definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,150 miles

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2012 BMW 550 fuel system problems

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2012 BMW 550 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 222014

550 8-cyl

  • 40,800 miles


The car threw a drive train malfunction code which happens weekly on these engines and the car jumped a lane as it misfired and went into limp driving mode. If there was cars next to me there would have been a crash. Since then BMW has issued a customer campaign on the N63 engine effecting thoughts of cars. They are changing tons of parts from injectors to fuel rails. It should be a full blown recall and the NHTSA should get involved on this. My car has been in the shop since 12/23 and still has not been repaired correctly. I have a feeling you are going to be getting thousands of these complaints against BMW. They need to be held accountable for these failures.

- Hopewell Junction , NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 122012


  • 5,500 miles
I have a 2012 BMW 550I, crosstrack, V-8, and with only 5500 miles (purchased in July 2012). When initially starting my car on a flat plain, the behavior of the car started to shake fiercely, repeated loss of power, and the I-drive reported the chassis was malfunctioning. Only moderate driving was permitted. The engine light stayed on, and no matter how far the gas pedal was pressed, the car would not gain power. While driving, the car stalled several times as I was attempting to go up the hill to my home. When the car stalled, the gears would not go into neutral or park, and the steering wheel locked up immediately. This experienced was close call to crashing the car and possible sustaining significant injuries. After waiting for three hours, the car started up normally. Several people who have chatted with regarding the 2012 BMW 550I crosstrack, V-8 have reported these same experiences. Apparently the reports all link back to the fuel system. (e.g., fuel injectors, fuel pump, fuel sensors, etc.)

- Auburn, WA, USA

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