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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
242,925 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 BMW 525 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 172011

525 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles

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

The active steering malfuntion light came on and the steering wheel turned aprox. 30 deg off center. The car drives fine but the wheel is stuck 30 deg off center.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 182011

525 6-cyl

  • 175,200 miles
Went to start car after a 5 minute drive. Steering wheel locked, no sound, ignition not working. Had to have car towed. BMW is saying it needs a new steering column, ignition switch, to the tune of $3300! the car is a 2004 BMW 525I. Sounds like this is a common problem.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 182011

525

  • 950,050 miles
Active steering fault light and the passenger restraining system lights come on after car parked for over a week during a trip out. Several forums have indicated similar failure with excessive repair costs from dealer.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 112011

525 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

I owned a 2004 BMW 525I E60 had "active steering fault came on at all time.the dealer wants 4000usd to fix the problem but the steering control is fine. I believe this issue had related to steering angle sensor defective from BMW factory and dealers in us did not want to fix this manufacturing defects. This problems had happened to all BMW's. all over the blogs.customers had filed a complaint about this issue. Please looking into this problem(s).

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 292011

525 6-cyl

  • 92,302 miles
Active steering problem.

- Holly Springs, MS, USA

problem #1

Nov 232010

525 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
BMW 2004 545I active steering problem. My steering wheel suddenly shifted to the right. The active steering light went on. Now the car drives straight with the steering wheel tilted to the right. This is caused by the battery voltage drop. Car starts to shut down major components active steering, transmission, navigation, and I-drive system which controls the whole cars electronics. Scary when you have a 8 month old kid in a car.

- Ansonia, CT, USA

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