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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,935 miles

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2008 BMW 335 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 BMW 335 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Mar 142016

335

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Meridianville, AL, USA

problem #28

Oct 272016

335

  • miles
Takata recall I have been calling BMW for information regarding this recall since March of 2016 yet every time I call they say that they are still waiting for the parts to arrive and it should be soon. This has been on going since March and it is now almost November. I am just concerned about driving my car knowing that my airbag may potentially throw metal shrap metal if I was to get in an accident. I think its unfair to have to drive my car not feeling safe. I really just wish they can get a remedy to this problem within a timely matter. They have been saying the same thing since March and it does not look like it will be solved any time soon.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #27

Mar 012016

335

  • miles
No progress on recall campaign no. 16V-071 since notification 7+ months ago. Given the year of my BMW series 3 sportswagon (2008) and my coastal location, I am very concerned that parts are still not available to correct this dangerous problem. The recall notice directs the consumer to contact www.safecar.gov "if your BMW center is unable to remedy the defect... within a reasonable period of time."

- Laguna Beach, CA, USA

problem #26

Mar 302016

335

  • 50,000 miles

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

Takata inflators are defective. I received a letter seven months ago from BMW in March 2016 informing me of a recall. I have received no further notice as to win these repairs will be taken care of. BMW should have to compensate owners for their flawed and dangerous design. As this car is my only transportation I have no choice than to drive a vehicle with safety features that could actually increase my risk of serious injury or death. This warrants financial compensation from BMW. Also, the cruise control stopped working for absolutely no reason.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #25

Nov 022015

335

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced the failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Seguin, TX, USA

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problem #24

Mar 212016

335

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 335I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #23

Aug 292016

335

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #22

Mar 242016

335

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 335xi. 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #21

Oct 232015

335

  • 88,000 miles
When the vehicle was involved in a frontal wreck coming into contact with a box truck at a dead stop from 55mph, the driver airbag deployed, becoming punctured and particles flying all over and cutting up my arm. This causing the airbag to be completely flat. Thank god for the working seat belt.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #20

Mar 012016

335 6-cyl

  • 67,500 miles
Takata recall I received a recall notice in March for my 2008 BMW 3 series convertible, [xxx] stating that the driver's front air bag module needs to be replaced and that I would be notified when parts become available. I have recently purchased another car (not a BMW) but the trade in on the BMW is blocked by the pending recall repair. My local dealer, weatherford in berkeley, ca informs me that they still do not have the parts and have no information on when they may become available. There is obviously a safety issue for me and for an eventual buyer of the car. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #19

Apr 042016

335

  • miles

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

After receiving the airbag recall letter from BMW, I decided to call the near by dealership to schedule an appointment. I was told I will be contact by BMW once the parts are available for the repair. I asked for a timeline when should I expect a notification/email etc from BMW. He said mostly likely by the end of 2017 because there shortage on the parts and continue go say operate the vehicle as usual. He also indicated that there hasn't be a serious incident with BMW vehicles involving the airbag. It is unacceptable to have to wait until 2017 if not later for have the deadly defective part replaced. I am basically time bomb machine until one or two things 1. fixed by 2017 or 2. serious accident" does anyone gotten a decent respond inquiring with your BMW dealership"

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #18

May 042016

335

  • miles
Takata recall

- New Albany, IN, USA

problem #17

Feb 052016

335

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW 335xi. 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.

- North Wales, PA, USA

problem #16

Feb 152016

335

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 335I convertible. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) was received in February of 2016. After receiving the notice, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #15

Jan 112016

335

  • 100,000 miles
Passenger safety restraint system malfunctions, when a passenger is sitting in the passenger seat, the system malfunctions. This means the airbag will not deploy should there be a crash. This very issue is a cause of a recall by BMW for 2007 models, but early 2008 models are not currently covered despite this being a very common issue with this model.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #14

Sep 142014

335

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 318I. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- San Monica, CA, USA

problem #13

Oct 142014

335 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Hi, I am quite frustrated with BMW. They have experienced widespread issues with their passenger restraint systems have multiple recalls out, however my car at this time is not part of it but my passenger airbags are faulty. BMW wants to charge me $150 diagnosis instead of ensuring the safety of my passengers. I'm writing you as this is very scary to me that BMW is willing to risk teh safety of the my passengers and not take care of their customers.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #12

Sep 302013

335 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
"pass. Restraint passenger" error massage, appeared the first time, I replaced the seat belt tensioner, the error massage disappeared, then came back on about 5 months after. I have a convertible model.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 102014

335

  • miles
I own a 2008 BMW 335I 4 door. There is a malfunction with front passenger air bag and sensor/control module. It was a recall issue that BMW notified this Agency of on 12/11/13. The NHTSA campaign # is 13V-564. Components: Air bags frontal seat sensor/control module. The problem is that according to the research done, BMW did not include my model year in the recall. They acknowledge it but did not formally issue the recall on my model year. Now the BMW service shop wants approximately $2800 to fix this issue that is their fault. They should repair the faulty equipment at no cost to me as the consumer. The mfr's report date: 11/8/13. I would like BMW of North America to correct the faulty equipment/components at no cost to me. The consequences are that the system will fail in the event of a crash, deactivating the front passenger air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury and even death. I was told the sensor communicates the weight of the passenger for the car to deploy the air bag at the correct speed and pressure, if the airbag does happen to work, but most likely will not due to the malfunction. This is unacceptable and the NHTSA should enforce BMW to recall all models this issue impacts. Per the article: "in 2008, BMW recalled 200,000 vehicles due to a similar problem, but did not recall these vehicles at that time. BMW said it did not recall the additional 77,000 vehicles recalled this week in 2008 because "they had significantly lower warranty claim rates." This is unacceptable!!

- Texas, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 272014

335

  • 63,000 miles
BMW occupancy passenger airbag mat failure similar to recall on 2007 335I.

- Pomona, CA, USA

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