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BMW 525i Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your BMW 525i

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a BMW 525i is between $640 and $783 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

BMW Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1990 BMW 525i Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$200 - $288
1990 BMW 525i
Head Gasket Replacement
$1735 - $2241
1990 BMW 525i
Water Pump Replacement
$497 - $650
1990 BMW 525i
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$97 - $246
1990 BMW 525i
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$0 - $0

BMW 525i Problems

Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare 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. These worn bushings should be replaced.

Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail

The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.

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BMW 525i Questions

What does the flashing "check" light mean? (1 answer)

I just changed the fuel pump and got the car running yesterday but during and before the fuel pump was replaced (so in the key on engine off position) the "check" light is always flashing.

My engine light came on and my car was running rough. I did a diagnostic (1 answer)

and they stated my valve cover gasket , 3 & 6 coil were bad but I needed to replaced all 6, and the oil house gasket and the cooler gasket were leaking. I fixed the valve cover gasket, replace #6 coil and oil housing gasket & cooler gasket. . I pick up my car and when I started. its sh...

analog dashboard gauges do not activate until about 30 seconds after car starts (2 answers)

All dashboard analog gauges do not activate after the car has been running for about 30 seconds. My BMW mechanic is stumped on a possible cause. This occurs every time I start the car and has been like this for over two years.

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BMW 525i Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag module free of charge to correct the concern.

Airbag System Concern

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 Positive Battery Cable Connection in the Trunk Can Overheat

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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BMW 525i Reviews

After reading the other consumer review, I do believe I have a lemon on my hands. I bought this car in 2011 with 68,000 on it hoping this car would do me good. I kept up with the maintenance on this vehicle but in turn the vehicle has killed me softly. The first two years with the vehicle was fine. I needed to replace the rotors, brake pads, rear passenger window motor, and the oil. The third y...
seat problems. pulley. clutch fan. head lights bulb. I can go on and on
my 4 ways wont go off can any help me out

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