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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,441 miles

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2006 BMW X3 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW X3 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Jul 022012

X3

  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW X3. The contact stated that the passenger air bag light illuminated while a passenger was seated in the front passenger seat. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The contact was also informed that the entire front passenger seat would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #11

Jul 012012

X3

  • 60,250 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that the front passenger seat occupant sensor for air bag was defective. The air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to dealer who stated there was a defect however the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue however no further assistance was offered. The approximate current mileage was 60,260. The failure mileage was 60,250.

- Carterville , IL, USA

problem #10

Oct 262011

X3

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X3. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contacts was advised by his personal mechanic that there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal) for the failure. The manufacturer was contacted but advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #9

Sep 052011

X3 6-cyl

  • 37,500 miles

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

Front passenger seat air bag occupant detection sensor mat is defective. Manufacturing date of my vehicle is 1/1/06 - six weeks after manufacturing date of recall 08V-384 for this issue. BMW customer relations informed me that the warranty on this item has been extended to 10 years. However, my "authorized BMW service center" did not notify me of this and estimated $137 for diagnostic work and $1242 to repair. Recall should be expanded so that owners of these vehicles are notified that their airbags may not activate in a crash. Extending a warranty that is not communicated in writing to vehicle owners or shared when brought in for servicing on it does nothing.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #8

Oct 052010

X3

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X3. The contact stated that the front passenger air bag warning light would illuminate sporadically. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal) did not apply to the VIN. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Refeda, CA, USA

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problem #7

Dec 012009

X3

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X3. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag light remained illuminated constantly while passengers were positioned in the seat. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that air bag sensor within the seat would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 212011

X3 6-cyl

  • 89,600 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW X3. The contact stated the air bag warning light illuminated after the vehicle was turned on. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who confirmed that the sensor mat failed on the passenger side. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed the VIN did not apply to NHTSA recall campaign id number:08V384000 (air bags:frontal). The vehicle was not repaired, and the VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 89,600 and the current mileage was 89,620. Updated 12/19/11

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 252011

X3

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X3. While parked and seated in the passenger seat the contact noticed the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. There was a NHTSA recall campaign number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000. Airbag indicator comes on when a passenger sits on the passenger side. It usually stays on til the vehicle is driving for several days without a passenger and once a bump is hit. Updated 11/03/2011

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 012010

X3

  • 35,000 miles
BMW has refused to repair my 2006 BMW X3 even though it has the same symptoms in the NHTSA campaign number 08V384000. This is a safety defect in the airbag passenger seat sensor mechanism! I am now faced with paying an exorbitant charge to have the problem fixed. The problem causes the forward passenger seat airbag to not work in a collision.

- Redondo Beach, Ca 90277, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012011

X3 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Front passenger seat airbag sensor failed in February. As a result, passenger air bags will no longer deploy until the sensor is replaced. Cost to replace is about $1,300--mainly labor.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #2

Apr 262010

X3

  • 70,000 miles
Air bags. Front passenger seat sensor mat fault and air bag warning lamp as well as the passenger air bag on - off lamp will be illuminated.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 122010

X3

  • 43,000 miles
2006 BMW X3 passenger side airbag deactivation light come on intermittently. Sometimes the "fasten seat belt" light on the dash comes on while driving with a loud beep (while the driver is wearing the seat belt and there is no one or no object on the front passenger seat. This is more alarming as one is not sure if the air bag is going to work or not in emergency. This happens intermittently and searching the web shows others are having similar issues. I have taken it to the dealer a few times and each time they run some diagnostics, keep it overnight and tell me there is no faults registered, diagnostics found no issues, and they could not reproduce the problem and there is nothing they can do. Today they told me the same thing again and when I drove out of the dealership the fasten seat belt light went on with the beep but by the time I tured around to go back the alarm turned off. So I didn't go back. On the way home had to stop at the grocery and the light and alarm turned on again on the way home from grocery. It's pretty disappointing for a brand known for safety and quality.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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