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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,208 miles

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2011 BMW 550 wheels / hubs problems

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2011 BMW 550 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 012012

550

  • 5,000 miles

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

Tires - as with all other complaints regarding the Goodyear "run flat" tires, I have had no less than 7 bulges requiring 7 new tires. I did purchase an extended tire warranty so BMW covered the tires. The alarming thing is that BMW of North houston refuses to admit there are any issue with these tires. From reading all of the complaints, I have a hard time believing it is the driver or potholes as I have been told. Replaced the rear tires with comparable Firestone tires and I have not had one issue. I still have the Goodyear tires on the front and just two months ago had to have it replaced. My tire warranty expires November 2015, will replace them with Firestone then. Please do something before someone is killed.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 102013

550

  • 15,955 miles
I have had to replace 3 right front tires and 3 left front tires because they are constantly getting bubbles on the tires. The last tire was replaced on 8/20/15 and had only 204 miles. The first tire was replaced on 6/10/13 and it has not stopped. Average miles for the tires are 6,000 to 8,000. They are good year excellence 245/40 R 19. Two times I have had blow-outs. I have had 5 BMW's and never experienced this before. They just told me this car is to go to the store, etc., not for long trips. I have not used this car for a long trip yet. But I feel something is wrong and should be corrected. The tires are unsafe. The tires are $ 500 each, which I spent $ 3,000. So far. Are this tires in a recall? please get back to me with a suitable answer.

- Emmaus, PA, USA

problem #7

Apr 282015

550

  • 78,800 miles
Wheels / rims failed. Crack caused them to not hold air. Only driven for pleasure and no excessive driving or events. Failed under normal driving conditions in geography. Dealer refused to warranty.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 292008

550

  • 78,881 miles

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

Wheels / rims failed. Crack caused them to not hold air. Only driven for pleasure and no excessive driving or events. Failed under normal driving conditions in geography. Dealer refused to warranty.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 212014

550 8-cyl

  • 4,900 miles
Driving my 69 year old wife's 2011 BMW 550ix with M sport pkg. With Goodyear run flat's O.E.M. german tire's when the left front tire side wall ruptured for no reason. Car always garaged and 4900 miles on car.

- Arlington, MA, USA

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problem #4

Feb 062013

550 8-cyl

  • 29,334 miles
Both rear wheels are cracked.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 122013

550

  • 7,000 miles

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

This complaint is concerning my 2011 BMW 550I. I have been having problems with my BMW since about 7000 miles on the vehicle. The brakes keep locking, the rotors keep grinding and grooving, nose coming from the brakes while driving and stopping, and the dealer has changed them more than 4 times and the issues continues to happen. They advised me that they cannot fix it and there is nothing else they can do. Please help me with my vehicle issue. It has been parked from more than a year and a half and I feel that it is a safety issue. I feel like my life is in danger if I drive this vehicle.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 022012

550 8-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
Bulge in sidewall of Goodyear tire many complaints online.

- Barrington, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 152011

550

  • 2,000 miles
Original vehicle equipment on vehicles equipped with sport package or M-package; tire size: 245/40/19 failure of multiple tires manufactured by good year. Tire brand: LS2 run flat, all season tires. Two front tires formed "bubbles" on the outside; as a result vehicle vibrates at higher speeds. Defective tires also caused slight bends on two wheels (one front one rear). Vehicle always driven very carefully and on good surfaces. No significant impact on the tire has occurred.

- North Salem , NY, USA

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