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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,243 miles

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2006 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 8 of 18)

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problem #218

Nov 242014

325

  • 102,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the front passenger seat mat occupant sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- San Enselmo, CA, USA

problem #217

Nov 052014

325 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Passenger airbag light went on and after my research found out there is a recall. BMW refuses to fix the issue as they claim that the VIN is not part of the recall. It is exactly as the recall...what do I need to do to get this vehicle under this recall? it is a major safety issue and should not be taken lightly.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #216

Sep 172014

325

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325ci. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V4280000 (air bags).the contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact has not experienced a failure.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #215

Nov 192014

325

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325ci. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a resonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #214

May 162014

325

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated the SRS light illuminated sporadically. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the seat occupancy detector needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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problem #213

Mar 012014

325 6-cyl

  • 89,256 miles
Started car approximately 8 months ago and the airbag warning light came on. We took the car to the local BMW dealer and was told it was a defective seat sensor. While the current recall describes the same issues, the VIN # was not included on the recall. The car is dangerous to both driver and passenger and needs to be fixed under this campaign.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #212

Oct 202014

325 6-cyl

  • 93,110 miles

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

Air bag light stays on, model and year id for recall, but not id under VIN number.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #211

Mar 012014

325

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The dealer stated that the driver side steering wheel air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Poquoson, VA, USA

problem #210

Sep 112014

325

  • miles
Vehicle has 148,000 miles. The air bag and seatbelt light have been coming on for over a year. This same exact problem was repaired by BMW for us in 2010. Our mechanic told us about the current recall on the airbags. Our car does have the sport seats and does fall within the dates of manufacture (Jan, 2006). However, after speaking with [xxx] at BMW today she informed me that our vehicle was not included in the recall. Obviously it is the part that is bad not the age of the part. I feel that our vehicle should be included in this recall due to the fact that I am not so sure that the airbags would even work if we were to get into an accident.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #209

Apr 152014

325

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. While driving 65 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #208

Jul 092014

325 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles

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

When a passenger sits in the passenger seat, periodically receive message from bmw325I alert system stating that the airbag/seat belt system for passenger seat is faulty in its operation and needs to be checked immediately. Informed by dealership that airbag sensor mat is faulty and needs to be replaced. Feel this vehicle should be added to BMW's recent recall list and repair should not be the responsibility of the owner to repair at owner's expense.

- Browns Summit, NC, USA

problem #207

Aug 182014

325 6-cyl

  • miles
I took my car in for a standard oil change and front driver side light turning signal not working and I also advised the airbag light would come on when I turned on the car for the past few months. I was advised that the air bag for the passenger side had to be replaced which would cost me more than 800 dollars. I questioned if it was part of the most recent recall but was advised no. Seeing all the complaints on this site of the same vehicle and issue and not being included, this does not make sense. Please advise how cars are picked as it seems the cars that were not notified are the ones that are having the exact or similar issue of what the recall is for. I recently moved as well so I'm wondering what happens if the letter if there was one was sent to the incorrect place.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #206

Jun 292012

325

  • 50,000 miles
This complaint is regarding a passenger restraint system malfunction alert/issue that seems to be covered by a recent BMW recall I found on your website. This alert started to come up in my car intermittently almost 2 years ago, but it now stays on. I heard about a recall and was waiting for additional information from BMW but have not received any. I went to the BMW center in alexandria, va this week (8/15/14) to see if this was covered by the recall and was told that it was not. I also called their 1-800 customer service number and was told the same thing. However, I just found a recall notice for this issue (see link below) on this website where it specifically includes my model year car (BMW 2006 325xi). My car is now not passing va inspection due to this issue. I was told this repair would cost over $2,000, which I don't have at this moment. Please advise as to how I can best expedite the necessary repairs under this recall, to deal with this security issue and so that I can renew my inspection sticker as required by va law.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #205

Aug 092014

325

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. While the vehicle was being inspected, the mechanic noticed that the mat sensor was fractured. In addition, the contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #204

Jul 012013

325 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The dealer stated that the weight sensors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.....updated 09-09-14 updated 11/18/14

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #203

May 012012

325

  • 80,000 miles
Car started showing "passenger restraint system malfunction". I researched the matter, and found that there is a recall. When I called BMW and gave them my VIN, they claimed that there is no recall. Almost every other BMW from that series/model was recalled and got the issue rectified under the recall. Please advise. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #202

Aug 112014

325

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- N. Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #201

Jul 012014

325 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated in the vehicle. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. Updated 08-28-14

- Cinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #200

Jul 292014

325

  • 66,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the air bag indicator illuminated in the vehicle. An independent mechanic stated that the front passenger seat occupant detection may be defective. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bag). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #199

Jul 152014

325 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
2006 BMW 325I with 125,000 miles and standard seats. Front passenger airbag and seatbelt light has been illuminated for last year. Finally took in today after learning about recall. Even though same problem, mine not covered under recall because mine was produced in June 2006, not during the timeframe of the recall. Dealer gave me report saying, "replace seat mat (found seat mat faulty)" for cost of $1056.25. My advisor at the dealership suggested I contact BMW customer service and ask for a "goodwill" repair with either 75% or 100% covered since my vehicle sits just outside the recall dates. Denied!! reason denied by[xxx] #8408 of BMW customer relations: 1)I am not original owner 2) veh out of warranty too long (had extended warranty until 100,00 so it is 25000 out ) and 3) veh has over 100,000 miles! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

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