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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,325 miles

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2009 BMW 535 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 BMW 535 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 272013


  • 80,325 miles


The contact owns a 2009 BMW 535I. The contact stated that while traveling 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. Also, the contact added that the battery and engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The techncian diagnosed that the tension and isle pulley needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the crank shaft belt and seal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,325.

- Narietta, NC, USA

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