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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 BMW X5 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #10

May 252016


  • miles


Im afraid of the risk this can cause, I have 2 kids, please help.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 092016


  • miles
16V-071 : driver's air bag module recall - called bmx on lemmon ave in dallas, tx to have this replaced and they said the did not have the part nor know when they will have them. I wrote to BMW and they replied that they would not be available to do so until spring 2017.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #8

May 302016


  • miles
Takata recall. Contact has received three letters from manufacturer advising to contact dealer for an interim repair of the air bag inflator failure. Dealer was unaware of recall campaign no. 16V-071. Dealer says parts not available and cannot be ordered. Dealer says repair kit is issued specific to VIN and there is nothing to do but wait. Part has not failed yet but contact fears driving the vehicle due to risk of death or serious injury as described in recall investigation.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 292016


  • miles


Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000 (air bags) and 16V364000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 262016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Daily City, CA, USA

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problem #5

Mar 042016


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5 sav. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) and the dealer indicated that the parts might not become available for approximately six months to a year. The dealer indicated that the manufacturer was only supplying 100 parts per month. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a reasonable time frame to repair the vehicle so the contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Calera, AL, USA

problem #4

May 012014

X5 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


I have the same complaint that another owner made under NHTSA id number 10621394, pertaining to NHTSA campaign number 13V564000. In my case a repair shop has indicated that my vehicle's front passenger seat occupant detection mat is defective and probably should be covered by the recall. Unfortunately the recall only lists the 2006 BMW X5 as having the defective part. I believe the recall should be extended to include the 2007 BMW X5.

- Littleton, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 102014


  • 55,000 miles
I was exiting a parking garage and hit a column, the airbag went off. I was transported to the hospital. I sustained a C1 neck fracture and an abrasion on my forehead. I was in a neck collar for 3 months with very limited activity and no driving. My car was declared a total loss. I am presently going to physical therapy 2-3 times per week for my neck.

- Cos Cob, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 012012

X5 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
In regard to NHTSA 13V-564, my 2007 BMW X5 has the same front passenger sensor/control module issue. A warning light comes on every time I start the car that says seat belt malfunction or seatbelt tension sensor malfunction. This must be a defect, as I have less that 40,000 miles and hardly ever have a passenger. The recall was issued in December 2013 and references up to 2006 BMW X5S as having the defective part. Can you please extend this recall to include 2007 BMW X5S? if you would like or need additional information, please let me know. Thank you.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 092009


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5 MINIcooper. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions with the cruise control activated. There was an unintended increase in acceleration. The vehicle failed to slow down when pressure was applied to the brake pedal. The gear was shifted into the "neutral" position. The vehicle crashed into a traffic signal pole. The air bag system failed to deploy with the level of impact. The driver sustained severe injuries. The police was called to the scene. There were body damages to the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a collision center. The cause of failure has not been determined at this time. The failure mileage was 22,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Edmond , OK, USA

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