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E64too high C Resistance, firing circuit, thorax airbag. E61or knee airbag, front left EOn BMW vehicles Restraint System Malfunction warning message pops up and the airbag light turns on to warn the driver the airbags are not working properly and may not deploy in case of an accident.
In this guide, we look at common problems that trigger the restraint system malfunctions and how to diagnose the problem yourself. For this procedure, you will need a BMW scanner. Depending on the model, there are front, side and curtain airbags. The steering wheel and the passenger-side dashboard hold front airbags. These are activated in case of a frontal impact to minimize head and chest injuries. Side airbags are installed within front seats and protect passengers during side impacts or vehicle rollovers.
Curtain airbags have a similar protective role as side airbags, but also minimize the risk of injury from broken glass. These airbags are located between the A and C pillars. If an airbag has previously deployed it will trigger the restraint system malfunctions warning light.
But a more common issue is the wire harnesses that connect to any of the airbags. Wires to the airbag can get damaged during a minor accident or previous repair work. An SRS module controls the restraint system. It uses impact sensors to determine the severity of a collision.
When the system detects sufficient deceleration, it takes action within about 20 milliseconds. If the force of the impact is low, the control module may deploy the seatbelt pre-tensioners only and display restraint system malfunction on the dashboard. In case the impact force is high enough, airbags will also deploy at about the same time. A signal ignites a chemical reaction, producing a rapid expansion of nitrogen gas, inflating the airbag within about 30 milliseconds.
Besides these features, most BMWs from onwards have a system that monitors when a passenger is on the seat and their weight. This sensor is, in fact, an electrical matt installed into the base of the passenger seat. As it carries the whole weight of the passenger, it usually fails as the years go by.
It starts as an intermittent error, only to get worse with time.
Although there are emulators that can solve this problem, these make the passenger airbag active all the time. Although time-consuming and costly, the best solution is to replace the sensor. Foreign objects pushed under the seat can easily damage these connectors, especially if the seat is moved back and forth frequently.
Other components, such as airbags or seat belt tensioners, rarely fail on their own. However, they can get damaged or activated during assembly or disassembly if not handled properly. Seat belts prevent sudden forward movements and ensure passengers are in the correct position for airbag deployment.The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. View My Garage. Passenger Restraint System Malfunction. Ok, so here we go again. Roughly 2 months ago The light this time has been cleared, but eventually comes back after I start the car a second time.
Which I can do And that the battery harness may be bad. Not to mention that some people say that a fuse may be blown. Any Ideas? DIY's would be appreciated! Thanks I am not going to a dealer or mechanic at all cost, I have already paid too much for repairs on my car. Remove Advertisements. I cannot access the page due to the fact that I am not a member. Can you explain to me in words exactly what you did.
Was it complex? I am not going to lie, I am not exactly the best at fixing tings, but I am willing to try! Basically there is a wire that runs back to the battery cable, that wire is supposed to have a resistance of 2 - 3 ohms.
Basically you cut the wire and splice in a 2 ohm resistor. I always thought it was the passenger mat. Where can I purchase a 2 ohm resistor? I've had this fault three times so far. Once running aggressive tires I hit a big pothole and "bong" fault. I went to the BST cable wiggled it a bit, hooked up BT, reset body and gateway module and good to go.Privacy Terms. Skip to content. Quick links. Restraint Systems faulty! Got a problem with your BMW 1 Series?
Post your car problems here and seek advice from fellow car owners. On motorway over the weekend and this flashes up on the idrive. Restraint Systems fault! Mostly by people pulling out the wires with stuff stuck under their seats We couldn't see any evidence of wires out.
Car booked in for a new battery in a week so will all be checked out then. I haven't checked any fuses yet. Crumby pics but I was doing motorway speeds lool. Re: Restraint Systems faulty! Iv had a quick look under the seat and cant see any loose connections. I guess i need to pay for a diagnostics check Iv heard if it is the occupancy sensor in the seat which has the fault its about to to get it fixed.
Hopefully its something cheap. Thanks for the input. Suspected seat pad malfunction or under seat module failure. Will report when I know more. BMW have checked everything and got a clean bill of health. See how it goes If I get the message again they will replace the Safety Terminal under warranty. Thanks for reporting back. I should probably get my battery checked, im still on the original one!
Board index All times are UTC.BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! View My Garage. Hey Bimmer Gang, I have E90 xi that has about 81k miles and today I get the "Restraint system malfunction" message. It says that is it related to "Pass.
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Is this a DIY fix or do I have to spend hundreds of dollars to get this fix by my local BMW dealer because every visit to the dealer always seems costly? Thanks, J. Remove Advertisements. Any recent work or modifications on the car?
Sport seats? Check the seat mat sensor, a recall item. Originally Posted by JayNetAdmin. I have E90 xi that has about 81k miles and today I get the "Restraint system malfunction" message. I'm getting this error as well. Didn't hear about a recall, have a link? AzNMpower32, No recent work or modifications. Where is the sensor located in the mat?
I plan to call my local bmw dealer to see if there is a recall on the sensor. Also get a pirce for the repair cost. I called my local dealer earlier today and there is no recall on my vin.
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Does anyone know how to DIY replace the sensor and reset computer?Hey Bimmer Gang, I have E90 xi that has about 81k miles and today I get the "Restraint system malfunction" message.
It says that is it related to "Pass. Is this a DIY fix or do I have to spend hundreds of dollars to get this fix by my local BMW dealer because every visit to the dealer always seems costly?
Thanks, J. I have E90 xi that has about 81k miles and today I get the "Restraint system malfunction" message.
Check Mercedes I'm getting this error as well. Didn't hear about a recall, have a link? AzNMpower32, No recent work or modifications.
Where is the sensor located in the mat? I plan to call my local bmw dealer to see if there is a recall on the sensor. Also get a pirce for the repair cost. I called my local dealer earlier today and there is no recall on my vin. Does anyone know how to DIY replace the sensor and reset computer? I probably can save myself a couple hundred dollars if I can figure out how to DIY. I've got the same damn thing on my i 85K miles. It seems to happen when someone sits on the passenger seat only I just am sick and tired of spending money at the dealership.
Does anyone have ideas, maybe on how to replace the sensor mat, I'm guessing? I really thing this should be covered by BMW since there is a lot complaints regarding this issue. I'm almost certain my car is having the same problem, yet there is no way to contest BMW. Thanks Interesting NHTSA has stated before that for every complaint it receives, there are 40 that don't complain and I see about 20 in there cursory look.
They do review all such petitions. Hard ball. 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.Remember Me? Private First Class. I get this warning every so ofter when I get in my car and regardless of a passenger present or not.
I drive for min. I wanted to go to a mechanic to read the code but It turn's off by the time I get to the shop. Anyone had the same problem? Appreciate 0. Just leave the passenger side seat belt always clicked in?
Second Lieutenant. Originally Posted by Bender Originally Posted by cole Probably a problem with the mat in the passenger seat. Mine is doing the same thing. I can clear the error, but sooner or later it will do it again. There was a recall for this, IIRC, but most i's were not included.
BMW claimed that excessive kneeling on the passenger seat will cause this. Last edited by branmace; at AM. Reason: Researched Recall info. No, my regular seat '06 i isn't on that list you posted. Originally Posted by branmace. Thanks for your input. Are you taking yours in, to the dealer, or?
Thank you for sharing this. I will first research this and see if any recalls exist, and will pay my local dealer a visit and see what can be done. I'm at least relieved that this has happened to another vehicle and is an actual problem. I'll post what the dealer will find.
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