hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,519 miles

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2007 BMW 530 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 BMW 530 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

May 232011

530 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles


Water collects in spare tire well, battery well, and passenger front headlight, causing massive electrical failure. First occurrence was 2009 after ownership of this used BMW 2006 530xi wagon from the BMW dealership. The second occurrence was 23 May 2011.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 092010


  • 54,816 miles
A 2007 BMW 530xi caught fire shortly after it was started. The lamp control module burned, causing sparks, smoke, and burning various parts. The mechanic at chambers BMW said that the left front head light collected moisture, and the lights drain clogged. The accumulated moisture caused the fire. The car has ahistory of electrical problems. In Dec. 2008, 1 year prior to the fire, the rear sunroof drain clogged, causing water to collect in the spare tire well. It caused the tire pressure light to falsely signal, as rdc module had burned out. There were other electrical problems, which required a radio replacement. A few days before the fire, the dashboard signal for engine overheating went on during a cold winter day. We towed the car to the dealer who claimed he fixed it. Two days after we got the car back, my wife turned it on, started to drive, and the fire started.

- Weston, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102009


  • 30,000 miles
Not precisely sure what is causing this electrical problem, but all 3 occurrences of this problem have happened after I washed the vehicle and did not drive it. The electrical system is malfunctioning to the point it completely drains the vehicle's battery. After the second time I went to start the vehicle, I had the battery replaced. The 3rd time, all of the vehicle exterior lights had turned themselves on during the course of the night, and had almost fully discharged the battery. The car started, but many items in the electronic memory were lost, including date and time. The car involved is a 2007 BMW 528I, which I purchased 3 months ago, certified pre-owned.

- Squaw Valley, CA, USA

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