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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,500 miles

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2008 BMW Z4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 BMW Z4 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 072016


  • 77,000 miles


Takata recall airbag light on at all times on the instrument cluster. A scan of the vehicle shows a defective passenger seat cushion sensor. Resetting the light with the scan tools does not fix the problem, the light goes back on immediately and stays on whether there is a passenger seated in the vehicle or not. It does not make a difference if the vehicle is stationary or moving. I purchased the vehicle used on May 7th 2016 and the light was on when I purchased the vehicle.

- Saint James, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 172016


  • 70,000 miles
Light indicating passenger airbag was disabled began coming on while passenger in the seat. Within a few weeks of noticing this, passenger airbag always indicates off. Many 08 models were recalled for passenger airbag mat failures, but not the Z4 (too few cars made?) I called BMW-usa and a case agent called me back. BMW would take no responsibility for the failure.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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