ever since i bought this 2006 bmw 650i, at first the passenger side airbag malfunction light comes on and off, but now it's at a steady on light which is very annoying. BMW claims my year and vin isn't part of their recall which i think is bs. I fondled with the sensor on the bottom but it still comes on and off. please help.
passenger side airbags (seat occupancy sensor issue) on 2006 BMW 650i
by bklynzdknyjai in Brooklyn, NY on October 26, 2010
ANSWER by patrick mannion on October 26, 2010
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ANSWER by ZeeTech on October 27, 2010
When I check the recall info it does not specify VIN range, only manufacturing date: E63, E64 (6 Series) vehicles produced up to 11/2005 Could you tell us the mfg. date, or the last 7 digit of the VIN? Are you out of the regular warranty? How many miles are in the car? If your local dealership won't help you to resolve this problem, contact to BMW of North America and file a complaint, they are the real authority in NA and can make decision in your favor. Zee