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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,356 miles

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2007 BMW 335 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 BMW 335 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #36

Mar 012016


  • miles


Takata recall we received notification of need for installation of new airbags in March 2016. We went into dealer 2X but no parts are available. It is six months later, and still we have received no notification that replacement for faulty airbag is available. This could result in fatal consequences, the official notice from BMW stated. The delay is dangerous and unconscionable.

- South Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #35

Aug 222016


  • miles
BMW said they replaced and fixed the air bag issue and battery cable (positive) recall. It's been over 2 weeks and I just searched on and they both still show as open issues. Did BMW lie?

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #34

Mar 032016

335 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall - to whom it may concern, in March 2016, BMW sent me a letter informing that under recall campaign #16V-071, my vehicle (# [xxx]) has a defective driver"S front air bag. As this is a critical safety device that could be the difference between life and death ".. I would like this repaired immediately. In this regard, please have the woodlands, tx BMW contact me in the near term to set up this much need and critical repair. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter. Regards, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #33

Jun 252016


  • miles


I have phoned towson BMW on at least 2 occasions and requested the recall repair, but they state that I will have to wait for them to call me about it. This is a dangerous condition and should be fixed asap!

- Lutherville, MD, USA

problem #32

Apr 262016


  • miles
(talaria recall) I just bought a 335I 2007 BMW I've had it four couple of months. I notice that evertime someone sits. On the passenger sit the air bag a light turns on in my dash board and it peeps every time someone sit on the passenger seat. When I'm driving

- Fontana, CA, USA

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problem #31

Apr 222016


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Santa Ynez, CA, USA

problem #30

Jun 042016


  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335I. The contact stated that the air bag and seat belt warning lights illuminated. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat mat sensor malfunctioned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- Mckenna, WA, USA

problem #29

Apr 162016


  • miles
When driving with a passenger, the vehicle will recognize that there is an error in the passenger restraint system. The passenger airbag and seatbelt light will illuminate. This causes a potential threat to safety. This issue is recognize in another complaint, but not extended to newer models. The vehicle with this issue is a 2007 BMW 335I with sport and premium packages, build date in March 2007.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #28

Apr 042016


  • miles
Takata recall the minnetonka, Minnesota BMW dealership informed me on April 4 2016 that due to the recall on takata's psdi-5 driver side airbag inflators impacting my vehicle, there was a 'sales hold┐ on my vehicle. This means that the BMW dealership will not or cannot sell the vehicle to another consumer until the defect is remedied. The dealership also informed me that the approximate expected time for parts to be available to remedy the defect would be 12 months. When I contacted BMW corporate on April 6 2016, they confirmed that the parts would not be available for around 12 months. Furthermore, BMW corporate is not offering impacted vehicle owners compensation for the drastic reduction in vehicle value related to the sales hold and the extended time to remedy the defect. The excessive remedy time for this defect is unacceptable in the absence of compensation for the severe deterioration in vehicle value as I intend to sell my vehicle in the next 12 months.

- St Louis Park, MN, USA

problem #27

Jan 052015


  • 62,347 miles
Passenger seat detection mat not working. Seat has been relatively empty fpr years faulty product.. dangerous for a passenger when I have one. Air bag may not go off in an accident due to the faulty mat detection I feel BMW should be held accountable for this. They say my car is not covered due to they only cover certain VIN's for that year..

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #26

Feb 092016


  • 84,504 miles


Passenger seat mat sensor has gone bad. This is the same type of recall as the takata recall but BMW says that this car isn't covered for that recall. Recall cost over $1000 to repair for a airbag safety issue. Seems to extremely common in BMW's. took car to BMW dealership and they confirmed the issue with the car. Spoke to bmwusa directly and they won't cover repair.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #25

Nov 152012


  • 75,000 miles
Front passenger seat occupant detection mat. My 2007 BMW 328xi airbag light came on so I took it to the dealer and they told me there was a recall on my model car from 2006 up, but that my VIN# is not part of that recall even though all symptom and issue was the same. I think this should be included as the sensor mat is the same issue as noted in this recall us NHTSA campaign id:13V564000

- Perry, NY, USA

problem #24

Nov 292015


  • 90,000 miles
Passenger air bag warning light and seat beat warning light randomly turns on but it happens most frequently when someone is sitting in the passenger seat.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #23

Nov 252014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335I. While driving 40 mph, the air bag and the passenger side seat belt warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the mat sensor and the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #22

Mar 212015


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335I. While driving at approximately 5 mph, the fault in the passenger restraint warning message displayed causing the air bag seat belt tension system to activate. The failure occurred multiple occasions. The vehicle was driven to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the senor under the mat of the front passenger side needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #21

Sep 112015


  • 139,650 miles
I was driving down the road at 35 mph after getting off work at 7:00pm. Upon less than half a mile from my employment another vehicle drifted in to my lane causing a head on collision. Upon impact my 2007 BMW 335I was immediately pushed back in to my knees and the only airbag to deploy was the front driver airbag. The seatbelt that I was wearing also did not lock and I sustained injuries to my head from hitting it against the windshield. Upon the vehicles coming to rest the driver side door was unable to be opened but the airbag located on the driver seat never even deployed. My passenger seat was shattered from the crash and broke in to several pieces, but the passenger airbag did not deploy. After speaking with law enforcement and researching recalls on the 2007 BMW 335I. There were several recalls for the passenger side airbag and I have never received any notification from BMW on any recalls concerning the airbags. Fortunately I did not have my wife or kids in the car with me, as this possibly would have resulted in the loss of life. I truly believe this needs to be investigated and that a penalty or class action suit of some sort should be filed against BMW of North America for their lack of safety concerns towards consumers.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #20

Jul 042015


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 335xi. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator was illuminated and remained illuminated until the vehicle was powered off. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was brought to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired due to the vehicle having over 100,000 miles. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 126,000.

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #19

Jul 072015


  • 114,500 miles
No accident happened. However, my car is experiencing the same exact issues as this current BMW recall: NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 however, even though my car falls within the model year 2006/2007 3 series as described in the recall and it's experiencing the same exact issue as described in the recall, BMW says my car does not fall in the recall or extended warranty. Every time someone sits in the passenger seat, the warning comes up that the airbag has malfunctioned and has been disabled. This is a serious safety concern.

- Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #18

Mar 032015


  • 102,071 miles
Airbag problem light constantly lit; "passenger airbag off" light always on even when there is a passenger in the seat. Mechanic states that the car is giving a code for a failed passenger occupancy sensor. There is already a recall for this model and year (NHTSA campaign 13V564000), but my car (build date July 07, 3-series with sports seats) is not eligible for the recall or the voluntary warranty extension according to BMW.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #17

Jun 102015


  • miles
The front seat occupant protection mat in the 2007 BMW 328xi is displayed on my dash instrumentation for over a the event of a crash the front passenger air bag could be deactivated resulting in personal injury. I looked up the recalls on this vehicle and it indicated that the model was recalled. I called BMW customer relations to inquire about the recall and the representative informed me that my vehicle VIN number was not part of the recall. I understand that numerous BMW owners have made a similar complaint about their vehicle and recalls are usually initiated in this manner. Regardless of the production time that my vehicle was made, my vehicle has the same defect as the other vehicles and should be replaced by BMW.

- Sussex, NJ, USA

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