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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

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 12)

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problem #170

Aug 042014

330 6-cyl

  • 105,500 miles

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

The passenger restraint system alert message appeared on the vehicle display. The message reads "fault in passenger restraint system affecting the airbag, belt tensioner or belt force limiter. Continue to wear the safety belt". I took the vehicle to the local BMW dealer and they stated this vehicle problem was not covered by the BMW airbag recall. The dealer generically quoted that a repair to the mrs control system needed repaired/ replaced and would cost $975. This alert message does not stay on all of the time, it is intermittent.

- Saltsburg, PA, USA

problem #169

Apr 042015

330 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Passenger airbag warning system keeps coming on. It is not working properly.

- Kenmore, WA, USA

problem #168

Mar 122015

330 6-cyl

  • 75,550 miles
The air bag light came on and I called BMW customer relations. They told me to take it to a BMW dealer to have the front seat occupant protection mat replaced under an extended warranty (NHTSA campaign number 13V564000). The BMW dealer in long beach said it isn't listed as a recall item and they want $180 just to perform a check to see if there is a problem, which is ridiculous.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #167

Feb 252015

330

  • 101,000 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 while operating the vehicle, the passenger side air bag sensor light illuminated, indicating that the passenger side air bag system was faulty. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Lafayette Hill, PA, USA

problem #166

Jan 022015

330

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the passenger air bag sensor failed as the air bag light illuminated on the instrument. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician determined that the air bag inflator needed to be replaced. Also, the technician stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign number: 14V428000 (air bag). The failure mileage was 113,000. The VIN was not available.

- Killen, TX, USA

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problem #165

Jul 012013

330

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger seat occupancy sensor needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #164

Nov 012014

330

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. While driving 10 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the passenger restraint system, fault in passenger restraint system, affecting air bag belt tensioner or belt force limiter was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and unknown repairs were performed. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic for additional unknown repairs. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Port Washington, NY, USA

problem #163

Jan 222015

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 not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #162

May 012014

330

  • miles
Recall campaign no. 13V-564. I have one of the affected cars on this recall notice. I have contacted BMW of North America and the local dealer two times each and have been told "when the parts are available I will be notified". the recall letter is dated May 2014. It is now Jan 2015. This is a safety issue I believe that should be handled with more urgency.

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

problem #161

Sep 012014

330 6-cyl

  • miles
I received a safety recall notice in September 2014 from BMW regarding a defective airbag for my car (recall campaign no. 14V-428: Front passenger air bag). I have called several BMW dealerships since September 2014 to replace my airbag and all say that airbags are unavailable due to the magnitude of the recall. I am writing this to bring attention to the fact that replacement of defective airbags are not being performed since airbags are not available. Other than a recall notice, is there anything being done by authorities to escalate this issue so the problem can be rectified?

- Ramsey, NJ, USA

problem #160

Jan 082015

330 6-cyl

  • 75,842 miles

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

I had a full sized adult passenger in the front seat. While driving the airbag light went off as well as the " passenger airbag off" light and seat belt light. The passenger was heavy enough for airbag deployment. After the passenger got out of the vehicle the light stayed on for about 15 minutes before turning off randomly. Before this incident the light would come on briefly by itself with no one in the seat but this is the first time it really acted up. I checked the VIN to see if it had any recalls and it showed 0. I checked online for recalls in general and did see one for this issue same model and year but standard seats now I have the upgraded seats but the issue is still the same. This recall should be for all seat types if the issue is present! I can't believe this isn't a more concerning matter, these our suppose to be life safety devices! I don't feel safe!

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #159

Dec 312014

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact received a 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.

- Fresco, TX, USA

problem #158

Jun 182014

330 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The air bag and seatbelt sensor on the passenger side is on while driving the vehicle. The indicator lights are always on.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #157

Dec 012014

330

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light continuously illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Everett, MA, USA

problem #156

Oct 302014

330 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Passenger side airbags are deactivated. I am receiving through the idrive computer the following message "system restraint malfunction", also the passenger air bag light is always on the instruments cluster. I found out that there are several complaints, and an existing recall about this same issue but I was told at my BMW dealer that my VIN number was not included. I am having the same exact issue that others have complained about and it is a serious safety issue that BMW should address accordingly. Once again, even though my vehicle make, model and year follow the criteria of the existing recall, my VIN number was not included.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #155

Aug 132014

330

  • miles
Recall was issued on my BMW air bags which a serious safety concern. I was notified of this in August and there are no parts yet available to fix this problem and then I was told that there is a 200 person wait list when they do finally become available. In the meantime I will not drive my family in this car as the passenger airbag has been recalled due to safety. The time frame to fix this problem is not "timely."

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #154

Nov 032014

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330ci. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V42000 (air bags) was received in November of 2014. The dealer informed the contact that the part needed for the recall remedy was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #153

Dec 122014

330 6-cyl

  • 78,377 miles
Had a warning light that there was a problem with the airbag system. I took it to momentum BMW in West houston and they replaced the front passenger airbag mat for a cost of $1,199. I researched the internet and discovered a NHTSA 13V564000 campaign. I called BMW customer service (800-525-7417) and gave them my VIN #. they said due to problems that had occurred with passenger airbags on this model, the warranty had been extended to 10 years under this 13V564000 campaign which started in January 2014. Momentum BMW said they fixed the problem in October 2009 and that the warranty had expired. I think the current problem doesn't relate to what momentum fixed in October 2009, or that the parts that were used were also faulty or defective. I would like BMW to pay for my cost to fix this problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #152

Sep 092014

330

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light and the seat belt warning light illuminated. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags); however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Marietta , GA, USA

problem #151

Nov 012013

330 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Error message "fault in passenger-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. There was a recall on this for models up to 2005, and selectively for 2006, per BMW.

- Round Lake, IL, USA

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