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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,741 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 BMW 525 accessories - interior problems

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2007 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 052011

525 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

Bought the car in Aug started using the seat warmer about December of 2014. Here and there upon using I'd smell something burning so I would turn it off! but not all the time when using the warmer did I smell burning! late March my husband noticed a burn hole on my driers seat, I instantly remembered the burning smell when sometimes using the seat heater! I'm lucky I was not burned but my driver seat is ruined and I'm now afraid to use the heaters, ever!

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #8

Aug 142014

525

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the front driver side electronic seat control switch would reverse when the contact attempted to move the seat forward. The dealer replaced the switch assembly. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 272013

525 6-cyl

  • 96,673 miles
2007 BMW seat mat sensor for activation of air bag, failed. The consumer stated the problem he experienced, is now the subject of a recall. The consumer sold the vehicle. However, he is still seeking reimbursement. Updated 02/19/14 updated 06/09/14.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 102013

525

  • 63,000 miles

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

Started the engine. Passenger sat in vehicle. The passenger restraint system failure light appeared on screen. I thought it was a glitch. The light appeared on and off for several weeks. Went to an independent mechanic and told that it was the seat mat or sensor and the cost would run around 1500 at the dealer. Was told to check to see if there was a recall. Checked on the website and there was no recall but many complaints about the same problem occurring for the 2006 vehicles.

- Rosemead, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 242013

525

  • 106,000 miles
Warning message for passenger side air bag malfunction. Took to dealer and told it was the seat sensor. I did not replace it because it was way to much money. There are tons of complaints about the same thing happening to people with this car. Prior year cars have been recalled for the same issue. It sure seems like this year car has the same problem. Please help all of us BMW owners out. Thank you!

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 042013

525

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525xi. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated stating that the passenger side air bag was faulty and was not active. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the passenger seat needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 95,000.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 202011

525 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles

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

The passenger restraint airbag/seat belt warning light show up because the mat sensor under passenage seat is broken by normal use. BMW refuse to honor the free fix for this issue and wanted to charge around $1300 for the repair the safty issue.

- Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 012011

525 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
My 2007 525xi has encountered the same problem covered by NHTSA campaign 08V384000 in 2008 which disables the front airbag. My for recall in that campaign ended in 2006. I was able to verify with BMW that the part number for the seat to repair the issue in MY2007 is the same as MY2006. Has any tracking of the occurrence in MY2007 occurred" why would the same part not be covered under the manufactures extension to the warranty of 10 years unlimited mileage" this is approximately a $1200 repair to replace the seat as BMW does not sell the sensor mat without the seat.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #1

Oct 272010

525 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Front passenger seat warning light activates when someone is slow getting into seat.

- Columbia, MO, USA

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