2003 BMW 530i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 BMW 530i
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2003 BMW 530i ProblemsOil Leaks From Engine Area
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 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.
The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.
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.
2003 BMW 530i QuestionsLabor time and cost to replace main belt. (1 answer)
Do it myself or take into shop for a 30 min task? As told by Precision Motor Works, Seattle.
I need to know where this sim card is to be placed...please
I was informed that it was a pre-pump failure for the abs.this was a couple of years ago.what other problem could cause this light to stay on?
2003 BMW 530i RecallsDriver's Front Air Bag Defective
In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag module free of charge to correct the concern.