10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,100 miles

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problem #43

Dec 202018

335

  • 81,000 miles
My passenger side seat sensor is faulty which is a part of the passenger side air bag and may not cause it to deploy in the event there is an accident. There have been many bmws affected by this but BMW dealer will not do this under recall or warranty

- Garden Ridge, TX, USA

problem #42

Jul 142018

335

  • 87,000 miles
Takata recall faulty airbag deployment during minor accident causing no damage to vehicle. Impact occured from front of vehicle and air bags deployed after vehicle was at complete stop after accident causing nose damage and burn and bruise on left arm. Irregular deployment of air bags because the passenger air bag as well as the steering wheel air bag deployed. No one was seated on passenger side and the driver side vehicle side airbag where I was seated did not deploy.

- Aurora, FL, USA

problem #41

May 012017

335

  • 90,000 miles
Air bag sensor still on as faulty. BMW has stated its the sensor associated with the the event of roll over. Private company certified to service bmws states its the passenger air bag. My BMW's computer also states its the passenger air bag.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #40

Mar 302018

335

  • 84,000 miles
Hello, my 2009 BMW E92 328I is experiencing an issue where the front passenger seat sensor is not functioning properly, which will cause the airbag and seatbelt to not function as intended. There have been recalls on other models for the same issue, but with the same design and parts, I do not understand how my car is not covered. (https://brandilaw.com/2013/12/26/BMW-recalls-76565-vehicles-due-to-A-front-passenger-seat-electronic-sensing-mat-failure/) this is a very dangerous problem. I have read on several online forums that it is a recurring problem in the cars after the effective recall date. I am trying my best to do due diligence and inform the ntsb to review this incident within other BMW models and to hopefully remedy any affected cars. The design of the sensor is very poorly constructed and very expensive to fix, leaving many owners to simply forego making the necessary fixes. In fact, several mechanics informed me that customers typically avoid making the fix due to how expensive it is, running the risk of their passenger not being protected in the event of a collision. I hope the ntsb can look into this problem. Please feel free to contact me at matthewburchill@aol.com for any additional information. Thanks, matt

- Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #39

Feb 022017

335

  • 0 miles
Takata recall; bought car online from schmburg il. BMW and the BMW was delivered to my home address in san antonio, Texas. Called schmburg BMW and they told to call san antonio BMW. I did call san antonio BMW in 2-2-2017. Have not received anything from them and it's 5/7/2018---help!!!

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #38

Jul 042016

335

  • 95,000 miles
Issue: When seat unoccupied, will receive seat belt warning as if a person is in the seat. Issue: When passenger is in seat, airbag and seat belt light comes on, with warning on the display that there is a restraint system malfunction. Defect with front passenger air bag seat occupancy sensor mat, there are several recalls for this issue in different years/models. My year is not covered for the current recalls, even though its the same exact issue, and likely the same mat and/or seats. Example recalls: 17V-428 13V-564 17V-605

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #37

Dec 272017

335

  • miles
Takata recall in late September I was told it would be a roughly 3 week wait for parts. Called again the week of thanksgiving and was told it would be 4-6 week wait. I'm still getting the run around by BMW of dallas and believe they may be only helping select people.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #36

Feb 052016

335

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW 335I. 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 dealer (advantage BMW midtown, 1305 gray St, houston, tx 77002) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was contacted at 800-831-1117 and stated that the contact had to call the dealer. The manufacturer transferred the call to the dealer and the dealer stated that they would call back to schedule an appointment. The contact did not receive a call back from the dealer. A case number was not provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #35

Jun 012017

335 6-cyl

  • miles
2009 BMW 335I. Consumer writes in regards to drivers side air bag module safety recall. The consumer stated the recall repair exceeded a reasonable amount of time. Updated 12/7/2017

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #34

Oct 072017

335

  • 102,000 miles
Front passenger occupancy seat sensor is defective because it disables passenger airbag creating a safety hazard rendering vehicle inoperable for passenger occupancy. This is a known defect experienced by previous models. Cost of repair is excessive..

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #33

Nov 142017

335 6-cyl

  • miles
I went to the BMW dealership (to have the several recall performed on my car lastweek 1. recall id 263858 2. recall id 190318 3. recall id 190319 4. recall id 190320 5. recall id 174817 the service guy (https://www.stevenscreekbmw.com) told me that they cant honor the recall because my car has a rebuilt/salvage title my call VIN number [xxx] car BMW 335I 2009 base on my understanding recalls are a safety issue and by law have to be completed on the car no matter the branding on title. Pleases let me know the way to get the recall process. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #32

Sep 142016

335

  • 115,000 miles
My vehicle suddenly displayed a passenger restraint system malfunction message following someone sitting in the seat. Everything appears to be in full working order except whatever is causing the malfunction.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #31

Jan 012016

335

  • miles
Takata recall. I received notice of a recall in 2016 and BMW still has not contacted me to service the recall

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #30

Mar 012016

335

  • miles
Takata recall -- I received notification March, 2016, and have yet to have my air bag replaced. When will this be resolved?

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #29

Jul 132017

335

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW 335. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called the steve thomas BMW dealer and was informed that they were unable to provide a time frame for when the remedy would be available and completed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #28

Mar 232016

335

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW 335I. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags), however the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The local dealer, BMW of san francisco located on 1675 howard street, san francisco, ca, 94103, was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Millbrae, CA, USA

problem #27

Jul 032017

335

  • miles
Takata recall - received safety recall notice via mail 07-03-2017 that necessary parts to complete this recall were available but BMW dealership in birmingham, al stated parts were not available when I called to make a service appointment. The BMW rep told me to call back in a few weeks - parts might be available. I'm confused as to why I would receive this notice if parts were not available.

- Alabaster, AL, USA

problem #26

Feb 152016

335

  • miles
The air bag has been recalled for over a year and I am still waiting for my appointment to fix the matter. When the recall first happened I was very pregnant and I called BMW telling them I was concerned. They said that it would be fixed by 9/16 and I am still waiting and my baby will turn 1 on July 1,2017. When will my air bags be fixed? this is a serious and dangerous matter.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #25

Feb 012016

335

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW 335I. 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 dealer 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.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #24

Jan 012016

335

  • miles
Takata recall it has been over 1Y. Since officially notified of recall. Dealer has not contacted me on repair.

- Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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