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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,632 miles

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2009 BMW 535 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 BMW 535 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012012


  • miles


2009 BMW 535I. Consumer writes in regards to engine malfunction that caused vehicle fire. The consumer stated the vehicle was in the process of being towed, when it caught on fire. The consumer stated there was no unusual service history. The high pressure fuel pump was replaced twice, once as a recall. The vehicle was serviced for stalling problems, which was the same issue that occurred on the day of the fire.

- Hanover, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 112009

535 6-cyl

  • 11,263 miles
2009 BMW 535I: While accelerating, a sudden near-stall/loss of power occurred while attempting to enter into an intersection, nearly causing an accident. A warning was alerted through the idrive system ("engine malfunction - reduced power"). the car was drivable, but extremely sluggish and slow to accelerate. BMW service center performed diagnostics to find that a high-pressure fuel pump (hpfp) had failed. They replaced it, which has since solved the problem. Updated 09/29/09.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

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