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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 3 of 12)

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problem #190

Dec 142015

330

  • 69,000 miles

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

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

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
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

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

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

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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

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

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

problem #174

Jun 012011

330

  • 65,000 miles
About June 1, 2011, my 2006 BMW 330I (sport seats) had a red airbag light illuminate. I took the car to the local BMW dealership and was told it would cost me a couple hundred dollars to diagnose the problem. The service manager asked if I recently changed batteries and I said that I did. He said sometimes the airbag light comes on if the battery wasn't installed properly. In 2014, I did some research and found that BMW knew of a problem with airbags in their 2006 330I vehicles- especially those with sport seats. The report I read stated that there would be a voluntary recall by the end of 2014. I contacted BMW and they confirmed, by email, there would be a recall for specific 2006 330I vehicles with sport seats. Upon checking a recall website, my vehicle was not included in the recall despite the fact that my vehicle suffers from the problem that initiated the recall. BMW knows they have a problem with airbags in certain vehicles, they should be required to recall all of them.

- Cleveland, GA, USA

problem #173

Apr 282014

330 6-cyl

  • 127,961 miles
Pass. Restraint system fault in passenger-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Continue to wear the safety belt. Restraint system malfunctioning!

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #172

Aug 292011

330 6-cyl

  • 20,204 miles
The passenger airbag light comes on when someone is sitting in the seat. Sometimes it comes on when there is no one in the seat. This has been going on for the four years I have owned the car and BMW says there is no recall or can fix it. I have read on the internet other people with the exact same problem and have said there was a recall and have had the sensor looked at. This is a safety issue and needs attention.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #171

Jan 052015

330 6-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
Airbag warning came on and after research found a recall. I contacted BMW and they claim my VIN is not one of the affected by the recall, which appears to be a trend. Please assist in finding a solution to this extremely critical safety system.

- Burlington, CA, USA

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