hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,833 miles

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2008 BMW 528 accessories - interior problems

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2008 BMW 528 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 282016


  • 71,000 miles


I just discovered this yesterday, but feel that it could have been going on for a few weeks as the back of the seat was too hot at certain points and I had to turn it off. I have been noticing an odd smell more recently so I had a look at the seat and 3 small burn marks/holes are present. Could be dangerous if clothing or the interior of the seat were to catch fire.

- Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 242016


  • miles
Fraud activity possible clone refinanced identity theft remote access was put on unauthorized threat safety for owner. Two loan start dates one in repo

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 262011

528 6-cyl

  • 84,500 miles
Upon turning the seat heater on I noticed a burning smell and smoke inside the car. The seat was unusually hot. I felt a burning sensation and pulled over to find that the seat heating element had burned through the leather and two layers of a heavy duty winter coat. When I turned it off the smoke stopped. We took the car to the BMW dealership and was told it is not part of a safety recall or under warranty. Refused any monetary consideration and wanted $1400 to repair. Considering the car could catch on fire the repair should be considered a safety issue and repaired for free.

- Apex, NC, USA

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