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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 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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2013 BMW M5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 BMW M5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 282014

M5 8-cyl

  • 16,000 miles


The vehicle mentioned above caught on fire when I was driving home from work on a snowy evening. The trip to my house is around 7 miles and after about 6 miles, I parked along the street as I saw smoke coming from the vehicle and brake warning lights were being displayed. When I got out of the car, I saw a fire under the right rear wheel well. The car was totaled. Researching about fires in bmws I found quiet a big number out there. Now we are worried to even drive the two other bmws that I still own.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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