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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 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 #1

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

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