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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,783 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 BMW Z4 accessories - interior problems

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2006 BMW Z4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 032016


  • 65,000 miles


My car had approximately 65K miles on it when the light on the dashboard indicated an issue. It was manufactured in 08/06. Reading from the computer indicated a passenger occupancy mat failure. BMW extended the warranty for 10 years through model year 05 but won't do anything for 2006. I called BMW usa and escalated it. They called me back and stated it will not be covered. I am concerned that this may prevent the airbag from operating in case of a collision for the passenger. There are many complaints about the 2006 model occupancy mat with this my and I think BMW should be forced to cover this safety hazard. The car was purchased from BMW dealer as a pre-owned certified car under full warranty. The dealer would not address repairs under the current recalls. This should be covered the same way as previous model year Z4 vehicles. According to recall 13V-564 this should be covered but BMW says no!

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 202012

Z4 6-cyl

  • 37,848 miles
The passenger seat airbag seat mat sensor shorted.

- Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 022013

Z4 6-cyl

  • 31,500 miles
Reference defect investigation EA08001, NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000; passenger seat occupancy pad cracked causing air bag light that remains on. Unclear which (if any) airbags are operative. Reference campaign for the same issue did not include this year vehicle. BMW provided for extended 10 year warranty on 2004-2005 Z4 vehicles as part of the resolution to reference campaign.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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