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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,250 miles

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2006 BMW 525 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 102014

525

  • 75,000 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 front passenger seat air bag and the restraint indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 292006

525 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The front passenger side seat has a sensor that disables the air bag if an adult is not sitting in the seat (based on weight) since it has been determined that airbags are dangerous for children. The sensor in my car is malfunctioning and always keeps the air bag disabled, even if an adult is in the seat. Dealer has ordered a replacement part. I'm driving around without air bag protection for the passenger side seat.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 112006

525 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Car started beeping uncontrollably than service light reported a malfunction in the air pages and seat belt restraints on the passenger side seats. Dealer diagnosed problem as defected sensors. Had to wait for part then return for another service trip and wait for complimentary car. Its amazing when your in a car service is an emergency they never have loaner available. I depend on my car, so it is very difficult to wait for service. Again with no explanation they also had to update computer now many new function that were not working are now functioning like the blue tooth. Side lights that I didn't even know where there.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 022006

525 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2006 BMW 525I. The front passenger side seat has a sensor that disables the air bag if an adult is not sitting in the seat (based on weight) since it has been determined that airbags are dangerous for children. The sensor in my car is malfunctioning and always keeps the air bag disabled, even if an adult is in the seat. BMW acknowledges that this is a problem, but doesn't seem to have a solution. The dealer has ordered a replacement part, but has no delivery date for the part. In addition, it isn't even certain that the replacement part will solve the problem. So, I'm driving around without air bag protection for the passenger side seat.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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