BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 528i

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BMW 528i Problems

Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak

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.

Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare 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.

Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail

The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.

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BMW 528i Questions

Where is the automatic transmission speed sensor located on 2000 528i BMW (1 answer)

My mpg and speedometer not working and I think this is the problem

Car won't start. (1 answer)

I only have one key (spouse) and I've lost the little transponder in the middle. Can that be a reason my car won't start? With the key in, it'll turn all the lights on and Windows doors ECT. But won't start car. Please help...

when do i need to replace gearbox oil? (1 answer)

after have bought my bmw when do i need to replace the gearbox oil.after how many years or miles.

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BMW 528i Recalls

Seat Mounted Air Bags Do Not Deploy When Needed In An Accident

The igniters in the front seat side air bag assemblies may not function in a crash. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the front seat side air bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Air Bags And Restraint Systems Do Not Operate Properly In An Accident

The sensor cluster unit (SCU), if previously replaced during a service visit, may not be able to accurately determine if activation of safety restraint components is necessary in an accident. This could prevent deployment of air bags and other restraint system devices in an accident. Dealers will replace the SCU free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Leaks And Vehicle Stalls From In Tank Fuel Pump Wiring Concern

The in-tank fuel pump may have wire contacts that are not properly crimped, resulting in the wiring connector melting, fuel leakage and vehicle stalling. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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BMW 528i Reviews

I brought my BMW 528IX the car is simple awesome trades in the wife drove my BMW Friday application for replacement on a new wife mailbox if flood
I bought my wife first 2011 BMW 528i for her birthday in Jan. 2012. I am also having the Idling problems. You can be sitting in a fast food drive thru with feet on brakes and the car will start high idling all by itself. Also my check engine light has come on and stays on steady while the car is running all systems checks ok and car performance tends to be ok. I will have her take it in to ...
The front left door needs to be replaced both exterior and interior handles broke. Not sure where else to find a replacement door for a good price in bay area of california

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