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Old 01-14-2014, 05:38 PM
eastje eastje is offline
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Passenger Restraint System Malfunction FIX

Good News!

I just spoke to BMW US, 800-831-1117, who said that they extended the warranty for this problem through 2019. Not sure how far back the models that are covered, but my 2006 530i is covered. The new parts will be coming into dealerships in March 2014. If your dealer said they don't show it, ask them to look at the extended warranty section, as the BMW dealer I called originally said they have nothing on it.

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Old 03-31-2014, 09:11 AM
chibim1 chibim1 is offline
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same problem

Did just that- called bmwusa at the number you posted here and was told, after looking up extended warranty section specific to my car's VIN, that it does NOT apply to my particular bmw. It's 2008 550i. Don't understand how they can apply extended warranty on specific vehicles (VIN's) only ?! BTW - have the same warning on my vehicle.
I wonder if I should file a complaint with NHTSA about this being a safety issue.....
Now so there is no confusion here - this extended warranty is NOT the same as "seat occupancy sensor" recall.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:58 PM
eastje eastje is offline
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Something else to look at..

Just found out that there is also an issue with a wire that runs to the battery. This can cause the error as well.
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