Check Engine Light and/or Engine Overheating on BMW 528i

The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.

Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

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Average mileage: 166,632 (110,000–212,000)
3 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000
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1998 BMW 528i 177,897 mi,
Over heating
2000 BMW 528i 212,000 mi,
Due to a faulty thermostat regulator sensor. My car began to overheat... Good thing I had it towed to the nearest shop...