BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 528i
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BMW 528i ProblemsFront Tension Strut Bushings May Fail
The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps. These worn bushings should be replaced.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate associated with a valvetronic system fault code stored in the DME (Powertrain control module). Our technicians tell us there is a software upgrade for the DME which should correct this concern.
The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.
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.
BMW 528i Questionsmy fog lights are not working cant fine fuse or relay (1 answer)
where is the fuse for fog lights or relay? lights not working ths
Since dealership, took it back in 1 mo later for same problems. Has now been a few months
the dealership said at first they it was the vacuum pump didn't know what was wrong when engine light came on after testing sent info to Detroit they said they couldn't find anything wrong now the dealership thinks its the fuel pump engine light came on took it to shop they couldn't f...
BMW 528i RecallsReduced Braking Efficiency
These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist to the braking system. Due to insufficient lubrication this vacuum pump may fail. Failure of the brake vacuum pump would result in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash. In order to correct this concern, dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location. This will ensure proper oiling of the vacuum pump. Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall.
The bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment unit can loosen over time and possibly break, causing engine damage and engine stalling. Dealers will replace the four bolts for both intake and exhaust timing units free of charge to resolve the concern.
These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist for the braking system. The vacuum pump can fail unexpectedly due to insufficient lubrication. This would reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will make modifications to allow for proper lubrication of the vacuum pump in order to correct this concern.