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Old 01-21-2014, 10:02 AM
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Airbags Deployed with no impact/collision

I have a '06 BMW X5 4.4i (one owner, 130K miles). While driving on the highway yesterday, traveling at normal highway speeds, my passenger side airbags deployed. There were no cars in my immediate vicinity, and the road (I270 North in Maryland) is in exceptionally good shape. At first I thought I may have hit some debris, but I felt absolutely nothing, When I eventually got off the highway and back to work, I took a closer look at the car - to FIND NO DAMAGE, or sign of impact whatsoever - front, sides, undercarriage - nothing. I called BMW NA and at first they were very helpful, but when it was escalated to some "resolution specialist" he outright asked me why I was calling them. When I explained what had happened. After explaining why i was calling, he said he would take it to his supervisor and they would get back to me in 3-5 business days. Needless to say this is just not acceptable, my question - has this happened with anyone else out there? This is my 4th BMW, and 15th in our family, I also own 2 BMW motorcycles and I have never experienced something like this.

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Old 01-21-2014, 10:16 AM
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Never heard of this.

I would have said because your airbags went off for no reason almost causing me to have a heart attack and kill myself/others and I want you to figure out (A) WHY and (B) pay to resolve this issue while I drive a 2014 (insert BMW of your choice here)
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Thats exactly what I said! Thank goodness, there were not a lot of cars on the road, and I have over 30 years of driving experience- or I would have had a serious problem. The anxiety is still with me - I don't scare for much (call me stupid, not brave), but this really unnerved me. I have lost all confidence in the car - which I love.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:32 AM
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Never heard of this.

I would have said because your airbags went off for no reason almost causing me to have a heart attack and kill myself/others and I want you to figure out (A) WHY and (B) pay to resolve this issue while I drive a 2014 (insert BMW of your choice here)
But once they find out that it's a 2006 BM Trouble U they will just say poor maintenance and the car is no longer under warranty. Could the car have been in a previous accident and the repair not perform correctly.
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But once they find out that it's a 2006 BM Trouble U they will just say poor maintenance and the car is no longer under warranty. Could the car have been in a previous accident and the repair not perform correctly.

To which I would counter figure it out and we will talk/run the carfax on your dime/ want the coverage of the world press?
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Back in 2006 when I was at dealer getting my car service and I saw the brand new x5 seating inside the show room out of blue the air bags deployed in that x5 .
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Back in 2006 when I was at dealer getting my car service and I saw the brand new x5 seating inside the show room out of blue the air bags deployed in that x5 .
What the....
From what?!...seismic activity...
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:26 PM
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See this link. Next time you go to the service manager be prepare to show him this link.

BMW recalls 220,000 vehicles in widening airbag issue - NBC News.com

or this

http://www.thecarconnection.com/news...o-air-bag-flaw
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:31 PM
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I'm sure BMW will repair at their cost, if not go to the TV stations in your area and talk with someone in their consumer affair dept.
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