Last post on Jul 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#16 of 30 Another one bites the dust
Mar 25, 2012 (6:54 pm)
We got our 'bad news' from the BMW service dept. in Sept. 2011 for our 2006 BMW 525i sedan. Same problem, the bolts were sheared and 'probably in the engine' (as we were told) No assistance was offered. Our radiator was also leaking so bad that it was 'undrivable' as is... We are in the letter-writing stage. Has anyone had any luck with contacting the 'right people' at BMW corporate?
#17 of 30 Re: Another one bites the dust [driver114]
Mar 25, 2012 (7:08 pm)
I have had no luck with BMWUSA and I was contacted by some law firm that wanted me to join in some type of law suit. I decided not to persue it. My neighbor is a mechanic and he told BMW has some class action law suit against them. It was about their failure to recall known defects. I have not confirmed this. I got my car running and it cost me 2k and 3 days of work. The car has been fine since I repaired it. The only other problem we had was oil leaks for all three BMWS. I recently took care of those myself as well. BMW wanted $450-500. It cost me $20 in gaskets and 3-4 hours per vehicle. (oil filter housing leak)
#18 of 30 Same Problem on my 2006 530Xi
Mar 31, 2012 (11:30 am)
I had this repaired recently costing about $3600. Originally, the dealer wanted $6200 with a lot of unnecessary part replacements. The use of Aluminum bolts in the magnesium alloy casing seems to be a design defect which BMW is not owning up to. I called BMWNA also to see if this was a recall issue---nope. This is my first BMW (most japanese prior) and I may not get another one. If anyone is planning a class action, I am in.
#19 of 30 Re: I want to start class action suit again BMW for 525i head bold scam [wwilliams3]
Apr 27, 2012 (10:48 am)
Unfortunately, I've done quite a bit of research on the legality of not telling a consumer that a car has had previous repairs to fix a defect or mechanical problem. The automotive industry has a powerful lobby in D.C. because although "unethical" this is not "illegal". Actually, the automotive industry has managed to sneak under legal radar on almost everything regarding the purchase and servicing of autos.
#20 of 30 Broken cylinder bolt on 5 series
Jun 04, 2012 (11:37 am)
I have a broken cylinder head bolt on a 2006 530xi. There are 80,000 miles on the car and the BMW warranty had just run out. BMW will not cover it, nor will the brand new aftermarket warranty I just purchased. There seems to be much discussion about this defect. If anyone can tell me what to do, I would appreciate it. Happy to join a lawsuit if one exists. BMWNA was no help, nor was the dealer.
#21 of 30 Re: Broken cylinder bolt on 5 series [pilchees]
Jun 04, 2012 (11:48 am)
bmw was very cool with me. after much prodding, they agreed to cover the repair in its entirety. the local dealer was going to cover 1/2 and i'd pay the other, but because the local dealer was supportive bmwna covered the whole thing. i had a good relationship with my service adviser and between his pushing and my 2-3 calls a week to bmwna, i'm a happy customer. good luck!
#23 of 30 Re: 2006 BMW 525i (N52) possible wide spread defect [hchi]
Apr 01, 2013 (4:20 pm)
I have a 2006 530 and have now replaced the head bolts twice, once 55K and today 105K miles and paid about $2200.+ each time and out of warranty. So much for high performance. I am thinking that corporate BMW has a problem that they don't want to own up to. This is not acceptable.
#24 of 30 BMW Computer System
Jul 01, 2013 (4:06 am)
I have been experiencing problems with the computer system on my 2013 BMW 5 series. The navigation system shuts off in the middle of a trip. The car doesn't recognize the music on my iPod. I can't search music on my blue tooth connected iPhone. Periodically the car can't locate my remote key in my pocket so the car won't start. The presets for the radio stations will disappear. Has anyone experienced any of these problems?
#25 of 30 Re: 2006 BMW 525i (N52) possible wide spread defect [hchi]
Jul 14, 2013 (2:56 pm)
I would like to join in any law suit for this matter. I have a 2006 530i and have just been told I have broken cylinder head bolt. Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose, CA has quoted be $4,500 for the repair! That is absolutely ridiculous. I drive my car carefully and make sure it's well maintained. It is completely unacceptable seeing that this is a known problem, caused by BMW design, and the dealership is expecting me to pay$4.5K. I used to be a huge advocate of BMW, but after this, if BMW doesn't own up to their problem, I will never own a BMW again and oppose anyone who considers buying a BMW.