BMW M5 Repair and Maintenance
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BMW M5 ProblemsRubbing Noise From Rear Differential When Turning
During tight, slow speed turning, a rubbing noise can sometimes be heard from the rear of the car. This noise is likely coming from the clutches in the limited slip differential. If the noise persists, the differential fluid can be replaced with a special oil available from BMW. On higher mileage vehicles, this noise may never be eliminated unless the differential is replaced.
The rear lower ball joints may wear causing alignment and tire wear issues as a result of the excessive play in these joints. Our technicians tell us a 4wheel alignment should be performed after ball joint replacement.
A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.
BMW M5 QuestionsIs it possible for my catalytic converters to go bad on my M5 (1 answer)
I have a 2006 M5 with 80,000 miles on it. I took to a shop and they said its showing codes for the catalytic converter going bad. I don't believe they inspected the catalytic converters.
He says the brake, oil, track etc lights up it goes off and on I need to know what it is before I buy it and how much it would need to fix
BMW M5 RecallsDrive Shaft Fractures
The drive shaft to the rear wheels may fracture due to a faulty weld during manufacturing. Dealers will inspect and replace the drive shaft as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.
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.