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10.0

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 3 of 3)

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problem #19

Nov 012012

525

  • 64,000 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 while parked the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagositic testing. The mechanic stated the air bag sensor would have to be replaced. The mechanic stated there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #18

Sep 112012

525

  • 103,000 miles
Restraint system failure, the airbags on my passanger seat will not go off in case of a crash.this is a BMW factory issue.w

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #17

Apr 022012

525 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated while driving, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed he needed a new sensor in the passenger seat. The contact was informed of the recall for NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 ( air bags:frontal) but his VIN was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 110,000. Updated 11/28/12 updated 12/03/12

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 012012

525

  • 35,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contacrt referenced NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags:frontal); however the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000. The current mileage was 38,000.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 092012

525

  • 75,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the passenger air bag off lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a personal mechanic for diagnosis where the mechanic informed the contact of NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal ). the dealer and manufacturer were notified but offered no assistance and advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure and current mileages were 75,500.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

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problem #14

May 012012

525

  • 71,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525. The contact stated that the front passenger restrain system belt tensioner and air bag warning lights remained illuminated. The manufacturer advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal) and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 71,800 and the current mileage was 72,300.

- Mansfield , TX, USA

problem #13

Mar 202012

525 6-cyl

  • 20 miles

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

The airbag warning lamp comes on periodically. There was a recall, but it only covered to November 22 of 2005 production and my car was produced in December of 2005.

- Sauk Rapids, MN, USA

problem #12

Nov 012011

525

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525xi. The contact stated there was a crack in the front driver side seat cushion and the crack caused the air bag warning light to illuminate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed to the contact that the VIN failed to qualify for a repairs under NHTSA campaign id number:08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The failure and the current mileage was 101,000.

- Newton, NJ, USA

problem #11

Dec 062011

525

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer and manufacturer made the contact aware of the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal), but the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lake Elsonore, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 072011

525 6-cyl

  • 99,500 miles
Airbag light came on dash and seat belt, when I slammed on my brakes when a dog ran in front of me while driving.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 292011

525 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Restraint system fault in passenger-restraint system. BMW has recalled the cars with same year and model for similar problems. But my VIN is not recalled. I just called BMW but they don't want to fix it. I wish BMW acts more actively on safety issues.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 012010

525

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 530I. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the passenger seat sensor was defective and need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (component: Air bags:frontal). The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 91,000.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 252011

525

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the air bag deployed without warning while the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle lost power and eventually stalled. The driver was injured as a result of the air bag deployment. The dealer diagnosed that there was a prior improper repair performed on the vehicle that contributed to the failure, but the contact stated that the prior repair was not related to the air bag. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 54,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 032011

525 6-cyl

  • miles
I got a warning light on my display panel pass. Restraint system fault in passenger-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Continue to wear the seat belt. Although BMW has recalled car same year and model for similar problems, my VIN is not recalled.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 292011

525 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
On my BMW 2006 530I, the passenger airbag warning light indicating a restraint failure. I saw a recall on the NHTSA web site (campaign id 08V384000) covering the 2004- 2006 model year BMW 5 series with this exact problem. My vehicle was built in May 2005. I contacted BMW usa to report the safety failure. BMW said it was not covered and has refused to offer any assistance. I asked them to explain why if my vehicle, is in the middle model years and experiencing the same problem, why the recall does not apply. Their reply, BMW will not honor the recall, it's my problem. This is a safety issue that could cause injury or death. Please review this campaign id and expand or issue a new recall. BMW would not help me in this matter. Thank you for reviewing this safety concern,

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 042011

525

  • 74,200 miles
Passenger restraint system fault light has started showing on my BMW, there has been a recall reported on the same component "statement on voluntary recall involving front passenger seat sensor mat on U.S.a. model bmws - August 13, 2008". I have the same problem but my VIN is not showing up in the recall. I took the car to dealer and dealer says its exactly the same part but I am not covered under recall warranty.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 012011

525

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 5-series. The contact stated that the air bag light would illuminate intermittently. The dealers diagnosis indicated that the mat sensor was defective and explained that a recall related to the failure was not related to campaign# 08V384000 (air bags:frontal); but the contacts VIN was not a part of the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

- Madison, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 122011

525

  • 44,000 miles
The car with VIN number stated above has reported a malfunction in the passenger side airbag. NHTSA recall id # 08V384000 - air bags:frontal" shows that the BMW 530I, model years 2004-2006 has been recalled to specifically address this issue. However, upon arriving at BMW of roseville (California), I was told that the recall does not apply to my car specifically (despite the description in the recall itself), and that I would be required to pay $175 for a diagnosis fee, and then be fully responsible for the cost of repairs. This is a significant safety issue that currently has my family's lives at risk, but the service department at roseville BMW was completely disinterested. Realizing that I would get no help from BMW of roseville, I have since taken this issue up with niello BMW in sacramento. They have been more helpful, but there is still the issue of the VIN number. If for some reason this automobile was excluded from the recall despite being the make, model, and model year described in the recall, it was excluded in error.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 112008

525 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. While driving approximately 10 mph, the contact's wife began to feel dizzy. The next thing she remembered is smoke appearing under the hood and she rear ended another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact was injured and had to be transported to the hospital. The vehicle sustained damage to the front end. A police report was filed. There were no air bag recalls, but there is an open investigation regarding the air bags. The current and failure mileages were 14,500.

- Passaik, NJ, USA

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