BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance
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BMW 528i ProblemsLoosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings
The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are 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.
An intermittent ticking noise from the valve train may be noted at times. This concern is commonly caused by one or more faulty hydraulic valve lifters. Our technicians tell us updated valve lifters are available which should correct this concern.
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.
BMW 528i QuestionsWhat cause the steering column to randomnly reset to the down position? (1 answer)
While driving, the steering column will move all the way down to the lowest setting. I try fighting it, but it just won't stay where I set it.
My car suddenly will not start. AAA told me that I have to replace the starter. Can you tell me how much will it cost me
car began being hard to start, ran rough, now will turn over but will not start.
BMW 528i RecallsChild Seat Restraint Anchors On Left Rear Seat Bent Downwards
The inboard left rear seat child seat anchor may be bent downwards, preventing the child seat from being securely latched. Dealers will inspect and repair as necessary the inboard lower anchor on the left rear seat free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.
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.