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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 BMW M5 engine problems

engine problem

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2006 BMW M5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012010


  • 29,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW M5. The contact stated that when attempting to start the vehicle, whether the vehicle was idle or traveling at low speeds, there was a sudden engagement that caused the vehicle to surge forward intermittently. The dealer made ten attempts to duplicate the failure but to no avail. They advised the contact to keep his foot on the brake pedal up to the point of actual acceleration. The contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure nor was the vehicle repaired. The current mileage was approximately 39,500 and the failure mileage was approximately 29,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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