Thanks for taking the time to read through this long post. I'm the original owner of a 2006 530i. And I received the recall notice from BMW to have the passenger seat mat addressed; SRS. I had the repair completed in Jun 2009 by the local BMW dealer. Since then I have put 34k miles on the car, and probably only 10k of that with a passenger. The failure came back in 2011, I went back to dealer to see about having this repaired again under the recall since BMW said that would honor a warranty for 10 years no matter the miles. Dealership said no deal if I wanted it fixed bring the big checkbook $$$$$$$. Or they could just rest the alarm, and not to worry no harm would come to the passenger; the restraint system would work. At the time I was traveling and didn't have time to deal with waiting on a repair nor did I feel it was right to pay for what is still an obvious flaw. The reset worked up until about 6 months ago, and really no passengers have been in the car. Anyway I went back to the dealer and again they said $$$$$ or no repair. I didn't have them repair or reset it. until I was able to obtain some feedback from my fellow club members. Has any of you had a similar situation and how was it addressed, and what did it cost.... is there anyone else in BMW I can raise this issue up to? Many thanks in advance and best regards!