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 ProblemsHeavy rain causes water to collect on rear floor boards
During a heavy or prolonged rain (or carwash) water collects on the rear interior floor boards. There appear to be two major causes for this - mine had the more frequent of the two. One is that the sunroof drains can get clogged. The drains run down the c-pillars just behind the rear doors and if clogged the water backs up and runs down onto the floors. The other, more frequent issue is a torn or unglued noise baffle/vapor barrier that is in e...
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.
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.