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2008 BMW 528i

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2008 BMW 528i Problems

Engine -- Verified

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.
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 towe...

2008 BMW 528i Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, March 23, 2012

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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.


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Electrical & Lights, September 11, 2013

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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.

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2008 BMW 528i Questions and Answers

Leon16888, 2008 BMW 528i, Fremont, CA

my first bmw car ,how many miles should i change engine oil? can I use any brand or walmart brand full synthetic engine oil? how many miles should i change the transmission fluid ? can I use any b...

Leon16888, 2008 BMW 528i, Fremont, CA

my first bmw,how to change the transmission fluid? how many miles should i change it?

bobgold22, 2008 BMW 528i, Santa Ana, CA

My car's display(idrive) cannot come up. It sometimes comes up after a while and sometimes it cannot. I tried the 3-finger reset but it doesn't work.

jamesjim, 2008 BMW 528i, Granada Hills, CA

simple question

johnesecret, 2008 BMW 528i, Peoria, AZ

i found oin in my cooling system and i wanted to replace it with new whats the proper way to install new colant? knowing that the water pump can run at several speeds? thank you

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2008 BMW 528i Reviews

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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