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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 BMW 530xi

2006 BMW 530xi

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2006 BMW 530xi Problems

Brakes -- Verified

If the brakes are squealing, there's a good chance it is the brake pad wear sensor. A new design was implemented in January 2006 and can be identified by its green color.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

A creak or squeak can be heard from the top of the front or rear doors. This noise is most noticeable when the windows are fully up. The noise is caused by the decay of the flocking material on the door seals. New door seals, Teflon tape, special lube, or a combination of all of these may be needed to eliminate the noise.

2006 BMW 530xi Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc.

Summary: BMW IS RECALLING 200,000 MY 2006 3 SERIES SPORT SEAT, MY 2004-2006 5 SERIES STANDARD AND SPORT SEAT, AND MY 2004-2006 X3 PASSENGER VEHICLES. DEPENDING ON THE MANNER AND FREQUENCY OF THE FRONT PASSENGER'S ENTRY AND EXIT, SMALL CRACKS HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE MAT. IF THIS OCCURS, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAGS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE HEAD PROTECTION SYSTEM, WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP AS WELL AS THE PASSENGER AIR BAG "ON-OFF" LAMP WILL BE ILLUMINATED.

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Drive Train, November 30, 2005

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Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with incorrectly manufactured transmission guide plate part. This may cause the parking  lock system to not activate when the transmission is placed in park. If the vehicle is parked on an incline and the parking brake is not engaged the vehicle may roll away causing an accident. The dealer will repair and replace the automatic transmission guide plate free of charge. The campaign # is 05V504000

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Electrical & Lights, March 23, 2012

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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.

 

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Suspension & Steering, June 28, 2006

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On 40 vehicles, the nuts securing the front control arm and tension strut to the wheel hub were not tightened to specification and could loosen over time. If the nuts loosen, vehicle handling and control could be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the front control arm and tension strut nuts to the correct specifications. The recall began June 28, 2006.

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Suspension & Steering, September 13, 2006

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The lower rubber mount for the rear shock absorber may not have been manufactured properly and may not adhere to the housing. If it separates, the driver will experience impaired handling and control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber. The recall began September 13, 2006.

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2006 BMW 530xi Questions and Answers

jmclau74, 2006 BMW 530xi, Apex, NC

Hello, I'm a first time BMW owner. I have a used 2006 530 Xi. I was wondering the rough cost of an oil change from the dealership? Also in about 13,000 I will need from brakes services....what...

pati, 2006 BMW 530xi, Scarborough, ME

just had new sensor and new pads and rotors cleaned a couple of days ago. Had new rotors on rear two weeks ago. Still a slight squeaking noise..any ideas if this will go away in time? thanks

Visitor, 2006 BMW 530xi, Kernersville, NC

The seats are hot, but the heat that comes out of the vents are cool, and temp is on 80 degrees.

Johanna, 2006 BMW 530xi, Basking Ridge, NJ

Is it custom to replace rotors and brakes on bmws no matter what?

Visitor, 2006 BMW 530xi, Menominee, MI

My service tech said my battery is not charging due to short drive times and low MPH avg. I charge battery to 100% w/charger and it still will go dead over 3 days. I get the feeling there is an ele...

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2006 BMW 530xi Reviews

Purchased used New Year's Eve 2012. What an unbelievable automobile! I've never driven anything like it, such an intelligent vehicle.

I am on my third Bmw wagon and loved them all. Now at 130,000 miles the front differential has exploded and parts are hard to find. The AWD system may be the undoing of the old reliable wagons. The rear tail lights are a constant error message and the typical junk radiator at 100,000 miles. I think simple is better and the technology of AWD is a costly repair.

I bought my 530xi in November 2005. It now (10/2011) has 107,000 miles on it and is out of the service contract. I have been fortunate that there have been few mechanical problems. I have followed the service requirements to a tee. One problem that keeps occurring is that the Flat Tire warning keeps coming on (about every 6 weeks). I put new tires on the car and it still happens. While it might be a bad sensor, I do find that the air pressure is lower each time, and I do have to put air in one of the tires. The mechanics can't figure out why.....especially since I have new tires. I'm not spending the money to have the sensor replaced. The left speaker in front keeps going out.....has done this since the first year I had the car. Turn the volume up loud and it pops back on. And, the 6CD changer is crap! It has never worked properly since about a year in. It doesn't detect CD's that are loaded. But, that's "cosmetic" and I can live without that. I plan to keep this car as long as the repair expenses are less than what I would be paying for another car.

Overall, a great car. Due to poor design, after the drains for the sunroof clogged, the battery compartment filled with water. Make sure you check or verify the dealer has checked the drains to avoid expensive repairs. Various circuit boards and wiring needed replacing.

Great car. Wonderfully balanced. 55K miles....not a problem.

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