BMW 525xi Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 525xi
- Engine seal leak
- What is causing engine "skip"? It sounds/feels like the ignition stops firing.
- Perfectly maintained-62,000 miles-trunk fails to open under any method-BMW replaces latch-works for 2 days-then,same issue. At dealer now -they think it is an malfunction IBM module???
- Can an airbag total my car?
- Observed several drops of oil on garage floor-should I worry-oil changed last month-level good
BMW 525xi 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.
If the brakes are squealing, there's a good chance it is the brake pad wear sensor. A new design was implemented in January 2006 and can be identified by its green color.
BMW 525xi Questions
This problem happens mostly when the engine is cold, but it has also happens when the engine is up to operating temperature. The ignition appears to abruptly stop firing for a second or two and then resumes functioning correctly. The problem occurs on an inconsistent basis but has been happening ...
I have a 2006 535xi BMW, I was in a car accident and rear ended someone. My airbag deployed but there was very little exterior damage. Is my car totaled?
BMW 525xi 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.
The lower rubber mount for the rear shock absorber may not have been manufactured properly and may not adhere to the housing. If it separates, the driver will experience impaired handling and control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber. The recall began September 13, 2006.