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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,028 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.

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2004 BMW 525 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122012

525

  • 55 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dealer is telling me a new transmission is needed.

- Statesboro, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 072007

525

  • 44,000 miles
Engine tapping/knocking on first drive of day. 8 service visits. Service by BMW confirmed "noise is not normal." Escalated to BMW na 3 times. First serviced under BMW original warranty. BMW claims just a noisy engine by design. Even though BMW claimed it was normal, BMW could not tell me what it was or coming from. BMW is not compliant in performing under the new car warranty.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

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