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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
372,694 miles

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2010 BMW 528 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 072015


  • 1,007,900 miles


While driving, all of a sudden, it comes to neutral and engine RPM goes to around 4000 and transmission malfunctioning sign comes. I have to pullover and restart the engine. After that it runs smooth. It happens once a while. In last two months it happened six times. Two times I was on the highway and hardly survived from the accidents. It is a serious safety concern.

- Ozone Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 052014

528 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While driving car began sluggish and the engine/transmission sounded like it was slipping. Took it to the dealer said it was the #2 and #5 engine coils. I replaced those. Two weeks later same problem engine coil #2 had to be replaced. Two months later same problem - engine coils #1, #2, and #5 had to be replaced. No explanation for the continued problem. Their only suggestion is to have them all replaced. Seems like there's a bigger problem here.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102013

528 6-cyl

  • 60,182 miles
While at a stop and higher speeds (40-65mph) car jerks forward without pressing accelerator. Also, shifts radically, surging forward or sudden downshifts while in motion.

- West Covina , CA, USA

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