hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,146 miles

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2002 BMW 745 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 012016


  • miles


The seat belts in the car has not tightening tension. The red lights are on indicating that, fault in pass. - restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Fasten and continue to wear belts.

- Chicagp, IL, USA

problem #6

Nov 192015


  • 110,105 miles
I have read that there was a safety recall on some model of the BMW. And I would like to know why haven't the NHTSA haven't put out a bulletin on the BMW 745li about the seats blets and the airbags. When there are alot of complaints about this problem. I feel that we are driving a very unsafe car. Now on my vehicle the passenger seat belt will not retrack. And I am un able to carry anyone in the front seat. On the driver side I had that broblem to but the seat belt is able to fasten. This happen when I was driving.

- Capitol Heights, MD, USA

problem #5

Jul 232015


  • 101,000 miles
The airbag and seatbelt tensioner was recalled for same manufacturer for cars from 2004 and up. The 2002 and 2003 model had the same issue but was not part of the recall. I was driving on the freeway and the light for the seatbelt tensioner and the passenger airbag came on. This is a serious safety concern since airbags may not deploy and the seat belt may not tighten in an event of an accident.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 302015


  • 144,300 miles


All of a sudden, I got into my 745I 2002, "fault in passenger restraint system affecting airbag belt tensioner or belt force limiter. Continue to wear safety belt despite fault." This is an obvious defective materials from BMW manufacturing plant.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 062014


  • 73,615 miles
The contact owns a 2002 BMW 7 series. The contact stated that the air bag and seat belt warning light illuminated. The contact mentioned when starting the vehicle, the passenger side restraint system failure warning message illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 73,615.

- Beacon Falls, CT, USA

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problem #2

May 262014

745 8-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
Started my 745I up for a quick trip to the store and received a restraint system failure light. After some research it seems that this has been a problem with the 7 series for some time and BMW has even issued a recall with a 10 year restriction. I cannot understand why my 2002 is not covered under this recall since BMW is aware that this has been a problem. Presently my car is unsafe to drive and the cost to repair by dealer is extremely high. BMW needs to own up to all models with this problem since this is a serious safety issue.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012011

745 8-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Passenger safety systems fault / air bag / seat belt tensioner warning light has activated on my car. 2004 onwards models were recalled for this same issue. Can you please advise why all affected cars are not covered as this is clearly a model / year wide safety fault with the sensor mat or belt tensioner systems. BMW are taking no responsibility and put the problem of recalls onto NHTSA. Please help as I do not want to Transport my family in an unsafe vehicle and cannot afford the $1800 repair while certain owners are having this taken care of by BMW under the recall.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

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