10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,408 miles

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2006 BMW 330 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 12)

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problem #194

Feb 252016

330

  • 53,200 miles

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

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

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

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

problem #190

Dec 142015

330

  • 69,000 miles
The light has come on and then it will go off and come back on. It need to be fixed. I can smell like it is burnt. My car be in motion and I smell it even after I stop. The light stay on all the time now. I'm afraid every time I get in the car to drive it but I got to take my grandchildren to school. Do you fix it or do I have to fix it. Please help !!

- Manteo, NC, USA

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problem #189

Dec 182015

330 6-cyl

  • miles
"takata recall" BMW is refusing to pay for expenses involved with recall. Vehicle is located on island of kauai, hi 96746. The nearest BMW service center "BMW of honolulu" is located on island of oahu (honolulu). They are refusing to pay costs of shipping vehicle to and from honolulu. They are even refusing to send tech"S to kauai to facilitate repairs. Note: They previously use to send their tech's to take care of problems such as warranty issues etc. Because of some corporate protocall.they no longer do it because of issues of liability etc. However, this being a recall it seems they are avoiding their legal responsibility to repair these defective airbags. Note of age of vehicle, it makes it more imperative because of the deterioration of explosive used. Please advise. [xxx](thank you) information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #188

Nov 242015

330

  • 55,000 miles

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

While in motion at all speeds, with passenger using safety restraint system, passenger airbag turns off. Passenger is then unprotected in the event of an accident. VIN excluded from original recall.

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #187

Aug 032015

330

  • 140,000 miles
My passenger side air bag sensor mat has failed. This is the second time this has happened on this vehicle. Other models of the 2006 BMW 3 series are included in a passenger air bag sensor recall. I feel my vehicle has been wrongly left out of the recall.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #186

Oct 152015

330

  • 82,300 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. While driving at unknown speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated and the seat alarm independently sounded when there was no passenger present. Also, when seated in the passenger seat, the vehicle did not register anyone in the seat. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic to be diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 82,300.

- Sutton, MA, USA

problem #185

May 012014

330

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

- 15 Marcus Drive, NY, USA

problem #184

Apr 072015

330

  • 96,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact stated that the air bags and the passenger side seat beat warning lights illuminated constantly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front passenger sensor mat failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 96,000. Update 01/15/16

- Pace, FL, USA

problem #183

Oct 052015

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) however, 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 of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #182

Sep 112015

330

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. While driving 30 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the seat occupancy sensor mat failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 142,000.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #181

Jul 122014

330

  • 170,000 miles
On 7/12/14 the airbag came on for the front passenger seat and turn off the airbag safety for this seat and really believed it's a problem withe mat airbag sensor in that seat but I didn't receive any recall letters from you my car still with this problem that put my family on risk if I have an accident.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #180

Jul 162014

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #179

Jul 012015

330

  • 99,000 miles
I started the car and got a 'personal restraint system failure' message. I've checked message boards for BMW and apparently this is something they issued a recall for a few years back but now it shows 'no recall' when I type in my VIN. According to the message boards, others with the same message were told initially by BMW that this wasn't a recall but when pushed were told it was and it was fixed. I'm wondering about getting something about these recalls from your Agency before going to argue with the BMW dealership?

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #178

Jun 012015

330

  • 117,000 miles
Hello, my airbag fault light has been on for a few months now. Although most cars made by BMW during this year have a airbag recall, my car is not part of it and I am concerned about the safety of airbags in this car. I would like to confirm from the manufacturer that the airbags in my car are not actually faulty.

- Forest Hill, MD, USA

problem #177

Sep 112014

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (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.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #176

Feb 012015

330

  • 79,000 miles
Air bag sensor in front passenger seat appears to be failing. It is disabling the front passenger airbag while there is a passenger in the seat, with the seatbelt buckled. There is an open recall for this item on other BMW 3-series for my model year, but not my particular vehicle.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #175

Aug 012014

330

  • 95,000 miles
The airbag and seatbelt lights came on my car when a passenger was in the front seat and we went over a dip in the road.

- Washington, DC, USA

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