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2008 BMW 550i Recalls

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 11, 2013

One or more of the rear lamps (tail, brake, reverse, turn signal) may stop working intermittently or completely.

BMW will notify owners beginning in October 2013. If you notice any rear lights not working correctly, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 23, 2012

The bolt securing the insulated battery cable connector at the trunk floor panel can loosen, causing increased electrical resistance and overheating of the cable connection.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in April of 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the trunk mounted battery cable connections, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 1, 2010

The brake system vacuum pump can leak oil, which can contaminate the brake booster. This can result in extra braking effort.

BMW notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.