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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,056 miles

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2007 BMW 525 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 BMW 525 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Mar 042013

525

  • 95,000 miles

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

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 #14

Feb 072013

525

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, who stated that the censor in the passenger's side seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 012012

525

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that while parked the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the front passenger seat mat sensor would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #12

Sep 282012

525 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that while exiting a parking space, the passenger restraint malfunction warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the passenger seat mat sensor had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue. The failure and current mileages were not available. Updated 10/31/12 updated 12/13/12 the seat mat sensor was replaced for a second time. Updated 12/13/12

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 132012

525 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Idrive displays seat belt and airbag warning on passenger front seat when occupied by passenger.

- Jefferson, GA, USA

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problem #10

Dec 162011

525

  • 57,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the air bag off warning light and the passenger restraint system warning light illuminated after a passenger occupied the front passenger seat. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic confirmed that the passenger seat occupancy mat sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed to the contact that the VIN failed to qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number:08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 57,300 and the current mileage was 60,250.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 012012

525 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles

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

Vehicle keeps saying passenger restraint malfunction. Passenger air bag will not deploy in an event of an accident. There was a recall for the year 2004-2006 models, for the same reason (passenger restraint malfunction). The recall does not cover the 2007, 2008, 2009 model. The car has never been in an accident, and I feel like if it does, my passenger air bag should deploy when there is a body occupying that seat. The car says the passenger air bag will not deploy when an accident occurs, this is a serious defect. This should not be a problem in any vehicle, let alone a BMW.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 202012

525

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525 xi. The contact stated that when the engine was started, the airbag and restraint warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the passenger seat mat needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 79,000 and the current mileage was 81,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #7

Oct 202011

525 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
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 #6

Dec 012011

525

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The dealer advised the contact to replace the passenger seat mat sensor. The manufacturer informed the contact that the VIN was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 134,000 and the current mileage was 137,000.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 012011

525 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles

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

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 #4

Feb 132011

525

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. While driving approximately 35 mph the contact was involved in a head on crash with another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was intoxicated and driving on the opposite side of the road. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to his face, left shoulder, back and head due to the impact. The contacts face collided with the windshield and he suffered from frequent headaches and numbness to the left side of his body. The passenger of the vehicle also sustained injuries to his back, right shoulder and hand. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a towing facility. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated they were not granted access to the towing yard in order to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 3/27/12

- Agosta, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012010

525

  • 62,000 miles
Passenger side air bag warning. Took vehicle to dealer here in Florida - we are here for the winter. Dealer bramen in West palm beach quoted us $1700 to repair. We declined as we thought the cost was exorbitant. The dealer rep said it was a safety problem and needed repair. I have looked on the internet and see prior model years have been recalled for what appears to be a similar problem.

- Alton, NH, USA

problem #2

Jul 012009

525

  • 61,000 miles
2007 BMW 525I with airbag system issue (warning light on). I have seen this BMW recall on many models and years, however I am still waiting on mine. Thank you for your help in getting this resolved.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 162008

525

  • miles
On September 16,2009 I was involved in an auto collision in my 2007 BMW 525I series. I was stopped at a freeway exit off the 405 S. where suddenly a vehicle that was doing a speed of no less of 50-60 mph collided into the back drivers side passenger door which resulted me to be pushed forward at least 75-100 feet. The force and impact of the other vehicle was so severe, that is caused the other vehicle to flip over multiple times and land about 100 yards away from impact. With such an impact and the speed of the other car without hitting their breaks at all, you would think that not only the front driver, passenger, or rear passenger airbags (especially that was were the impact was) that the airbags would deploy. That is not the case. No airbags deployed and this is a major concern. I am very lucky that I only suffered injuries and not death and that goes for the passenger in the car with. I am also thankful that I did not have my 5 month old baby in the backseat. If she was is the backseat she would have not her life because no air bag deployed. I was made aware that over 200,000 BMW were recalled for models of 2005-2006. Apparently BMW has not resolved the issue for 2007 and possibly 2008 or 2009. This is a serious matter and must be looked into. Please take my email seriously and to the heart because no one should lose a life due to incompetence of a major auto manufacturer especially when there seems to be a recall to previous years and exact models. I do not believe BMW is making the necessary corrections or adjustments to this defect which may cause unnecessary injuries and/or deaths. I would like to hold BMW accountable for this issue and would like to be advised on what steps I must take for BMW to take this seriously and make things right.

- North Hills, CA, USA

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