hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,091 miles

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2006 BMW M5 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 BMW M5 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Sep 092010

M5 10-cyl

  • 54,000 miles


This error appears on the console every time I turn on the vehicle; exact error message is : pass. Restraint system, affecting airbag, belt tensioner or belt-force limiter. Continue to wear the safety belt. The passenger air bag passenger light is permanently on both the display console and dashboard. Took in for service at braman BMW dealership in miami on 9/20/2010 but the repair was rejected under the current recall (air bag seat sensor mat involving of 8/13/2008). According to the service technician this problem is caused by the same part (seat mat sensor) which the entire bottom seat has to replace. The car had around 54K when this problem started.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 092010


  • 52,000 miles
There is a message reading passenger restraint system malfunction. I found out it is the seat sensor in the seat that turns the airbag on and off when someone is sitting in the seat, so the airbag is always off regardless if someone is on the seat or not. I know there was a recall with a bunch of other 2006 5 series but the dealer is saying mine is not included. I believe the 2006 M5 should also be included in the recall if it is having the same issue as the other vehicles in the recall.

- Encino , CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012011


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW M5. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrumental panel in February 2011. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who informed the contact that the passenger occupancy sensor had failed and in the event of a crash, the air bags would not deploy. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him that the his vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was approximately 77,000.

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

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