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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,700 miles

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2005 BMW 530 lights problems

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2005 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012015

530

  • miles

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

I purchased the vehicle from someone. The passenger restraint system malfunction signal on computer has come on, the brake pad malfunction warning has also come on, along with the left brake light malfunction! I have tried to have BMW honor the warranty on the problem with the passenger restraint, to no avail! I have asked the service advisor several times, they are saying I needed to pay to have this done, although it was still under the terms of 10 year rule! the light and brakes are fine, however I can't figure out why the computer says otherwise, unless there are some undetermined problems. The brakes and sensor have been replaced! the light is working properly, yet the computers reading differently. I have asked on several different occasions about the passenger restraint, the female sales advisor states I have to pay for this!

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #4

Jan 012012

530

  • 150,000 miles
I have xenon adaptive headlights oem made by hella. The insulation on all of the wiring inside the headlight assembly is falling off. You cannot touch a wire without the insulation crumbling off the wiring. Now having numerous faults and hid light on drivers side is non functional due to wiring shorts.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 012014

530 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The insulation inside the headlight has completely cracked and flaked off, leaving bare wires exposed that can short out and present a fire risk.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014

530 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
This has been happening to other 2005 BMW 530I owners. While braking vehicle idrive gave warning that rear driver side brake light failed and then that the rear light had a malfunction. Upon looking at the wiring harness attached to the taillight bulb carrier, the brown wire is burnt outside of the harness. The rubber coating of the wire is burnt through and the wire is exposed. The plastic wire harness is burnt and melted. The taillight bulb carrier is also burnt and melted. Exactly what has happened to my car. The ground wire has way too much current on it resulting in melting and possible fire.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #1

Sep 232013

530

  • 164,500 miles
While braking vehicle idrive gave warning that rear driver side brake light failed and then that the rear light had a malfunction. Upon looking at the wiring harness attached to the taillight bulb carrier, the brown wire is burnt outside of the harness. The rubber coating of the wire is burnt through and the wire is exposed. The plastic wire harness is burnt and melted. The taillight bulb carrier is also burnt and melted.

- Broomall, PA, USA

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