2008 BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 BMW 528i

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare 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.

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.

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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Driving a 2008 528i bmw with 148240 miles. I’m seeing the transmission malfunction light when I slow down and start to pick up speed again.

whats are posible problems

i went the shelly bmw..they said you change the ignition coil.
so replaced the six coils.
But still light on and off.also they checked oxyen sensor.oxyen sensor workig good.my local mechanic said lazy oxyen sensor..
you have to change front 2 oxyen sensor.i dont know what is going on...
Can y...

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Increased resistance at the electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector. This can result in an intermittent or permanent loss of one or more rear lamp functions (tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse). Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers to correct this concern.

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.

 

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If you're going to buy a BMW make sure you get the Xdrive, regular 528I does not handle well on ice or snow

great car, handles perfectly

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