10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,593 miles

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2006 BMW X5 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW X5 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #60

Oct 012014

X5 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles

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

I am the original owner of a 2006 BMW X5, VIN: [xxx]. in the early years of ownership the passenger seat occupancy detection mat was faulty and was replaced. This August the airbag light on the instrument display went on again and as a result my vehicle failed the Massachusetts state inspection safety inspection. In September of this year I brought my X5 to BMW to have BMW review the airbag issue. The technicians at BMW diagnosed the problem as a failing passenger seat occupancy mat. The total cost to me for replacement of the failed passenger seat occupancy mat was $1,460.89 + MA sales tax of $39.15. I recently found that on 11/18/2013 BMW issued a recall relating the front passenger seat occupant detection mat. The recall campaign for the X5 passenger seat occupancy detection mat is identified as #13V564000 I never received notification of this safety recall in January of 2014. I called BMW this morning to explain my issue and they advised that the NHTSA did not include the VIN of my vehicle in the recall and therefore they would not reimburse me. My response was that perhaps the replacement passenger seat occupancy mat that failed many years ago that BMW installed as a replacement when my vehicle was under warranty was in fact a part that would have been included in the recent recall. They told me that I had a very good point, and that may be the case, but I would have to write to NHTSA to request that my vehicle be included in the recall, otherwise they would not reimburse me. Since the passenger side occupancy mat has failed twice in this vehicle it is quite obvious to me that there is an issue with this part in my vehicle. It is an integral part of the safety system of my vehicle and with this E-mail request the consideration and assistance of NHTSA in connection with this matter. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #59

Oct 152014

X5

  • miles
The contact owns 2006 BMW X5. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Murphy , NC, USA

problem #58

Oct 092014

X5

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact received a notification for 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 not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Corrales, NM, USA

problem #57

Oct 092014

X5

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact received a notification for 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 not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Corrales, NM, USA

problem #56

Nov 072013

X5 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
I have a 2006 BMW X5 with the sport sports package and I am experiencing these same problems as described in the recall 02 - id # 13V564000 - air bags recall 03 - id # 13V564000 - air bags:frontal:sensor/control M. I have called BMW of America and tried to get them to honor the recall but they have refused. I was told by customer rep. [xxx] that BMW have decided that my vehicle was not under that recall and that I would have to pay to get it look at before they would conceder any repairs to be covered under these recalls. I told both reps and also spoke with supervisor [xxx] that this is uncalled for since it matches the year, make, model and package that is being recalled. I first talked with [xxx] and all he had done was give me a run around that BMW would look into it and that I would need to have it checked out by a BMW service technician. I kept telling them that I was not going to pay for a diagnosis for something that is defective and should be repaired under the recalls, but once again I was told by [xxx] that I have no choice but to pay to have it looked at. I have sent may emails and had many phone calls with BMW America about this issue and I am very unsatisfied with how they are handling this issue. I feel they do not look out for their customers and don't care if this recall hurts or even kills someone. If they truly cared they would have taken in this vehicle and have done the diagnosis to see if it is the problem and have it fixed but as I have experienced with this issue BMW does not care. This is not the company that I remember BMW was standard for excellence and is to be an extremely high standard of high quality cars but when something goes wrong BMW leaves you with nothing and will not honor their mistakes to make it right. Thank you. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Deltona , FL, USA

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problem #55

Sep 222014

X5

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The contact stated that the time frame for the repairs was unreasonable. The manufacturer was made aware of the wait time and stated that the parts were unavailable. The vehicle had not experience a failure.

- San Fransico, CA, USA

problem #54

Aug 032014

X5 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The technician diagnosed that the passenger seat occupancy mat was defective and needed to be replaced. Also, the technician notified the contact of recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). However, the vehicle was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000...updated 10/01/14

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #53

Jan 152014

X5

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #52

Jun 092014

X5

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The dealer was unable to perform the recall repair since the parts were still not available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #51

Nov 212013

X5

  • 59,766 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 59,766.

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #50

May 282014

X5

  • 63,111 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. There was a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 13V564000 (air bags) however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the remedy part to become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 63,111.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #49

Jun 192014

X5 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
I received a letter from BMW regarding recall campaign 13V-564 in January. In that letter, they indicated that they did not have parts available to conduct the recall and expected the parts to be available in March, at which time they would notify me of the parts availability so I could schedule a service appointment with the local dealer. I have contacted the local dealer two times (after March), the second time today. After a less than comforting discussion with the local dealer, I contacted BMW North America to discuss the issue. BMW North America informed me that they do not have the required parts and when the parts are available, will be sending out a second letter. However, they could not give me any idea as to when this would happen. So, I sit now, 6 months after receiving their first letter with no idea as to when the problem will be solved. And, by they way, my vehicle has both the air bag warning lamp on the console and the "passenger air bag off" lamp illuminated.... indicated that, at a minimum, there is a problem with the passenger air bag. BMW needs to solve this problem quickly.

- Hansville, WA, USA

problem #48

Nov 122013

X5 6-cyl

  • miles
Re campaign no. 13V-564 front passenger air bag seat occupancy sensor mat; recall parts promised to vehicle owners for delivery March 2014; then May 2014; no parts to date. Contacted BMW local dealer and did not receive satisfaction from service manager. Front passenger seat still high risk due to air bag warning light indicating air bag deactivated. Wish to file complaint against BMW for not delivering parts to dealer and vehicle owner as promised.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #47

Apr 012014

X5 8-cyl

  • 63,253 miles
Air bag signal and seat belt warning were lit on the dash, even after the passenger was out of the car. The seat belt warning chimes when passenger leaves, took it to a mechanic and he told me that the sensor needs to be replaced. Took it to BMW on 06/10/2014 they told me, there were no recalls for my car due to my VIN. Considering the fact that other vehicles are having the same problems, and are being repaired, this is very disappointing that my car can not be fixed, when this is a potentially dangerous situation.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #46

Jun 012012

X5 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The airbag indicator on dash came on initially and then after about a month the overhead console "passenger air bag off" light came on. Both lights came on ever since and 2 attempts were made to clear code by professional and seems to be the problem with the passenger sensor mat being faulty. My vehicle was equipped with a sport seats from manufacturer and estimated cost was from $800-$1200 for that sensor. I have received a letter for this recall showing my VIN as an affected vehicle in 12/2013, however, it's now 6/2014 and still no feedback from NHTSA or BMW na.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #45

Jan 072014

X5

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that she attempted to have the vehicle repaired under recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The contact mentioned that recall repairs were unable to be performed since the parts were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The vehicle had not exhibited the failure.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #44

Apr 082013

X5

  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that the passenger's side air bag warning light continuously illuminated. The failure recurred on several occasions.. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13V564000 (airbags). The approximate failure mileage was 121,000.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #43

Apr 232014

X5

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light continued to flash off and on when a passenger was either occupying the seat or when there was no passenger. The contact also stated that the seat belt warning chime was activated when the passenger was secured using the seat belt. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. 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 93,000.

- Eliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #42

Oct 012011

X5 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that the air bag warning light continuously illuminated that the passenger's side air bag was not activated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 72,000. Updated 07/22/14 MA the air bag light first appeared as an intermittent problem, back in October 2011.

- Glenhead , NY, USA

problem #41

Apr 092014

X5 6-cyl

  • 900,000 miles
I rec'd a recall notice from BMW about 30 days ago and heard nothing. I called them and they said the recall was VIN specific. This involves air warning that goes on and off intermittently. I am having problems with this and am concern if in an accident will air deploy. I do believe the recall is more wide spread then what they are admitting to.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

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