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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 BMW M5 engine problems

engine problem

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2006 BMW M5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 202013

M5 10-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

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

I was pulling out of my driveway when my car had a smell of burning oil so I stopped, as I stopped my car began smoking from the hood. I lost oil all down the street and my driveway, after, I stopped my car and pushed it into my garage and I saw were it was dripping from underneath the car so I took off the under panel and saw a hole in the pressure hose(vanos pressure hose assembly). There had been a recall when the car first came out on the lines but my car was a month out of the recall range. My car is an 06 with just at 40K miles...the car is used by the way.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 252011

M5 10-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
After taking my car to the dealership several time complaining about idling and engine knocking. I was told it was the gas, and the change of weather causing the problem. They finally supposedly replaced the parts in the engine, but I still had the problem later, and my neighbor notice it as well. While driving my car started smoking and the oil spill to the highway. After having the car examined, I was told that the bearing on the rod was loosed and had caused the rod to break and tore the engine apart. I contacted the costumer relation of BMW headquarter and they gave me every excuse why they couldn't do anything. I was advised by the shop this was a manufacturer defect and it could've been avoided by the dealership, etc. I need advice and I am considering getting legal advice. I refuse to pay $25K for another engine on a car that caused me $100K and engine blown so quickly. BMW knows that this a problem and refused to correct it.

- Mission, TX, USA

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