2008 BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 BMW 528i

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2008 BMW 528i Problems

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.

Intermittent ticking noise from valve train

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.

Outside Mirror May Fold Out To Far

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.

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2008 BMW 528i Questions

I need to replace the starter (3 answers)

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

After I parked the car there's no leak or anything. It smells like gas. (1 answer)

It's just the car smells gas after parking it. It's really strong. What would it be?

My 528i is running rough and the check engine light came on. (1 answer)

This just happened today.

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2008 BMW 528i Recalls

Exterior Lighting Concern

Increased resistance at the electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector. This can result in an intermittent or permanent loss of one or more rear lamp functions (tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse). Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers to correct this concern.

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.


Brake Vacuum Pump Leaks Oil

The brake system vacuum pump check valve can leak oil and contaminate the power brake booster. This can result in loss of power brake assist. Dealers will repair the vehicle as necessary free of charge to resolve concerns.

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2008 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
great car, handles perfectly
If you're going to buy a BMW make sure you get the Xdrive, regular 528I does not handle well on ice or snow

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