hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,882 miles

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2006 BMW 550 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 BMW 550 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 092019

550 8-cyl

  • 142,764 miles


I was driving home and felt the car leaning to one side (passenger side) I drove slowly with hazard lights on made it home and checked under vehicle looked liked the bolt came off and bar connected to tire was dropped had it towed to shop and was told control arm needed to be replaced. Another situation I had with my car was the cooling system and the oil I was buying bottles of coolant and oil weekly took it into shop and was told complete cooling system needed to be replaced as I was driving home car started to overheat so I stopped as recommended and let it cool made it home then had vehicle towed to shop they ordered all parts and hoses for cooling system now my car smoke at the exhaust when sitting idle for a few minutes then when I push on the gas big clouds of white smoke come from exhaust.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202012


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 530xi. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the front driver side tire blew. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the failure was located at the front driver side coil spring, which fractured and punctured the tire. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 77,000.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

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