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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,593 miles

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2006 BMW 330 seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 14)

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problem #253

Aug 032017

330

  • 118,000 miles

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

Getting a hard warning for "passenger restraint system malfunction". apparently this has something to do with a sensor in the passenger seat going bad. This can cause injury or fatality as the passenger airbag will not deploy correctly. There has been a recall for this but my VIN was not included.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #252

Mar 092016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Holman BMW (located at 1812 S andrews ave, ft lauderdale, fl 33316) determined that the part was not available for the repair. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Oakland Park, FL, USA

problem #251

Feb 052016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called tulley BMW of manchester at (603) 644-2691 located at 170 auto center rd, manchester, nh 03103 where it was confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #250

Jun 212017

330

  • 150,000 miles

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

Restraint malfunction for front passenger code 93C3. My VIN is not a part of the recall but the particular model has recall for the same issue. The code is for the airbag which would not deploy in the case of an accident if a passenger is sitting in the front seat or not.

- Middletown, PA, USA

problem #249

Feb 052016

330 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (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 dealer was contacted at: Co's BMW located in loveland, co, and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution. Updated 10/26/17 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 10/27/2017

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

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problem #248

Jul 312017

330

  • 105,747 miles
The id light came on for passenger air. It said that passenger air bag was off. We took to BMW of roanoke to repair and state inspect the vehicle. They had to replace the passenger air bag mat at a cost of $ $1,433.87 on invoice no. Bmcs56560. My concern is that if we were involved in accident the passenger air bag would have not worked and my wife could have been hurt or killed. I have the old part and could send it to you. The BMW only has 105,747 miles and was delivered per BMW of roanoke 12/24/2009. It is not no recall but maybe it should have been

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #247

Aug 152017

330

  • 98,000 miles

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

Metal fragments from airbag

- Lakeville, MA, USA

problem #246

Jul 242017

330

  • 150,000 miles
Passenger restraint system. Fault in passenger-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. The airbag stays off even after having a passenger on the front passenger seat. I also get a seatbelt sign even if the seatbelt is worn by the passenger. Went to dealer asking for $200 to check problem and $500 to repair.

- Middletown, PA, USA

problem #245

Feb 102017

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) for the driver side air bag inflator. The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. Two months ago, the contact called a local dealer (a critz BMW Buick GMC Mercedes of savannah, 7000 abercorn St, savannah, ga 31406) and was informed that the recall remedy parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #244

Feb 062017

330

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The South bay BMW dealer was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #243

May 012016

330

  • 86,000 miles

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

2006 BMW 330I was not subject to recall and warranty repair of the occupant classification system (OCS for the passenger font airbag (si B 72 O2 06). Currently I have a airbag warning light indicating that the passenger airbag is not operating. The code suggests a faulty mat sensor. Other BMW's of the same model and year were subject to the recall. The BMW 330I was not included and should be. Reading on the E90 message board: www.E90post.com/forums/showthread.php?S=30bdacfbe250258ed6528ec55B5bb6A7&T=358892 confirms that this problem exists with the 330I model as well.

- Hopkins, MN, USA

problem #242

Feb 162016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) however, the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a routine service and was informed that the recall remedy part was on back order for the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure. Part distribution disconnect.

- Carlstadt, NJ, USA

problem #241

Mar 012009

330

  • 96,000 miles
Air bag warning and seat belt warning lights come on and stay on. Lights have come on and stayed on each occurrence. Have taken vechicle to dealer and shop to have light reset at least 6 times, only to have both warning lights come on again.

- Temple City, CA, USA

problem #240

Mar 142016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mission Hills, CA, USA

problem #239

Feb 052016

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the part for the repair was unavailable. The contact was informed by the dealer that the parts were on back order. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Avendale Estates, GA, USA

problem #238

Feb 012017

330

  • 149,000 miles
Since 2014 I have had to replace 3 oem rims for cracking. This has caused me much inconvenience and time and money to replace not only the rims but at times the tire itself. BMW's failure to disclose the fact that the BMW rtf alloy wheels prematurely crack is especially egregious in light of the safety hazard resulting from driving with a cracked wheel, due to the loss of tire pressure that typically ensues. Moreover, the possibility of a loss in tire pressure while driving the subject vehicles would be a material fact to a reasonable consumer. A case was awarded for the Z car model in the us and another for my model using this similar argument about the rims in the U.K. but BMW refuses to entertain it the BMW alloy wheels are subject to cracking under normal driving conditions, creating a safety hazard and necessitating replacement or repair of the wheel and sometimes the tire, at substantial cost to the consumer. Most recently, and most alarming, I received a "fault in passenger-restraint system affecting my airbag" when I started my car up two-weeks ago. I have done plenty of research and found that a BMW safety recall was made on the exact year and model (2006 BMW 330I), but my VIN is not covered because it did not come with the specific sport seats, it was called under. I do not understand if so many individuals in BMW forums are having this same issue without having the "sport seats" but we share the same model, make and year as the one NHTSA originally got recalled recalled, why my VIN is not covered. This is a huge liability on bmws end and no coincidence. Should I get in an accident with a passenger, the airbag will not deploy. Please help!!! www.nbcnews.com/id/26179745/

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #237

Feb 132017

330

  • 100,335 miles
"takata recall" - the airbag warning light came on as of 02/13/17. The car was in motion when this occurred on a city street.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #236

Feb 032017

330

  • miles
Vehicle has 2 recalls, the first one being for a passenger seat occupancy sensor which causes the passenger airbag to not deploy. I have called BMW denver downtown (303-954-4856) and thus far they have refused to perform the recall. They keep telling me they don't have the part for it. When asked for an eta, the only thing they are telling me is that they don't have an eta, and that the part may never be available. This is the only BMW dealer anywhere near my area that is able to perform the recall. My vehicle has the occupancy sensor error displayed on the dash, so I know for a fact the part covered under the recall has already failed. BMW of denver's failure to perform this recall is placing my family in danger in case of an accident.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #235

Jan 192017

330

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The dealer did not give a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer could not provide a date for when the recall parts would be available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Canyon Lake, CA, USA

problem #234

Jan 062017

330

  • 156,000 miles
I got home from an outting with friends and "passenger restraint systems malfunction" appeared on my screen. Did alittle research, my passenger seat airbag will either deploy metal shards or not deploy at all incase of an accident. Or the seatbelt will not properly engage. The dealership says they are "VIN specific" and can only do my driver side. But everybody seems to only have the passenger side problem. They have the sensor in stock that can save a life, but they don't want to do the job just because my "VIN" does not match for the recall in their computers!

- Tulalip, WA, USA

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