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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,000 miles

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2003 BMW 525 lights problems

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2003 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 052012


  • 127,000 miles


I have a complete failure of the passenger(right) side tail light assembly on our 2003 BMW 525I. The tail light is connected to a wiring harness via a connector. One of the connector pins has been overheated by the electrical current and has been burnt to a crisp. This exact problem has forced BMW to do a recall in 2011 on the 3-series of automobiles and yet they have ignored the safety of series-5 owners and have yet to issue a recall for this highly dangerous component failure. This failure causes the driver into believing that they have working turn signals when in actuality they do not. The vehicle still provides the sounds and sights of a directional being used, however, the lighting system is dead.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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