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

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2008 BMW M5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 BMW M5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 302014


  • 65,000 miles


The sunroof drains of my vehicle overfill or clog causing water to leak in the trunk and wheel well. The cars wheel well holds the cars battery, rdc, and pdc modules. Surrounded by foam when water reaches the modules they arc and spark causing them to heat up and melt. Also located in the trunk is several other electrical components xm radio amp, etc. If not caught in time could cause fire and maybe even death. You can't tell when they are overfilled/clogged until it's to late. I have replaced them 2 times both times almost causing fire to the car. Here is a ling showing that BMW acknowledges the issue and is not fixing it. From someone else too."attachmentid=265090&D=1296781065"T=259095&page=1

- Gerrardstown, WV, USA

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