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8.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,500 miles

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2003 BMW 530 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012004

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles

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

Car has needed to be jumpstarted at least 6 times this year. I've taken it to my local dealer sonnen BMW and they said they would not replace battery because they were able to get it to take a charge. I've recently found a recall (opening campaign #610504) on the control module which I just reported to the dealer. BMW refuses to replace the battery unless the car is so dead it can't be jump started and needs to be towed.

- Tiburon, CA, USA

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