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.
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A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.
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 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.
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.
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The brake light switch may fail and stick in the "brake lamps on" or "brake lamps off" position. Inaccurate illumination of brake lights could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lamp switch with a new improved part.
2000 BMW 528i Questions and Answers
Hood latch on left (drivers) side has released. The right side will not and therefore, the hood will not open. I removed the right tire and attempted to see the cable with no success. HELP!
I have a 1999 BMW 528I and more often than not the trasmision tale tale linght keeps coming on,want that happens the radio and al the controlls on the wheel stops working...checked fesues but all s...
I have a bmw 528i 99 model..My radio goes on and off on its own accord...when this happens all the cotrolls on the steering wheel will not work..Please advise what could be the couse as all the fus...
Making loud thumping noises under the center of the car Spyder thks for ur answer link is for 3 series does this still apply to my 528i?
2000 BMW 528i Reviews
The brake light keeps coming on on my dashboard. I got brake fluid in its tank filled and my brakes work like new. Only problem is that it does a long squeaky/scraching noise when I put the brake pedal down slowly. What may be the problem? Please email me @ Bryanbuden@gmail.com
I love my BMW it handles like no other I have had very little maint problems but when I did the cost has always been high for repairs.
my first BMW and very happy with it. =)
If you could find a good reliable affordable independent to maintain this car, she will last for long long time and with the one of the best road handling and comfort. Maintenance is very very expensive at the dealer so DOnt go there for basic routine maintenance. Test Drive one and you will know what i mean! AAA