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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,910 miles

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2006 BMW 525 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW 525 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #32

Nov 292013

525 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles

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

I own BMW 530xi, I have problem with the passenger air bag, light still on all time. I checked in the web side BMW have recall for this issue, but I contact BMW ask me for the VIN #,I giving all number, but later they said to me my car not qualify for this issue I don't know why my car not qualify for this issue, I do not paid $ 1000, for this.... let's BMW do this... thanks...

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #31

Jan 182013

525

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW M5. The contact stated that the passenger's side air bag warning light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V384000. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #30

Sep 092013

525

  • 142,000 miles
My BMW 525I just received a passenger restraint failure error. I saw online where there is an active recall for this matter. Yet, when I contacted the dealer and BMW usa, I was told the vehicle wasn't covered based on the VIN number.this is not acceptable! my family is at stake here! the lives of myself and anyone I carry as a passenger risk harm. I ask that this be reviewed for it is a known flaw with this vehicle. Please contact me at [xxx] or phone at [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #29

May 262013

525

  • 117,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that upon starting the ignition, the passenger's side air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. There was a recall associated with the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 ( air bags); however the contact's VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 117,500....updated 07-24-13 the consumer also stated the seat belt light illuminated, as well. Updated 07/29/13

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #28

Jan 052010

525

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 5 series. The contact started the ignition and the front passenger's side air bag warning indicator began to illuminate continuously, although the seat was not occupied. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Columbia Falls, MT, USA

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problem #27

Jan 012013

525 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My BMW 525I has a passenger restraint system warning; fault in passenger restraint system effecting airbag, belt tensioner, or belt force limiter. This has caused the airbag system in the passenger side to be permanently turned off and acknowledges faults in the restraint system. I feel this is extremely unsafe for passengers in my vehicle. A mechanic has told me there is an issue with the occupant detection mat which appears defective. I observed that there has been a recall on a similar issue with the BMW vehicle (recall id 08V38400). I attempted to contact the dealership, North scottsdale BMW and BMW costumer service but both said the recall didnt involve my vehicle even though it included the same make and model with the same issue.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #26

Jan 082013

525 6-cyl

  • 80,742 miles

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

I have received a warning on multiple occasions that there is a malfunction in the passenger restraint system. I took the car in for repair at the BMW dealership and was told that I need to replace the front passenger seat sensor. There is a recall for my 2004-2006 BMW 5-series for this issue (NHTSA campaign id 08V384000), however I was told my car was not covered under the recall.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #25

Mar 202013

525

  • 80,000 miles
Message appears that there is a malfunction with the passenger air bag and reminded passenger to wear seat belt until it is looked into. Also a warning about the power steering sensor malfunction. These are both safety issues but BMW has been of no help.

- West Sand Lake, NY, USA

problem #24

Feb 252013

525

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 5 series. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the front passenger side seat mat would have to be replaced. The technician also informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V384000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

problem #23

Jan 102013

525 6-cyl

  • 91,500 miles
There is a recall on this vehicle for the passenger restraint system. NHTSA action number: EA08001 the dealers are refusing to fix the problem at no costs to me and BMW North America says there is no recall on my vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #22

Nov 272012

525

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that he started the vehicle and the passenger air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that he did not take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Mary Esther, FL, USA

problem #21

Nov 022012

525 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The passenger side occupancy seat mat for the airbag failed. BMW has bulletin sib 65 75 06, airbag warning lamp for OC3 seat mat fault, that covers my cars build date, but BMW states my VIN is not covered. There is also a current recall, NHTSA campaign number: 08V-384, but BMW states my car is not covered and refuses to honor the 10 year extended warranty. My car is experiencing this same issue, as diagnosed by a local BMW dealers, but they have failed to cover it. This is a major safety issue that is affecting many cars outside of the recall. They are many people posting on various BMW forums that are experiencing the same issue. BMW should be held accountable to fix all the vehicles experiencing this problem.

- Carmel, CA, USA

problem #20

Oct 202010

525 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
While driving, the passenger airbag warning light was on, and the airbag was disabled, although there is passenger sitting there.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #19

Nov 012012

525

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that while parked the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagositic testing. The mechanic stated the air bag sensor would have to be replaced. The mechanic stated there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #18

Sep 112012

525

  • 103,000 miles
Restraint system failure, the airbags on my passanger seat will not go off in case of a crash.this is a BMW factory issue.w

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #17

Apr 022012

525 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated while driving, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed he needed a new sensor in the passenger seat. The contact was informed of the recall for NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 ( air bags:frontal) but his VIN was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 110,000. Updated 11/28/12 updated 12/03/12

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 012012

525

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contacrt referenced NHTSA campaign id number 08V384000 (air bags:frontal); however the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000. The current mileage was 38,000.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 092012

525

  • 75,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525I. The contact stated that the passenger air bag off lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a personal mechanic for diagnosis where the mechanic informed the contact of NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags:frontal ). the dealer and manufacturer were notified but offered no assistance and advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure and current mileages were 75,500.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #14

May 012012

525

  • 71,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 525. The contact stated that the front passenger restrain system belt tensioner and air bag warning lights remained illuminated. The manufacturer advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V384000 (air bags: Frontal) and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 71,800 and the current mileage was 72,300.

- Mansfield , TX, USA

problem #13

Mar 202012

525 6-cyl

  • 20 miles
The airbag warning lamp comes on periodically. There was a recall, but it only covered to November 22 of 2005 production and my car was produced in December of 2005.

- Sauk Rapids, MN, USA

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