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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,915 miles

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2006 BMW 525 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 525 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #39

Jun 112014

525

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the air bag sensor illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Whitehall, PA, USA

problem #38

Mar 122012

525

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the passenger air bag light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the front passenger seat sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the repairs would only be covered partially under NHTSA campaign id number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #37

Nov 162013

525 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
I bought the car it had an oil leak, radiator leak, developed an air bag malfunction, the engine stopped running, tar is accumulating on top of the sunroof every time I open it, the heater fan makes noise, the transmission makes noise after four attempts it is still leaking oil. All of my friends who own BMW's have also had air bag malfunctions. None were part of the recall, all paid $1,300 to have it fixed. BMW should have recalled all of them. The purpose of recalling some is to avoid a total recall. They are building their cars with inferior parts so that they do not last for more than 60,0000 before major problems occur. One of my friends has spent over $10,000 on repairs to his 2004 X3.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

problem #36

Jan 062014

525

  • 99,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525xi. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The dealer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 99,000 miles.

- New York City, NY, USA

problem #35

Mar 132013

525

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that she attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags) but was informed that the parts were not available. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should have been a remedy available before March of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact did experience a failure.

- Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

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problem #34

Nov 052013

525

  • 68,000 miles
I bought a used BMW from long island auto find. Before picking it up I told nick certain things needed to be done there was a drafty sound coming from the moon roof the center rims were corroded, bolts were missing from the valve cover. I was called three days in a row by nick who claimed everything was done and the car was ready to be picked up. When I got the re not only was the battery dead, nothing on my list was done! I have since had the car 5 month and I has been in the shop 5 weeks so far. Passenger side air bag malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. There was an oil leak that caused my eyes to water and leaves a funny taste in my mouth. This took three different attempts to fix. The car moves from side to side at 65 mph. The car just died while taking my wife to work. I brought it to the shop it did it on the mechanic but he could not determine the cause. He said it was safe to take to Florida which is the reason I bought it. It stalled in Florida while entering an intersection then again in Delaware at 3:30 in the morning and 13 degrees! and again on the bqe as three lanes of traffic merged into one.I have 2 friends with the same car they were charged $1300 to fix the "air bag malfunction"everyone should be reimbursed. I am told the gaskets become brittle and leak. All of these issue's should be part of a recall.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #33

Nov 262012

525 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles

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

One day while driving, my car had an alert come on the I drive saying the passenger restraint system was malfunctioning. It stayed on a few months and then went away for a few months. Now the problem is occurring again.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #32

Nov 292013

525 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
I own BMW 530xi, I have problem with the passenger air bag, light still on all time. I checked in the web side BMW have recall for this issue, but I contact BMW ask me for the VIN #,I giving all number, but later they said to me my car not qualify for this issue I don't know why my car not qualify for this issue, I do not paid $ 1000, for this.... let's BMW do this... thanks...

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #31

Jan 182013

525

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW M5. The contact stated that the passenger's side air bag warning light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V384000. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #30

Sep 092013

525

  • 142,000 miles
My BMW 525I just received a passenger restraint failure error. I saw online where there is an active recall for this matter. Yet, when I contacted the dealer and BMW usa, I was told the vehicle wasn't covered based on the VIN number.this is not acceptable! my family is at stake here! the lives of myself and anyone I carry as a passenger risk harm. I ask that this be reviewed for it is a known flaw with this vehicle. Please contact me at [xxx] or phone at [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #29

May 262013

525

  • 117,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that upon starting the ignition, the passenger's side air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. There was a recall associated with the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 ( air bags); however the contact's VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 117,500....updated 07-24-13 the consumer also stated the seat belt light illuminated, as well. Updated 07/29/13

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #28

Jan 052010

525

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 5 series. The contact started the ignition and the front passenger's side air bag warning indicator began to illuminate continuously, although the seat was not occupied. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Columbia Falls, MT, USA

problem #27

Jan 012013

525 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My BMW 525I has a passenger restraint system warning; fault in passenger restraint system effecting airbag, belt tensioner, or belt force limiter. This has caused the airbag system in the passenger side to be permanently turned off and acknowledges faults in the restraint system. I feel this is extremely unsafe for passengers in my vehicle. A mechanic has told me there is an issue with the occupant detection mat which appears defective. I observed that there has been a recall on a similar issue with the BMW vehicle (recall id 08V38400). I attempted to contact the dealership, North scottsdale BMW and BMW costumer service but both said the recall didnt involve my vehicle even though it included the same make and model with the same issue.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #26

Jan 082013

525 6-cyl

  • 80,742 miles
I have received a warning on multiple occasions that there is a malfunction in the passenger restraint system. I took the car in for repair at the BMW dealership and was told that I need to replace the front passenger seat sensor. There is a recall for my 2004-2006 BMW 5-series for this issue (NHTSA campaign id 08V384000), however I was told my car was not covered under the recall.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #25

Mar 202013

525

  • 80,000 miles
Message appears that there is a malfunction with the passenger air bag and reminded passenger to wear seat belt until it is looked into. Also a warning about the power steering sensor malfunction. These are both safety issues but BMW has been of no help.

- West Sand Lake, NY, USA

problem #24

Feb 252013

525

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 5 series. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the front passenger side seat mat would have to be replaced. The technician also informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V384000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

problem #23

Jan 102013

525 6-cyl

  • 91,500 miles
There is a recall on this vehicle for the passenger restraint system. NHTSA action number: EA08001 the dealers are refusing to fix the problem at no costs to me and BMW North America says there is no recall on my vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #22

Nov 272012

525

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that he started the vehicle and the passenger air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that he did not take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Mary Esther, FL, USA

problem #21

Nov 022012

525 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The passenger side occupancy seat mat for the airbag failed. BMW has bulletin sib 65 75 06, airbag warning lamp for OC3 seat mat fault, that covers my cars build date, but BMW states my VIN is not covered. There is also a current recall, NHTSA campaign number: 08V-384, but BMW states my car is not covered and refuses to honor the 10 year extended warranty. My car is experiencing this same issue, as diagnosed by a local BMW dealers, but they have failed to cover it. This is a major safety issue that is affecting many cars outside of the recall. They are many people posting on various BMW forums that are experiencing the same issue. BMW should be held accountable to fix all the vehicles experiencing this problem.

- Carmel, CA, USA

problem #20

Oct 202010

525 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
While driving, the passenger airbag warning light was on, and the airbag was disabled, although there is passenger sitting there.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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