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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,478 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 BMW 530 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 232012

530

  • 50,544 miles

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

While driving at highway speeds, dashboard lit up and warned that complete electrical failure was imminent. Then vehicle lost all power. Had to attempt emergency exit of the highway without any power assist of brakes or steering. The diagnosis was that rainwater failed to drain thru the sunroof drain and was routed into the trunk of the car where thousands of dollars of electronic vehicle control modules were mounted on the floor under the spare tire! this is an engineering failure that was well known to the manufacturer at the time of the incident. Manufacturer has refused to address any fault on their part. Newer bmws now have a yellow decal in the trunk warning that no liquids are to be carried in the trunk despite the fact that the trunk even includes a rack designed for Transport of groceries!! this is a serious safety hazard for all cars designed in this fashion..

- Orange, CT, USA

problem #2

Oct 162012

530 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Steering angle sensor problem.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 182012

530 6-cyl

  • 49,890 miles
The problem that I am having started on June 18, 2012, when I heard a clicking sound coming from the drivers? side every time I turned off the ignition. The clicking sound only occurred when I turned off the ignition, and was only heard from the front of the car. On June 19, 2012, I decided to visit the BMW service department to see if they could get to the bottom of this clicking my 530xi had. At this time, no error messages were present on the idrive system. I did not have time to have a diagnostic test that day, so I decided I would return the following day to have a diagnostic test performed on it. On my way home (1.5 mile drive), I had the following message on my idrive system "AWD, dsc, ABS, and emerg ebv" this had me very worried, and I started researching if other BMW owners were having the same problem as I did. After talking to several BMW owners, they pointed out to me that they also experienced this problem in the past, and that the problem that they had involved a defective transfer case actuator motor (BMW part 27-10-7-546-671). On June 20, 2012, I again visited the BMW service center and had the diagnostic test run on my vehicle. The problem came back as a defective transfer case actuator motor.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

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