2002 BMW 525i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 BMW 525i
- 2002 e39 525it (wagon) and 2003 e39 525it (wagon)are the exhaust interchangeable
- gear shift locked and brakes hard. starts but cannot put in gear.
- I lock my door with the Key and some times the alarm goes off
- I'm having trouble with my keyless remote it dosent open the doors or the trunk
- Lighter in car will not work
2002 BMW 525i Problems
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.
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.
An engine coolant leak may develop from the expansion tank resulting in engine overheating. When a cooling system component fails the entire cooling system should be inspected. It is not uncommon to find additional component have failed or are leaking.
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.
2002 BMW 525i Questions
I'm trying to find someone to help me the with problem I have or tell me were I can find a replacment key the deal want 250.00 so if some has any other way to help me with my delima I'll would be grateful
I checked all of fuses lighter does not work fuse box says that has 2fuses can't locate I'm not a smoker want the lighter to work bought a air compressor for to pump up tires fuses fine little help please thanks
I was just asking I think it would be cheaper to put another alarm on the car than buying another key I purchase a key on line not knowing that I have no one around my area cuts keys for my car I have been searching high and low can some help me out some way some advice thanks a lot
2002 BMW 525i Recalls
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.
2002 BMW 525i Reviews
The best kept secret about this car is the fact that it's so easy to work on. Anyone that can turn a wrench can fix the rare problem that this car has. I've had mine for over 5 years now, and I've replaced camshaft position sensors, and changed the fluids in the transmission and differential. I replaced the entire cooling system (radiator, water pump, thermostat, hoses, etc...) just because i...
This is the best car that I have ever owned. It rides great after 7 years and 60,0000 miles. I have spent approx. $2,000.00 on maint. now using a mom & pop BMW cert. mech. oil changes run $80.00 Ken Baker Originals uses all OEM parts. Located in Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington NC
i'm a 2nd owner but still very pleased with the performance. got it 2005 and still running good in 2010. just minor changes. all i did was took care of the mengine oil every 4000 miles using synthetic oil. lots of friends still say "nice car".