really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,320 miles

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2014 BMW 535 engine problems

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2014 BMW 535 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 032016


  • 6,600 miles


On 12/03/2016, my 2014 BMW 535D abruptly stalled in the middle of the road, blocking traffic. It had spontaneously locked itself into ┐park┐ without warning. The engine would not start, and there was no way to overcome the electronic lock on the transmission and put the transmission into ┐neutral┐ to push the car out of traffic. It had to be towed. Fortunately this happened on a slow moving road. On a fast highway, this event would have posed a mortal hazard. I am concerned about the safety of a vehicle that becomes dysfunctional in that way. One of the passing drivers stopped and informed me that exactly the same happened with his BMW 535D and that BMW of North America is aware of this problem. It seems to me that this situation should be a serious concern of the nstsa.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #3

May 072016


  • 38,000 miles
Driving 70mph on highway 85 South. Vehicle suddenly and without warning shut off. All power lost. Power steering lost. Warning display indicated drive train malfunction. Vehicle was totally inoperable. Vehicle would not restart after shutting down on highway and had to be pushed to safety and then towed.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 072014

535 6-cyl

  • 180 miles
The check engine light came on and the car became undrivable. It was taken at the dealervfacility -new car, with 180 miles on it - for the engine issue and state emission sticker. The car was never returned, due to engine valve failure - lose pipes at the final assy of the engine components.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 062014

535 6-cyl

  • 500 miles
Engine valve failure, diagnosed at BMW -gallery, norwood, MA, facility. The engine valve required full replacement. The car had been qualified as " lemon car ". could not pass the state emission test.

- Taunton, MA, USA

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