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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
650 miles

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2011 BMW 550 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2011 BMW 550 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 052010


  • 200 miles


The vehicle makes a grinding noise at low speeds on right turns. This happens both in cold and warm weather and is heard about 80-90% of the time. I took the car back to the dealer to assess the issue, however they were unable to reproduce the noise or identify any problems.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 182010


  • 1,100 miles
The contact owns a 2011 BMW 550I. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact heard a rattling noise coming from the passenger side front end of the vehicle. The steering wheel began to vibrate. The failure occurred whenever encountering a slight imperfection in the road. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing where they were unable to determine the cause of the front end suspension failure. The technician test drove a similar model year vehicle which exhibited the identical failure. The vehicle was at the dealer for a month and remained there for further investigation. The failure mileage was 1,100.

- Stoneham, MA, USA

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