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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 BMW 530i

2001 BMW 530i

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2001 BMW 530i Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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 ...

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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 ...

2001 BMW 530i Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 10, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A MICROPROCESSOR IN THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE, WHICH ACTIVATES THE FRONT AIR BAGS, THE SIDE AIR BAGS, THE FRONT SEAT SAFETY BELT PRETENSIONERS, AND THE BATTERY SAFETY TERMINAL, MAY HAVE A MALFUNCTION THAT COULD LEAD TO AN UNINTENDED ACTIVATION OF ONE OR MORE OF THESE COMPONENTS.

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Engine

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.

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Engine, September 28, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.

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2001 BMW 530i Questions and Answers

jkaluzny, 2001 BMW 530i, Middletown, DE

I just got a 2001 530i and something keeps draining my battery. Has anyone experienced this with their car? I replaced the battery with a new one and 3 days later it is dead. What could be the prob...

jkaluzny, 2001 BMW 530i, Middletown, DE

I have some type of phone feature in my car. Not sure how to set it up with my cell phone. Not sure if I can or not. Anyone know anything about this?

SC 530i, 2001 BMW 530i, Greenville, SC

I have an 01 530I with 93,000 miles. This afternoon, I noticed antifreeze in the garage. The radiator was replaced at approximately 60,000 miles. Over the last 3 days, my heater has worked, but ...

latvia, 2001 BMW 530i, Holbrook, NY

We bought it used 2 years ago. all this began when weather got cold, had it towed, they replaced the fuel pump and filter, ran beautifully for a day, now will not start again, it turns over, but ...

latvia, 2001 BMW 530i, Holbrook, NY

Going on for 4 weeks now: Car would not start, took to our mechanic, replaced fuel pump, filter, fuel relay switch, sensor. Was fine for a few days, then same thing, will not start, turns over, bu...

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2001 BMW 530i Reviews

My car has only 109, 633 miles on it and it has had nothing but problems since 89,000 miles. I have done everything to this car and BMW are way over rated. Stay Away!!!

amazing.......

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

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