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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,506 miles

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2006 BMW 330 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #40

Sep 252016

330

  • 1 miles

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

This BMW had a recall, we bought this car from a dealer ship March 2016, seatbelt and air bag light just came on. BMW should check this out at no cost and the recall should not be closed or there should be an exception when you buy a used BMW. It's a hazard if the air bag does not deploy or the seatbelt does not work

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #39

Jun 182008

330

  • miles
Faulty front passenger seat sensor mat always breaks

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #38

Jun 062016

330 6-cyl

  • 106,045 miles
Recently the airbag and seat belt sensor indicated a failure. I can attribute such failure to a defective sensor (placed in the seat mat). When I contacted BMW usa, they refused to include my vehicle in the recall (campaign [xxx]). I would appreciate the NHTSA / dot to investigate expanding the recall to all E90 / 2006 BMW 330xi not just models produced after 12/ 2005. I took delivery of my vehicle in 11/2005. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #37

May 242016

330

  • 112,650 miles

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

Drivers side seat belt buckle/tensioner failed and would not hold onto seatbelt. This caused the seatbelt alarm to sound as well as deactivate the drivers side airbag

- Moorpark, CA, USA

problem #36

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

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problem #35

Nov 232015

330

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the seat belt warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure was 112,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #34

Apr 282014

330 6-cyl

  • 127,961 miles

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

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 #33

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

problem #32

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 #31

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 #30

Nov 012013

330 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

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

problem #29

Oct 162013

330 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag on/off switch became inoperable. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to both a dealer and independent mechanic. The technician was unable to locate the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 12/9/14 update 06/1/2015

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #28

Aug 122014

330

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact stated that the front passenger side seat belt sensor and air bag warning indicator illuminated, which indicated that the front passenger side air bag system was faulty. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect, but no remedy was offered. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags), although the vehicle experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #27

May 012012

330

  • 80,000 miles
Car started showing "passenger restraint system malfunction". I researched the matter, and found that there is a recall. When I called BMW and gave them my VIN, they claimed that there is no recall. Almost every other BMW from that series/model was recalled and got the issue rectified under the recall. Please advise. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #26

Nov 012013

330 6-cyl

  • miles
I am an owner of a 2006 BMW 330xi and the airbag and seatbelt lamps have been on/off on my car since last November. Since this car model has a recall relating to airbag and seatbelt, I am wondering why I have not received any "recall letter" so I can present it to the BMW dealership in order to get the problem fixed. Thank you.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #25

May 062014

330 6-cyl

  • 144,000 miles
I am an owner of 2006 BMW 330I sedan with sports seat (manufacture date: 5/2005). Recently, the passenger airbag sensor became malfunction, and the passenger side airbag is indicated as 'passenger airbag off' as the result. After researching on NHTSA website, I noticed that this is a known issue, and BMW is issuing a recall on affected vehicles. However, in further reviewing the related documents on the NHTSA website, although BMW has recalled 2006 330I sedan with sport seats, the manufacture date of the affected vehicles that are included in the recall are from Dec 2005 to Sept 2006, and because of this, it excludes my vehicle. With other complaints listed, it is clear that the same issue has impacted a lot of owners of 2006 330I sedan with sport seat prior to the manufacture date that BMW has specified on the recall. Due to this reason, the recall should have been considered to include earlier manufacture date of the model considered this is not an isolated issue.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #24

Mar 132014

330

  • 109,000 miles
I have an error message telling me that there is a "restraint malfunction" on my passenger seat. It warns me that my passenger side airbag will not deploy in case of an accident.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #23

Feb 222012

330 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
My airbag warning light illuminated indicating that my passenger airbag system was offline. I brought it into my mechanic and they informed me that my passenger side airbag sensor mat and possibly my passenger seat belt sensor had failed. They informed me that the cost to repair would be approximately $700-$800 dollars. I recently received a notification that my vehicle may be subject to a recall for this issue NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000. When I contacted my dealership and bmwna they informed me that they would not repair my vehicle until required to do so even though my airbag system has already failed and it is showing as offline. I'm registering this complaint to document that they are not actively resolving this issue.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #22

Nov 102013

330

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the driver's side seat belt sensor was illuminated indicating a defect with the seat belt. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the seat belt sensor had malfunctioned. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V384000(air bags). The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #21

Apr 042013

330 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Has an airbag/seat belt light eliminated on the dash. BMW has diagnosed it as a failed passenger seat sensor. 2006 330I sports seats were recalled for this item in 2008. BMW recall id # 57362 - air bags: Frontal recall date Aug 05, 2008 recall date: Aug 05, 2008 model affected: 2006 BMW 3-series summary: BMW is recalling 200,000 my 2006 3 series sport seat, my 2004-2006 5 series standard and sport seat, and my 2004-2006 X3 passenger vehicles. Depending on the manner and frequency of the front passenger's entry and exit, small cracks have developed in the mat. If this occurs, the front passenger air bags, with the exception of the head protection system, will be deactivated and the air bag warning lamp as well as the passenger air bag "on-off" lamp will be illuminated. Consequences: In this situation the front passenger air bags will not deploy even if a sufficiently severe accident would occur and occupant protection provided by the system would not be possible. Remedy: Dealers will rework the front passenger seat sensor mat so that external force application to the seat does not cause a crack to the mat. The recall began on November 6, 2008. BMW will also extend the warranty on these vehicles to 10 years from first registration without any mileage limit. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417. Potential units affected: 200000 notes: BMW of North America, llc. Updated 07/30/13

- Oakley, CA, USA

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