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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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2006 BMW 650 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW 650 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 142014


  • 124,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 650I convertible. While driving 55 mph, the air bag and seat belt warning lights illuminated. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front passenger seat occupant detection mat failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

May 012012

650 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The passenger seat mat sensor is defective and cannot tell when a passenger is seated, therefore, not allowing a passenger air bag to deploy. The SRS air bag warning light appears. The passenger seat has not been tampered with, rarely been sat in, and the defect cannot be attributed to any error on my part.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012006


  • miles
2006 BMW 650I, March 2006 passenger seat would lock, airbag system malfunctioned, engine began backfiring. May 2006 the seat locked and the airbag malfunctioned again. In June the engine overheated and was repaired. *****

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

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