2008 BMW 535xi Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 BMW 535xi
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2008 BMW 535xi Problems
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.
2008 BMW 535xi Questions
All interior and exterior lights are so I don't believe it's the battery..on top of we tried to jump the cables..car just will not start..this is the first incident I've had ..any ideas as to what maybe the problem?
Check engine light came on when we pumped poor quality fuel (we think) and subsequently, a rattling sound could be heard when starting the car as it were from the exhaust or thereabouts. Noise has been getting loud, but not too loud. Dealer initially, suggested changing the wastegate actuators.Th...
Dashboard screen lights up like a Christmas tree: "AWD, ABS, EBV, etc... malfunction" All other warning lights stay on. Car drives perfectly fine, no noticeable issues! Dealer wants $145 for diagnosis alone! Help!
2008 BMW 535xi Recalls
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.
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.
2008 BMW 535xi Reviews
I've owned this 08 for about 5 months now. I get between 24 stop and go, and 35 mpg on highway. Plenty of power on command, with the handling never letting me down. It took some time getting used to the diagnostics, but they are valuable to have. I have but two complaints, 1- getting the feet warm can take some time, 2- Don't open the doors without clearing ALL the snow off. You'll have snow ha...