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BMW e83 X3 False Passenger Airbag Light

Does your e83 X3 have a false passenger airbag light? We can help! Book an appointment online with our BMW mechanics in Jacksonville, FL.

Marketed in the United States from 2004-2010, the BMW X3 is a first-generation crossover vehicle from BMW. It was called a Sports Activity Vehicle, rather than the traditional Sport Utility Vehicle. The vehicle is based on the BMW 3 series and is also called the e83. As a new model for BMW, the X3 has some common problems that owners report. One of them happens to be a False Passenger Airbag light warning.

While dangerous for small children, a passenger-side airbag can be a great safety feature for an adult passenger. Some owners turn off the passenger-side airbags when they have a child in the front seat or another person that might get injured from the force of the airbag. Because it is a feature that you can turn on and off, it is important for the owner to know when the airbag is engaged and when it is disengaged. The X3 has been known to have a problem with the Passenger Airbag light coming on even when someone isn’t in the vehicle.

The passenger airbag light should turn on when the seat sensor detects the presence of a passenger. In a number of the BMW X3s, the light will stay illuminated, whether or not someone is in the passenger seat. In most cases, this malfunction is from a faulty pressure switch beneath the seat. Since there was a national recall to replace this switch, it should be covered by BMW.

If you are an owner of a BMW e83 or X3 and are notice a False Passenger Airbag Light, then contact our nearby BMW mechanics in Jacksonville, FL to officially diagnose the problem. At Bavarian RennSport, we can inspect the vehicle and see if it is in fact due to a faulty pressure switch and if it is covered by the recall.

Bavarian Rennsport is a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense. Book your diagnostic online today.

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