Consumers have filed a total of 40 complaints related to BMW SEAT BELTS.
Driver side seatbelt is slow to retract and keeps getting twisted when retracting. You have to carefully help feed the belt into the b pillar for it not to do that. If not, it will almost get jammed in the b pillar and get stuck and becomes non-functional. It takes a lot of strength and effort to pull to pull it back out. Very unsafe because you have to be always aware of this defect while driving. Sometimes we have to unfasten our belts while driving to reach or adjust something. And it usually gets jammed and stuck in the b pillar and becomes non-functional. Owned and driven several cars. This has never happened before with any other car. Never with this regularity.
The front seat driver seatbelt does not retract. Dealer replaced mechanism and new product is worse. The seatbelt does not retract properly and hangs as well as gets caught in the door causing damage to surrounding interior.
YOUR BOX WAS BAD IT WOULD JUMP OUT A GEAR FORCE ME TO HIT A CURB AT ONE TIME. ALL WHEEL DRIVE WAS BAD. BACK WHEELS PUSH FRONT WHEELS SO FRONT TIRES WEAR OUT ABOUT EVERY 2000 MILES, NO NOTICE OF RECALL GIVEN. AIR BAG PROBLEM NO NOTICE OF RECALL SENT. ROOF UNSAFE NOT AIR BAGS. SEAT BELTS, NO RECALL NOTICE SENT. ON X1 IS LARGE BUT I GEAR BOX WAS BAD THE CAR WOULD JUMP OUT OF GEAR, AT ONE POINT I HIT A CURB MESS UP THE WHEEL, NO NOTICE WAS SENT. SOMEONE HIT THE BACK OF MY CAR WHEN THE CAR JUMP OUT OF GEAR AND LEFT A MARK. I ONLY RECEIVED ON RECALL NOTICE. KNOW IT?S ON NET BMW X1?S HAVE BEEN RECALLED FROM 2015-2020. THE ONE NOTICE WAS DRIVERS SEAT BELT, MY LEASE WAS EXTENDED FOR 6 MONTHS AND DID NOT ADVISE ME OF ALL THE OTHER PROBLEMS AND I WAS DRIVING AN UNSAFE CAR FROM 2016/SEPT THRU 2020 WITH NO KNOWLEDGE. I RETURNED THE CAR AND AFTER PAYING 6 MONTHS OF EXTRA PAYMENTS THEY WANT ME TO PAY FOR DAMAGES THAT THE RECALLS CALL CAUSED. WHY ARE THEY NOT SENDING NOTICE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS THE CAR HAS. DOSE SOMEONE HAVE TO DIE BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE.
After multiple issues with the driver seat belt getting tangled and not working properly, i went to my local bmw dealership to have the issue fixed. While it was fixed for a period of about three days it got tangled again, and now is completely nonfunctional due to the fact that the mechanism holding the seatbelt in place appears faulty. I cannot, my letter of the law, drive my automobile with a seat belt but that does not work.
Seat belts do not retract when removed. They must be manually pushed into the seat back. If i forget, or loan my car to someone there is a danger of the seat belt and/or seat belt clip being stuck in the door causing damage that may not be noticeable until the seat belt fails in an accident. I was told by the dealer that this is normal for this car.