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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,275 miles

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2006 BMW X5 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW X5 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #78

Feb 012016

X5

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. While driving 40 mph, the contact experienced a flat tire. Upon driving to the side of the road to check the tire, the passenger side curtain air bag inadvertently deployed without warning. The vehicle was not towed and was able to be driven to an independent mechanic, but was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Battlefield, MO, USA

problem #77

Jun 012014

X5

  • miles
Passenger seat air bag sensor recalled several years ago by BMW. Was told that I would be advised when parts are available. To date BMW has not made the parts available to the dealerships so the problem cannot be corrected. This has been close to two years.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #76

Feb 042016

X5

  • miles
Passenger airbag is off and remains off with a passenger wearing seatbelts, I am the new owner and it was like this when I got it, previous owner never had passengers so wasnt aware it was not working, looked up recall info and there is a recall for that year and model is there anyway I can get it fixed under the recall

- Altha, FL, USA

problem #75

Jun 062015

X5

  • 99,999 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. After the vehicle was started, the front passenger side air bag off warning light illuminated. In addition, the failure occurred when the seat was occupied. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 99,999.

- Posen, IL, USA

problem #74

Jan 022010

X5

  • 49,407 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. While operating the vehicle, the air bag light would illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag detection mat was defective. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred approximately 4 1/2 years later. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The contact indicated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired a second time. The failure mileage was 49,407.

- Metairie, LA, USA

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problem #73

Nov 012015

X5

  • miles
When a passenger is seated in the right front seat, the airbag warning light stays on and the passenger airbag off light stays on. Also, seatbelt warning does not work for passenger or driver seat

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #72

Nov 052015

X5

  • 170,000 miles

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

Passenger air bag sensor defective related to recall 13V564000. Defective sensor mat causes airbag to be turned off at all times. Called BMW they stated to take vehicle to dealership before the end of 2015. Dealer would not honor recall for this vehicle.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #71

Dec 132013

X5

  • 92,000 miles
The passenger side air bag off warning light came on and stays on. The dealer reset the computer. Light went off. The failure recurred again in a few months. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the sensor needed to be replaced. I was informed that my VIN did not meet the recall for replacing the failed mat sensor although other 2006 BMW X5S were recalled for that same failure. The warning light is presently on. I have read of many examples of the same problem. The aging mat become brittle and cracks breaking the circuit. BMW needs to send me a letter and replace my passenger seat mat sensor for free before I have an accident and the passenger is injured.

- Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #70

Jan 012013

X5

  • 105,000 miles
Recall listed for seat sensor mat for several model year BMW. I have a 2006 BMW X5 and the air bag light comes on intermittently(more on than off actually. I have read the recall notice for seat mat failure, however my VIN is not listed. I have read several similar complaints on your site from other BMW owners saying there VIN was not included either. How many complaints have to be filed before the recall is expanded" is the recall by seat sensor model" since my 2006 BMW X5 is not listed( others are), was a different seat sensor used in mine" where can I find information on the seat sensor used in my model"

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #69

Dec 162014

X5

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X5. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light remained illuminated. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- North Wood, OH, USA

problem #68

Jan 152014

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 notification of 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Waipahu, HI, USA

problem #67

Jun 022014

X5

  • miles
We received an important safety recall from BMW in June 2016 that we needed to replace the passenger side front air bag immediately as the air bag does not work as part of the "recall campaign no. 13V-564: Front passenger air bag seat occupancy sensor mat." We immediately contacted the perillo BMW dealership in Chicago (1035 North clark street, Chicago, il 60610, (312) 981-0000) where we purchased the car. Over the following six months, we called monthly to inquire about whether they had the replacement seat to fix the car. Perillo actually had us bring the car in two separate times only to tell us each time that they didn't have the part needed for our type of repair. We happened to have the worst possible outcome where the sensor mat is broken and the air bag is disabled on the passenger side of the vehicle. The condition of the car makes it very dangerous for anyone to sit in the front passenger seat. We live in Chicago and therefore drive on highways and in heavy traffic frequently. I am now pregnant with our second child so we absolutely have to have this fixed before the new baby comes in April 2015. Since we last brought the car in this fall, we have called perillo non stop to inquire and each time they say they don't have the part. It is not only a terrible customer service experience but it puts our family at risk every time we drive the car. Perillo remains unhelpful and unresponsive so we are filing a report nationally.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #66

Jun 022014

X5 6-cyl

  • 101,907 miles
In January of 2014, I received a letter telling me that my vehicle needed the front passenger seat air bag sensor mat fixed. They went on to say that they would let me know when the parts came in. Next, in June of 2014, they sent me a letter that the parts are in and to schedule the work. I have now taken my vehicle back multiple times and they are saying that they still don't have the parts. I have called BMW corporate and no one will help me get this problem fixed...they just keep giving me the run around...

- Bratenahl, OH, USA

problem #65

Jan 012014

X5 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
BMW issued important safety recall 13V-564, which involves the front passenger air bag seat occupancy sensor mat, January 2014. Important safety recall 13V-564 along with an illuminated air bag warning light, which my vehicle is displaying, effectively de-activates the passenger airbag causing an unsafe condition. January 2014 the important safety recall letter stated parts would be available for repairs March 2014. March 2014 the dealer inspected the vehicle but was unable to complete the repairs due to parts being unavailable. June 2014 BMW notified me that parts were available and to schedule repairs with the dealer. The dealer inspected the vehicle but was unable to complete the repairs due to parts being unavailable. August 2014 I contacted the dealer and was told parts are unavailable. October 2014 I contacted the dealer and was told parts are unavailable. December 2014 I contacted the dealer and was told parts are unavailable. I contacted BMW customer relations requesting specific information on the availability of parts. BMW indicated parts were not available and would not provide more information. BMW has not remedied the defect in a reasonable amount of time.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #64

Dec 122014

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 repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #63

Nov 142014

X5 6-cyl

  • 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 repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to specify when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 12/23/14 the consumer stated the airbag was replaced after a year. Updated 05/27/15

- Island Park , IL, USA

problem #62

Jun 052014

X5

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

- Mckinney , TX, USA

problem #61

Aug 282014

X5 6-cyl

  • miles
I brought car in after I got recall notice. I was told the part had to be ordered from germany. My complaint is that it is taking longer than I feel is reasonable. BMW refuses to provide me with a rental. I have no other car to drive and I feel unsafe driving this car.

- Fort Myers , FL, USA

problem #60

Oct 012014

X5 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
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

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