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2007 BMW 530xi Repair and Maintenance

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

2007 BMW 530xi Problems

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.

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2007 BMW 530xi Questions

Just bought the 2007 530xi. I am asking if the noise I am about to describe is normal or a problem. The sound starts at about 10km and continues at all higher speeds. The only way I can describe the sound is that it is the same as listening to the tire friction sounds when a 4x4 with very large...

But BMW speciality shop claims this means I also need rotors which they estimate at 780.00 for repairs. Is this true? Do you have to replace rotars whenever replacing pads?

My BMW dealer (Hassel BMW in Freeport NY) claims the price to replace the front parking (parking not headlight) lamp bulb is $245.00. They claim they have to remove the headlight assembly to replace the bulb. Does this make sense?

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2007 BMW 530xi Recalls

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 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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2007 BMW 530xi Reviews

I was driving and all of a sudden the abs, ebv,awd, and dsc lights came on. I just had the water pump and thermostat replaced, can that cause these signs to come on. i also had the battery checked and it needs to be recharged, would that have an effect on it? now when i turn the car off it makes a cranky sound..help!!! any feed back would be great

i have bmw 530 xi 2007 and it shows practcal filter [diesel] filter band my vehicle is not a diesel . i tried to reset through the cluster and it didnt let me . does any body has an answer how to reset it thanks

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