BMW 530xi Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 530xi
- Battery keeps draining
- Radio, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, all stopped working.
- When braking wheel vibrates and brakes squeak, do I need new rotors>
- Check engine light stays on and car shakes uncontrollably. What is wrong with it
- I recently had a service engine light go on - it went away next time I drove th
BMW 530xi Problems
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.
A creak or squeak can be heard from the top of the front or rear doors. This noise is most noticeable when the windows are fully up. The noise is caused by the decay of the flocking material on the door seals. New door seals, Teflon tape, special lube, or a combination of all of these may be needed to eliminate the noise.
BMW 530xi Questions
All of a sudden my car won't stop shaking. The shaking is worse when stopped. The car sits in the garage mostly and only has 64,000 miles on it. The check engine light stays on. I am not sure what to do with it if I should take it to the dealership since I don't have a regular mechanic? I...
the car . This morning a message popped up saying low oil pressure could cause engine damage stop driving .First time I have seen this , I waited 50 minutes started car and no message appeared . I went to I drive and nothing showed for service . Nearest bmw dealer is about 40 miles away . Do you...
My sons 2006 530xit wgn needed a new battery; when he managed to get access to the battery, he detected the compartment was full of water (obviously from the previous rains); we are told these particular models are known (not to us) for this manufacturing defect. Any solutions? Recall? He now ha...
BMW 530xi Recalls
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 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.
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.
BMW 530xi Reviews
i think there are problems with the cooling fan system and BMW is covering it up.
I was driving and all of a sudden the abs, ebv,awd, and dsc lights came on. I just had the water pump and thermostat replaced, can that cause these signs to come on. i also had the battery checked and it needs to be recharged, would that have an effect on it? now when i turn the car off it makes a cranky sound..help!!! any feed back would be great
Purchased used New Year's Eve 2012. What an unbelievable automobile! I've never driven anything like it, such an intelligent vehicle.