fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,651 miles

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2012 BMW 535 Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 282012


  • 1,500 miles


I leased a 2012 nbmw 535I from paul miller BMW of wayne, NJ. Paul miller BMW is a certified and authorized BMW dealer in NJ, and handled all services for several repairs to my vehicle. I have had to replace 19 tires for flats and other issues in a little over 2 years since leasing my vehicle. This car obviously has a tight suspension with low profile (40) tires and this car is particular may be more defective than others. Since this car?S release and some prior years of the BMW 535I, I have seen several complaints online about the danger of driving this car as it feels like giant boulder falls onto the car when it hits even modest potholes or road imperfections. BMW as company should not market this car to any urban area customers, which I hope the ftc and other government agencies would please enforce before people get killed or seriously injured. I have tried several times to ask BMW corporation, financial services, and NJ paul miller BMW in wayne NJ to resolve this issue and they are unwilling to do so. Also BMW financial services breached warranty as they provided used tires during February 2014 even though I have a tire replacement contract that I paid them $1813 for. Paul miller BMW also tried to charge me for new tires because 3 of them needed to be replaced during one episode when I hit some highway bumps. They also suggested putting liquid nitrogen into the tires and billed me for this. The tires went flat immediately thereafter. This was yet another breach of contract as BMW's towing service did not pick me up multiple times when flats occurred. They also said the runflat tires can be driven at 50 mph or less for several miles and this did not work on multiple occasions as the tires shredded and I was stranded - one time of which was with a customer in the car!

- Chatham, NJ, USA

problem #11

Sep 222014

535 6-cyl

  • 18,130 miles
I have Goodyear Eagle ls-2 runonflat 245/45/18 with 18K on them. I started hearing a tire noise when I would drive over 50mph. I then looked at my front passenger tire and noticed a bulge. I do not remember hitting any pothole or curb that would cause this to happen. After investigating this online, I found that this is a problem with several owners of these tires. Goodyear should reimburse anyone who has to replace. I will not be installing these tires again and I would advise others not to buy a new or used car with these tires on them. Goodyear knows this is a continual problem but is not doing the right thing by recalling these tires.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #10

Sep 142014

535 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Goodyear low profile tires. 245/40R19 98V LS2. Today my tire split. This is the 5th tire on this vehicle I have had replaced in the last 20 months. I also have a bubble in another tire that needs replacement. These tires are defective. These splits and bubbles are from routine driving. You don't have to ride over a crater to damage this tire. Any small bump will bubble or split the rubber. Goodyear has yet to own up to these defects. This issue needs to be addressed.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #9

Aug 012014

535 6-cyl

  • 28,455 miles


I ran over a small pothole and my Goodyear LS2 tire immediately developed a bubble in the sidewall making the tire unsafe to drive on. These tires have less than 20,000 miles on them and this is the 2nd time that this same defect appeared in a tire on this car. These Goodyear tires are unsafe as only a moderate bump or pothole renders them inoperable. Goodyear and BMW are doing nothing about this situation and its dangerous. The car has a design defect thats either in the tire construction or in the specification of this tire on this wheel. In addition, I have the 19 inch tire size which is not available anywhere but the BMW dealer for $450 each. BMW has in effect cornered the aftermarket on this 19 inch replacement tire. This is a dangerous and costly situation for consumers. NHTSA should do something about this. BMW should recall the cars with this wheel/tire combo and replace the defective tires with another tire. This tires sidewall is not strong enough to support the weight of a car thats this heavy and not tall enough to cushion the impact of a pothole. It's just unsafe.

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #8

Jan 232014

535 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
I have purchase 5 dunlop run flat tires do to side wall damage. Sidewall damage caused me to purchase 3 275/35R19 96Y BMW B dun sp sprt max dsst rf B & 2 245/40R19 94Y BMW B dun sp sprt max dsst rf these tires are very costly they do not perform and could be defected.

- Imperial , CA, USA

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problem #7

Jun 082013

535 8-cyl

  • 7,200 miles
BMW 550xi, normal driving, tire pressure indicator came on, car became unstable. Parked vehicle and observed large bubble in front right tire sidewall had split, causing rapid deflation. No road hazards were involved, mechanic states that these tires get sidewall bubbles all the time.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 092013


  • 11,000 miles


Three tire bubbles, first at 11,000 miles, two more at 12,000. Original tires on BMW 535xi sport. "Goodyear Eagle ls-2 runonflat" 245/40R19 BMW quickly replaced four tires with Michelin, at prorated cost, so they know the problem. Tires must be recalled for safety!!!!!!!!!

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #5

Apr 092013

535 6-cyl

  • 11,017 miles
Three tires had large bubbles, first tire at 11,000, two more at 12,000. Tires were original for a 2012 BMW 535xi sport. Tires were "Goodyear Eagle ls-2 runonflat 245/40R19" tires have gentle use, 99% freeway driving on good roads. Tires are very dangerous and must be recalled. BMW knows this because they quickly replaced them with Michelin's at prorated cost. Please take action to recall these tires!

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Apr 142013


  • 25,000 miles
2012 BMW 535 xdrive 27000 miles. 2.5 inch bubble on right front sidewall, crack on sidewall of rear tire.

- Sharon, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 092013

535 6-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 BMW 535 xi equipped with Goodyear Eagle LS2 tires, size 245/40/R19. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph over a pot hole, the front driver's side tire exploded. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and was repaired with a new front driver's side tire. The manufacturer was contacted and advised her that the tires were run flat tires and were made thinly. The failure and current mileage of the tire was approximately 600. The failure and current mileage of the vehicle was approximately 9,000. The dot number was not available.

- Bronxville, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 172012


  • 13,500 miles
There is a bubble that has formed on my tires very often and has forced me to replace 4 tires in 10 months.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 172012


  • 8 miles
The contact owns a 2012 BMW 535xi equipped with Goodyear Eagle ls-2 tires, size 245/40R19. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to the dealer for routine maintenance when he was advised that there were bubbles in the front driver and rear passenger tires. The dealer replaced the tires. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 8 and the current mileage was 11,000.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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