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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,595 miles

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2007 BMW 530 seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 BMW 530 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Aug 082016

530

  • 72,500 miles

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

Passenger restraint system error code. The airbag will not deploy! I am afraid to allow anyone to ride in the passenger seat! the exact same issue brought a recall for all 5 series from 2004 - 2006 and apparently some 2007 models. They are telling me mine isn't covered! this is a safety issue! do I have any recourse??

- Webster Groves, MO, USA

problem #22

Sep 082013

530

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 530I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (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 had not experienced a failure.

- Shoreline, WA, USA

problem #21

Nov 172014

530

  • miles
I received a "passenger restraint system" malfunction error on my 2007 BMW 530I. I was told by my mechanic that there has been a recall on the passenger seat sensor/control module, recall id # 99695, however, my car was not included because it does not have "comfort seats." An internet search shows that this problem is quite common for other 2006 & 2007 BMW 5 series sedans without "comfort seats."

- San Carlos, CA, USA

problem #20

Aug 162013

530

  • 69,000 miles

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

We were up in the mountains in an isolated area when I tried to start the car. At first the car wouldn't start. Finally it started and the whole display lite up. The steering wheel would not go to the driving position, plus several malfunction lights started flashing. I put the car in gear and started to drive, the automatic transmission would not shift and I had to drive to the nearest town (10 miles) in third gear. We stopped at the first auto shop we could locate and have the mechanic look at it. He told us we would have to take it to the dealership in denver. We started the car again and this time we got two red lights indicating a passenger side airbag malfunction and the seatbelt malfunction. In addition the steering wheel failed to go down into the driving position. When I called the dealer to check, he told me there is a recall on that issue though my VIN was not included. They wanted $1300 to fix it. I called BMW usa and they told me the same thing. My car was manufactured a month after the recalled cars, presently I am driving with defective airbags that may not deploy. I think BMW should be held responsible as they are well aware of the life threatening malfunction and have issued recalls on a few cars.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #19

Jul 312013

530 6-cyl

  • miles
I was informed by the BMW service manager that the passenger air bag was defective. I contacted BMW and they stated there would be a recall in about a month. Now they want to charge me to repair the problem. I feel that BMW is responsible as the indication on the dash alerted me to this when the car was still under warranty. I wish to inform you of this and also notify me when there would be a recall as the BMW 325 series was already recalled and I presume the problem was attended to. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Page, AZ, USA

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problem #18

Jul 012014

530

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 530I. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamps illuminated. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). However, the parts needed were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer was contacted several times and stated the part were still not available for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #17

Aug 222013

530

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 BMW 530I. The contact stated that when the front passenger seat was occupied, the air bag failed to detect the passenger. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the failure was related to NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #16

Jan 022013

530

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 530I. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag light had illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the front passenger seat occupant detection mat was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA campaign number 13V564000 (air bags). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 53,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #15

Oct 012013

530

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 530I. The contact stated that the air bag and passenger side seat belt sensor lights illuminated indicating that the air bag system was defective. After receiving the notice for recall NHTSA campaign number 13V564000 (air bags) in January the vechile was taken to the dealer. The dealer informed the contact that a second letter was needed in order to perform the free repair. After contacting the manufacturer several times the contact still had not received the second letter from the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #14

May 012012

530

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 530I. The contact stated that the air bag and passenger side seat belt sensor indicators illuminated. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags) and took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer stated that although the contact experienced the failure listed in the recall, he would have to pay to have the vehicle diagnosed and repaired because the manufacturer had not issued a second recall notice. The contact notified the manufacturer on several occasions, but had not yet received a second notice. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #13

Jan 012014

530

  • miles

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

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 #12

May 112014

530

  • 82,000 miles
Have researched numerous forums regarding car issues. "passenger restraint malfunction" alarm appears on idrive with airbag light illuminated and seat belt light illuminated on dash board. Reads that parts of the passenger restraint system have failed or are faulty. Front passenger air bag may or may not deploy, along with other passive restraint devices. Have not received any notifications from BMW regarding recall issue, but discovered recently there is a recall for my car model/year. Am awaiting a service appointment to have it evaluated, will not pay to have it repaired if dealership says it is not part of the recall. "steering wheel lock malfunction" on idrive. Light illuminated recently and continues to stay on. Can currently start and run my car, along with turn steering wheel and hear the steering wheel unlock when key is inserted into ignition. Also researched on BMW forums, known to many 3/5/6 series in my year of production having similar issues in europe and usa. No recall from BMW on this also? will also not pay for this repair as it appears to be a defective part for the model year by BMW.

- Elizabethtown, PA, USA

problem #11

May 132014

530 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 #10

Jan 062014

530

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 530I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V564000 (air bags) in January 2014 however, the part needed to complete the recall repair had not yet become available. The manufacturer was notified of the situation. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 012014

530 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Received airbag recall campaign no. 13V-546; front passenger air bag seat occupancy sensor mat, letter from BMW, on Jan 2014.I contacted by phone (904-777-2500),a number of times (3), I was told BMW was waiting on parts, and on one was allowed to ride in passenger seat. On the last call to BMW, thay had no idea what I was talking about.....if you need to contact me: [xxx]thanks for your help in this matter. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #8

Sep 232013

530 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 #7

Nov 112009

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW 530I. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer was notified and stated that there were no recalls for the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 12/27/12

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 132012

530 6-cyl

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

- Jefferson, GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 012012

530 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
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 #4

Mar 182012

530 6-cyl

  • 62,175 miles
Vehicle sent error message about passenger side airbag failure in the am, complete electrical system failure in the evening when I went to return home. Dealer found water in trunk, below spare tire. Trunk above spare tire was dry, no signs of moisture. We experienced heavy rainfall on 3/17. Electrical system is fried - vehicle is inoperable. Appears to be failed sunroof water seals per BMW service bulletin si B 61 13 06. In my professional opinion as a mechanical engineer, this is a design flaw. Multiple owners' forums concur.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

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