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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,005 miles

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2006 BMW 330 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW 330 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #47

Feb 222017

330

  • 123,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. While driving various speeds, the air bag and seat belt warning indicators illuminated. The contact was concerned that the air bags might not deploy in the event of a crash. The vehicle was taken to BMW of richfield (746 danbury rd, ridgefield, ct 06877, (203) 438-0471) where it was diagnosed that the seat occupancy needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair fees. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The manufacturer was contacted and made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V564000 (air bags) and 17V428000 (air bags). The contact was referred to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000.

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #46

Nov 162016

330

  • 130,000 miles
Passenger restraint system fault. Received warning message when passenger sits in front seat. Light stays on most of time.

- Browns Summit, NC, USA

problem #45

Aug 202017

330

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. While driving various speeds, the passenger side air bags and seat belt warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (sun motor cars BMW, 6691 carlisle pike, mechanicsburg, pa 17050; (717) 697-2300) where it was diagnosed that the passenger seat belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer stated that the VIN was not part of a recall and the contact had to pay for the repair. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Middletown, PA, USA

problem #44

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 #43

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

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problem #42

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 #41

Jan 062017

330

  • 156,000 miles

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

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

problem #40

Sep 252016

330

  • 1 miles
This BMW had a recall, we bought this car from a dealer ship March 2016, seatbelt and air bag light just came on. BMW should check this out at no cost and the recall should not be closed or there should be an exception when you buy a used BMW. It's a hazard if the air bag does not deploy or the seatbelt does not work

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #39

Jun 182008

330

  • miles
Faulty front passenger seat sensor mat always breaks

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #38

Jun 062016

330 6-cyl

  • 106,045 miles
Recently the airbag and seat belt sensor indicated a failure. I can attribute such failure to a defective sensor (placed in the seat mat). When I contacted BMW usa, they refused to include my vehicle in the recall (campaign [xxx]). I would appreciate the NHTSA / dot to investigate expanding the recall to all E90 / 2006 BMW 330xi not just models produced after 12/ 2005. I took delivery of my vehicle in 11/2005. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #37

May 242016

330

  • 112,650 miles

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

Drivers side seat belt buckle/tensioner failed and would not hold onto seatbelt. This caused the seatbelt alarm to sound as well as deactivate the drivers side airbag

- Moorpark, CA, USA

problem #36

Feb 022016

330

  • 133,000 miles
Air bag and seat belt warning lights (red) came on indicating restraint systemn failure. Batter changed three months ago. Car taken in to shop and system "reset" thinking it was due to the battery being replaced. Both air bag and seat belt warning lights have come back on. My mechanic told me there had been a recall for this problem and suggested I contact dealer. Called BMW of monrovia, ca and was informed that my vehicle id number was not listed for the recall. Since there have been so many complaints listed, should BMW issue a recall before someone is killed and not after a death as usually happens?

- Temple City, CA, USA

problem #35

Nov 232015

330

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the seat belt warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure was 112,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #34

Apr 282014

330 6-cyl

  • 127,961 miles
Pass. Restraint system fault in passenger-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Continue to wear the safety belt. Restraint system malfunctioning!

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #33

Jan 052015

330 6-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
Airbag warning came on and after research found a recall. I contacted BMW and they claim my VIN is not one of the affected by the recall, which appears to be a trend. Please assist in finding a solution to this extremely critical safety system.

- Burlington, CA, USA

problem #32

Jun 182014

330 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The air bag and seatbelt sensor on the passenger side is on while driving the vehicle. The indicator lights are always on.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #31

Sep 092014

330

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light and the seat belt warning light illuminated. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (air bags); however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Marietta , GA, USA

problem #30

Nov 012013

330 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Error message "fault in passenger-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. There was a recall on this for models up to 2005, and selectively for 2006, per BMW.

- Round Lake, IL, USA

problem #29

Oct 162013

330 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330I. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag on/off switch became inoperable. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to both a dealer and independent mechanic. The technician was unable to locate the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 12/9/14 update 06/1/2015

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #28

Aug 122014

330

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 330xi. The contact stated that the front passenger side seat belt sensor and air bag warning indicator illuminated, which indicated that the front passenger side air bag system was faulty. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect, but no remedy was offered. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V564000 (air bags), although the vehicle experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Howell, MI, USA

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