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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

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1998 BMW 528 accessories - exterior problems

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1998 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 202006


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 BMW 528I. The contact stated that the driver side door handle inside the passenger compartment would fall off in her hand. The failure occurred a total of eight times and prevented her from exiting the vehicle. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The contact repaired the failure herself on seven occasions because it would cost $249 to repair it at a dealer. The current mileage was 117,000 and failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Feasterville, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102006

528 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated while attempting to exit the vehicle, the interior door handles broke off both the driver and passenger side without warning. The dealership and manufacturer were notified however, no repairs have been made. Updated 03/03/06.

- Feasterville-Trevose, PA, USA

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