fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,770 miles

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2013 BMW 550 engine problems

engine problem

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2013 BMW 550 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 282015

550 8-cyl

  • 28,039 miles


The complaint is not a safety issue. It's a quality issue. BMW's N63 engine is evidently not well engineered. They have a "customer care package"ż in place for those customers that complain to the service dept about their engines not running right. BMW is very careful to make sure customers do not view the repair as a recall. That said the amount of work required is extensive (takes more than 1 week to complete). From what Iżżve read online the fix they have in place does not always work. I asked to be let out of my lease and put into a different vehicle with no penalty and was refused any accommodations. I'm writing because you should be aware of this engine issue (google N63 issues) encourage BMW to recall the cars and allow their customers to swap out vehicles if they choose to do so.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 232013

550 8-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Engine continues to burn through oil approximately every 1,500 miles, which could leave the vehicle stranded and inoperable. It's unacceptable in a brand new vehicle.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

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