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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 BMW 530i

2003 BMW 530i

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2003 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 ...

2003 BMW 530i Questions and Answers

beamerman, 2003 BMW 530i, Bremerton, WA

About 4 months ago I started having problem with my BMW not starting up whe I come out in the morning or after work or somethong like that. I thought It was a low cell in my battery or the life of ...

diwakarhp, 2003 BMW 530i, Sterling, VA

My BMW 2003 530i jerks while braking. It is a single jerk/thud and it is around 10mph. This happens when I brake gently. If I brake hard, there is no jerk.

r broussard, 2003 BMW 530i, North Andover, MA

I have solved the problem, fueltank vapor loss,mouse chewed through hose!!!

Visitor, 2003 BMW 530i, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I have two different BMW shops run diagnostics on my car and they are saying two different things are wrong. What do I do? Service engine soon light is on.

Visitor, 2003 BMW 530i, Franklin, TN

I have 80 K miles and I wonder the maintenance schedule necessary for this model.
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2003 BMW 530i Reviews

this car has 58000k and is starting to fall apart. If this is the best of german engineering i would honestly hate to see the worst.
Performance wise the car is great.

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