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7.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,275 miles

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2004 BMW 530 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012008

530

  • miles

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

I have a 2004 BMW 530I with "run flat" tires. The rear set of tires outside tread seemed to be in good condition and the front tires were also in good shape however, when I took the car in to rotate the tires the rear set of tires were completely worn on the inside and the tread was beginning to separate from the rest of the tire. This was the an observation made by the service manager, susan, at rouse tires in oakland, California. As of 5/1/2008, I have replaced all four tires.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 242005

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,687 miles
At about 50 mph consumer had a tire blown indication, upon closer examination, he discovered all four tires were worn to the cord/belts on the inside left rear.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 242005

530 6-cyl

  • 20,687 miles
2004 BMW 530I developed problems with the tire equipment. The consumer discovered the right rear tire was flat and it was also worn down to the steel belts on the inside of the tire. The front tires also showed signs of wear on the inside.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 272005

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have dunlop sp sport tires (run flat) on my 2004 BMW 530I with 16,000 miles. The inside tread is worn beyond the tread to the point where tire threads are clearly visible throughout the inside of the tire, while the outside is almost good as new. The rear tires are completely exhausted while the front tires clearly show excess and uneven wear on the inside. The service manager states that dunlop has been replacing these tires and has not had a single refusal yet. How many thousands of defects are out there, and must a family be killed before a recall happens? the service manager stated that with another client he could poke his fingers through the tire, and that car had 6000 miles on it! I had filed a previous compiant on my 2004 BMW 530I regarding this same issue. Today the service manager states that he has seen this at least 25 times, and that the issue is with the dunlop tires I have, nad not the car. I hope someone investigates this issue. Please email me with any questions at: Mavramidis@cox.net. I would be happy to share photos.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 272005

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Today I realized for the first time that both my rear tires were worn beyond the tread on the inside of each tire. I could see the threads! I just came back from a long trip with my family and am thanksful that our tire(s) did not blow out on the freeway. I took it to the dealship today (irvine BMW) and this particular service manager stated that this is about the 6th, BMW 530I that he has seen this on. He pointed to the rear wheel from the back section, where you can visibly see that both rear tires are not even. They both tilt inwards, causing the excess wear on the inside of the tire. The outside of the tires are almost as good as new. He sted that this would be warrantied and replaced. I shall see tomorrow when I take the car in. Nevertheless, this problem can have some serious consequences. I also noticed that my front tires were wearing excessively on the inside, but not nearly as bad as the rear. I have 16,000 on my car.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

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