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4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,606 miles

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2011 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 242014

528 6-cyl

  • 21,000 miles

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

There is hesitation or delay with this vehicle upon initial acceleration and when it finally does accelerate it almost gives you whip lash. This is dangerous because you are at intersection and unable to proceed through it initially and then you accelerate at a significant rate. It is so frustrating. And I do not feel safe driving this car. I hope I do not get a neck injury from taking off so suddenly and I pray that when I do accelerate, it is not into the vehicle in front of me.

- Keithville, , LA, USA

problem #6

Jun 102014

528 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
This was the 1st out of 3 times my vehicle stalled while driving. I was very nervous, scared and upset being that I had told BMW that the coolant was constantly showing me low coolant light along with possible engine damage. But they would always try to erasure me the problem was fixed.I felt that all the gentleman at carmax chuckled quietly to themselves as I stood before them tirelessly requesting that the service manager look at the car to prove that I'm not a joke and just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I don't know how cars work.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 182013

528 6-cyl

  • 44,740 miles
When I press the accelerator to start driving, there is a very distinct and uncomfortable lag of about 2 seconds. This happened when I was making a right turn into a two-way divided road from a residential complex. The visibility to the left is limited to about 200 ft due to a curve in the divided road. When I start moving from the stop sign, I have to accelerate quickly in order to avoid any traffic that may be coming at speed behind me. This accelerator lag makes for a safety concern. I imagine this can also be a safety concern during merging into freeways with very short on ramps and the ramp meter on.

- Foothill Ranch, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 122012

528 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles

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

The vehicle has an acceleration problem and hesitates and pauses when starting from a stop or while in low speed conditions. It is dangerous to, for example, pull out in traffic when one does not know if your vehicle is going to accelerate properly. There is a definite lag and pause that is a problem when accelerating.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012010

528

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 BMW 5 series. While driving approximately 10 mph, the contact approached a stop sign and depressed the brake pedal when the vehicle suddenly accelerated abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the failure occurred due to driver error. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. An engineer was sent to inspect the vehicle and performed software updates. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 102011

528 6-cyl

  • 1 miles
There are two major problems with my 2011 528I august10 build. The first is the pulling to the right that the car has had since day one. I took it to the service department and they were completely oblivious to the problem. After some persistence they decided to check the car out. The struts were rotated and software updated and now "drives straight". the car drives straight for maybe 25 feet before the car starts tugging hard right everytime. I took the car back to the shop and they said that there was nothing more they can do and it is all "within tolerance". this is a potentially very dangerous issue that needs to be seriously addressed. The second issue is the initial lag in acceleration when pressing the gas pedal. When at a dead stop or cruising at highway speeds, you have to floor the car to finally get it to decide which gear to start in. This acceleration lag can be a couple of seconds and when pulling out in traffic a couple of seconds can mean alot. I hope BMW addresses these issues or I will be forced to sell my car and never look back.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 042010

528

  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2011 BMW 528I. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would hesitate whenever he attempted to slow down or immediately after the accelerator pedal was engaged. The dealer was informed about the failure and stated that it was normal; however, shifting into sport mode would prevent the failure from occurring. The failure occurred every time the vehicle was driven. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 500 and the current mileage was 1575.

- Camerillo , CA, USA

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