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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,016 miles

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2009 BMW 528 engine problems

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2009 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 192016


  • 93,827 miles


Eccentric shaft sensor fails suddenly and their issue of vechile stalling while driving I got jerking motion when driving, it had stalled @ traffic signal it may lead to impact

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 302016


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 528I. While servicing the vehicle, the technician informed the contact that the head cylinder bullet failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 022014

528 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
The vehicle stalled while I was driving on the freeway. The stall is related to the camshaft sensor not properly working and the fuel system not working properly. I have a 2009 BMW 528I. In April 2014 BMW did a recall related to the camshaft for 2010 - 2014 528 BMW's. I contacted my local dealer and the national BMW dealer to let them know I was having the same problem with my 2009 and to see if they were going to expand the recall to include the 2009 models. They told me no at this time they didn't have any information regarding expanding the recall. I also let them know that I had another problem with the car that could be related to the camshaft. The car's fuel system was leaking.the gas was not properly going to the engine and it was flowing back into the car and the exhaust. You could smell gas in the car and see puddles of gas when they lifted the back seat of the car. The mechanic told me I was driving a bomb. I paid $450 to have that repaired. BMW needs to expand the recall to include the 2009 cars.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 272014

528 6-cyl

  • 74,238 miles
Driving on a posted speed limit road of 30mph when we see this message on our screen "engine malfunction power reduced".

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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