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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,929 miles

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2011 BMW 550 accessories - exterior problems

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2011 BMW 550 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 182013

550 8-cyl

  • 13,960 miles


I was driving on a back road about 40 mph. No other cars and nothing but bushes around me. I heard a huge loud bang and my sunroof just abruptly shattered. I know nothing hit it and if it did it shouldn't have shattered like that. I read another vehicle on here, same model, year and mileage had the same issue! recall this!

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 172013


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 BMW 550I. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the sun roof shattered and exploded. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that the entire sun roof needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 37,000.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 202012


  • 13,826 miles
The contact owns a 2011 BMW 550I. The contact was driving 20 mph when the sun-roof exploded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who repaired the sun-roof. There were no recalls for the failure. The contact stated that nothing had struck the vehicle to possibly cause any damage. The manufacturer was notified who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 13,826 and the current mileage was 21,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

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