Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,167 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 BMW 535 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 BMW 535:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2008 BMW 535 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 282013

535

  • 43,000 miles

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

I have three faults, 1- trunk opens randomly, 2 - rdc unit in trunk flooded because trunk opened, 3 - battery discharges. I noticed a few times after returning to my car, the trunk opened on its own. I always lock my car and when I walk away, I make sure that the trunk is closed. When I return to my car, the trunk is randomly opened. One day, when it was raining, this occurred and drenched my entire trunk. I dried the trunk out and started driving then I noticed the TPMS started failing. After checking all the TPMS antennas on my car, I found out that there was a unit in the trunk. This unit was in the base of the trunk with no ventilation. My rdc unit was submerged in water along with my bluetooth system. The rdc unit failed and I notice the bluetooth system has been going in and out now. My battery also shows high discharge and I hear random beeping when I am driving. This is a huge design flaw on so many levels. I have paid money to fix the rdc unit, but it is hard to replicate the trunk randomly opening and the beeping sound happens randomly when I am driving.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 052011

535 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
I was changing a flat tire and the jack just failed on me last night and almost but my arm off. This is the first time the jack was being used. It was a flat road and it wasn't windy. The car was on a stable surface with no stones or anything else. The car almost landed on my hands and bent the rotor back plate !!!! I then noted that the jack was very unstable and maybe a little bent. I got help from a truck who stopped by. I checked with the dealer today to see if they can replace it under warranty (3 yrs old basically) but they just said no.

- Brighton, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 292011

535

  • 55,000 miles
While driving down the road, the rim separated causing the tire to go flat. Had we been traveling at a high rate of speed the results could have been much worse. BMW, as I have come to find out, declines any responsibility. Do your job!

- Little Rock, MS, USA

problem #3

Jul 292011

535

  • 55,000 miles

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

While driving down the road, the rim separated causing the tire to go flat. Had we been traveling at a high rate of speed the results could have been much worse. BMW, as I have come to find out, declines any responsibility. Do your job!

- Little Rock, MS, USA

problem #2

Jul 292011

535

  • 55,000 miles
While driving down the road, the rim separated causing the tire to go flat. Had we been traveling at a high rate of speed the results could have been much worse. BMW, as I have come to find out, declines any responsibility. Do your job!

- Little Rock, MS, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #1

Jun 132011

535

  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 BMW 535I. The contact stated that the driver side rear wheel was cracking. After purchasing a new tire he then noticed the cracked wheel in two different places. The dealer was contacted who declined to warrant the wheels. The manufacturer was contacted who also stated that they would not warrant the failure. The wheels were repaired at a cost of $484 by the contact. They offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 27,000.

- Beverly Hills , CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?