Last post on Apr 01, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#20 of 23 Broken cylinder bolt on 5 series
Jun 04, 2012 (12:37 pm)
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 23 Re: Broken cylinder bolt on 5 series [pilchees]
Jun 04, 2012 (12:48 pm)
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 23 Re: 2006 BMW 525i (N52) possible wide spread defect [hchi]
Apr 01, 2013 (5:20 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.