2007 BMW 530i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 BMW 530i

2007 BMW 530i Problems

Oil 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.

Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail

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.

Transmission failure

Took the car to the BMW dealer for a routine check-up (valve cover oil leakage + messed-up computer screen messages + engine starting difficulties + scheduled maintenance LEVEL II) and they came back with a repair estimate of over $9,000 (Sundry items + transmission replacement)! Is there a way anyone can explain, let alone justify, that a 2004 BMW 530i with less than 52K very carefully-driven miles (only one very minor body dent) should need...

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2007 BMW 530i Questions

I have possible misfire, or tranny slippage. (1 answer)

What could be causing the misfiring?
I have an 07 bmw 530i with around 186k miles. Just recently it started acting funny. Whenever I take off from traffic lights or start entering a highway the engine will start to misfire, or so I think it is, and shake. It does it from around 1500-2000rpm. Wha...

Once I start the car a symbol come on the dashboard saying adaptive head lights. (1 answer)

Does a 2007 brake warning light rely on actual sensors or is it based on mileage (1 answer)

Does a 2007 brake warning light rely on actual sensors or is it based solely on mileage? Thank you.

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2007 BMW 530i Recalls

Airbag System Concern

The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

The Positive Battery Cable Connection in the Trunk Can Overheat

The insulated connector for the positive battery cable may have been incorrectly attached to the trunk floor panel, which can lead to a loosening of the bolt connection. Loosening of the connection can cause an increase in electrical resistance and overheating of the cable connection, which could lead to a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been completed. Dealers will secure the battery bolt cable connection as necessary to correct this concern.

 

Brake Vacuum Pump Leaks Oil

The brake system vacuum pump check valve can leak oil and contaminate the power brake booster. This can result in loss of power brake assist. Dealers will repair the vehicle as necessary free of charge to resolve concerns.

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2007 BMW 530i Reviews

Great car, but do not replace the battery yourselve unless you have done your home work.
I have 118,000 miles on this car and it is running strong and gets very good gas milage. Very few issues over the years all small and never left me stranded. I love this car and it is a pleasure to work on.
have a 2007 530I with a leaky oil pan, has been in the shop twice for the same problem and now of course the warranty expired.it is leaking again! i am selling this leaky tin can after i fix it,

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