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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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2006 BMW M3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 302016

M3

  • 75,000 miles

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

Driving approximately 20-30mph on local street in a straight direction. Driver-side, side airbag deployed without warning. No prior instrument lights were on. Never had any airbag lights on in the history of owning the vehicle. Replaced passenger side airbag as part of recall in 2014. Awaiting dealership to replace driver-side airbag also as part of recall in 2015.

- York, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012016

M3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW M3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V428000 (air bags) and 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012015

M3

  • miles
Takata recall I received a letter from BMW of North America in July 2015 about a drive-side airbag recall for my 2006 BMW M3. (the passenger-side airbag had already been replaced under recall.) we are now 9 months since I received that notice and I have had no further communication from BMW. When I call my local dealer they can only say that BMW is telling them parts will be available "sometime this year". when I ask what I can do in the meantime (not drive the car" what") I am told to not worry too much because there has not yet been an incident in a BMW. I know that a lot of airbags have to be replaced but 9+ months seems like a ludicrously long period of time to have to drive around in a potentially dangerous vehicle.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152014

M3

  • miles

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

Takata recall: TL* the contact owns a 2006 BMW M3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V318000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair for an extended period of time. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available and the contact was unaware if the vehicle included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags). The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012015

M3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW M3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V428000 (air bags) and 15V318000 (air bags) however, the part needed 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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problem #1

Sep 012014

M3 6-cyl

  • miles
This car has airbag recall and despite 2-3 phone calls to BMW dealership it is still not fixed. All I am told is that I am "on a list". they have no idea when they can fix it. I received initial letter about recall in Sept 2014, told to call in November. Called in Nov and Dec with same response.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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