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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 1 of 2)

problem #35

Aug 102016

525

  • 131,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. While the vehicle was parked, "passenger restraint system" was displayed across the message board. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger side mat sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 131,000.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #34

May 152015

525

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2010 (na) BMW 525I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated when the vehicle was turned on, and sometimes remained illuminated. The VIN and failure mileage were not provided. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #33

Feb 162016

525

  • 85,000 miles
The passenger restraint system/air bag warning light came on repeatedly. Took the car to the dealer. They diagnosed problem as needing to replace front seat occupancy mat, OC3. They said my VIN not part of recall #13V564000 so I had to pay labor cost. Dealer paid for part as a courtesy. Contacted BMW North America to request reimbursement for labor. They refused because VIN not part of recall. Approximate mileage 85,000. My VIN should have been included as this is same problem, on same year & model of car as those included in recall.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #32

Sep 012015

525

  • 90,000 miles

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

The air bag warning indicator light came on. Took the car to the dealer and was informed that my VIN is not part of the recall campaign # 13V564000. Tried to contact BMW North America and was told the same thing because the recall is based on VIN number. If it's the same problem, BMW should acknowledged and fix the issue for free. Mileage is approximately 95,000.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #31

Aug 102015

525

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525xi. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front seat occupant protection mat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Brookside, NJ, USA

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problem #30

Aug 032015

525

  • 124,000 miles
Passenger airbag restraint failure light came on. I looked online to find there is a recall for this matter on year, make and model but not on VIN.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #29

Jul 012014

525

  • 97,000 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 air bag sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the front passenger seat occupant detection mat sensor was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that the VIN was not listed under recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 97,000.

- New Castle, IN, USA

problem #28

Jun 242014

525 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
Passenger restraint failure warning came up on my 2007 525I. This has been a problem on previous models but after taking my vehicle into the dealership they informed me it would not be covered and would cost me roughly $2000 to repair. This is a severe safety issue as nobody can ride in the passenger seat. This should be covered with the other vehicles.

- Farmington, UT, USA

problem #27

Jan 012014

525

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated she received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The contact mentioned that the manufacturer had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The contact had attempted several time to contact the dealer in regards to the recall. The dealer stated the part was not available for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Mobile , AL, USA

problem #26

Jan 012014

525

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 13V564000 (air bags) was received in January 2014 indicating that the parts would be available in March of 2014. The contact had notified the manufacturer several times in reference to parts availability only to be informed that parts were still not available. The vehicle had not exhibited the failure.

- Hampsteak, NC, USA

problem #25

Dec 132013

525 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles

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

I want to express my disappointment at the lack of urgency shown by BMW in addressing my concerns with regards to the recall issued due to malfunctioning of the front air bag seat occupancy sensor mat. My car had this problem in mid Dec 2013, just before the recall notice was issued. Since this malfunction was safety related, I rushed to get the car repaired immediately. My local BMW dealer did not have the sensor module available; therefore, I had to get the repair done from the certified BMW service professional where I incurred an expense of $851.84. I have been following up with BMW since January to get paid for this repair and have made repeated calls (on dates 3/26, 4/15, 6/9) but every time I get told that I have to wait to get this payment. Unfortunately, I have run out of patience. How can you make your loyal customers go through this disgraceful "run around?" when I purchased a BMW, I signed for high levels of quality and customer service. The company has failed me on both counts. I have lost patience and want everyone to know about this sub par service provided by BMW.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #24

Jan 012014

525

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 5 series. The contact stated that she received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 13V5640200 (air bags). The dealer informed contact that the part was unavailable for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified about the part being unavailable. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #23

May 132014

525 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
I had an on & off issue since last week of this year about the airbag & seatbelt warning being illuminated on the dashboard & overhead console of my 2007 BMW 530 xi. It will stay on for a while as I start the car but will turn off by itself after driving a few miles. Now since last week the warning light stays on. The idrive screen shows " pass. Restraints system fault in passenger-restraints system affecting the airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Continue to wear the seatbelt. Have the system checked by BMW service center". I did some research online about this issue & found out that there is recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000. I called BMW of tenafly and informed them about the issue I'm having on my vehicle but I was told that the VIN# of my car is not associated with the recall even though it falls into the same category of make, model & year of vehicles being recalled with the same problem. This is a very serious defect and definitely a safety concern that needs to be addressed.

- Bergenfield, NJ, USA

problem #22

Jan 142014

525

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag indicator illuminated in the vehicle. The contact received NHTSA campaign notice: 13V564000. The vehicle was included in the recall, but was not taken to a dealer or a local mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 86,000.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #21

Mar 312014

525 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag failed. The air bag warning light remained illuminated and would sporadically flash on and off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer advised the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number 13V564000 (air bags) the failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 06/10/14

- Union City , GA, USA

problem #20

Apr 042014

525 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Hello, my 2007 BMW 525xi has an error with the airbags and passenger restraint system. I was told there is a recall but BMW says I don't have one currently my airbags will not deploy in the case of an accident and BMW does not want to cover. Please help. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #19

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 #18

Sep 232013

525 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
The passenger seat belt warning comes on saying the air bag is in defect, the seat belt is not working but wear seat belt for safety anyway. My car is a 2007 model that was not included in the recall but I am concerned that it was made with defective faults, since there is not enough complaints about them it was not included in the recall. It could have been a broader recall than they thought!! my car is in the shop right now for repairs.

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

problem #17

Jun 102013

525

  • 63,000 miles
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 #16

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

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