really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,430 miles

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2007 BMW 328 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 BMW 328 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Mar 012013

328 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles


I took the car into the shop for a battery change and upon picking up the car the front passenger seat belt warning light went on. I took it back to the shop and was told that it was con-incidental that it happened on that day and would cost over $1000 to fix. I got a second opinion and was told by dealership that the mat sensor is broke and may deploy in accident whether or not someone is sitting in the seat. I looked on the internet and saw that a recall was issued by you for models 2006 and earlier for the same issue. After speaking with BMW corporate, I was told to register a complaint with you that there is nothing they can do unless the NHTSA issues a recall.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 042012

328 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Every time I have a passenger the airbag light remains on. When there is a passenger sitting in the front passenger seat and then gets out of the car, the sensor thinks the person is still sitting in the seat and keeps reminding me to put on the passenger seat belt, plus the air bag light remains on. After 3 to 4 days, all the warning lights go off. But lately, the lights remain on for months. Is the problem related with the passenger seat occupancy sensor mat" isn't this suppose to be a delta government regulated issue? isn't it also dangerous? does this mean the air bag is deactivated? what if I get into an accident and I have a passenger" please help.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 142012

328 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
There was a recall for 2006 (I drive a 2007) models of this vehicle for the passenger seat occupancy sensor mat in the passenger seat. When this mat becomes defective, it disables airbag systems in the vehicles. This has been a known problem since 2008 (when the recall was issued), however these cars were produced from 2006-2008+ before the recall was issued. The recall only covers 2006 models which is absolutely ridiculous. If the same exact vehicle continues to be produced with the same defective part that have the same problem, but you only cover one year of it being produced when there were three, what good is that" why is it that I have to drive around in a car that has a known defective airbag system because of the defective detection mat and bet on my luck that I don't get in a serious accident and be caught with no air bags for safety. This is a serious lawsuit waiting to happen the minute someone gets in an accident and the airbags don't deploy due to the failed passenger seat sensor. I know you have complaints about this. Refer to: www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm"start=1&searchtype=quicksearch&rcl_id=08V384000&summary=true&prod_id=218996&printversion=yes.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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