10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,718 miles

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2008 BMW X5 seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 BMW X5 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Mar 222016

X5

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mansfield, CT, USA

problem #27

Jul 222016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5.the contact received NHTSA campaign number: 16V364000 (air bags) and 16V746000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the parts to do the repair 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #26

Jul 012016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V364000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #25

Jul 052016

X5

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000 (air bags), 16V364000 (air bags) and 16V746000 (fuel system, gasoline) and stated that the parts needed for the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Part distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms part not available.

- Orangeburg, SC, USA

problem #24

Feb 052015

X5

  • miles
There has been a recall on the driver side air bag since 2/5/2016 and the passenger's side air bag since 5/25/2016. When I contact BMW they have no information on when this will be repaired, and I am now reluctant to drive the car.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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problem #23

Feb 052016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the repair was unavailable. 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. Part distribution disconnect.

- South Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #22

Nov 152016

X5

  • miles

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

Takata recall - it has been about 9 months and there is still no repair parts for the driver side airbag. No parts also for the passenger airbag and now fuel pump.

- Pinole, CA, USA

problem #21

Oct 312016

X5 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. BMW North America and my local BMW dealership in irvine, California have not provided options for alternative transportation while waiting for parts to become available to complete the air bag replacement.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #20

Feb 152016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000 (air bags) and 16V364000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #19

Feb 122016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000 (air bags) and 16V364000 (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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Windsor Mill, MD, USA

problem #18

Aug 262016

X5

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Lithia Plains, GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 012016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. 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.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #16

Jul 082016

X5

  • miles
Regarding recall 16V-071 - BMW center is unable to remedy the defect within a reasonable period of time. Parts are not available and it has been over 3 months. I am reporting that BMW does not have adequate parts available to fix the recalled part and is cause a danger to drivers of this vehicle (including myself!)

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 112016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Providence, NY, USA

problem #14

Feb 292016

X5

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated for the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front passenger occupant detection mat was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags); however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 116,000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #13

Apr 072016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V063000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #12

Mar 312016

X5

  • miles
I received a notice in the mail that I have a important safety recall from BMW of North America. The recall is for a drivers front air bag module. Today 3/31/2016 I contacted two different dealerships (ft. Worth, tx location on white settlement road, and the arlington, tx location located off of lamar ave). Both locations said they have no idea when the parts will be coming in to replace the air bag module. I find it unacceptable to tell me its an important safety recall that could cause rupturing air bag resulting in metal fragments if I get into a wreck, and not have a date of when I can get this corrected.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #11

Nov 152015

X5

  • 82,881 miles
The first occurrence was November 15 2015. The shut down happens intermittently without warning. After sitting 24 hours, the vehicle reboots and will start - it is then good for 7 days until it happens again. Several repair shops have diagnosed, but cannot identify/duplicate problem. Battery replaced, but did not remedy issue. First occurrence, vehicle was at complete stop - various messages on nav screen (warnings: Transmission malfunction, warned if vehicle is turned off, will not start again); on dash all lights were illuminated. Turned vehicle off, did not start again, as noted on nav screen. Next day, started with no problem. Towed to shop, but could not duplicate. Drove one week, then park brake came on. Next day, same alerts-this time while driving. Did not restart after turning off. Was able to start after 24 hours, but could only drive a few feet before totally shutting down in middle of the street while make a U turn. Towed to shop that night. Next morning, shop could not duplicate, as vehicle ran smoothly. Following week, returned to shop for further testing. Battery replaced and registered. When picking up vehicle, noticed nav screen was black, would not illuminate. 4 days later, it came on, but went out again the following day. The next day, engine shut down on interstate. While waiting for tow, wipers came on, door locks and windows would not work. Could not roll down window or open door to talk to safety patrol. Patrol jump started vehicle. It was later towed to dealer (where purchased). Nav screen is still black, dvd and cd do not work (cd changer spits out cds). Shifts very hard between gears. I am very afraid to drive this vehicle, as it cuts off intermittently and without notice. However, I have no choice, as I recently purchased it in August 2015; and I have too much negative equity to trade it for another vehicle.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #10

Feb 022015

X5 8-cyl

  • 114,511 miles
Front passenger seat airbag sensor failure.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #9

Jan 092015

X5 6-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
BMW passenger seat airbag/seat restraint system has a malfunction. The system says there is a problem with the passenger seat and/or airbag restraint system or seatbelt or belt tensioners. There is a red light on the dash indicating failure of the system. This light comes and goes. Sometimes the light comes on even when no one is in the seat. I've googled this and it seems a lot of people are having the same issue with this. I'm not sure if the airbag is really effected or if it is a sensor malfunction. I see there are similar complaints listed here for this same issue.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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