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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,640 miles

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2004 BMW 530 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 202005

530 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Both electric windows had to be replaced because the motors died within weeks of each other. I was unable to open the doors properly or put the windows down. Also I only have 10000 miles on my MINIand my tale pipe rattles like a '56 Chevy. The light on passenger visor does not work. The silver is peeling off the gear shift. I love my car hate the little stuff that keeps going wrong.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 252005

530 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,281 miles
2004 BMW 530 I. the consumer complained about several electrical problems, such as air bag warning light coming on/windows rolling down and then malfunctioning/trunk opening, and halo lights staying on. The onstar or sos systems was not working. Took the vehicle to the dealership. The manufacturer considered this vehicle a lemon. The dealership and manufacturer were not complying with the lemon law. This process was to buy back the vehicle. They were taking too long to resolve this matter.

- Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

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