BMW 528i xDrive Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 528i xDrive
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BMW 528i xDrive QuestionsMessage, "Increased Battery Discharge" comes on every time I stop. Then charge (1 answer)
Then it says to charge Battery. I know that the battery is fine. What do I need to do to reset erroneous message?
I know I live in New England and the winter blend of gas does go down on Mpg, but 3 miles per gallon? It seems I have to really step on it to get it to go. I have no error codes or lights... Thanks....
The dealer tells me this in normal and when I bring in for service they told me they replaced a valve. It is tough to get the windshield to defrost on drivers side. I don't think this is normal. Can anyone give me any suggestions?
BMW 528i xDrive 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 fuel level sensor is the sensor located in the fuel tank that tells the vehicle how much fuel is in the fuel tank. This sensor has a float attached to it that may become wedged against the fuel tank, causing the float to be stuck in one spot instead of "floating" on top of the fuel in the tank. Because the float can not move, the instrument cluster will indicate that the fuel level is still full, even though it empty. Running the vehicle out of fuel will result in the vehicle shutting off (stalling) while driving down the road. BMW will replace the fuel level sensor free of charge. If you own a 2010 or 2011 5-series and did not receive a notice, contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or the national highway traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 to verify this recall does not apply to your vehicle. You may need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), located on a placard attached to the vehicle's driver side door frame. Your vehicles production date is also on this placard.
The brake system vacuum pump check valve can leak oil and contaminate the power brake booster. This can result in loss of power brake assist. Dealers will repair the vehicle as necessary free of charge to resolve concerns.