takata recall". I purchased a 2006 BMW 325ci on July 10, 2015 from BMW of freeport, unbeknownst to me, with an open airbag recall. I believe that this dealership had a moral and a legal responsibility to inform me that this car could potentially result in seriously injuring or killing me. BMW did no such thing in informing me of this risk and sold me a car that is dangerous. It took them 8 months to send me an email (March 25, 2016) informing me of this recall that they had knowledge of prior to selling me this car in July 2015 this car should have been on a do not sale list. I consider BMW of freeport to be very negligent. BMW had knowledge that this recall would not be repaired in an expedient time frame. I am horrified that this dealer did not provide safeguards for public safety but instead cared more about financial gain. I visited the dealership a number of times and it seems that they have no foreseeable timeline in repairing this vehicle. I am requesting that BMW of freeport provide me a full refund for selling me a car that NHTSA has deemed to be a severe risk to public safety.

- Hewlett, NY, USA

problem #201

Jul 012015

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (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 VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Warrington, PA, USA

problem #200

Apr 072016

330

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact received notifications of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V428000 (air bags) and 15V318000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced any failures. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issues. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #199

Jun 062015

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Millburn, NJ, USA

problem #198

Jul 312011

330

  • miles
Passenger side airbag has same problem from a recall (13V56400) from BMW to fix but my VIN does'nt fall under BMW VIN list of cars to fix. BMW needs to expand there recall seeing all the problems I see people are having with this problem. Safety issue.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #197

Mar 222016

330

  • 80,000 miles
Takata recall- I was driving and someone ran a stop sign and hit the vehicle on the drivers side door. Leaving the other cars emblem embedded in the drivers side door. Then continue to drag the vehicle. The entire drivers side is wrecked including the tire being turned in under the car.the drivers window shattered all over me but no airbags deployed.

- Maple Shade, NJ, USA

problem #196

Aug 012015

330 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available....updated 04/12/16

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #195

Mar 082013

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #194

Feb 252016

330

  • 53,200 miles
I own a 2006 BMW 330xi. While driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminates. The failure recurs constantly. Also, when seated in the passenger seat, the vehicle does not register anyone in the seat. I have taken the vehicle to an independent mechanic where it was confirmed that the seat occupancy sensor mat failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and I was informed that the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle experiences the exact same failure listed in the recall but my VIN is not included. The approximate failure mileage when the failure started was 53,200. The vehicle now has approximately 110,000 miles and the failure continues to happen.

- Macedonia, OH, USA

problem #193

Feb 022016

330

  • 133,000 miles
Air bag and seat belt warning lights (red) came on indicating restraint systemn failure. Batter changed three months ago. Car taken in to shop and system "reset" thinking it was due to the battery being replaced. Both air bag and seat belt warning lights have come back on. My mechanic told me there had been a recall for this problem and suggested I contact dealer. Called BMW of monrovia, ca and was informed that my vehicle id number was not listed for the recall. Since there have been so many complaints listed, should BMW issue a recall before someone is killed and not after a death as usually happens?

- Temple City, CA, USA

problem #192

Apr 012014

330

  • 110,000 miles
Passenger seat airbags are disabled due to restraint detection malfunction. A message appears upon turning on the vehicle which states that due to restraint system detection fault, passenger airbags and restraint system will be turned off. Problem started as an intermittent issue and developed into a continual one. Happened for the first time in April 2014 and has continued to worsen. Car is equipped with BMW oem sport seats. This issue appears to be in line with recall from NHTSA campaign number 13V-564. However, BMW does not recognize my VIN as being a part of this recall.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #191

Feb 192016

330

  • 49,990 miles
Takata recall I was told by BMW North America that the only remedy for the airbag recall was an interim remedy of replacing with the same airbag, but a new one. Does the NHTSA stand behind this interim remedy as a solution to the safety hazard this airbag by takata represents" I am not driving the car now out of fear for my safety and have tried to sell it back to the local dealership, with no luck. They don't want it either. Do I have any legal recourse to be compensated for loss of use and/or inability to resale the auto?"

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

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