BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 528i

BMW 528i Problems

Front Tension Strut Bushings May Fail

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.

Check Engine Light on due to valvetronic system fault

The Check Engine Light may illuminate associated with a valvetronic system fault code stored in the DME (Powertrain control module). Our technicians tell us there is a software upgrade for the DME which should correct this concern.

Check Engine Light and/or Engine Overheating

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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BMW 528i Questions

my fog lights are not working cant fine fuse or relay (1 answer)

where is the fuse for fog lights or relay? lights not working ths

Tail lights blow, brake lights - then blinker. Took to dealership, once already. Lights blow when only when headlights on. How am I going to keep car legal? (1 answer)

Since dealership, took it back in 1 mo later for same problems. Has now been a few months

what is the vacuum pump on my car and is it related to the fuel injector pump (1 answer)

the dealership said at first they it was the vacuum pump didn't know what was wrong when engine light came on after testing sent info to Detroit they said they couldn't find anything wrong now the dealership thinks its the fuel pump engine light came on took it to shop they couldn't f...

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BMW 528i Recalls

Reduced Braking Efficiency

These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist to the braking system. Due to insufficient lubrication this vacuum pump may fail. Failure of the brake vacuum pump would result in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash. In order to correct this concern, dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location. This will ensure proper oiling of the vacuum pump. Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall.

 

 

Engine Timing Bolts May Loosen And Break

The bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment unit can loosen over time and possibly break, causing engine damage and engine stalling. Dealers will replace the four bolts for both intake and exhaust timing units free of charge to resolve the concern.

Braking Efficiency Could Be Unexpectedly Reduced

These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist for the braking system. The vacuum pump can fail unexpectedly due to insufficient lubrication. This would reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will make modifications to allow for proper lubrication of the vacuum pump in order to correct this concern.

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BMW 528i Reviews

I brought my BMW 528IX the car is simple awesome trades in the wife drove my BMW Friday application for replacement on a new wife mailbox if flood
I bought my wife first 2011 BMW 528i for her birthday in Jan. 2012. I am also having the Idling problems. You can be sitting in a fast food drive thru with feet on brakes and the car will start high idling all by itself. Also my check engine light has come on and stays on steady while the car is running all systems checks ok and car performance tends to be ok. I will have her take it in to ...
The front left door needs to be replaced both exterior and interior handles broke. Not sure where else to find a replacement door for a good price in bay area of california

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