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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,455 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 3)

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problem #34

Jul 012011

330 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles

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

The passenger seat occupancy detector has been causing the airbag light to stay on. There are other vehicles - same model and same year that had this same part recalled (OC3 Continental seat occupancy detector). I think that this part should be recalled across the board instead of claiming that it only affects a very specific number of cars.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #33

May 222011

330 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I purchased a 2006 BMW 330I. There is a recall for the passenger airbag sensor mat. My vehicle exhibits the symptoms that led to the recall, including that the passenger airbags will not work as a result of the faulty sensor mat. BMW will not repair the issue claiming that my vehicle's VIN does not have an open recall.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #32

May 042011

330

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp and the passenger on-off lamp were illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the passenger side seat mat was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal ). the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 71,400. The manufacturer paid for the parts and the consumer paid for the labor. Status update 07/26/11

- Scappoose, OR, USA

problem #31

May 092011

330

  • 62,000 miles

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

TL * the contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated and a message displayed on the message board stating that the passenger restraint had malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 62,383.

- Santa Clarita , CA, USA

problem #30

May 122011

330

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. The contact stated that the passenger air bag and frontal air bag warning lights were illuminated. The contact referenced NHTSA recall campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal) but the manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure and current mileage was 58,000.

- Janica, NY, USA

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problem #29

May 112011

330 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. The contact stated that both of the air bag on-off lamps illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they diagnosed a faulty front passenger seat sensor mat. The contact stated that he was made aware that there was a recall for this specific failure by the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and they explained that his vehicle was not included in recall: NHTSA campaign id number - 08V384 (air bags: Frontal), therefore they would not pay for the labor but would pay for the parts. The vehicle was not repaired.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #28

Apr 202011

330 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

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

Passenger side air bag warning light is on at all times and air bag disengages when someone sits on it...SRS warning light. Replace seat mat sensor not covered by recall for E90 2006 330I sedan with sports package. I want to know why is my car not included on recall...it is exactly the same issue as with the other models...this is a potential safety issue and can cause injury....

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #27

Oct 082010

330

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the air bag light continued to display that the front passenger seat was empty even when someone was sitting there. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer after reading online NHTSA recall campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal), but was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 58,600 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #26

Dec 182010

330 6-cyl

  • 32,836 miles
Recently my 2006 BMW 325I's airbag and seat belt warning light came on. The problem started shortly (one month) after it came off the factory warranty. It was intermittent and I was extremely busy so I did some research and discovered there was a manufacturers "voluntary recall campaign" I never received notice but noticed the recall noticed the recall EA08-001 mentioned cars with sport seats as part of the problem. I called BMW na and was told that my VIN did not qualify. Over time the problem worsened ad eventually last month the lights just stayed on. Again calling BMW na they suggested I visit my dealer to hook up the car to their diagnostics machine. I took the car in and they confirmed that the seat mat sensor was the problem and replaced it for a total of $990. I contacted BMW informing them that the seat sensor should be covered under the terms of the recall and I offered to pay for parts if BMW would pay for labor. I was informed that they would inform me of the corporation's decision in 5 business days if they would compensate me for the repair due to my vehicles low mileage. I was just informed today they would not compensate me at all today due to my payment after the sensor was replaced. They also added that they almost never compensate after services are payed. I believe that since front passenger seat occupancy detection mat disables the passenger air bag system it is an essential part of the vehicle's safety system as acknowledged by BMW nhsta campaign number 08V-384 and confirmed by the NHTSA engineering analysis EA08-001. I believe that BMW is not conforming to the intent of this recall program and is limiting their liabilities due to defective components.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #25

Dec 272010

330 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My 2006 BMW 325I front passenger sport seat was diagnosed by dealer to have a cracked front seat sensor mat of the air bag protection system. This defect causes the front passenger air bags to be deactivated & the air bag warning lamp to illuminate. This situation could cause the front passenger air bag to be deactivated & not deploy in an emergency. Therefore not protecting the passenger. This defect is a known defect & is covered by the nhtsha campaign #: 08V384000. BMW stated that my VIN # [xxx] was not part of the 200,000+ vehicles recalled. Certified mechanics verified the details of the recall & the faults shown on the diagnostic check of the air bag protection system to be the same. I am asking that NHTSA issue a letter directing that my vehicle VIN be included in the recall so that the system can be restored & the warranty be extended as directed in the BMW recall of 2006 3 series sport seats. Thank you for your consideration in this matter. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #24

Feb 152011

330 6-cyl

  • 43,900 miles

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

2006 BMW 330I with sport package; with passenger in front seat the air bag turns off and message is sent saying passenger restraint system malfunction. There is a recall on this year and make and model but the dealership says not on mine. They say it is VIN specific. I say they know there is a problem so fix it. I think they should reimburse for the payment to fix the issue. I paid to get it fixed.

- Macclenny, FL, USA

problem #23

Jan 202006

330 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
My 2006 3301 w/sport seats is not covered in the BMW recall for the malfuctioning passenger airbag system. After doing much research online there seems to be a numerous amount of BMW owners that are having the same issue.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #22

Jan 182011

330

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. The contact stated that the air bag off warning light would illuminate intermittently whether the passenger seat was occupied or not. He stated that the passenger mat sensor failed and would not register when the seat was occupied. The contact located NHTSA campaign id: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal) but was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 110,000.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #21

Jan 072011

330

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph when the air bag warning lamp as well as the passenger air bag on-off lamp illuminated. The contact stated that both lights remained illuminated whether the passenger seat was occupied or not. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure and the contact was advised that his vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 92,000.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #20

Oct 252010

330 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
I have an 06 BMW 330I with the sport seats. The passenger seat occupancy detector has been causing the SRS light to come on. I did some research and found that my vehicle has the same type of seat mat that was recalled, however BMW says that the recall is VIN specific and my car is not covered even though I have the same type of seat mat that was recalled.

- Taylorsville, NC, USA

problem #19

Dec 202010

330

  • 49,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. The contact stated that both of the air bag on-off lamps illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they diagnosed a faulty front passenger seat sensor mat. The contact stated that he was made aware that there was a recall for this specific failure by the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and they explained that his vehicle was not included in recall: NHTSA campaign id number - 08V384 (air bags: Frontal), therefore they would not pay for the labor but would pay for the parts. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage were 49,800.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #18

Jul 012009

330 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Passenger side air bag warning light is on when passenger sits in seat. SRS warning light. Replace seat mat sensor not covered by recall for E90 2006 330I sedan with sports package.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #17

Oct 252010

330 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
I own a 2006 BMW 330I 6cylinder engine. My car has 68K miles and has developed a problem with the passenger side air bag sensor causing a malfunction. Although this vehicle has been listed as having this problem, BMW denies my particular VIN was included in the recall and wants to make me responsible. There are tons of 2006 BMW 330I owners with the same issue listed on this site who's safety is in jeopardy. Please make BMW responsible to make our cars safe.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #16

Nov 262010

330

  • 52,000 miles
SRS airbag sensor for 2006 BMW 3 series VIN [xxx] needed replacement. Thought it would be repaired for free under recall 08V384000 but dealer said vehicle is not covered under recall and made owner responsible for repair costs. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #15

Aug 302010

330

  • 60,000 miles
Regardless the recall rconl-08V384-6332 on 2006 BMW 330xi, front passenger seat occupant detection sensor, BMW denied to replace failed sensor.

- Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA

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