really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles

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2006 BMW 325 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 325 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 19)

problem #361

Sep 062019


  • 133,000 miles


Passenger restraint system. (fault in passenger restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner, belt force limiter) whilst driving. Air bag recalled just two months ago! and now new issue. Worried for safety.

- State College, PA, USA

problem #360

Sep 122018


  • 190,000 miles
There has already been a major recall for most 2006 326xi models that needs to be also extendes to my vehicle. It is obviously an issue on other models, and the manufscturer needs to correct this before people are harmed since by default the module assumes noone is sitting there and will not deploy.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #359

Jan 012017


  • 140,000 miles
Tamara airbags. My car has both airbag lights on and there is no recall on it at all and it has not been in an accident at all. I received a warranty extension but with conditions. Conditions were if it's not the particular fault they will charge me $200 just for a scan. And then some more to actually fix the issue. I do not want to take it in due to that issue. I donżT have $200 to give up like that.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #358

Dec 022018


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. While driving approximately 10 mph, the passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated. The contact placed a briefcase with a laptop on the seat and the system warned that the passenger side air bag was off. The warning indicator first illuminated in February of 2018 and flashed on and off. Currently, the air bag indicator remained permanently illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the contact must pay for diagnostic testing. The contact also mentioned receiving tsb number: Sib-01-09-14 (passenger air bag seat occupancy sensor 063) limited warranty extension. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Redland, CA, USA

problem #357

Aug 012018


  • 152,000 miles
Takata air bags my air bag light keeps coming on, my car is effected by the recall but when I run the VIN # it's not showing up. It's a safety problem and IżM afraid the air bags will deploy while driving.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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problem #356

Nov 182018


  • 83,000 miles
BMW 325ci 2006 front left adaptive headlight wiring deteriorates over time. This cause the wiring to crack and fail. The front left headlight failed while driving, creating a dangerous situation for the driver and others on the road. When the wiring fails the driver cannot display turn signals, use high beams or any headlight functions. BMW does not provide a solution or help to fix the issue. The vehicle was in motion at night when the headlight failed. The part is the front headlight igniter wiring harness. The failure happened inside a sealed compartment and is not exposed to any outside elements. This is a common issue, a google search will bring up multiple other cases of failure in other cars with pictures. BMW 335ci 2006 rear tail lights short out frequently while driving and do not display turn signals. A fault is shown on the dashboard. This happened at night while the vehicle was in motion and does not go away. The warning light is only displayed after the turn signal is turned on. BMW 325ci a front airbag warning light was displayed while driving and does not shut off. This happened when the vehicle was in motion and does not shut off. Bmw325ci a front seatbelt warning light is displayed on the dash periodically and does not shut off. The warning suggests there is a failure with the seatbelt. This happened when the vehicle was in motion.

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

problem #355

Apr 012016


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited the same symptoms as listed in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags). The contact did not disclose the details of the failures he experienced. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #354

May 092018


  • miles
I am frightened to death that the aforementioned recall of almost the entire SRS controls was not properly fixed. Duplicated warnings for both have been a daily problem and an exact replica of the symptoms prior. No accident to report, yet a completely valid potential cause for bodily harm! my other car is 16 years old and just was in for a new and active recall as the bags were deploying shrapnel and plastic....and she's 16 years old! I appreciate your help and consideration! looking forward to a prompt response! I'll be driving it to my nephew's wedding at fort campbell army base.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #353

Apr 182018


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 3 series. When the contact purchased the vehicle from one source motors (10633 northland dr ne, rockford, mi 49341, (616) 951-7068), he was not informed that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 17V676000 (electrical system). Sharpe BMW (1010 28th St SE, grand rapids, mi 49508, (616) 452-5101) scheduled an appointment and indicated that the air bag repair had been completed, but did not address the repair for the electrical system. The manufacturer stated that the part was unavailable and had not provided a time frame to provide the part to the dealer. In addition, the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated, which was a safety concern. Sharpe BMW diagnosed that the floormat sensor needed to be replaced. The dealer and the manufacturer both stated that the vehicle was not included in any air bag recalls to cover the floormat sensor failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available for NHTSA campaign number: 17V676000 and parts distribution disconnect for NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #352

Apr 022018


  • miles
Defective passenger air bag sensor mat. Even when an adult is sitting in the passenger seat, the air bag light turns on, as if the airbag is disabled. This is a common issue, as you can see from google search results: Https://www.google.com/search?Q=E90+replace+air+bag+sensor+mat&oq=E90+replace+air+bag+sensor+mat&aqs=chrome..69I57.12429J1J7&sourceid=chrome&ie=utf-8

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

problem #351

Mar 052018


  • 65,000 miles


While driving the vehicle in the city and making a left turn, the air bag sensor indicator illuminated, which indicates a possible failure with the air bags.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #350

Mar 202012


  • miles
The icon airbag was showing when I bought my car in Florida in 2012...so when I came back home in quebec my garage change the passenger airbag...this year (around June 2017) the icon airbag off appear again each time I have a passenger seatting in my car...so I think that someting is defect with the sensor or the airbag

- Coaticook, Que,Canada,J1a1s8, FL, USA

problem #349

Jan 292018


  • miles
I believe the seat sensor in my 2006 BMW 325I front passenger seat is faulty. The majority of the time, the light comes on that shows that my front passenger airbag is not on and also that the passenger is not buckled, whether they are buckled, or there isn't a passenger in that seat at all. Whether I am stationary or driving/moving at any speed, those warning lights are on, and will intermittently go off for short periods of time, then they come back on again. I am in a carpool so I frequently am the driver and I have someone in that front passenger seat. I am concerned that if in an accident, the airbag will not deploy causing injuries in the case of an accident. Newer models of the same car have this seat sensor on recall, so the 2006 should also be recalled.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #348

Nov 122017


  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325I. While driving at 65 mph, the contact's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and the other vehicle fled the scene. The contact sustained back injuries, which did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The contact was able to drive the vehicle. The dealer (South motors BMW, 16215 S dixie hwy, miami, fl 33157) diagnosed that the vehicle had a faulty air bag seat sensor. The dealer stated that the vehicle did not have a recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was unable to provide assistance. The failure mileage was 155,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #347

Jan 092017


  • 90,000 miles
Air bag lights on without crash also seat belt light on.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #346

Dec 122017


  • miles
Takata recall: I just received a notice today 28 Dec 17 that my vehicle needs to be recalled for the following issues the driver side air bag and the blower motor wiring system.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #345

Jun 122017


  • 107,000 miles
About the airbag takata

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #344

Sep 292017


  • miles
Driver's airbag module recall replacement keeps getting postponed for a future date from BMW of henderson deal

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #343

Nov 012013


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 325xi. While operating the vehicle, the air bag sensor indicator remained illuminated, which indicated a possible failure with the air bags. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the occupancy sensor mat was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact later received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags) for the same failure. The contact was informed that parts were not available to repair the vehicle. The local dealer (hoffman BMW in watertown, ct) was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Southbury, CT, USA

problem #342

Nov 112017


  • 125,000 miles
Takata recall. I received a notice in the mail from tk holdings Inc. Informing me of a recall for the vehicle. I went to airbagrecall.com and found out that there is also a recall for the blower motor wiring. I called a BMW dealership in irvine and they said that they can't help me because it doesn't show up on their system.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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