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2008 BMW 535i

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2008 BMW 535i Problems

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One vehicles equipped with power folding mirrors, the mirror may fold out past the standard position. Our technicians tell us that if this occurs a special procedure must be followed to relearn the correct mirror home position.

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.

2008 BMW 535i Recalls (Recent)

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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Electrical & Lights, September 11, 2013

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Increased resistance at the electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector. This can result in an intermittent or permanent loss of one or more rear lamp functions (tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse). Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers to correct this concern.

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2008 BMW 535i Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 BMW 535i, Terrell, TX

HOW MUCH TO REPLACE TURBO

calibmw, 2008 BMW 535i, 3.0L V6, Jacksonville, FL

carpet is wet on the drivers side of the the vehicle, apparently the air conditioner condensation drain line is clogged. where do I locate it and what is the best way to unclog it?

oneg, 2008 BMW 535i, Lambertville, NJ

at startup there is a noise in the turb, the car has only 60,000 miles

r4rj, 2008 BMW 535i, Chula Vista, CA

Changed 4 tires. Does it matter if regular 4 wheel alignment will be done in my car ? Please advise

robg, 2008 BMW 535i, Charlotte, NC

air only blows out of one exhaust pipe

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2008 BMW 535i Reviews

I have a 2008 535i with 42K miles. Love the car but recently began experiencing electrical malfunctions with the right rear tail light, reverse light, and brake light. I opened the cover and discovered that the electrical connector had partially melted. Once I disconnected the wiring harness I saw that the receiving end pins on the bulb brackets had also melted. Obviously a manufacturing defect. I was not ale to find any recalls for this.

Have 50,000 miles and the Low Pressure Fuel sensor went out.
BMW has a HP fuel pump recall for this car. Now having electrical issues with blinker switch. Love the car hate the repairs whats going on BMW ???

08 535i with 33k. Experience engine malfunction power loss, rough starts. Dealership replaced the high pressure fuel pump. Under warranty, no charge. 5 series owners are experiencing this problem nationwide. BMW did a recall to address this problem. No issues after that. Replaced the battery which was very expensive. Failure to lock your car will drain the battery because the vehicle can't fall asleep. Thrust me, lock it up even in the garage. Lumbar drive seat switch replaced. New shoes, got rid of the dunlop and replaced with bs potenza 970 pole position AS with better ride and handling. Also owned a 3 series 07 with 100k, my work horse. Very little issues to complained about. Replaced the runflats with hankook and what a difference. Key is to find a good mech that can service and maintained the vehicle. Much better OME parts prices online compare to the dealer and all you need is the part #. Any dealer can provide you with it. These cars should be driven and push hard, not baby!

I have a 2008 535i. Love the car but recently began experiencing electrical malfunctions with the right rear tail light, reverse light, and brake light. I opened the cover and discovered that the electrical connector had partially melted. Once I disconnected the wiring harness I saw that the receiving end pins on the bulb brackets had also melted. Obviously a manufacturing defect. I was not ale to find any recalls for this.

I have a 2008 535i with 50K miles. Love the car but recently began experiencing electrical malfunctions with the right rear tail light, reverse light, and brake light. I opened the cover and discovered that the electrical connector had partially melted. Once I disconnected the wiring harness I saw that the receiving end pins on the bulb brackets had also melted. Obviously a manufacturing defect. I was not ale to find any recalls for this.

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