2001 BMW 530i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 BMW 530i
- I need to replace/reprogram the computer on my BMW 2001 530i. How do I go about
- gas consumption computer is not working.
- Rain sensor triggering wiper to work is not working. wiper works 1 speed only
- My AC works intermittently but mostly blows warm air.
- I have a problem rolling up the back widows. There is noise but no action.
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
The computer on my BMW 2001 5301 is bad causing cylinder #2 to malfunction . I need to buy computer program to install.
Now the display can only show mileage. In the past I can select gas consumption status and how many mileage I can do under the current gas in tank. Now such information cannot be brought up, the display is only miles done so far no matter how many times I press the knob at the tip of the left...
as captioned. even the speed control knob on the stick under the steering wheel is unable to alter the speed. Just....constant speed. How much will it cost to repair? anything I can do myself before sending to repair shop?
2001 BMW 530i Recalls
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!!!
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