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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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2005 BMW 525 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 112012

525

  • 64,000 miles

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

I was leaving the bowing alley and noticed the restraint system malfunction light was on and it will not go off. I called the company in reference to a recall about the same problem, however, they claim that my VIN # isn't covered under the recall id # 73379 or NHTSA campaign number 08V384000. It is very disheartening to save up and buy your dream car to only have it to malfunction in a months time. I don' T have any faith or trust in the BMW company and will not recommend them to anyone. They are not loyal to their customers and fail to stand by their product. I will go back to Ford.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #6

May 292011

525 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 BMW 525I. While parked, the contact noticed that the air bag warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician was able to turn the warning light off, but the light later illuminated intermittently. The contact referenced the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 01/05/12 updated 01/09/12

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #5

Nov 082011

525 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the passenger side occupancy censor for the air bag was inoperable. The contact was concerned that the air bag would not deploy in the event of a crash. The dealer was contacted and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, did not offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 105,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 104,000. Updated 12/16/11 updated 12/22/11

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #4

May 122007

525

  • 27,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 BMW 525I. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed that the passenger air bag light illuminated on and off with a passenger in the seat. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who could not duplicate the failure. The failure continued and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The vehicle was taken back approximately eight times. Another light illuminated for the passenger restraint system. The dealer stated that the passenger sensor mat needed to be replaced. The dealer and the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 08V384000 (air bag frontal). The failure mileage was approximately 27,000 and the current mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 172009

525

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 BMW 5 series. The frontal air bag lights remained illuminated at all times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer previously and was repaired. The air bag warning light was illuminated. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in the recall and the warranty was not valid. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The failure and current mileages were 78,000.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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problem #2

Jan 122010

525

  • 80,000 miles
The driver owns a 2005 BMW 525I. While driving approximately 30 mph the SRS air bag light came on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was advised that the failure was not covered under the warranty. The contact referenced NHTSA recall campaign id number 08V384000, air bags frontal; however, his VIN was not part of the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 90,000.

- Fairhope, AL, USA

problem #1

Sep 302008

525

  • miles
The passenger side "airbag is deactivated" lamp stays on constantly and the warning lamp on the communication system tells me I have a fault in the passenger side airbag. I was told by a BMW rep that this would be a safety recall eventually if I wanted to wait or I could pay $1400 now out of pocket and have it fixed. The BMW rep told me just not to let anyone ride in the front seat with me. That is very awkward as I am in sales and occassionally must Transport customers.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

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