2001 BMW 530i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 BMW 530i
2001 BMW 530i 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 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.
It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.
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.
2001 BMW 530i Questions
driver side ball joint almost out or slipping out of the sway bar i think,not making any sounds or vibrations on the steering wheel. just want to know if i can still drive it or am i going to break it more by driving it
I took my car into a shop (don't know them, first time customer) just to have the summer tires put on. The mechanic called to tell me my "front, lower ball joints were worn" and asked if I'd like a quote for repair. I have noticed NOTHING to indicate that they're worn. No...
ONLY HAPPENS AT HIGHWAY SPEED NO NOISE AT LOW SPEED
2001 BMW 530i Recalls
2001 BMW 530i Reviews
Have an '01 530 with 110k. Everything has been great on car but just had to replace starter and radiator. Other than that, car has always ran perfectly. Next car will have to be the M5
Good Car, but had a problem with Crankcase Ventilation System freezing up, which was expensive