BMW 525i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 525i

BMW 525i Problems

Oil Leaks From Lower Engine Area

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

New Brake Pad Wear Sensor Design Will Prevent Squealing

If the brakes are squealing, there's a good chance it is the brake pad wear sensor. A new design was implemented in January 2006 and can be identified by its green color.

Coolant Leak From Radiator

It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.

Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

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BMW 525i Questions

Can't turn key in ignition. No, it's not because the wheel is locked. (1 answer)

The last few days I haven't been able to turn the key at all. I've tried making sure the steering wheel isn't locked, I've tried spraying out the hole with air to clean it. It's like something is sticking. Sometimes my husband can start it. But it takes a couple tries. I feel ...

Low oil pressure, engine cut off, no start? (1 answer)

After high acceleration, low oil pressure warning came on and engine cut off. No start, engine cranks but no start. What are the possible causes ? Blown engine?

Why is my BMW 2002 BMW 525i heat stuck on. It is blowing from floor vents. When that happens, control of the dashboard climate control and lights are non-functional. (1 answer)

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BMW 525i Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag module free of charge to correct the concern.

Airbag System Concern

The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

The Positive Battery Cable Connection in the Trunk Can Overheat

The insulated connector for the positive battery cable may have been incorrectly attached to the trunk floor panel, which can lead to a loosening of the bolt connection. Loosening of the connection can cause an increase in electrical resistance and overheating of the cable connection, which could lead to a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been completed. Dealers will secure the battery bolt cable connection as necessary to correct this concern.

 

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BMW 525i Reviews

After reading the other consumer review, I do believe I have a lemon on my hands. I bought this car in 2011 with 68,000 on it hoping this car would do me good. I kept up with the maintenance on this vehicle but in turn the vehicle has killed me softly. The first two years with the vehicle was fine. I needed to replace the rotors, brake pads, rear passenger window motor, and the oil. The third y...
seat problems. pulley. clutch fan. head lights bulb. I can go on and on
my 4 ways wont go off can any help me out

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