Originally Posted by kamalsa
I bought a 2004 545i a few days ago, the car is in amazing condition and has 120,000km on it. Today I drove it, parked it at my friends place and just when I was about to leave I turned the car on and this warning came on "fault in passenger-restraint system affecting airbag, belt tensioner, or belt-force limiter. Continue to wear the safety belt" I'm just wondering if anyone has had this issue before and or know anyone that can fix it. I'm trying to avoid the dealership. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Just went through this. It's the sensor mat in the passenger seat. 10 year extended warranty from date of manufacture. I have the comfort seats. Kept the car overnight, updated car programming which incidentally cleared up a few other issues such as transmission surge, gas cap check light and improved throttle response. Was even given a new loaner. Zero charge.