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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 BMW 525 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012005

525 6-cyl

  • miles


2003 BMW 525I died twice leaving the consumer stranded.** answer required***. the ignition coils failed on the vehicle. The consumer stated the vehicle made a terrible noise when it was first started, the dealer replaced numerous parts, but to no avail.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 212004

525 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Repeated ignition coil failure on my 2003 BMW 525I series. The dealers has attempted to repair pair this same problem four times. I question the safety of this vehicle.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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