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|5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)|
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| Originally posted by M BMW@Nov 16 2004, 09:54 PM |
Hi!! How are you? Guys, why are so many people coming up with problems in the 5-series? These are very reliable cars, aren't they? I mean BMWs are very reliable cars.
I mean, when you have 50 sensors in a car, there is more chance that one of those will go wrong than say in a car with just 15 or 20.
They're very reliable cars. No mistake about that.
| Originally posted by tmontele@Jul 23 2004, 12:41 PM |
I purchased a 545i two weeks ago. I drove it for a week and then it was recalled for a defective engine control unit (see copy press release below). I sent it to the dealer on July 16th and at this point I still do not know when I will get it back. I can say that I didn't have any problems with it (during the one week and 300 miles that I drove it). I really love the car and I want it back. It sounds like some of your problems may be related to the recall. Was you car manufactured betweenMay 12 and July 6? If you get any information please share it, I'm starting to questions my own recent very expensive purchase!!!!!
BMW Recalls 4,000 Cars
July 14, 2004
BMW is recalling 4,000 vehicles worldwide because of defective engine control units. The recall affects 5, 6 and 7-series and X5 models with V8 or V12 cylinder gas engines.
The company said a "temporary production fault of a supplier" is to blame.
The defect may cause the engine to cut off after a relatively short running time, potentially leading to a failure of the power-steering assistance as well as the brake booster following repeated operation of the brake, the company said.
"As a consequence, unexpected traffic situations including accidents may occur," BMW added.
The vehicles affected by the recall were built between May 12 and July 6 of this year.
| Originally posted by steckj@Nov 29 2004, 06:29 PM |
Urge all of you to complain - evidently, the dealers get special dispensation for customers identified as losing faith in BMW - and BMW is cutting checks to maintain loyalty and maintain the brand
| Originally posted by The Pentium Guy@Nov 8 2004, 04:19 PM |
Do you guys think that these problems will be resolved in the 05 models? I certainly hope so...
| Originally posted by Silver4evr@Jun 25 2004, 03:25 PM |
Dynamic Drive System failure message (2nd time) diplayed on the idrive screen and on the driver's display. That's the computer that keeps the car level when cornering. A major system.
mmmmmmmm...sounds bad, very bad.....into the shop tomorrow....
I called BMWUSA today and asked for a new car. We'll see what happens with this new problem.
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