really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,833 miles

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2005 BMW 530 brakes problems

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2005 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012015


  • miles


I purchased the vehicle from someone. The passenger restraint system malfunction signal on computer has come on, the brake pad malfunction warning has also come on, along with the left brake light malfunction! I have tried to have BMW honor the warranty on the problem with the passenger restraint, to no avail! I have asked the service advisor several times, they are saying I needed to pay to have this done, although it was still under the terms of 10 year rule! the light and brakes are fine, however I can't figure out why the computer says otherwise, unless there are some undetermined problems. The brakes and sensor have been replaced! the light is working properly, yet the computers reading differently. I have asked on several different occasions about the passenger restraint, the female sales advisor states I have to pay for this!

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #2

May 142014


  • 102,000 miles
I purchased my vehicle from a dealer on April 2014. Approximately a month later, the passenger frontal airbag automatically disabled and the light illuminated on the dashboard. The frontal passenger seatbelt also disabled and the light illuminated on the dashboard. The brake light is also illuminated. In June 2014, my car was hit by a F150 truck. The impact was so forceful, my car was knocked on the other side of the street. Non of the airbags deployed and there were injuries to the driver. My vehicle was repaired and I was informed by the mechanic that the lights illuminated on my dashboard were recalls and a known safety issue with my vehicle's make and model. I researched the information and did find recalls for the frontal airbag and frontal seatbelt. I contacted a BMW dealership a couple of times and I am told my VIN does not show any open recalls and the repairs will be out of pocket. These problems appears to be defects with the vehicle and a definite safety issue.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 232013


  • 164,500 miles
While braking vehicle idrive gave warning that rear driver side brake light failed and then that the rear light had a malfunction. Upon looking at the wiring harness attached to the taillight bulb carrier, the brown wire is burnt outside of the harness. The rubber coating of the wire is burnt through and the wire is exposed. The plastic wire harness is burnt and melted. The taillight bulb carrier is also burnt and melted.

- Broomall, PA, USA

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