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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,863 miles

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2011 BMW 528 wheels / hubs problems

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2011 BMW 528 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jun 142012


  • miles


Goodyear Eagle ls tires sidewall bubbles after driving just a few thousand miles. This is the second tire with a defect that was not caused by any impact.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #29

Mar 172012

528 8-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Last April I purchased a BMW 550ix. In March of this year while on the freeway I developed a flat tire. I was able to run the vehicle 40 miles to my home with the tire flat but had to flatbed the vehicle to my car repair store to replace the tire. That tire had a bubbled sidewall at the time of the flat although I cannot say that the bubbled sidewall was where the tire failed. I had the tire replaced for around $500 and the mechanic made no mention to me about the bubbled sidewall issue with this tire although, as it turns out, he was aware of the problem. At the time of repair of the above flat, my mechanic informed me that the passenger-side front tire also had a bubbled sidewall necessitating replacement of that tire in order to pass my state vehicle inspection. Since the repair in late March 2012, I noticed that the passenger-side front tire has a bubbled sidewall. I might add that no potholes have been hit, do road debris has been struck. So two and possibly three of four of the original tires on this vehicle, which is just now over 1 year old, have failed sidewalls necessitating replacement. The mileage on the vehicle is around 13,000 miles.

- Wexford, PA, USA

problem #28

Mar 262012


  • 2,600 miles
Goodyear Eagle ls-2 tire failure- bubble in sidewall with less than 3,000 miles on it.

- Southington, CT, USA

problem #27

Jun 012011


  • 5,500 miles


The contact owns a 2011 BMW 550I with Goodyear Eagle ls-2 tires, line sizes P245/40/R19. The contact stated that both of the front tires developed bubbles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the tires were unsafe to drive on and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The tires were replaced. The VIN and dot numbers were not available. The failure mileage was 5,500 and the current mileage was 12,000.

- Columbus , OR, USA

problem #26

Dec 092011


  • 8,000 miles
Tires are extremely susceptible to bubbles in the sidewall caused by routing driving. I've replaced two tires in less than 6 months on a new vehicle with less than 12,000 miles. (BMW 550I X-drive).

- New Albany, OH, USA

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problem #25

Jan 202012


  • 6,400 miles
Run-flat tires BMW sports package tire bulge sidewall - unacceptable the BMW dealer wants to charge close to $500 for replacement! we are taking the complaint to the local Goodyear dealer to see if they will offer a replacement. I would like to have all new tires. It appears this is going to be an ongoing problem with these tires. I think a recall is appropriate.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #24

Jan 262011

528 8-cyl

  • 7,320 miles


Creation of bubble in sidewall of Goodyear run flat 19inch all season tire.

- South Orange, NJ, USA

problem #23

Nov 282011

528 8-cyl

  • 3,200 miles
My 2011 BMW 550xi has Goodyear Eagle ls 2 run flats, 245/40. I took delivery of the car in June 2011 and have had repeated bubbles on the front tires. Four tires have been replaced to date. I have never had an issue with tires for the last 20 years. The BMW dealer is not able to say whether it is dangerous to drive on tires with bubbles.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #22

Oct 152011


  • 2,000 miles
Repeated sidewall bubbles on my Goodyear Eagle ls 2 tires, 245/40 R19, and need for replacement, both front tires in two seperate incidents, with less than 7,000 miles on the car, after hitting minor bumps in the road. They are unreliable and dangerous.

- Sudbury, MA, USA

problem #21

May 202011

528 8-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
Original tires on BMW 550I xdrive with M sport package have failed due to bubbles in the sidewalls. These are good year Eagle ls-2 runflats, 245/40R19 98 V. I have had front right tire replaced twice, and front left tire now awaiting 3rd replacement. Bubbles occur after tire takes any small impact in the road, such as driving over a manhole that is not quite up to the level of the pavement, or hitting a small pothole. On this particular model, there are no other tire replacements approved, and the current tire replacement is on backorder. This is a serious safety hazard to drive on tires that can potentially blow out the sidewall while driving at high speed. I feel there needs to be a national recall on these tires, which would then obligate BMW to use a different tire line. Thank you.

- Ludlow, MA, USA

problem #20

Sep 192011


  • 8,500 miles


I have a 2011 BMW X5 with the Bridgestone dueler H/L 400 255/50R19 107 H. the tires are 8 months old and has driven almost 14000 km. Today one of my tires cracked on a side while I was driving the car at the intersection. I almost got into car accident because of it. When I got home I've checked all my tires and found out that another tire has a bump on a side that will soon crack or blew-out on me. I don't think that it's normal that 2 out of 4 tires are damaged after only 14000 km.

- Toronto, 00, USA

problem #19

Aug 152011


  • 2,000 miles
Original vehicle equipment on vehicles equipped with sport package or M-package; tire size: 245/40/19 failure of multiple tires manufactured by good year. Tire brand: LS2 run flat, all season tires. Two front tires formed "bubbles" on the outside; as a result vehicle vibrates at higher speeds. Defective tires also caused slight bends on two wheels (one front one rear). Vehicle always driven very carefully and on good surfaces. No significant impact on the tire has occurred.

- North Salem , NY, USA

problem #18

Aug 102011


  • 12,000 miles
2011 BMW 535I 12,000 miles. Multiple bubbles on left front sidewall. Tire have been replace two times. Goodyear excellence 245\40 R19

- Ponce, PR, USA

problem #17

Aug 262011


  • 6,000 miles
2011 BMW 550I xdrive 6000 miles. 2.5 inch bubble on left front sidewall.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #16

Aug 092011


  • 2,000 miles
In the past 5 months of owning my BMW 535xi, I had to change my Goodyear Eagle LS2 size 245/40R19 run flats 3 times because of bubble on the side wall. There are a large number of BMW 535xi owners reporting similar problems with this tire on the internet. Continuing to drive the car with a sidewall bubble poses a significant safety risk. Therefore, the tire needed to be replaced.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #15

Jul 262011

528 8-cyl

  • 8,400 miles
Sidewall bubble on right front Goodyear run flat excellence 245/40R19 94Y. Dot NE66 jf1R 1510 only 8400 miles! vehicle is 2011 BMW 550I which has been driven gently.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #14

Mar 102011

528 6-cyl

  • miles
I owned a 2011 535I BMW with sport package and I purchased it on October 2010 within 9 months from date of purchase 4 of the tires which was Goodyear excellence rft - 2 X 245/40 R19 94Y (front), 2 X 275/35 R19 96Y (rear) they were all need to be replaced. First one was a puncture and the rest of the other three there were bubble(s) on it.

- Westhampton Beach, NY, USA

problem #13

Jul 032011

528 8-cyl

  • 600 miles
Minor pothole hit twice with < 1000 miles on odometer, second tire now with side wall bubble. Due to back order for tires, no available replacement. This is a common problem and sidewall issues are a danger for blowout. Needs to be addressed!

- Tuxedo Park, NY, USA

problem #12

May 112011

528 8-cyl

  • 10,234 miles
I have a 2011 BMW 550I xdrive and have had four of my tires go bust within the last few months. The car has less than 10600 miles on the clock. The tires are Goodyear Eagle 245/40 VR19 'run flat' tires. On four different occasions I have hit relatively minor potholes. The run flats do not burst, but bubble appear on the side and eventually they deflate. After that happens they are inoperable unless you drive below 30 miles an hour. Hence I have replaced four tires so far at a cost of nearly $2000. (receipts available). I have spoken to BMW North America, who installs these tires, after much haggling they finally agreed to reimburse me for half my cost. However I am really nervous driving the car now, as the slightest imperfection on road surface creates a major tire problem.there have been multiple complaints to BMW (see website 'bimmerfest' (a BMW enthusiast website). They know they have a problem but are trying to deal with on a one by one basis. Because the car comes with run flat tires only, there is no spare tire. Hence if you replace with regular tire, you have no backup if you get into trouble. I am hoping that you would investigate and hopefully persuade BMW to recall these tires and replace with better tires. When I speak with BMW of North America they respond and say that these are Goodyear tires, and not manufactured by BMW hence they try and transfer the blame to Goodyear. BMW sold this vehicle with these tires, they chose them. I suspect to safe money on putting a spare or donut wheel in the car. In my mind they are responsible. Please investigate these expensive and defective product, thank you.

- Chappaqua, NY, USA

problem #11

Apr 112011

528 6-cyl

  • 3,500 miles
Air bubbles on Goodyear Eagle LS2 (made in germany) run flat tire 245/40R19 94Y installed on BMW 535xi. ! tire replaced following a bubble immediately after driving through a small pothole. Very delicate tires, concerned about safety.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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