really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,758 miles

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2004 BMW 330 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 BMW 330 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #9

Sep 012014

330 6-cyl

  • miles


I received a notice of recall from BMW dated September 2014 about defective air bags. The notice said that BMW does not have parts to conduct the recall, but that BMW would notify me when parts become available. I emailed BMW customer service on October 30, 2014 asking when replacement air bags will be available. I received a response from BMW saying that BMW does not have parts to conduct the recall. BMW said that, "as parts become available later this year, we will mail a follow-up letter requesting that an appointment be made." I have not received any other notices from BMW. I am concerned because I believe my car started service in Hawaii, which has high humidity, and has also been in del Mar, ca, which has high humidity because it is on the ocean. I an very concerned about this recall and I believe BMW has not been able to remedy the defect within a reasonable period of time. Is there anything you can do to get me a replacement air bag or replacement vehicle so I don't have to use this defective vehicle. Thanks.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 022014

330 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 330I. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/21/14

- Stratfort , CT, USA

problem #7

Sep 162014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 330ci. 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 reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #6

Sep 092014


  • 144,000 miles


Tuesday September 9, 2014 I was driving down the hwy 92 when all of a sudden I here a loud thunderous explosion. As I checked my surroundings I thought I was in the middle of a car accident, so I took my foot off the gas and coasted to the side. As I looked around my side airbag curtains on both side were deployed as well as my driver side door air bag. I get out of my car and inspect the car and nothing visibly was damaged. I look down the road and nothing was there, cars were flowing as normal and not a pot hole in sight. Called BMW and found that BMW had has a recall on certain models including mine.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 022013


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 BMW 330ci. The contact stated that the air bag sensor illuminated. The sensor turned on and off while the front passenger seat was occupied. The dealer stated that the front passenger seat occupant detection mat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V384000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Tomball, TX, USA

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problem #4

Nov 072012

330 6-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
No in passenger seat when starting the car and the passenger air bag lamp was illuminated on dashboard. Turned car off and then back on and the light was off. Went about 15 feet and the light came back on. Turns on and off with or without anyone in the seat. BMW representative stated recall id# 81074 did not relate to my VIN.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 102008


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW 330ci. The contact stated that the air bag indicators remain illuminated for both the passenger and driver's side. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The contact researched the failure online. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 052008


  • 32,000 miles
I have a problem about fault in passenger restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner and force limiter. During driving I've got a warning displayed on my hud. I had brought twice to dealer, they said fixed, but after one week later the warning light come back again. They keep said that I need pay for fix it. Is this recalls part? I think it is safety defects. This model:BMW 2004 530I please help. Thanks,

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 142008


  • 58,000 miles
On 14 September 2008 I was involved in a motor vehicle accident involving my 2004 BMW 330ci convertible. We had a vehicle run a left turn red light into us as we were passing through the intersection in kent wa. I estimate the impact was probably equivalent to a 50 to 60 mph collision. It was observed that the air bags did not deploy but the roll over roll bar did. With the recall of air bags for the BMW I think it may also apply to the 2004 3 series also. If the airbags would have deployed it may have eliminated some aches and pains that we are suffering from. There were no serious injuries. Damage to the BMW involved the front bumper, hood, and other damage to radiator for a total of about 4300. I will be checking with BMW as to what speed should the air bags deploy.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

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