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Old 01-09-2014, 12:30 PM
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Question Air Back Light

I own a 2006 X5 6 cylinder. The air bag light comes on frequently. I have the scanner to reset the fault code, but in a few days the light comes on again. Has anybody else had this problem?
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:36 PM
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could be a broken wire to one of the airbags or just not plugged in properly check all yellow plugs.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:47 PM
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Air Bag Warning Light

Where are the yellow plugs?
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:54 PM
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attached to the air bags
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attached to the air bags
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:03 PM
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:11 AM
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Smile Air Bag

Good news! I received a recall notice in the mail yesterday from BMW and the problem is the passenger air bag sensor mat. They are going to fix it for free!
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:18 AM
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good to hear save ya some dollars and time to fix it . I think someone else on here got the same recall.
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I own a 2006 X5 6 cylinder. The air bag light comes on frequently. I have the scanner to reset the fault code, but in a few days the light comes on again. Has anybody else had this problem?
Which air bag light is coming on? The one on the instrument cluster, or the one up near the sunroof switch?
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:35 AM
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The instrument cluster.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:46 PM
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There is a major recall going to happen soon regarding this. BMW will be sending something to you in the mail for the repair free of charge. I read that it is suppose to start this month


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Old 03-04-2014, 07:18 AM
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The recall is for the passenger seat sensor mat, not the drivers air bag.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:52 AM
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ditto to post above...and it's only for 2006 model years that were built between certain months in 2005-2006.

I do recommend any owners of a 2006 e53 X5 that has not had any work done at a certified BMW dealership since they've owned the vehicle...to go to http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/ContactUs/ where there's contact to either call & speak with BMW NA customer service...or click the recall link (look for it on the left side of the page at the previous link) where you can enter the last 7 digits of your VIN to see if there's a recall for that vehicle. Remember, it's a good idea to register to the BMW USA site...because you can't get a letter for a recall if they don't know you own the vehicle.

For those that are curious as to the recall letter...here is a link to a downloadable PDF of the letter BMW NA sent to me: BMW E53 Safety Recall PDF (occupancy mat sensor)

(if you're trying to view the PDF above on the acrobat.com site...and your device has a smallish screen...there's a slider (in a grayish box) at the top of the page that can decrease/increase the size of the document)
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