really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,333 miles

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2005 BMW 530 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 BMW 530 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 302014


  • 145,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 BMW 530I. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a loud noise near the front driver's side wheel. The dealer could not duplicate the failure and did not state if the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact was unable to stop the vehicle in time when another vehicle suddenly maneuvered in her lane, which led to the contact crashing into the rear of the second vehicle. As a result, the contact sustained burns to the skin due to the contents that were released upon air bag deployment. Two passengers were also injured. A police report was filed and medical attention was received. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 102011


  • miles
When I come to a complete stop, let's say a red light or stop sign, I feel the car jerks and moves about a foot forward. I been searching on-line and saw there are a lot of cases like mine but, no fix. The problem the consumers think is with soft stop because the brake pressure is being released after a stop, thus allowing the car to move forward, and puts pressure back into the braking system bring the car to a stop again. Please help..thx!!!!!

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 092006

(reported on)


  • miles
2005 BMW 530I brake safety reservoir bleeds off too quickly. The consumer stated when he doesn't drive the vehicle for more than two days, the consumer must use a great deal of pressure to push the brake pedal far enough for the engine start safety switch to engage, therefore for allowing him to start the vehicle. The intermittent manual mode of the wiper operation doesn't work.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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