fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,274 miles

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2012 BMW 535 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 212014


  • 23,000 miles


Car was purchased used with 10,000 mi. Within 1 year, about 13,000 mi. Bubbles appeared on 2 Goodyear runflat tires, due to potholes. After replacing 2 tires, I replaced all 4 with Bridgestone runflats. No issues with Bridgestone tires. Goodyears are not good, and should not be used on these cars.

- Boylston, MA, USA

problem #5

May 202014

535 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
5/20/14 I84- tire blow out with Goodyear run flats 245/40/R19 98V on interstate after pothole. 10/28 I95 2 tires blow out...towed 40 miles to dealer and replaced with 2 new tires. Mileage 26,000 10/28 dealer...two other tires have bubbles in sidewall and need to be replaced, one of which was installed in May. BMW service's only interest is selling new tires. BMW contacted at corporate relations after 2nd incident on 10/29/14 and as of today 11/10/14 no solution. Vehicle is currently unsafe to drive on interstates. Goodyear inspected current tires with bubbles and could find no damage or cause for sidewall bubbles.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #4

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 #3

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 #2

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

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problem #1

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

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