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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,500 miles

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2004 BMW X5 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 272012

X5 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 BMW X5. The contact stated the sensor module on the passenger seat that controlled the air bags became inoperable and caused the air bag light to remain illuminated. The dealer was notified of the failure and stated they had to replace the air bag sensor at the owners expense. The manufacturer stated there were no recalls and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 73,000. Updated 05/10/2013

- Cincinnatti, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 152010

X5

  • 0 miles
The airbag indicator light has been on since we purchased this vehicle from a private party two years ago. The local dealer and another service shop have told us the airbag sensor mat in the passenger side seat is not operating properly. The result being that the airbags will not deploy in an accident. There has been a recall for this repair for our same year, make and model. However, when we contacted BMW they said that the recall is VIN # specific and our VIN was not part of the recall. It is our feeling that our vehicle should be repaired at BMW's expense as they are aware of this exact same problem in the same year and model of our vehicle.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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