2005 BMW 525i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 BMW 525i
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2005 BMW 525i ProblemsBurning 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.
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.
2005 BMW 525i Questionsanalog dashboard gauges do not activate until about 30 seconds after car starts (2 answers)
All dashboard analog gauges do not activate after the car has been running for about 30 seconds. My BMW mechanic is stumped on a possible cause. This occurs every time I start the car and has been like this for over two years.
Want to its fuel consumption on daily run around
Started with turning off in cold mornings after a couple of ninutes, I had this problem for like a week after las week one morning the idle start acting Crazy and non stop from 1000 RPMs to 1500 rpms and I am wondering if is TPS sensor or MAF please help
2005 BMW 525i RecallsThe Positive Battery Cable Connection in the Trunk Can Overheat
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.
Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with incorrectly manufactured transmission guide plate part. This may cause the parking lock system to not activate when the transmission is placed in park. If the vehicle is parked on an incline and the parking brake is not engaged the vehicle may roll away causing an accident. The dealer will repair and replace the automatic transmission guide plate free of charge. The campaign # is 05V504000