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10.0

really awful
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 3 of 3)

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problem #14

Oct 152010

330 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. The contacted stated that the air bag sensor for the passenger side air bag malfunctioned causing the air bag warning light to illuminate. The dealer and manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired.the failure mileage was approximately 76,000. Updated 01/28/11 updated 02/07/11

- Taylorsville, NC, USA

problem #13

Jul 172010

330

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the front passenger mat sensor light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. Both the dealer and the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal) and the contact would be responsible for repair costs. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 63,000. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #12

Sep 102010

330

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the restraint system malfunction light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the dealer informed the contact that the mat sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The dealer also stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The contact called the manufacturer who verified that the vehicle was not included. The current mileage was 73,620. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #11

Oct 012010

330

  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330 ci. The contact started the vehicle and noticed that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the front passenger side air bag sensor would need to be replaced. The contact called the dealer and was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileage was 79,000.

- Riley, NC, USA

problem #10

Sep 012010

330

  • 41,000 miles
Failure of front passenger airbag on 2006 BMW 330I. Small cracks have developed in the sensor mat within the front passenger seat. The cracks have deactivated the airbag, which affect the safety of passengers in the event of a severe accident. No undue external force has been applied to the seat. There have been no collisions, etc. The failure occurred after 4 years, approximately 40,000 miles. A previous recall has been issued for the same year, make, and model (08V384000); however it does not apply to my VIN number. BMW is unwilling to replace and repair parts due to defects in parts and craftsmanship.

- Leesville, LA, USA

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problem #9

Aug 032010

330

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the passenger air bag off warning light illuminated. The dealer advised that the front passenger seat detection device had failed. The contact located a recall for the failure but was advised by the dealer that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 82,000.

- Millbrook, AL, USA

problem #8

Jul 012010

330

  • 43,000 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 passenger air bag off warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised that there was a defect in the passenger sensor mat. The contact located a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 -air bags: Frontal) but was advised by the dealer that her VIN was not included with the recall. The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was not included in the recall and did not provide any further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 43,000 and the current mileage was approximately 45,000.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 152010

330

  • 27,000 miles
Passenger occupancy sensor malfunction that disables the airbags in 2006 E90 BMW 3 series sedan. This malfunctioning sensor could cause grave bodily injury or death. BMW recalled previous years sensors but has not fixed the issue in later models. Some people are bypassing the sensor in there vehicles and are placing unknowing subsequent owners children at risk of airbag injury. BMW forums all have multiple complaints about the safety concerns NHTSA should investigate and force a recall of the passenger occupancy sensor as it did in some earlier 2006 bmws with the same issue.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #6

Jan 272010

330

  • 54,350 miles
Passenger airbag light came on noting passenger restraint malfunction. BMW issued a voluntary recalls on the 2006 3 series but when I call to verify, they said that my vehicle is not covered in the recall. I think that my vehicle should be included in the recall since it is the same model year and has the same symptons noted in the recall.

- Southlake, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 192010

330

  • 44,440 miles
When an adult is seated in the front passenger seat of the vehicle, the air bag service indicator, no seatbelt indicator, and "passenger airbag is disabled" indicator are all illuminated. When taking my vehicle in to the local BMW service center to diagnose the issue, I was told the cause was a faulty passenger seat sensor mat (have documentation), which is meant to detect when a passenger is present. In addition, I was told in my vehicles current state, if I were to get in an accident with a passenger present, the passenger airbag would not deploy. While performing independent research, I found that BMW has released an official recall (#08V384000) which describes these same symptoms, caused by a defective passenger seat sensor mat. In the recall details, the make, model, year and seat type all match the specifications of my vehicle. After discovering the recall information, I contacted BMW of North America representative by telephone. I was told that because my vehicle VIN is not on the recall list, the repair must be done at an out of pocket expense. I am filing this complaint because the defective seat sensor reduces the safety of the vehicle passengers, as well as violates air bag regulations established by the NHTSA. Since this is a defect, the cost should be covered 100% by the manufacturer, BMW.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #4

Jul 242009

330

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. On July 24, 2009, the contact started the vehicle and noticed that the frontal air bag light was illuminated. The manufacturer stated that her VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal); therefore, she will be responsible for the repair cost. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- Baltimore , MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 172008

330

  • 50,000 miles
My 2006 3 series BMW was involved in a frontal crash and the airbags failed to deploy at a speed of 30-35 plus with a full impact. I have severe injuries in the shoulder and neck area and have been having bad migrane headaches and also insomnia.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 102008

330

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light continued to display "air bag off" when an occupant was seated in the front passenger seat. The dealer initially stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The BMW manufacturer stated that his vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The manufacturer advised the contact to refrain from allowing occupants to sit in the passenger seat until the repairs were completed. The failure mileage was 17,000 and current mileage was 20,000.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 062008

330

  • 18,000 miles
I was told by BMW that even thought my passenger airgbag has been defective for the last two months, I need to wait till September to get it fixed.

- Mason, OH, USA

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