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      03-05-2012, 01:42 PM   #23
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I am experiencing the same problem. BMW will not replace the mat due to my production date being 04/2006. I have already filed a report with NHTSA. I hope with all the reports being filed, something will be done.
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      03-18-2012, 02:35 PM   #24
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So I decided to bite the bullet and replace the sensor, I picked up the sensor mat that includes the seat cushion at Tisher for $300. I did the work myself, removed the old cushion and the leather upholstery. It wasn't that bad, It took me about 2 hours to replace. However, the airbag light is still on. At this point, I'm pretty sure I need some sort of reset tool. I"m gonna have to ask BMW to diagnose this even though I have the thought of it. Anyone have any ideas?
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      03-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #26
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SRS reset tool is needed to reset the alert once the sensor mat has been replaced. This was done by Auto Scandia in Herndon VA for $95. Error free at this time!
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      12-03-2012, 02:08 AM   #27
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Mine was replaced under warranty about 5 years ago...but it came back a year later.

I've been driving with the lights on for the last 4 years........
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      12-03-2012, 02:53 AM   #28
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Mine was replaced under warranty about 5 years ago...but it came back a year later.

I've been driving with the lights on for the last 4 years........
you replied to a 9 month old thread.

i would get it fixed though instead of driving on it... i had the same problem and read that if the passenger sensor has failed to the point that you have the red airbag light on the dash, in addition to the yellow overhead light, then the entire front airbag system will not fire.

long story short.... if you have the red airbag light on your dash, you as the driver may not be protected either.



wanted to add that I have an '06 330i and I called BMWNA and ended up getting them to approve the OC3 occupancy sensor repair outside of warranty. give it a try and see if they will do anything. the dealer's hands are tied, they wont fix anything for free unless BMWNA will reimburse. If you get BMWNA to approve it, then the dealer will fix it.
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wanted to add that I have an '06 330i and I called BMWNA and ended up getting them to approve the OC3 occupancy sensor repair outside of warranty. give it a try and see if they will do anything. the dealer's hands are tied, they wont fix anything for free unless BMWNA will reimburse. If you get BMWNA to approve it, then the dealer will fix it.
I have an '08 and have the exact issue described above. Mine failed literally a week outside of warranty (last month). Like it was on a damn timer or something.

I haven't had a chance to take it in yet and have been living with the occasional light, but from what you say, I should just give BMWNA a call first, before bringing it in? Being barely out of warranty, I figured there may be a bit more the dealership could do, but maybe not. I'd rather not have to pay for this, as my car is a month out of warranty and well under 50,000 miles.

A lot of people choose BMW for their safety ratings. Sad that this seems to be such a common issue. I would expect my car's safety system to last well beyond 50,000 miles, for example.
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I have an '08 and have the exact issue described above. Mine failed literally a week outside of warranty (last month). Like it was on a damn timer or something.

I haven't had a chance to take it in yet and have been living with the occasional light, but from what you say, I should just give BMWNA a call first, before bringing it in? Being barely out of warranty, I figured there may be a bit more the dealership could do, but maybe not. I'd rather not have to pay for this, as my car is a month out of warranty and well under 50,000 miles.

A lot of people choose BMW for their safety ratings. Sad that this seems to be such a common issue. I would expect my car's safety system to last well beyond 50,000 miles, for example.
Since you are barely out of the warranty, ask BMWNA for a "goodwill" repair.
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      12-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #31
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Yeah there is a recall on this. I had mine changed under warranty 3 or 4 yrs ago. Good thing it happend while under warranty. Get mad about it as they should re-imburse you.
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you replied to a 9 month old thread.

sorry.....haven't been on the forum for a year or so.
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If you guys need a scanner to read/clear airbag lights let me know.
I am willing to rent them or if you're local I'll do it for free.
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