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2010 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 174 repairs.
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2010 BMW 5-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (42%)

Chart based on 122 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2010 BMW 5-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 5-Series in Germany
Dec 2015 - Nov 2016
Aug 2016

87860 mi

€2000
Fuel injectors replaced 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

28000 mi
Windshield wipers would not work Car sometimes will not start after sitting idle for a couple of days. Service could not find any issues with battery or charging. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013
Mar 2011 Driver seat heater replacement 
Jun 2012

28000 mi
3 injectors replaced 
Mar 2013

36000 mi
All 6 injectors replaced. Driver's seat heater replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

C $300
Battery replaced. Front suspension squeaking over speed bumps. Sway bar lubed. Still does it. My mechanic says they all do it, on cold mornings more so. 
Jul 2015

78100 mi

C $1150
Electric cooling pump went, left me stranded. CAA tow necessary. 
Aug 2015

79300 mi

C $400
Coil packs all 6 replaced 
Oct 2015

81620 mi

C $3000
Replace all 6 fuel injectors, due to stumbling idle on cold morning 
Feb 2016

83700 mi

C $680
Diversity Antenna stopping working, water corroded the circuit board. Key fob stopped working as a result. 
Jun 2016

88660 mi

C $120
Rear Tailgate glass microswitch failed 
Jan 2017

94240 mi
Rear Tailgate glass microswitch failed, again. Replaced under warranty by my Indy BMW mech. 
Jul 2017

98270 mi

C $900
Water pump failed, again. 
BMW 5-Series in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

98000 mi

US $725
Electric water pump failed without warning and left me stranded in the middle of a highway interchange. Replaced entire system (t-stat, pump, hoses) except for the radiator. 
Aug 2016

102700 mi
CEL for stuck wastegates. Resolved itself, but turbo now make noise. Ran on 5 cylinders. Oil on plugs. Cleaned for now, but the valve cover gasket will need to be replaced. 
Jan 2017

US $250
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket and spark plugs. Also replaced vanos intake valve. 
Mar 2017

111000 mi

US $200
Battery was replaced and registered. 
Apr 2017

112000 mi

US $330
The intake ports were clogged with carbon buildup. The engine ran rough, no power, slow to respond, and would run on 5 cylinders. Cleaned intake with walnut blasting. 
Jul 2017

115800 mi

US $550
Front suspension was clunking and the tires wore unevenly. Replaced control arms and got the car aligned. 
BMW 5-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2016
Mar 2013

31000 mi
Tow hook cover replaced. USB input came loose. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2017
Jan 2013

50800 mi
"High Battery Drain" error message. A fault with the keyless entry and ignition system ("confort access") was identified as the cause. A driver side front door handle assemby needed replacement; the key fobs needed replacement. 
Aug 2013

29700 mi
The dealer took two attempts to diagnose; the mechanic's described the problem as "sooted and wet fuel injectors." The dealer replaced all 6 injectors under warranty. 
Feb 2014

36300 mi

US $500
Control arm bushings failure discovered during routine brake service. Replaced. Oil cooler (heat exchanger) leakage: a known problem with the N52 engines. 
Aug 2014

39000 mi
Failure of "anti-trap" function of rear windows that resulted in inability to close rear windows completely. Related - failure of left side mirror folding system. 
Oct 2015

50200 mi

US $1600
Failed gasket leading to large oil leak onto the exhaust manifold, accompanied by a smell of burning oil. Wipers fail when it rains: a relay shorts, completely incapacitating the wipers. 
Aug 2016

56000 mi

US $1200
TPMS RF transciever failure. (It was not the TPMS sensor in the wheel that failed - the failure was by the central receiving and processing unit). Dealer replaced the unit. 
Feb 2017

64000 mi

US $1300
Leaking oil; oil leaked through a gasket and accumulated in the exhaust manifold. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
Feb 2012

12000 mi
rear liftgate failure 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

29900 mi
The lumbar support in the driver side seat was broken and had to be replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013

46800 mi
High pressure fuel pump 
Aug 2014

70800 mi

US $1230
Replaced water pump after it failed, plus thermostat. 
Dec 2014

75000 mi

US $1356
Valve cover gasket, oil cooler gasket, and oil filter. Spark plugs, Belt tensioner, AC belt, Idler pulley top and bottom. Upper radiator hose. 
Apr 2015

79800 mi

US $1300
Water pump replacement 
Mar 2016

94000 mi

US $800
Upper and lower radiator hoses 
Oct 2016

101000 mi

US $75
Replace Expansion Tank 
Nov 2016

102200 mi

US $260
Replaced all six coil packs and spark plugs. 
Apr 2017

110000 mi

US $246
Battery Replaced as suggested by Dealer. I replaced battery on my own 
Aug 2017

113000 mi

US $20
Replaced upper and lower control arms (Front) Replace front and rear break pads and rotors Replace Valve Cover and gasket. Dealer said the old one was cracked but it wasn't. Replaced Vanos Camshaft valve (two) Replaced Oil Filter Housing and oil cooler gaskets. Replaced Windshield washer pump Replaced fuel cap Brake pads front and back Wind shield washer pump replaced 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

73000 mi

US $1000
Water pump cracked overheated. 
BMW 5-Series in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

48000 mi

US $488
replaced tail light wire 
Mar 2017

76000 mi

US $1420
Replacement of Oil Filter Housing Gasket, plus upper radiator and themostat hoses saturated by engine oil leak. Replacement of battery cables. Oil & Flter changes. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2010

16000 mi
High pressure fuel pump issue (common problem with N54 engine). Changed program parameters for HPFP - did not replace it. Car at dealer for 3 days.  
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2013
Oct 2010

8614 mi
replaced fuel pump. 
Jun 2012

32000 mi
left headlight replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Alabama, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
Mar 2011

11000 mi
Windows were creaking. Cleaned windows and added teflon tape. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

48000 mi

US $7100
Replaced injectors, walnut blast cleaned intake valves, replaced a few coils, 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Dec 2009 Side bolsters on driver side sport seats stopped working. Motor replaced. 
Jul 2010 Lighting module reinitialized after automatic headlights, turn signals, and brake lights suddenly stopped working. 
Oct 2012

23000 mi
Overheat warning came on and car was on greatly reduced power. Switched engine off and back on, problem disappeared. Dealer could not reproduce despite extended diagnostic runs. Suspect computer malfunction due to low battery voltage. 
Mar 2013

25000 mi
Oil seepage from pan 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
May 2016 - May 2017
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $1000
Oil leak, valve gasket 
Jan 2017

105000 mi
Fuel Injectors replaced under extended warranty. 
May 2017

108000 mi
Damaged rod bearing 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2015
Apr 2013

114000 mi

US $1500
oil leaking from valve cover, replaced gasket 
Jan 2014

US $1000
When temperatures dropped to the teens the car would not maintain idle and would stall. Engine service light would come on. Error code was not captured in computer. Tech could not diagnose although could duplicate problem. 
May 2015

177000 mi

US $1400
High pressure fuel pump needed replacing 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Apr 2017
Feb 2017

66000 mi
Fuel pump died, changed under warranty 
BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jul 2015
Aug 2014

71300 mi

C $90
Audio cuts out intermittently. Dealer says cannot trace fault unless not working at time of testing. On a number of forums this seems to be a chronic problem, where the amp fails. $800+ to repair. Update: Might have resolved itself. 
Feb 2015

79980 mi

C $320
Engine felt like it was miss firing. Took to BMW and they wanted $160 to put on computer. Took to other shop who did this for free, needed plugs. Got them replaced. All good. 
BMW 5-Series in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014
May 2013

41600 mi
Vanos replaced 
Jan 2014

US $295
rough running, check engine light came on. 1st trip, one bank of 3 injectors replaced. Temp fixed problem. 2 days later, rough running returned, took back in, 2nd bank of three injectors replaced. Catalytic converters now need to be replaced Worn bushing causing groaning over bumps. Catalytic converters now need to be replaced. Damaged by bad injectors. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2016
Jul 2013

48800 mi
low pressure fuel sensor had faults. car ran rough when cold 
Aug 2013

51000 mi
Cold idle sensor 
Oct 2013

53200 mi
all 6 fuel injectors were replaced which fixed the problem. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Nov 2017
Jul 2014

82500 mi

US $1800
Third trip for fuel injector 3 and 6 replacement. Changed all 6 this time per BMW Service Bulletin. Hoping the repair sticks. Front right "Halo" replacement. 
Apr 2016

105000 mi

US $600
I don't remember the exact repair. 
Jun 2016

108000 mi

US $500
Cooling hose deteriorated and broke. Also discovered a crack in the cooling fan housing. Repaired (plastic) housing with a bonding glue, then braced with a permanent clamp. Replaced coolant hose assembly. 
Oct 2017

133000 mi
Fuel pump failure while driving car. The issue did not reproduce. Fuel pump continues to work without any new fault codes. 
Nov 2017

134000 mi

US $750
Car appeared to run fine. In-tank fuel pump failed two days later. Fuel pump failure. Lots of fault codes for HP pump, in-tank pump and control unit. No clear indication of root cause. Replaced the high pressure fuel pump.  
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

25000 mi
Warning light illuminated related to transmission while driving on highway. Dealer was unable to pull code. 
Sep 2013

27000 mi
VANOS failure, vehicle entered Limp Mode 
Jan 2014

65000 mi

US $500
Battery died. 
Feb 2015

56400 mi
misfire when cold, dealer replaced intake manifold, all injectors, all spark plugs; improved but not gone, CEL now off and BMW considers it fixed. related to other repair, misfire killed all catalytic converters, replaced all. 
Jun 2015

65000 mi
car doors would lock on their own occasionally, sometimes not unlock, windows occasionally inoperative, only to resume operation dealer claimed no issue but problem seems to have cleared up for now 
Sep 2015

68000 mi
Had to apply brakes hard - all lights on dashboard came on, engine entered limp mode. Took to dealer, diagnosed as failed VANOS but then was unable to replicate. No parts replaced. 
Aug 2016

77000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failure. Replaced water pump. Oil filter cooler gasket failure noticed during water pump repair; replaced gaskets. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

17000 mi
Car repeatedly stalled due to overheating - was 'repaired' several times - eventually fell into a CA Lemon Law situation - BMW took car back and refunded all prior payments - I am no longer the owner of this vehicle. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
Mar 2012

12000 mi
Oil sensor reported oil level high 
Jul 2012

13800 mi
steering wheel medallion dented 
Nov 2012

18700 mi
Hesitation on acceleration from low rpm 
Apr 2013

22000 mi
steering wheel medallion dented 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2013

63000 mi

US $180
Left Front Strut leaking and damaged. This is a 550i M-Sport. Car was bouncing on bumpy roads. Both Front Struts were replaced with Sachs OEM Struts for 550i M-Sport. 
Mar 2015

72000 mi

US $325
SAT Gear Shifter malfunctioned; would not go into reverse. Replaced the SAT Gear Shifter with a new unit. The ribbon cable was broken. 
BMW 5-Series in Arkansas, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

57000 mi

US $634
Battery died 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2014
Dec 2012

42000 mi
Headlight out. Replaced under warranty. 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016
Oct 2011

20000 mi
Rattle from bracket holding exhaust. Dealer replaced with an improved bracket. Rattle from bracket holding exhaust. Dealer replaced with an improved bracket. 
Mar 2013

36000 mi
Clip holding trim piece to dashboard broke and was replaced 
May 2013

37700 mi
Lane departure warning system failed (camera) 
Dec 2013

45000 mi
Battery with low charge warning. Dealer found fault with battery controller. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2015
Sep 2013

57000 mi

US $95
A/C blower motor stopped working - it was traced to a faulty capacitor. 
Oct 2014

94000 mi

US $58
Crankcase vent was replaced 
Jan 2015

US $50
The variable valve system failed - had to be replaced 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2017
Nov 2012

39400 mi
Nearly dead battery (stored too long between owners) 
Jan 2013

40700 mi

US $500
Trunklid motor. Do not know if adjusted or replaced. 
May 2013

44000 mi
Brake system warning from on board displays 
Feb 2017

79000 mi

US $500
Oil plumbing had significant leak, which was discovered when the idiot light came on for the oil level. 
Sep 2017

86000 mi

US $2000
Gasket leak fixed. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

19100 mi
iPod connector was inoperative Service bulletin used to fix excessive vibration at idle sib 18-02-08 
Dec 2013

28000 mi
Wipers would not shut off and rest in the correct place. Were reprogrammed. 
Feb 2014

31000 mi
Squeaking suspension when going over a speed bump. 
Nov 2015

68000 mi
Starter is beginning to stick after the car starts. A reportedly common problem with this model after a few years. Worst when car sits a few days. Dealer, predictably, could NOT reproduce problem and sent me home without making any repairs 
Mar 2017

94000 mi

US $225
Car began to stumble upon hard acceleration. Diagnosed as either a bad stick coil or bad plug or bad fuel injectors, in that order. I was due for 100k mile plug replacement. So I replaced plugs and stick coils at the same time. Not a hard task if you watch how to remove all the plastic stuff in the way. Car now runs like new! 
Jun 2017

97000 mi

US $4000
This one hurt. Auto trans was not always shifting to 6th gear on the highway. Noticed lower mileage. Took it in for service and they finally got a fault that pointed to the valve body ($2500 cheap) in the transmission.  That plus a fix of an oil filter housing leak  plus a recommended updated radiator upper hose and I was at $4k. Still love the car, but that was a tough pill. 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

33000 mi

US $200
Windshield washer motor stopped working 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Colorado, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

58000 mi

US $500
New belt tensioner Hydraulic fluid leak 
Jun 2015

74000 mi

US $1300
new tires and re-balance, but this failed to fix ongoing wheel vibration problem 
Mar 2016

84000 mi

US $900
New transmission pan and gasket, fluid, and filter valve cover gasket oil leak 
BMW 5-Series in Indiana, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

68000 mi

US $365
rear window regulator failed 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

73160 mi

C $1600
Replaced, front thrust arms, ball joints and lower control arms 
Jul 2016

91540 mi

C $1400
Eccentric shaft sensor replaced, the symptoms were rough idle and occasional loss of power 
BMW 5-Series in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

81000 mi

US $740
Oil leak from pinion seal on rear differential. Seal replaced. 
Mar 2016

83000 mi

US $1185
Power steering fluid leaking from reservoir cap. Cap o-ring replaced. Valve cover gasket leaking. Gasket replaced. Car front suspension was "crashing" over large bumps. Front lower control arms were worn. Control arms were replaced. 
Sep 2016

84000 mi

US $1756
Car was making a loud whining noise at moderate speed. Rear diff had locked up. Repaired by replacing with used part. Last year, the diff was leaking and seal was replaced. It's likely that this previous seal failure caused this. 
Mar 2017

86000 mi

US $1604
Power steering hose was leaking. Hose replaced, system flushed/refilled. Oil pan gasket was leaking. It was replaced. 
Sep 2017

89000 mi

US $25
Oil leak from the top of the engine, causing a burning smell when stopped at traffic light (probably small amounts of oil dripping from passenger side of engine onto exhaust manifold). Appears to be mostly leaking from the valvetronic motor seal. Replaced that seal, along with the filler cap. Still getting some oil from the top of the engine. 
BMW 5-Series in Kansas, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Jun 2013

66000 mi
Drivers door handle came off car. Removed door panel and re-installed handle. 
Nov 2014

82000 mi

US $144
Both upper control arm bushings and ball joints 
Dec 2014

84000 mi
Sway bar bushings made noise in cold temperatures. Wrapped bar with Teflon tape and reinstalled bushings. 
Feb 2015

86000 mi

US $107
Replaced Battery and purchased diagnostic tool to registrar battery. Battery $125 Tool $170. Bad oxygen sensor pre cat bank 2 
Sep 2015

93000 mi

US $80
Driver rear wheel bearing went bad. Symptom: Grinding noise. Replaced wheel bearing with aftermarket part. Issue resolved 
Oct 2015

93000 mi

US $240
Lower control arm replacement and Ft. Rotor resurfacing. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2016
Jan 2014

56200 mi
Car running rough. Ignition coil replaced. 
Feb 2015

47000 mi

US $50
Ignition coils replaced under CPO warranty 
May 2015

52000 mi

US $250
Battery replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017
Jan 2012

52300 mi
Rear suspension bushings seized. Made a grinding noise when going over speed bumps. 
Mar 2013

45260 mi
Licence Plate and L.S. DLR lights burnt out. Replaced at n/c. Still complained about my rotors being smeared with brake lining material...normal wear/tear is response. Again!!!Told to brake 'harder'...HAHAHA. What a joke. 
Feb 2014

57200 mi

C $100
Same as other bimmers...battery leakage during cold weather. Nothing else connected but still leaks. Added a trickle charger. Did not take to dealer cause I'll get same excuses as other. 
Jan 2015

63860 mi

C $500
Psgr side tie rod loose. Both sides changed with wheel alignment using German-made parts (supplier supplies BMW) 
May 2015

66200 mi

C $280
Replaced battery with Delco matched to the lead-acid original. Connected same amp. shop battery under hood so that it didn't need to be re-programmed at all after disconnecting old battery and reconnecting the new battery. Fixed problems with draining. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2013

48000 mi
No power to 12v outlets, fuse replaced. Navigation system issue on NJ Turnpike, directions only for truck side, requested at every exit to leave car side. Dealer updated navigation software. Seat belt button (stop for buckle) missing, replaced by dealer. Wiring visible under driver's side exterior mirror. Wood trim fell off ashtray when opened, trim panel replaced. Electronic throttle response delayed when accelerating, dealer updated software. 
Jun 2017

66150 mi

US $1200
Control arm bushings replaced plus alignment. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2017
Jan 2014

32700 mi

US $1500
Buttons died on radio then screen went black no known repair at this time. 
Jun 2014

43000 mi
Navigation unit died new one ordered and coded. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

BMW 5-Series in Netherlands
Sep 2011 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

86800 mi

€250
rear suspension air chamber replacement 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

43000 mi
Battery was low and triggering random errors in the system. BMW at first refused to replace the battery, which is why it took a second visit (2 days the first time, a few hours the second time around). 
Mar 2016

78000 mi

US $2700
Oil leak 
Dec 2016

90000 mi

US $2000
Leaking coolant, replaced reservoir 

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2009 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

80000 mi
fuel pump blew stranding me on the road 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

6000 mi
Check engine light came on. Told that the fuel pump registered out of gas. Misfire in cylinder 3. Check engine light came on again. Told again that the fuel pump registered out of gas. Misfire in cylinder 3. Check engine light came on. Fuel pump out of fuel. Cylinder 3 misfire. Replaced fuel injector on cylinder 3 and spark plug. 
Jan 2010

10000 mi
Check engine light came on. Unrelated to filling of gas cap. Reset of computer and a software update rectified the problem. 

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2009 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Great Britain
May 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2009

2000 mi
OBC warning message 'battery disconnected' 
Feb 2011

18000 mi
power steering failure. leak in fluid pipe causing no power assistance. 
Jun 2016

49000 mi

£50
Gas recharge 
Sep 2016

51000 mi

£250
Condenser replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Indiana, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011
Aug 2010

12300 mi
Catalytic converter. 
Dec 2010

18000 mi
High pressure fuel pump (HPFP). Hesitation and long cranks.  

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2009 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2014
Mar 2013

43000 mi

US $500
Lower control arm passenger side defective. 
Dec 2013

54000 mi

US $500
Windshield washer pump leak. 
Jan 2014

US $1200
Defective water pump and thermostat. 
Apr 2014

57000 mi
Trunk lid would not open by remote or inside the car button. Left rear passenger window mechanism broke down. Window felt inside the door. 
BMW 5-Series in Sweden
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
May 2014

102340 mi

$1
I couldn't open the window on the "boot cover" and the wiper on the "boot cover" didn't work The boot cover was very hard to open due to bad gas springs 
BMW 5-Series in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2014
Apr 2013

27200 mi
Navigation system was malfunctioning. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2014
Jul 2011

22000 mi
satellite not working; it was replaced under original warranty, software updated, and has been working since. 
Jun 2012

39000 mi
Sunroof cover would not retract (open) simultaneously with opening of sunroof. 
Sep 2012

41000 mi

US $700
Carbon build-up. Bent rims, tire pressure sensor broken. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Aug 2017
Jun 2016

84000 mi

US $1000
Serpentine belt broke because of an oil leak that was barely visible when looking at the top side of the engine. Belt got oily and wore down. Still leaking and need to bring it back in. 
Jul 2016

84000 mi

US $695
When the belt broke, pieces of the belt were embedded in the crank seal. Crank seal replace and car is running well. 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Jan 2013
Sep 2012

45000 mi
Fuel injectors malfunctioned 
Jan 2013

45000 mi
Water Pump malfunctioned Oil Filter gasket leak 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2015
Nov 2012

39100 mi
the Fuel pressure sensor had stopped working. When we start the car, it would stall as soon as we try to drive it. 
Feb 2014

51000 mi

US $50
Had a warning about engine over heating. The issue was with the water pump. Luckily i had the extended warranty so the charge was only the 50 deductible. 
Sep 2014

59000 mi

US $700
Replaced daytime running light. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
May 2014

60500 mi
Replaced high pressure fuel pump. Warranty 

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2009 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

58000 mi

US $600
Flickering idrive video. BMW took 3 hours to figure out which fuse it was and changed a fuse and a cable. Charged $600+ 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2012
May 2011

14000 mi
Low pressure fuel sensor, high pressure fuel pump, injectors. Just about week prior to my appointment for the recall, exhibited a rough idle during morning start-ups. This had never happened in the past.  
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2017
Nov 2009

15000 mi
While driving on highway, system warned of "engine failure, reduced power". Was able to continue driving 20 miles to dealer. Dealer had to call North American office for solution who said that they had problems with the fuel pump which was replaced. During the fuel pump replacement previously stated, mechanic improperly connected fuel line to pump. The snap connection was not secure. After driving approx. 10 miles, line came loose spewing gasoline underneath car and running down street! 
Oct 2010

27000 mi
error message from on board cpu said, "awd & dcs control failure. proceed to dealer for repair. 
Dec 2010

31000 mi
1) left headlamp daytime running light was out. 2) wiper blades were changed out. 3) noise in engine compartment was alternator drive belt tensioner that was replaced. 
Apr 2011

36000 mi
Low battery indication. caused by frequent starts on several short trips each day. with so much power being used, even when car is at rest (engine off), the battery discharges. car must be run on highway periodically to stay charged. 
Jan 2012

63800 mi
high current drain indication on battery. dealer replaced part , it was bad. reordered part and returned car. next day low battery indication. dealer recharged battery 2 more times and still no good. finally replaced battery. 
Jul 2012

50500 mi

US $60
The OEM "yellowish looking" halogen lamp for the right "angel eye" ring lights went out. I replaced both left nad right with led bright white lamps for $60. (probably would have been $100. just to replace the bulb at the dealer). 
Aug 2012

52000 mi

US $290
car overheated, left stranded in intersection for 5 minutes til able to restart. limped 1/2 mile to dealer. water pump bad, also damaging the t-stat. 
Jan 2014

48300 mi

US $400
replace bushings on front end 
Mar 2015

79000 mi

US $950
leaking rear end seal 
Mar 2016

88000 mi

US $350
bad bATTERY 
Jul 2016

90700 mi

US $740
AWD transmission case fluid leaks. replaced gaskets 
Dec 2016

97000 mi

US $624
crank sensor replaced 
Jun 2017

100000 mi

US $60
Whistling sound from engine compartment. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
Jul 2015

53000 mi
Trunk flooded with water. Sunroof drains were blocked, causing problem. Repair shop fixed for free. 
Oct 2015

58000 mi

US $640
Replace front radius/control arm bushings Leak at oil filter housing required replacement of oil filter stand gasket, oil cooler, oil cooler seal, oil cooler seal at radiator housing,  and radiator hose - upper. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2017
Jun 2010

18000 mi
L/F Output Shaft Seal failed and was leaking. Seal Replaced under Warranty. This is a 535XI (AWD) sedan.  
Aug 2010

22800 mi
Rough running engine, clearly mis-firing; tail pipe very dirty. F/C 29CF. Update programming and replace #5 spark plug. 
Feb 2013

75000 mi

US $505
Service Engine light came on. Error Code 29F3, low pressure fuel sensor failure. Sensor replaced. 
Mar 2013

76000 mi

US $135
Engine Icon illuminated again at 75.345 miles. Dealer advised Fault Codes 29E0 & 29E1; fuel lean both banks. Advised "remove intake and decarb cylinders @ $780.00. I refused, solution does not match symptom or fault codes. Visited Independent BMW Specialist. They confirmed install of new low pressure fuel sensor, checked vacum hoses, smoke tests, etc. Discovered the dealer did not reset "Adaptation Values" after installing new low pressure sensor. Good to go! 
Nov 2013

88000 mi

US $135
Engine Icon illuminated. Fault codes 29E0 and 29E1 Engine run lean. No problem found. 2 Independent BMW servicers unable to diagnose. Reset all adaptive values and wait for new fault codes. 
Feb 2014

91600 mi

US $190
Walnut shell blasting of all intake vales removing crud. Acceleration improved and is linear without hesitation. Gas milage improved by 2 mpg on an extended roadtrip at 70mph +. F/C's 29E0 & 29E1 continue to present; run lean both banks. 
May 2014

97000 mi

US $1500
Fault codes 29E0 & 29E1 (run lean both banks) continue to present along with stumble starts and rough idle. Replaced all 6 fuel induction injectors. Old ones appear fouled by poor fuel; ethanol/sulpher. Engine starts and idle are improved. 
Jun 2014

98000 mi

US $100
Replace Side Seal in Leaking Rt. Ft. Diff. 
Aug 2016

125000 mi

US $125
Engine Oil Leak at Diverter Valve and MAP Sensor Seal. Replaced Seal. 
Apr 2017

131712 mi

US $180
Repair Oil Leak at the Intercooler, Change Out Intercooler Pipe "O" Ring. 
May 2017

131762 mi

US $1109
Fluid Leaks at Rear Differential. Change Pinion Seal at Both Output Shafts, Change Output Shaft Seal; Axle. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

92000 mi

US $600
Leaking fuel injectors. Misfire on banks 5,6. Replaced coils and plugs first, misfire remained. Bad low pressure fuel sensor. Shadow code. 
BMW 5-Series in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
Feb 2014

54400 mi

US $525
engine over heating. Water pump and thermostat replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Delaware, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2016
Jun 2014

45000 mi

US $759
Oil Change, Cabin Air Filters, Serpentine Fanbelt, Wipers, Passenger side wheel well cover 
Nov 2015

51000 mi

US $615
Car was giving multiple fault codes ABS failure, engine management problem etc. Suspected battery. Had to take to stealership as no else could initialize the new battery. Really sucks 

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2009 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

95000 mi

US $240
Electrical water pump failure at 93K. Car developed a whine and went into limp mode on the highway during commute home. Check engine light came on, took it into dealer (love CPO), after diagnostic teardown, dealer replaced both turbos. Had to wait for parts from Germany. Took almost 2 weeks to fix. 
Jun 2015

137000 mi

US $400
One halogen bulb went out so replaced both. 

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2009 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
Nov 2012

25100 mi
daytime running light burned out, both were replaced under a service bulletin. systematically burning out early. reprogrammed the electrical system to reduce the voltage to the new bulbs, a process that took 4-5 hours. 
Nov 2013

31000 mi

US $580
Vibration indicated bent or out of tolerance wheel and tire. Cost was $240 for balancing, which has yet to remedy vibration. I have wheel and tire insurance which the dealer says does not apply because the wheel/tire are within tolerance. dealer diagnostics indicated battery was weak, and was not covered under warrantee. Total replacement cost (including systme resets) $580. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2014
Mar 2013

22000 mi
Total transmission failure, warranty replacement by BMW at 22000 miles 
BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Jan 2014

C $50
Check engine light was on due to emission control module being faulty.Problem fixed to my satisfaction 
Feb 2015

37820 mi

C $645
CEL light on. Dealer checked the codes and found a faulty DTML valve which they replaced. Vehicle not in warranty. 

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2009 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in United Arab Emirates
- Jun 2009
Jun 2009

465 mi
Engine is misfiring. The dealer is running the diagnostics. They have not been able to figure out the problem yet. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2017
Nov 2014

67300 mi

US $300
Oil filter Housing leaking 
Mar 2015

73000 mi

US $300
Right rear window fails to raise 
Nov 2015

82000 mi

US $140
Trunk failed to close and latch 
Feb 2016

82800 mi

US $698
Left & Right Rear Wheel Bearings making noise. Both Wheel Bearings removed and replaced. 
Jul 2016

92800 mi

US $180
Belt Tensioner loose. Belt Tensioner loose removed and replaced. 
Feb 2017

104000 mi

US $200
Remove and replace Engine valve cover gasket Remove a replace Spark Plugs 
Sep 2017

113347 mi

US $1340
At startup engine ran rough for 5 seconds then smoothed out. Diagnosis: Failed Crankcase Ventilation valve and Eccentric shaft sensor. Resolution: Replaced Valve Cover (houses CCV) and Eccentric shaft sensor. 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

62000 mi

US $260
Drivers door locking failure. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2015
Mar 2014

75000 mi
Rear Passenger Blinkers and Front Passenger low beam headlight. They were both caused by rear passenger side bulb housing. 
Apr 2014

76000 mi
Water pump and thermostat started failing. Fan noise was incredibly loud while driving though there was no warning light. Dealer repaired it under the certified pre owned program. 
Mar 2015

91000 mi

US $50
Cylinder misfire 

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2009 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Colorado, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2014
May 2011

30000 mi

US $200
12v power outlet socket failure possibly caused by previous owner 
Jan 2012

45000 mi

US $300
Battery failing and replaced under warranty after multiple symptoms over past 4 months of low voltage and insufficient retained charge, including completely flat twice. This was original battery. Was charged for day's use of loaner car. Wheel not balancing with RoadForce balance, suspect out of round, possibly tire out of round, not properly rectified, still have vibration. 
Mar 2013

73000 mi

US $1300
wheel vibration - not solved by new tires on existing rims, plus balancing and alignment 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2013
Mar 2011

29000 mi
02 sensor replaced after a check engine light illuminated. 
May 2013

59000 mi

US $810
Water leaked into rear driver's side door and pooled inside of door. Circuit board that control's rear lights on driver's side (turn signal, brake light, and reverse light) failed. 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2016
Mar 2014

48000 mi

US $500
Tensioner failure. Replaced tensioner and belt. Also replaced tail, stop and turn sig connectors under recall. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

28000 mi
fuel pump replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Great Britain
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

90000 mi

£450
The rear wiper should automatically come on if front wipers are on and reverse gear is engagaed. It does not do so. The garage took four attempts to fix that and has failed to do so. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

51300 mi
Weak AC. Schader valve was found leaking. System re-charged. Loose sunroof panel. Replaced sunroof seal. 
Apr 2012

44020 mi
Rear hatch would open on its own intermittently while driving. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

112000 mi

US $1700
Oil Filter Housing Seals Leaking. Seals replaced including oil cooler. Thrust Arm Bushings - Both Sides 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

24000 mi

US $90
Code reduced power engine malfunction comes up...code then clears, and engine power returns to normal. 
Apr 2009

24000 mi
replaced both turbochargers and valvecase cover. 
Sep 2009

29000 mi
replaced both turbochargers due to broken actuator arm 
Aug 2010

41000 mi
air conditioner blows hot air code on fuel pump recurred after repair, then went away on its own. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
Mar 2013

89000 mi

US $600
Battery needed replacing Water pump failed 
Jun 2013

92000 mi
Turbo failed, required replacement due to rattling wastegate actuator. 
Feb 2014

99000 mi
Turbos found to be badly seated and worn, replaced entire units. Rear differential found to be noisy and worn, part replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

C $800
labour + parts for 6 spark plugs and 6 ignition coils 
Mar 2015

76260 mi

C $4011
Rebuilt 1st gear and reverse 
Jul 2015

79360 mi
Warning light appeared indicating "High Battery Drain". Took to mechanic to check diagnostic message. Apparently, the 12V socket would not go to "sleep" and thus warning light appeared. Mechanic cleared message and reset computer. 
Jun 2017

96720 mi

C $550
Intelligent battery sensor replaced 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2013
Oct 2011

39500 mi
Excessive wind noise from sunroof seal. Replaced under new car warranty per BMW SIB Car had carbon buidlup on back of valves. Dealer noticed car running rough. Dealer claimed repair ($500) was not covered under warranty, but got authorization to clean valves from BMW 
Jan 2013

56000 mi

US $800
Noise in drivers side when applying brakes. They installed a new brake carrier, $628 for parts and labor. Trans pan leaking 
May 2013

60000 mi
Electric Automatic gave error code and had to be replaced 
Aug 2013

63000 mi

US $350
Vacuum hoses replaced Replaced both turbos Fuel sensor not working 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2007 - Nov 2010
Mar 2008

7000 mi
iPod selection would spontaneously switch to the radio. 
Oct 2009

34000 mi
Front park distance sensor failed. 
Mar 2010

38000 mi
Rear window latch failed.  Warning light panel had to be replaced. 
May 2010

40000 mi
fuel system problem related to turbocharger 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - May 2017
Oct 2011

54700 mi
water leak from sunroof during heavy rain shorted out electronics under spare tire. drains were blocked. 
Aug 2012

66200 mi

US $302
warm a/c replaced compressor and expansion valve 
Feb 2013

73800 mi

US $450
wires to tailgate cycled and broke. needed to replace wires to tailgate. 
Oct 2013

80700 mi

US $439
replace water pump. new bushings for front suspension 
Jul 2014

90300 mi

US $1600
automatic tailgate hydraulic failure. replaced pistons and electrical wiring. 
Aug 2015

101500 mi
replace air conditioner compresser 
Mar 2016

106000 mi

US $100
tire pressure monitor needed replacement on left front wheel. 
Mar 2017

116000 mi

US $116
water from drains shorted out electrical components. replaced sirius module under insurance claim. water from drains shorted out electrical components. replaced mechatronic sleeve on transmission under extended warranty. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2014
May 2014

63600 mi

US $25
Need to replace a 10 amp relay that controled the rear air shocks. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2016
Jun 2011

56000 mi
Turbocharger replaced 
Aug 2015

107700 mi

US $600
Replace crankshaft position sensor 
Sep 2015

108000 mi

US $1000
Low pressure fuel pump 
Aug 2016

120000 mi

US $350
the motor that turns the headlamps right or left when you steer right or left, broke, in the right headlight. I chose to not fully repair it, as it would cost $1200. Just making the light aim straight now - cost $240 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2014
Jul 2012

35000 mi
Brake wear sensor damaged - causing light squealing sound. Replaced all brake pads/rotors/sensors under warranty 
BMW 5-Series in Kansas, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2015
Jun 2013

34000 mi

US $900
A rubber gasket on the selectable automatic gear shifter was worn, and the whole piece had to be replaced. The part cost about $250 and labor was about $240. No other problems with the transmission, fluid replaced and new oil pan installed. 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jul 2015
Jun 2011

77500 mi

C $2500
Replace turbocharger - waste gates sticking Replace rear window switch Actuator motor for transfer case Actuator motor for transfer case Replace solenoid for turbocharger Replace switch for rear window 
Sep 2011

83700 mi

C $5500
Water leak into trunk - sunroof drains plugged. Shorted out modules for I-drive, sunroof, load leveling, transmission display and one other. 
May 2012

89860 mi

C $300
Replace vacuum hose - engine was losing power under acceleration 
May 2013

99700 mi

C $1100
Overheating - leaking water pump - replaced 
Oct 2013

103000 mi

C $1500
Sun roof drain tube plugged - water backs up into rear compartment (wagon) and shorts out electronics 
Dec 2013

106640 mi

C $650
Replaced faulty coil and spark plug 
Jul 2014

115200 mi

C $1500
Drain hoses in sunroof plugged (3rd time failed) - overflow runs into rear compartment. Minor electronics are located below spare tire - shorted out Tire pressure monitor 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2017
Mar 2012

44000 mi
Leak of trans oil. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2015
Feb 2012

65000 mi
HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) a known issue covered under BMW TSB and replaced under warranty. BMW has actually extended coverage of this item out to 120,000 miles / 10 years. Mine did not "give out" but was done as a preventative fix. 
Nov 2012

76800 mi

US $50
this is a wagon so, rear hatch glass "switch" to latch the glass window was "popping" itself unlatched. simple fix, covered under warranty. 
Mar 2013

86000 mi
DME (engine control unit) failed. When this happened engine would not run properly and computers forced car to slow down and ultimately require pulling off road and stopping. It saves itself from more damage basically. Very annoying. 
Aug 2013

90600 mi

US $55
AC compressor failure. Replaced under CPO warranty. The problem I have with CPO I am realizing is paying $50+tax every time. Over 2 years this could easily add up to $500 plus the annoyance of having to go to shop in the first place. 
Dec 2013

97000 mi

US $50
2 turbos. it is a known issue that the factory turbos may not last longer than 100,000 - 120,000 miles 
Jun 2014

100000 mi

US $100
water appearing in battery compartment which in a wagon is in the right rear corner beside cargo area. headliner has to be removed in order to clear the drain lines that come off the sunroof. 
Apr 2015

111000 mi

US $4100
rear air suspension wiring damage to left rear sensor, possibly from road debris $500 Thrust rod bushings totally shot. Noticed with increased vibration/clunking in steering wheel immediately upon sharp braking at low speeds. $600 Thermostat failing. Noticed by CEL code. Replacing water pump at same time due to labor into same area of engine and mileage on original pump. $1450 for both items car not responding to remote keys. (doors won't lock/unlock, hatch won't open, etc) $2500-$3300 to repair/replace wiring looms in rear hatch area !!!!!! Oil filter Housing Gasket- heavy leak, $950 to access and repair! 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2015
Feb 2013

88200 mi

US $600
The N54 twin turbo motor had excessive carbon buildup on the intake valves due to the poor design of the EGR system on this direct injection motor. BMW's solution is a walnut shell blasting of the valves every 40K miles as 'maintenance'. 
Apr 2013

89000 mi

US $300
Check engine light came on for misfire. Engine running rough. Replaced all six plugs. Problem persisted. Ended up replacing all six coils. Problem solved. BMW recommends coil replacement every 45000 miles. Indies recommend 30000 miles. 
Jun 2013

94000 mi

US $500
Engine malfunction warning upon hard acceleration. Replaced boost control solenoids - didn't fix it. New diagnosis - bad turbos - leaking wastegates. BMW extended the warranty on the turbos for wastegate issues but only to 82,000 miles. SOL 
Nov 2013

98700 mi

US $3700
Both turbo wastegates were leaking resulting in lost power and numerous CEL. Both turbos were replaced with factory remanufactured units. Low speed engine misfire/rough idle when cold and under high load. 
Jan 2014

100500 mi

US $440
CEL caused by engine misfire. Replaced one injector. These were replaced in 2009 under recall but are proving to be bad as well. BMW has a newer version of injector that the BMW community says is solid but BMW won't replace. Customer pays 
Aug 2014

108000 mi

US $2000
Brake Master Cylinder failure. 
Sep 2014

109000 mi

US $650
Thrust bushings in the front lower control arms failed. Common with all BMW's with high mileage. Caused toe induced tire wear. Recommenmdation is to replace every 80,000 miles. 
May 2015

116600 mi

US $150
Rear shocks were tired. Replaced both with Bilstein HD. Intermittent low battery warning. The battery was original from 2008. Had it replaced with aftermarket Interstate battery and also had the battery registered to the ECU. Rear self leveling suspension failure warning. Had shop inspect it at same time battery was being replaced. Shop found water in the spare tire well (where BMW put the self leveling susp. control unit). Shop drained the water. Rear self leveling suspension failure came back. Problem took a week to trace. Sunroof cassette drain clogged by dead bugs. Drain cleared. Problem corrected. Holes drilled in spare tire well to prevent future water accumulation. 
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $700
Front struts were tired. Replaced front struts with Bilstein HD and had car aligned. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

22000 mi
Engine stopped running, injectors, coils, plugs all replaced, now fine. 
Jun 2010

29000 mi
High pressure fuel pump, N54 engines Achilles heel. Upgraded the software. 
Jul 2010

29700 mi
Long cranks, 'engine malfunction reduced power' including while on the freeway - not great to be on the 405 stuck at 35. Replaced high pressure fuel pump. The car's now running properly for the first time this year. 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2017
May 2014

46700 mi

US $600
Water pump died 
Jan 2017

US $4000
Draining battery symptoms were slow clock, various error message. Battery and alternator both bad. Fuel injectors replaced improperly by prior shop 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Sweden
Dec 2012 - Oct 2015
Jun 2014

11160 mi

$2000
Left Rear bearings had to be replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Czech Republic
Oct 2008 - Jul 2013
Dec 2008

18600 mi
Rear hatch window unlocking by itself. 
Jan 2009

19840 mi
Rear hatch window unlocking by itself. Fixed on second attempt. 
Feb 2009

21080 mi
Front suspension making squeeking noises when going through deeper. Replaced some rubber dampeners to fix front suspension creaking on second attempt. 
Mar 2009

22940 mi
Rear hatch making creeking noises when soft-close function is activated. 
May 2009

27280 mi
"Excessive battery drain" message on car start because of CD player which keeps spinning after car is turned off. Known problem which should have been sorted by CIP progman upgrade but the dealer claims that the newest version is there already. 
Oct 2009

38440 mi

$150
The CCC unit was faulty and had to be replaced. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Ireland
Aug 2010 - Sep 2016
Sep 2014

182900 mi

€1300
Blown Turbo 
Feb 2015

195300 mi

€3700
The timing chain broke 
May 2015

199020 mi
Tailgate wiring faults 
Mar 2016

228160 mi

€100
Bad oil leak. 
May 2016

233120 mi

€300
Oil leak at the oil filter housing returned after about three weeks. 
Sep 2016

238080 mi
Developed a second oil leak at the rear of the engine. The garage reported that the auto clutch was on the way out. When cruising on the motorway the engine rpm often varies +- 100 with no input from the driver. Good car, horrible engine. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Slovak Republic
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

114700 mi

€28
No heating on the right side. Heater core was flushed and blown with compressed air. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2010
Mar 2009

8600 mi
Fuel pump failure 
Dec 2009

17000 mi
Second replacement of the high-pressure fuel pump. First in March 2009. Had to be flatbedded both times. Fuel pump failure, 2nd time 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2009 - Apr 2011
Apr 2010

22500 mi
Front right daytime running lamp was burned out. It was replaced at the dealership. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2013
Mar 2010

21000 mi
replaced sunroof seal. 
Aug 2011

30000 mi

US $1080
Stability control and start off assistance not working 
Mar 2013

43000 mi

US $63
Replaced hood shocks 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

123700 mi

US $200
Oil leak from the gasket on the oil cooler. 
Oct 2015

125300 mi

US $660
Oil filter gasket failed and required replacement. Had slow but constant/steady leak. 
Jan 2016

127300 mi

US $1700
Coolant system leak. Cooling line to turbo bank #2 failed. Car was spewing coolant at an alarming rate when car is operating under pressure while driving. 
Mar 2016

129000 mi
3 ignition coils failed. Replaced by mechanic. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

121500 mi

US $700
front hubs/bearings 
Apr 2015

116700 mi

US $4500
Replaced oil pan gasket which had a very slight leak. This was covered by my 3rd party warranty. Hydraulic leak in active stabilizer bar. Bar was replaced. 
Oct 2015

122000 mi

US $2700
Leaking power steering pump replaced with re-manufactured unit. I paid $200 to cover tax and the v-belt which the warranty co. doesn't cover. Third party warranty company paid the balance. 
Jan 2016

122500 mi
Valve cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket and oil cooler gasket leaking. Gasket removal and replacement paid for by 3rd party warranty company. A/C compressor was making a growling noise when A/C was on. Warranty company covered replacement of noisy A/C compressor under warranty. 
Apr 2016

125000 mi
Previously repaired (9 months ago) oil pan leak started leaking again. Dealer removed the replacement gasket and replaced it with a second new gasket. They claimed that the original replacement part was defective. Car was making a squeaking noise right at start up. I thought it was an issue with the installation of a replacement A/C compressor from a previous repair. Was due to the DVD drive instead. I declined to replace that as it works fine. 
Sep 2016

127000 mi

US $2624
Engine running rough sometimes at startup and then for a few miles. Problem got worse and more frequent. ECU finally set a code which turned on the check engine light(CEL). 2 injectors were found to be bad. All six had to be replaced, what? 
Mar 2017

131194 mi
Oil Cooler Gasket, which was replaced in 1/2016, started leaking again. Gasket was re-replaced under warranty from last replacement. 
Jul 2017

132000 mi
There is a connection point under the hood where the battery wire from the trunk terminates and is connected to the jump-start point. This point then has another wire going down to the starter. Car wouldn't start. Found loose nut/bolt at this point. Tightened bolt, problem fixed. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

57700 mi

US $50
Water pump failed, but replaced under warranty. 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

50000 mi
Loose trim piece fixed, faulty adhesive on the back of a clip. 
Dec 2010

53000 mi
Trim came loose agaiin about a month later, fixed again. 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2012
Apr 2008

19000 mi
Oil line leak from oil filter to oil cooler - replaced line. Oil cooler leak - problem occurred after the oil line was replaced. Suspect mechanic damaged the oil cooler. Another oil leak - oil leaking around drain plug. 
Dec 2008

37000 mi
Cold engine runs rough, misfires. Once warm runs smoothly, but check engine light is on. Replaced oxygen sensors and hi-press fuel pump. Problem remains. 
Feb 2009

40000 mi
New software version 32.1 uploaded, plugs cleaned, full reset of computers. Car did run much better and cold start roughness was better, but not completely fixed. Car is back at dealers for further repair. 
Mar 2009

41000 mi
Engine light- cold start misfire/roughness, DME fault 29E0 mixture rich, tank vent valve replaced, replace fuel injectors, smoke test for leaks. Car now has not exhibited the problem over the last 1,000 miles so I consider it fixed. 
Jun 2009

49000 mi
High pressure pump failed. This is the 2nd pump - the first was replaced as part of the rough engine start problem I was having. 
Mar 2011

88000 mi

US $175
TPM in a wheel failed. Dealer determined which TPM sensor was bad, pulled the tire and replaced it. 
Sep 2011

98000 mi

US $1049
TPM failure. Dealer could not determine which unit in tire failed. Solution was to replace all for $800. Choose not to but had to pay $200 for diagnostic. Left Halo light not working - cost $339.04 to replace - have to remove the front bumper to get to the light! Replaced all tire TPM sensors as dealer could not determine which one failed. I paid for 3 of the 4 sensors. 5 of the 6 fuel injectors found leaking. I paid for 3 and 2 were under warranty. 
Oct 2011

98000 mi

US $1049
3 of 6 injectors leaking, including two of the new ones - replaced TPM failure light on - all 4 TPM sensors replaced because BMW dealer could not determine which individual sensor was bad 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

60000 mi

US $3500
air conditioner failed again. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2009
Mar 2009

18000 mi

US $6000
Replaced both turbo units under warranty 
Jul 2009

21000 mi

US $3000
Replaced high pressure fuel pumps. Engine went in limp home mode 
Oct 2009

27000 mi
Steering inoperative; also battery replaced bad cell. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Aug 2012

52300 mi

US $36
Clips holding center dash trim broke. 
Jun 2013

61000 mi

US $100
Rear window regulator failed. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Nov 2010
Nov 2009

22000 mi
Replaced fuel injector 
Dec 2009

24000 mi
Nav system quit working. Service advisor saw the problem. It spontaneously resolved prior to my service appt. 
Apr 2010

28000 mi
iDrive crashing. Reload of sw fixed it. 
Nov 2010

34000 mi
CEL on and running rough at startup when turned in. 
BMW 5-Series in Missouri, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2012
Aug 2011

33000 mi
Steering wheel had discoloration, new wheel ordered Week after steering wheel ordered was installed by dealer. 
Jun 2012

42000 mi
Air conditioner thermostat not working correctly. Fixed better than before but still not great 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2015
Mar 2013

85000 mi

US $750
Replaced oil filter housing seal 
Feb 2015

134100 mi

US $980
Replaced valve cover gasket 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2011 - Nov 2012
Jun 2012

69000 mi

US $6600
Turbocharger waste gate failure. Replaced turbochargers. 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2014

79000 mi

US $300
Wastegates rattle. BMW replaced under mfg extended warranty. Replaced vacuum lines. 
Dec 2014

79000 mi

US $2600
Rough idle on cold start. Engine stalled and cd check engine light came on with P0300,0301,0302misfire codes. Replaced plugs, injectors and coils on all cylinders. 
Aug 2015

91900 mi

US $180
Slight front wheel bearing noise. Replaced both front wheel bearings. 
Mar 2017

122700 mi

US $2100
Struts, shocks, mounts 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

38000 mi

US $134
Clunk / thump from rear of the car immediately after starting the car - replace a rear differential seal. Helped the issue, but didn't resolve it. after a parking brake adjustment at the shop, the parking brake assembly failed and became noisy and smelly - towed car back to shop for complete parts replacement  problem with passenger seat belt warning turning on randomly - passenger seat sensor replacement 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2017
Aug 2014

92700 mi

US $2000
Turbo Replacement 
Oct 2014

94300 mi

US $2400
Replaced injectors 
Jan 2015

96000 mi

US $500
Water Pump / Thermostat 
Jul 2015

101000 mi

US $550
Oil leak 
BMW 5-Series in Nevada, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

2200 mi

US $64000
Bad fuel pump and bad fuel injectors mean potential fire hazzard and possible explosion. You should know that the 2008 535i has some major defects engine wise. My car has been in for this problem twice now, this time though it was the worst. 
Jan 2009 Problems fixed by dealer So far so good. 
Dec 2009

26000 mi
Fuel pump and fuel injectors -gas pouring into the engine. Clouds of smoke shooting out of exhaust. Car shaking at any speed including while at stop. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2013
Jan 2008

1300 mi
Purchased the car late June 2008. Late September I noticed some oil beneath the car and indeed it was an oil leak. They said it was from a defective engine oil cooler and lost a fair amount of oil. It was repaired without charge. Hope this was a fluke. 
Oct 2008

1000 mi
Oil leaking below car. Found by dealer to be a leak in the 'engine oil cooler' and was a factory defective item. No cost for repair. 
Jan 2009

2000 mi
Driver's side door speaker went out. Was replaced at no charge. 
Mar 2011

13000 mi
Noticed misfiring. Replaced three injectors, three gasket rings, and six decoupling elements per recall. Would have also replaced the HPFP, but none in stock. 
Jul 2013

26000 mi
2 rattles- one front drivers side, had it for ayear cannot find cause. sounds metal. the other was new, on the right front, sounded in dashboard and also could not find the cause. it developed during a visit 2 months ago for oil change and dent removal. 
BMW 5-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

38000 mi
Low pressure sensor replaced.  Fuel injector #6 replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Jun 2008 - Feb 2016
Nov 2009

38000 mi
Check engine light on. Engine had faulty fuel injector. 
Dec 2015

125000 mi

US $2500
replaced water pump, heating core 
Jan 2016

US $6000
Transmission was whinning and required replacement 
Feb 2016

125000 mi

US $6000
The transmission failed and had to be replaced. Cost was $6000 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2012 - Feb 2016
Dec 2013

49000 mi

US $950
water pump replaced 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

41000 mi
transmission went into limp mode, showed transmission error on mmi, shut off car, restarted message gone transmission fine. Indie shop checked for fault code and battery condition no codes battery fine (original). Car never repeated problem. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2016
Apr 2011

53000 mi

US $50
Water pump failed while driving. Car came to a halt with Overheat warning. Towed to deal and replaced water pump. Paid $50 for deductible on extended warranty. 
Jul 2012

60300 mi
Engine losing power upon accelerating from stoplight. 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 2015
Feb 2010

19100 mi
"Increased Battery Discharge" light came on. Dealer said that I am driving too many short trips so that battery is not recharged by driving. Suggested that I get a battery charger. Seems like a $50K car should not have this problem. 
May 2015

55100 mi

US $1300
Water pump failed 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Apr 2011
Mar 2009

8000 mi
A warning light came on indicating "Engine Malfunction/Power Reduced" and the car felt sluggish. It was diagnosed as a software issue; the software was updated by the dealership. 
Mar 2010

12000 mi
The driver side window made a "clunking" noise upon rolling it down. The window regulator was replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

64000 mi

US $650
Valve cover gasket leak. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2012
Nov 2011

46000 mi

US $50
Got recurring check engine lights and reduced power "limp mode". The exhaust VANOS solenoid had failed. 
BMW 5-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2015
Mar 2012

64000 mi

US $200
right rear lights went out, replaced connector and a bracket 
Dec 2012

76000 mi

US $150
Fuel injector bank failure 
Sep 2013

86000 mi
Engine Malfunction related to turbo charging system 
Oct 2013

87000 mi
Hp fuel pump replaced under warranty 
Mar 2014

94000 mi

US $200
Car overheated. Towed to dealer 
Jul 2014

99300 mi

US $300
Water pump failed Engine malfunction light 
Aug 2014

100000 mi

US $500
Both turbos replaced with purchased warranty. They paid $3K, I paid $500 
Dec 2014

105000 mi

US $2500
Oil gasket leak Tie rod ends frozen 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2007 - Feb 2011
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Failure of high pressure fuel pump 
BMW 5-Series in Kentucky, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2015
Jul 2011

29300 mi
Windshield washer pump was leaking washer fluid, repaired on the first trip, however it took 2 weeks before the dealer could see my car. I drove it until then. 
Oct 2011

31300 mi
Rear passenger window was stuck down. There was a strange noise when the window button was pressed. The power window motor was replaced and it took from Monday to Wednesday to get the part. 
Feb 2013

46300 mi
The passenger door would not open sometimes from the inside. Video of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO61Z6Bv-ns The passenger front door will not open at all from the outside. 
Jun 2015

57000 mi

US $900
Water pump went out, purchased one on Amazon (cheaper than dealer) then allowed the dealer to do the labor. 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2014
Feb 2011

25000 mi
leaking windshield washer pump or reservoir. repaired under warranty. seems to be a known problem on the BMW forums.  
Jan 2012

40000 mi
Ticking sound getting progressively louder. It sounds like a typewriter. The dealer says its normal. The car didnt make this sound until recently. 
Jan 2014

US $2000
Took it to an independent shop for a once over prior to extended warranty expired. They reccommended replacing control arm bushings. Took it to dealer who said it needed thrust arm replacement. They did out for $50 deductible. waterpump went out after 9 days past warranty. also all injectors, plugs, ignition coils had to be replace. fought with BMW NA and they agreed to pay for parts. Labor was over $2,000. Traded the car in for a brand new Mini Copper Hardtop S. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2012

45000 mi
battery failed 
Dec 2012

46000 mi
Cracked front windshield. Got in the car and noticed a 6-inch crack starting from the edge towards the center. No chips or any other indication of rock damage anywhere in the area. The glass repair company said this is typically a weak spot.  
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

72000 mi

US $50
Coolant Pump went bad. Dealer replaced it under CPO warranty. Also, Replaced Oil Pressure Sensor since false low engine oil level warning was coming. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2017
Mar 2010

24000 mi
Burned out daytime running light lamp. Took the shop over an hour to replace. 
Apr 2013

63500 mi

US $450
Transmission oil leak Replace leaking windshield washer pump 
Jun 2013

66000 mi

US $1000
Catastrophic water pump failure, causing immediate engine overheating. Computer shut down the engine, preventing further damage. Water pump was replaced. 
Oct 2013

74200 mi

US $200
Oil leak from the filter housing Control arm bushing fluid leak 
Dec 2015

109000 mi

US $400
Replace faulty crankshaft position sensor 
Aug 2017

138000 mi

US $1200
Compressor replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
- Sep 2011
Jul 2009

36000 mi
Pulled engine, opened head, cleaned cylinders, replaced injectors, reprogramed 
Sep 2011

36000 mi
car still miss firing 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2017
Nov 2010

28000 mi

US $31
The car would often "hiccup" or hesitate sharply when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. The dealer re-installed software after finding no leaks or problems with the automatic transmission. This seems to have worked. 
Dec 2015

73000 mi

US $1000
Front suspension problem - replaced parts. 
BMW 5-Series in Indiana, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2014
Mar 2011

27000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure - noticed by driver and most recently a voluntary recall was initiated by BMW. 
Aug 2014

60000 mi

US $1200
water pump needed to be replaced (failed) and also replaced thermostat 
BMW 5-Series in Nevada, United States
Jul 2007 - Jan 2011
Jan 2008

3000 mi
Courtesy lights failed; Display indicated AWD and DSC malfunction; Date/Time reset. Cause: frequent short trips failed to fully recharge battery. Least important computers start shutting down to preserve battery life. Bought BMW battery charger. 
Jan 2009

10000 mi
Defective High-pressure Fuel Pump. Removed and replaced with new high-pressure Fuel Pump. 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
Sep 2010

25000 mi
seat cushion replaced due to failure 
BMW 5-Series in Iowa, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2011
Apr 2008

16000 mi
The car would lose all time and date as if the battery had run out of charge. All it needed was a software flash. 
May 2008

16000 mi
Software flash as I was getting a problem with the clock losing time plus other things that the flash fixed. 
Jul 2009

37000 mi
Voice recognition would respond only part of the time. 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

106000 mi

US $500
Water hose needed replacement 
May 2015

115400 mi

US $1049
Diagnosed as faulty DMTL pump and IBS cable, which caused my check engine light to stay on. The faulty pump and IBS cable had to be replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

25000 mi
High pressure fuel pump replaced early november. Fuel pump failed again in 2 weeks and replaced again middle of november. No problems since. High pressure fuel pump replaced Wndshield wiper motor replaced Seat belt sendor error- dealer rest it. 
Jan 2010 Fuel pump replaced third time. 
BMW 5-Series in Indiana, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
Apr 2015

62800 mi
Water pump failed. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2007 - Aug 2010
Aug 2008

13000 mi
Car had little power and warned there was a malfunction. I was away from the dealer, if I had driven to the dealer instead of stopping it probably would not have had to have been towed. High pressure fuel pump had to be replaced. 
Jun 2009

22000 mi
Regular maintenance turned up a problem with an intermittent fuel sensor that I was told could have could have made the car undriveable if not fixed. 
Mar 2010

29000 mi
Oil change, halo (headlight) replaced, brakes replaced, battery replaced due to car stating there was a power outage when I would go back to car after driving it for a short period. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
Jun 2010

32000 mi
Navigation system repair 
BMW 5-Series in Oregon, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

134900 mi

US $500
Turbocharger failed. Replaced CHRA's with good used units. Machined and installed new wastegate bushings and machined wastegate arms to match. Reinstalled with new gaskets/seals, coolant, and oil. 
Jul 2017

150000 mi

US $300
Oil pan gasket replaced.  Walnut blasted intake ports/valves. 
BMW 5-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

89000 mi

US $2100
Replace Turbos that BMW and Dealer would not cover under warranty. Had waste gate rattle, bushings worn out. TSB. Replace fuel injectors due to prior dealer installing incorrectly damaging all six. Replaced leaking oil filter gaskets Replaced leaking Valve cover gasket Walnut shell blasted intake valves to clean carbon off of them. 
BMW 5-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2016 - Mar 2017
Dec 2016

95000 mi

US $1800
R/R oil pan, valve cover gasket, cooler housing gasket 
Jan 2017

96000 mi

US $800
Replace eccentric drive shaft sensor 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

66000 mi

US $1700
updated software, replace damaged steering arm, 
BMW 5-Series in Utah, United States
Jul 2007 - Sep 2017
Aug 2007

5000 mi
Gear shift assembly defective from factory/ordered replaced under warranty Installed new gear shift assembly. 
Jun 2008

14000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer could find nothing wrong, and could not replicate it. 
Sep 2008

15000 mi
Engine malfunction reduced power/reloaded new software. 
Dec 2008

17000 mi
Cooling fan replaced. 
Feb 2010

31000 mi
software problem 
Jun 2013

76000 mi
Twin turbos leak in transmission 
Nov 2015

92000 mi

US $1200
Bad water pump, replaced also replaced thermostat and expansion tank. 
Mar 2016

93000 mi

US $2500
Fuel injectors 
May 2017

104000 mi

US $1500
Ignition coil Head gasket repair 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2014
Jan 2012

36000 mi

US $350
Housing for the rear turn and reverse light... 
Aug 2012

40500 mi

US $160
Right Low bean headlight. 
Dec 2012

43000 mi

US $317
Accidentally poured engine oil into power steering oil compartment, had to have it flushed out. 
Oct 2013

47200 mi

US $345
Replaced with a new battery 
Nov 2014

50000 mi

US $4500
Transmission mechatronics leak Replaced mechatronics 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Dec 2011
Jul 2010

31620 mi
DVD Drive for Navigation DVD Repair for Nav. System 
Dec 2011

51460 mi

C $2000
Had to replace the Transmission sleeve as it had a slow leak Had to replace the Transmission slevel as it had a slow leak 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2011
Mar 2008

6000 mi
Gear vibration heard and felt in steering wheel. Dealer said could not find cause but acknowledged it sounded like a pinion gear whine. It could be in transmission or AWD transfer unit. The symptoms are gradually getting worse and most likely be ... 
Apr 2008

7000 mi
The cause of the problem was determined to be "turbo rattle". A reflash of the car's software (DME) to resolve other problems (voice recognition of media system and AWD/DSC malfunction warning) also fixed the previously described vibration problem. Advertised voice recognition command to access USB/Ipod feature did not work at time of delivery. Previous trips for repair unsuccessful. A new sofware upgrade this trip fixed it. Now works perfectly. Upon car start, warning that AWD/DSC malfunction occurred. Warning would reset after driving a few feet. Recently when this occurred, the time and date display had to be reset. Reflash of DME software fixed the problem. It's all about computers now. 
May 2009

17000 mi
The oil pan was replaced due to an oil leak through a mounting hole for the front differential. This is an AWD vehicle. This problem came from the factory when purchased new. 
Aug 2009

20000 mi
The High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) failed. This is a known issue with the 535 series engine (which BMW issued an extended 10yr warranty for HPFP.) I was able to drive the car to the dealer under reduced power. Fixed in one day...gave me a loaner 
Dec 2010

35000 mi
'Klunk' when starting up. Fixed with TSB software update. 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

50000 mi
overheating rear passenger window inoperable. limp mode 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Jun 2014

91000 mi

US $200
Water pump quit working and car would only idle. Water pump was covered under warranty, but I had to pay for thermostat replacement not covered. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
Aug 2010

31700 mi
Car ran roughly. Dealer diagnosed problem and repaired it under warranty. 
Nov 2011

49300 mi

US $900
Both headlamp fixtures needed replacement, no longer under original factory warranty. 
Sep 2016

103000 mi

US $2000
Gasket seals and oil filter gaskets 
Nov 2016

105000 mi

US $1200
Water pump needed replacement. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Mississippi, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2014
Dec 2012

62000 mi
Failure of daytime running lights. Repair deferred due to cost to run diagnostics (>$200) 
Apr 2013

67000 mi

US $1500
Water pump failed. Water pump and thermostat replaced.  Also replaced passenger side angel eye bulb. 
Jul 2013

73200 mi

US $500
Replace left rear window regulator 
Feb 2014

81700 mi

US $2000
Replaced alternator belt and idler pulley. Repaired minor oil leak. Also address brake light recall issue (no charge). 
BMW 5-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

37500 mi
Piece of trim, Driver's HVAC vent missing aluminum trim. Dealer replaced register trim. Front and rear windscreen seals deteriorating. Howling noise upon turning at low speeds. Passenger side seat extention cover falling off. Trim piece missing from Driver's side left A/C vent. Steering wheel roundel oxidizing from the inside. 
May 2011

42000 mi
NAV option not in idrive. DVD drive was not reading the NAV disc. Dealer replaced the DVD drive. NAV now functions. 
Jun 2011

42000 mi
Shortly after dealer repaired the no-nav problem, the CD drive would no longer read CDs. 
BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jul 2017
Sep 2014

82460 mi

C $670
Mild leak was discovered oil housing gasket. Had that fixed and some adjacent seals replaced. 
Aug 2015

95480 mi

C $1400
Fuel injectors cleaned out with walnut shells. Car was running very rough. 
Jun 2016

106020 mi

C $2200
Thermostat was replaced and water pump was replaced proactively. 
Aug 2016

110120 mi

C $640
Coolent hose and sensor replacement 
Jan 2017

120900 mi

C $2200
Oil leak from two areas. 
Jul 2017

122760 mi

C $1400
Oil leak from seal and spark plug changes, but problem is with error code coming on randomly (engine malfunction - limp mode) due to turbo pressure failure. Still investigating... 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Jul 2014

127000 mi

US $972
starter was replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Colorado, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

64300 mi
Replaced engine under warranty. Spun main bearing 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2014
Sep 2013

71000 mi
Interior driver seat control buttom was not working. Dealer removed and reset button. 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2013

53000 mi
Engine misfire, now it is doing it again 
Dec 2013

78000 mi

US $18
Replaced tail light socket. 
Apr 2015

113000 mi

US $2100
Water pump, thermostat, oil in radiator. Reseal oil cooler 
Jun 2015

114000 mi

US $250
Plastic hose eroded away from front of head 
Dec 2016

136000 mi
Needed a turbo. Needed front wheel bearings. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2017
Apr 2012

50000 mi
Car went into limp mode and displayed error on i-Drive. Took to dealer and they replaced cylinder 1 variable vanos solenoid.  Also had them replace carbon filters and sunroof seal due to excessive noise. 
May 2012

50300 mi
Car back in for sunroof. The dealer cannot seem to get it right. The car has been in 4 times now for the sunroof seal and excessive wind noise. I will report back later. 
Jun 2012

51000 mi
Back in for sunroof wind noise. As of today July 9th the dealers last repair has been successful and the sunroof is still quiet. This repair took 4 trips to the dealer to re mediate. 
Dec 2012

54000 mi

US $780
Replaced all ball joints and control arm bushings. I was having issues with the front brake rotors receiving pad material deposits. This would in turn produce heavy steering wheel vibration upon braking. Found bad balljoints. Engine cooling fan running on high with no heat in vehicle. Electric water pump failed. Replaced electric water pump. 
Mar 2013

57000 mi

US $500
The 4X4 light, including DSC ABS EBS, and I forget the rest came on. In combination with a stutter under acceleration and a inconsistent thud. All of this was related to replacement of the transfer case positioning motor. 
Aug 2013

63600 mi

US $50
Wastegates needed adjusted on the turbo chargers. Also had a leak in the charge pipe. Adjusted wastegate and replaced worn components on bypass valves. 
May 2014

78300 mi

US $299
Car was making growling noise when HVAC was on. This noise changed pitch with engine RPM's. AC system needed re-charged, with dye. Dealer claimed it was not leaking and that it is normal to lose 10% per year of refrigerant. 
Apr 2015

93300 mi

US $250
Evaporator developed a leak December 2014, just now getting around to replacing it. Parts are inexpensive, however must take dash completely out to repair. 
May 2015

94000 mi

US $400
The 4X4 light, including DSC ABS EBS, and I forget the rest came on. In combination with a stutter under acceleration and a inconsistent thud. All of this was related to replacement of the transfer case positioning motor. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2014

60000 mi

US $1300
water pump went out 
Jan 2016

67800 mi

US $950
fuel pump 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Finland
Nov 2007 - Mar 2014
Apr 2009

26040 mi
Bonnet was readjusted to close a gap between headlight and bonnet edge. Computer reported a fuel pump fault but it turned out be a sensor connection problem which was fixed. Problems with playing music from USB drive which caused navigation system resets. This only happens with some particular songs. Computer software was reportedly re-installed which I doubt. 
Jan 2010

39060 mi
Right front wheel made strange noise when driving over speed bumps. Lubrication re-aligning parts helped but the noise is still audible. According to service mgr, BMW have instructed to change parts only if the problem reappears after lubrication. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in India
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
Apr 2013

36940 mi
I heard rattling sound from engine compartmnt. when got checked company replaced all chains including timing, crankshaft , piston rings all studs bolts it costs me app. 4 lakhs in indian rupees 
Jul 2013

43160 mi
car has leakage from enginr oil filter assembly . and dealership takes 5 days torepair it , but leakge still persists after this they recall me and i left car for more 5 days now its ok ,.but now from till i get car it gives me stating prom 
Aug 2013

44640 mi
Rattling sound coming again from engine and there is consumption of engine oil 1 ltr per 2000 kms ..2 Dealer said we hav to again replace its pisyon rings, pulleys ,etc which they had already done 2 moths ago 
Oct 2013

48360 mi
my cars engine gets totaly damaged. sleeve in the engine bolck gets cracked and full block including pistons are replaced. 
Mar 2015

69440 mi

$90000
rpm fluctuates and car sometimes stop in the middle of road . problem was with fuel system 
Aug 2015

82460 mi

$15000
engine and gear mounts got replaced drive shft bearing mount also broken. bmw do not have the part. till then i cant drive car. they are out of stock worldwide. 
Sep 2015

84320 mi

$22000
Differential seal of right side axle got leaked and replaced both seal and differential oil 
Jan 2016

88040 mi

$7500
Drive shaft mount got damaged because of bmw workshop mechanics . Timing chain start rattling they adjust the tensioners. Hence they had removed the driveshaft and gearbox. They fix a bolt in centre of shaft and its alingment become out. 
BMW 5-Series in Ireland
Feb 2008 - Aug 2010
Aug 2009

52080 mi

€320
Clear coat peeling from front fender - required removal from car, stripping, re-painting and re-fitting. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

500-horsepower 5.0L V10 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Districto Federal, Mexico
Jun 2014 - Mar 2017
Oct 2014

31000 mi

$100
DSC, EDC, ABS Lights on on dash, DSC disabled. DSC control module was reset. problem comes back about once a week, goes away on restart. 
May 2016

39460 mi

$800
DSC, EDC, ABS Lights on on dash, DSC disabled. Had the DSC pump removed, sent it to ecutesting.com in the UK for a rebuild. Got it back, had it installed back. Problem solved. Car wasn't driveable while waiting for the part. 
Aug 2016

42160 mi

$2000
The SMG pump motor failed and had to be replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
Aug 2011

16289 mi
Battery was weak due to lack of driving. BMW offered a goodwill replacement, provided I would use a battery conditioner on the vehicle while the car was not being used. Battery was weak due to lack of driving. BMW offered a goodwill replacement, provided I would use a battery conditioner on the vehicle while the car was not being used. 
Mar 2013

20000 mi

US $500
Check Engine called out an "Increased Emissions" fault. The Bank 2 secondary air valve was defective. After replacement, the increased emissions problem went away. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

55000 mi

US $500
ignition coil replacement 
May 2016

58000 mi
Suspension bushing wear 
Apr 2017

62000 mi

US $8000
Vanos system repair 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

500-horsepower 5.0L V10 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2014
Apr 2012

33000 mi
Voltage Regulator inside Alternator went bad. Electronic Damping Controller module exhibited a fault, causing a steering system warning to come on. 
May 2012

34300 mi
Clutch chatter lead to hot spots on the flywheel. Caused by wear to clutch assembly, less than 1mm remaining. Repair was free due to bumper-to-bumper warranty, otherwise would have cost $3,000+. 
Dec 2012

45000 mi
Vanos valve in oil pump sounded like it was "popping" when outside temp dropped below 56F. Problem was not properly isolated by the dealer because the outside temp rose above 56F while at the dealer. 
Oct 2014

76000 mi

US $4600
Oil cooler and oil lines started leaking with a Class III leak and needed repair. 
BMW 5-Series in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2014

88700 mi

US $375
Replace Battery 
May 2014

95500 mi

US $1500
VANOS solenoids 
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $15000
Complete engine replacement 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

80000 mi

US $990
Alternator replaced 
Mar 2017

83000 mi

US $350
Power window regulator. Window dropped into the door. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Feb 2017
Mar 2016

39000 mi

US $350
Tire pressure sensor 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Jun 2011

28000 mi
Left front running light failed prematurely. Related to software, which was updated for entire system (5 HR download) 
Nov 2011

34000 mi

US $89
Strong wind noise from closed sun roof 
Mar 2012

37000 mi
Wind noise at closed sun roof. Replaced seal 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

59100 mi

US $20
Shelled out $20 for a OBDII code reader to diagnose the check engine light.#5 Spark plug went bad. Luckily this was at the front and easily accessible allowing me to change myself. 
Feb 2014

64100 mi

US $350
Battery started to die, which Causes other systems to malfunction since the car has so many electrical systems. 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
Dec 2013

55000 mi

US $1260
Alternator bracket leak 
Aug 2015

63000 mi

US $1200
Oil pan gasket 
Sep 2015

69000 mi
No start 
BMW 5-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

8000 mi
New "Sport Automatic Transmission" (SAT) not always shifting to reverse when desired. A button on lever must be pushed prior to moving to reverse (electronically controlled) but sometimes doesn't allow lever movement until 2nd or 3rd try. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2011
Jan 2009

10000 mi
passenger side rear tire keeps setting off the tire pressure monitor. the sensor says tire pressure is low but tire is fine. not sure why the sensor keeps going off every couple of days. 
Jun 2010

23000 mi
windshield washer container had a slow leak 
BMW 5-Series in Oregon, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

109000 mi
Severe jerk in transmission when shifting into reverse. Noticed it initially upon purchase, but thought it was software. Worsened over time. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2012
Sep 2010

47000 mi
Replaced right rear bearing. 
Dec 2011

65000 mi

US $350
Battery Replacement. 
BMW 5-Series in Oregon, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Apr 2016

126000 mi
Replaced caliper that would periodically stick and cause overheating. Also replaced pads. 
Sep 2016

134000 mi

US $900
Cooling Fan Relay failed which requires the entire cooling fan assembly to be replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Apr 2016

93000 mi

US $3500
Coolant system was leaking. Replaced several coolant temp sensors and hoses. Ended up being the valley pan gasket. Car was leaking oil. Ended up replacing, valve cover gaskets, upper timing cover gaskets, vacuum pump re-seal Car wen't into limp-mode during normal driving conditions. Needed to replace exhaust camshaft sensor. Car pulled to the right during acceleration. Replaced front thrust rods, front sway bar. 
BMW 5-Series in Oregon, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Nov 2014

82000 mi
Coolant reservoir developed a leak. 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2012
Dec 2008

1000 mi
"Dynamic Drive System Malfunction" error. Taken to dealer, cleared fault, problem returned. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Aug 2014
May 2012

88700 mi

US $400
Mehatronic unit 
Jul 2012

92000 mi
Ac compressor Fiber optic szl unit. (Handles communication with steering wheel controls, airbag.) Dsc unit Adjust parking brake 
Aug 2012

92700 mi
Guibo also known as flex disk 
Oct 2012

94000 mi
Dsc failed and computer 
Apr 2013

100500 mi
Water pump, valve cover gaskets, alt gasket 
Jul 2013

103000 mi
Oil pump and valve cover gasket 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2013

32200 mi

US $50
Service engine returned after 3 months. Found defective exhaust pump in trunk? Previous dealer reset light and advised it was gas cap issue. 
Oct 2014

40300 mi
Transmission shifting was erratic, replaced a control module and reprogrammed. 
Aug 2015

43900 mi

US $2800
Seal leak. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

80000 mi

US $384
Transmission shifts horribly/slips from gear 3 to 4. Slips transmission is in gear 5 and I accelerate at a moderate pace. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2011
Jan 2011

27000 mi
Oil level reading high in I-drive although no oil was introduced to the system since last dealer oil change. this problem has been reoccurring. Computer software reset and reading correctly now, although they've done this fix before. 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

35000 mi
Trunk seal. Computer replaced due to water damage in trunk from broken seal; Battery Recall  Windshield wiper motor replaced; Brakes 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2017
Oct 2011

42000 mi
Transmission fluid leak from wiring harness gromet. 
Jun 2013

60000 mi

US $120
A/C not blowing cold after car sat for >24 hours until car was moving at road speed. 
May 2014

69800 mi

US $1132
Discovered a slight leak - alternator bracket and driver's side timing chain cover. Appears leak was about 2 months old, few drops of oil made it to the ground; that's how it was discovered. Replaced all associated gaskets and parts. 
Jan 2016

67200 mi
Chain tensioner housing crush washer leaking. Tightened bolt, oil leak stopped. 
Mar 2016

78000 mi

US $400
after market battery (purchased 2 yrs earlier)began to fail. Purchased new BMW battery and had it registered tot he vehicle. 
May 2017

89000 mi

US $83
Expansion tank developed a hairline crack and dripped coolant. Ordered replacement tank and was able to replace myself in under an hour. Very easy to do. 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

50000 mi

US $50
Drove the car in for a check engine light. After the repairs for the check engine light the dealer noticed the transmission was leaking. After another day they told me they would be replacing the transmission. The check engine light came on and I took it into the dealer as I have certified warranty. After being there 1 day I got a call saying that the fuel pumps were bad. They replaced under warranty. 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2014
Dec 2010

59000 mi

US $200
battery drain - caused by LED bulbs 
May 2011

65000 mi

US $1400
radiator fan was only working intermitantly 
Nov 2011

75000 mi
Oxygen sensor on bank two behind catalyst is going out. 
May 2012

82900 mi

US $600
Tension Strut bushings were bad 
Aug 2012

85000 mi

US $320
Two bad coil packs replaced that caused a misfire Two bad coil packs replaced that caused a misfire 
Sep 2012

87500 mi

US $1350
replaced Mechatronics sleeve and pinion seal Mechatronics sealing sleeve was leaking and pinion seal was leaking. both fixed. also did transmission service 
Nov 2012

90000 mi

US $50
Tire pressure sensor 
Dec 2012

91000 mi

US $65
Tire TPMS sensor replaced 
Mar 2013

95000 mi

US $100
replaced with a Bosch battery from Pepboys. 
Apr 2013

95500 mi

US $100
Replaced expansion tank due to the measurement device inside the tank crumbled and broke 
May 2013

97000 mi

US $45
replaced sunroof seal 
Sep 2013

101000 mi

US $230
Over flow coolant hose 
Jan 2014

94000 mi

US $300
Replace battery and program car 
Jun 2014

113000 mi

US $450
Rear window lift Rear diff 
Aug 2014

115000 mi

US $100
Replaced 6 month old battery with AGM battery 
Oct 2014

117000 mi
Rear differential 
BMW 5-Series in Oregon, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2012
May 2011

48000 mi
seat adjustment motor replaced under warranty 
BMW 5-Series in South Carolina, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

114000 mi

US $400
The car required a new control module. The transmission went into safety mode and wouldn't shift. The car had also been failing to start even thought the battery was charged. 
Sep 2013

119000 mi

US $390
The transmission went into safe driving mode. It wouldn't shift out of second gear. A control module was found to be faulty and replaced. 
Jan 2015 Leaking transmission pan and gasket replaced. The original pan warps at about 100,000 miles and begins to leak. I replaced pan and fluid myself for about $200.00. The dealer wanted $870.00. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

63300 mi

US $500
CEL light was on when I took the car in for recall work. Dealer diagnosed that the DMTL unit needed replacement. 
Aug 2014

62000 mi

US $1200
Radiator cooling fan failed, causing engine to overheat in traffic. Could not get the car off the road, so overheating caused the coolant bottle to crack. Fan part alone was $650, plus $100 for the bottle and labor. Car had to be towed. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

57800 mi

US $500
Mechatronic controller inside tranny has seal that leaks and causes erratic shifting. Seal replaced and all fluid replaced as preventative maintenance. Vacuum pump for brakes leaking oil. Replaced 
Jul 2013

63700 mi

US $1530
3 of 4 fluid-filled control arm bushings were worn. 3 control arms assemblies were replaced 
Oct 2013

72800 mi

US $250
PDC module went bad resulting in frequent non functioning park distance control. Occurs when shifting to reverse. 
May 2014

82000 mi

US $5000
Valve covers and upper timing cover gaskets leaking Active roll bar system leaking; requires full assembly replacement 
Oct 2016

125000 mi

US $1100
Control arms and thrust bushings replaced; alignment Water pump and belt replaced Alternator;  battery, throttle body and throttle body wiring replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Nov 2012
Mar 2010

18000 mi
High battery drain due to door latch short. Parts ordered, not installed yet 
Apr 2010

18300 mi
Replaced rear door handle that was shorting 
Oct 2010

26000 mi
Faulty oil sensor indicated overfull oil level. Sensor replaced. 
Mar 2011

32000 mi
Check engine light, replaced oxygen sensor.  Transmission had a leak, which resulted in poor shifting occasionally, all fixed. 
Aug 2011

39000 mi
After oil change, oil reading HIGH, faulty oil sensor, replaced 
Dec 2011

43000 mi
Oxygen sensor 
Jun 2012

50000 mi

US $350
Wind noise from sunroof. Seal replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Oct 2011

48000 mi
Vacuum pump oil leak, suspension hydraulic leak. Sun roof whistles when closed - won't fully closed. Was told was leaf and/or drain noise but persisted after are cleaned. Had tech ride on freeway and replicated noise. Had to be persistent and make 2nd trip to dealer. Cup holder rattle repair. 
Nov 2011

48500 mi
Sunroof whistle fixed. The sun roof gasket was replaced, necessitating a 2 hour software upgrade to the car. 
Sep 2013

63000 mi

US $50
Oil leak Fluid leak 
Apr 2014

68300 mi

US $375
Windshield washer pump failed. Also had a rear tail light bulb carriers recall repair 
Jul 2014

70300 mi

US $200
Oil leak from sending unit 
Sep 2014

72000 mi

US $3800
Starter replaced Two oil leaks: timing case cover and valve cover gaskets The front thrust arm bearings ($500) were also replaced. $240 went for a four wheel alignment. 
Feb 2016

83000 mi

US $3500
Cooling fan failed. Expansion tank cracked. Engine overheated. Repairs include: new radiator, water pump, electric fan and hoses. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
Apr 2011

38000 mi
Sunroof became noisy at speeds above 35 mph. Sunroof seal was replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2013

64000 mi

US $50
Leaks from upper and lower timing covers 
Apr 2013

64200 mi

US $50
Leak from transmission servotronic 
May 2013

64000 mi

US $50
Leak from radiator overflow Ignition coil on one cylinder went bad 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Nov 2010

22000 mi
Electric thigh extension in drivers seat broken. Gear stripped. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017

100000 mi
Alternator seal leak Coolant leak reservoir Alternator than new battery that was damaged by faulty alternator 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2017
Aug 2013

65000 mi

US $30
The weather strip located at the top of the front windshield was starting to crack and deteriorate (probably due to age and sun exposure. 
Jun 2014

79000 mi
All four front control arms, both stabilizer links, and one tie rod assembly needed to be replaced. The mass air flow sensor was dirty. It was causing the check engine light to activate. 
Nov 2014

90000 mi

US $55
The upper coolant expansion tank hose deteriorated and was leaking. It was replaced with an OEM hose. 
Feb 2016

112900 mi

US $1500
Valley pan was leaking coolant. During repair, all cooling system components (water pump, transfer pipe, thermostat, and hoses) were replaced. Also, miscellaneous o-rings and gaskets were replaced. Fuel purge valve was also replaced. 
Mar 2017

131000 mi

US $1900
Coolant leak due to failed gasket on the rear engine cover/plate. A new plate was about $65. Repair cost is mostly labor due to the need to remove transmission for the repair. Also, the rear crankshaft seal and clutch release bearing were replaced since they were both accessible at the time. It was preventive maintenance. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2015
Feb 2011

27800 mi
Replace Daytime Running Light. Also, recall for brake booster line leak. 
Oct 2011

39700 mi
Replace rubber gasket around sunroof opening. Original seal not working properly and causing excessive wind noise. 
May 2012

50500 mi

US $50
Side window regulator needed replacement, window would not roll up. 
Mar 2015

92000 mi

US $800
Electrical system giving "Increased Battery Discharge" warning. BCM replaced, problem not solved. Car now at different mechanic (dealer) diagnosing problem. 
Apr 2015

92200 mi

US $1800
Increased battery discharge warning received, fixed by replacing Body Control Module and reprogramming 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Jun 2008 - Aug 2010
Sep 2008

16000 mi
Car would not start, dealer replaced fuel pump controller, fuel filter, and fuel pump. 
Mar 2009

21000 mi
Replaced 6/6 injectors to no avail. Replaced DME, vehicle still running "rich". Replaced fuel pump(s) and filter(s) and additional electronics. Problem has not recurred, dealer cannot pinpoint root cause. The injectors were clearly defective from factory. 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

55000 mi

US $400
Replaced rain sensor in front windshield for intermittent wiper system 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2016
Apr 2014

89000 mi

US $100
#2 coil went out 
Jan 2015

106000 mi

US $50
Car was making a humming noise at low speeds. Turned off at to hear it better and noise went away. Checked and refrigerant was low. Topped off, noise went away 
Oct 2015

128700 mi

US $500
Fuel sending unit leaking 
Jul 2016

143000 mi

US $1500
Oil leaks on oil filter housing and valve cover 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

61000 mi

US $4250
Oil had leaked into the "timing belt solenoid" which was causing the engine to fire at the wrong times and making the car impossible to drive. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

56000 mi

US $185
Oxygen sensor failed 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

55000 mi
Battery replacement under warranty, Battery terminal recall done 
Apr 2014

68200 mi

US $50
Alternator failed Broken aluminum head bolts (4) were extracted and replaced 
Jul 2014

69700 mi
Oil leak from valvetronic seal, valve cover gasket and oil filter housing. Seem to be results from the head bolt work done in April Coil #1 died, replaced all 6 coils and plugs. I believe this was due to pressure cleaning at the dealer from the prior day's trip. 
Oct 2015

85500 mi
When in for an oil change, dealer said the valve cover gasket was leaking - I saw no evidence of this, but since they replaced it 1 year ago under warranty, it was replaced again under warranty. I'm still not sure if it was bad 
Sep 2016

96000 mi

US $1400
Coolant leak, replaced radiator. Proactively replaced water pump and hoses. 
Aug 2017

106000 mi

US $1000
Front wheel bearings needed to be replaced due to noise. Strut mounts were bad, replaced struts as well. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2017
Jul 2014

73000 mi

US $800
small leak in the bottom corner of radiator. Replaced unit $690 included coolant. 
Nov 2014

84000 mi

US $750
Water pump failed. 
Dec 2014

87000 mi

US $300
Replaced the battery 
Jul 2015

104800 mi

US $1200
Replaced coils 
Sep 2015

109000 mi

US $1200
Engine ran hot and later would not start. Needed new starter. Replaced radiator reservoir which had a crack in the plastic. 
Dec 2015

116000 mi

US $1500
radiator replaced due to failure from earlier install , radiator hoses all replaced and electric water pump replaced 
Jan 2016

118000 mi

US $2100
Vanos system and motor/sensors 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

73000 mi

US $600
oil filter housing gasket replaced 
Aug 2017

84000 mi

US $10
Passenger side marker light out. When replacing bulb noticed black wire shield was dry rotted and broke off in pieces once touched exposing wire. Repaired with electrical tape. 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

84000 mi

US $1800
Worn ball joints and rear suspension 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

9000 mi
Battery charging computer replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

87000 mi

US $1004
Starter Motor Replacement 
BMW 5-Series in North Dakota, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
Dec 2011

35000 mi
Hydraulic valve lifter (HVA) replacement – this is a very common issue with pre-2009 N52 engines. A TSB existed, and the work was performed according to the TSB. The symptom was a ticking noise. Teflon tape was added to the sheet metal which contacts the door seals in order to alleviate a creaking noise. There is also a TSB for this issue. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

90000 mi

US $1000
replaced battery oil leak valve cover and oil filter husing 
BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2011 - Apr 2013
Nov 2011

55800 mi

C $200
Windshield washer jets were not working. One was clogged and the other popped out of the connector. Easy fix for both. Had regular maintenance completed as well. 
Jun 2012

61380 mi

C $1700
Transmission pan bent and needed replaced. Slow leak and seals needed to be replaced. New fill of transmission fluid. Both front tie rods were worn and needed replacement. 
Dec 2012

68200 mi

C $350
Rear lighting harness burnt out affecting the driver side rear light array. Dealer did a re-wire job to save me the $1200 for a whole new harness. 
Apr 2013

72540 mi

C $865
Starter died. Had it replaced 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Jun 2011

26000 mi
Software controlling Vanos needed to be reflashed with a newer version. 
Jan 2012

54500 mi
Sensor controlling VANOS was bad - replaced. Too much voltage to DRL's - replaced bulbs and reflashed computer to permanently lower the voltage. 
Dec 2013

83000 mi
Fan control knob broke. Repaired and reinstalled. 
Jul 2014

89200 mi

US $1000
Leaking transmission oil, new pan & fluid change 
Dec 2014

90000 mi

US $600
Coil pack bad, replaced bad unit & injectors 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2013
Dec 2011

52000 mi
Molding sunroof Spontaneously opening trunk Check engine light 
Feb 2012

53700 mi

US $800
Radiator and thermostat replaced. Computer reprogramming. 
Aug 2012

59700 mi

US $200
Cracked bushing. 
Mar 2013

64000 mi
Cracked bushing unrepaired. 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2017
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $50
Oil Filter housing leaking 
Sep 2014

64000 mi

US $2000
#5 Bank Solenoid Thermostat failed. Tensioner pulley failed Pan failed, leaking. 
May 2016

79000 mi

US $800
Starter went out. 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2014
Nov 2010

17000 mi
Shifter would block intermitently when trying to go into reverse. Had to go to drive first then push back into reverse. had to change one cupholder that would not come out. 
Mar 2011

22000 mi
Had to replace the Sirius satellite unit. Was playing but would sometimes stay on one channel and could not change it even after turning car off and back on again... 
Jun 2013

53000 mi
AC drainage tube was blocked and water stayed trapped in air ducts. Water vapor was felt when AC was on. This appears to be a relatively common problem based on what I read on blogs. The drainage opening under the car gets clogged. 
Sep 2013

57000 mi

US $850
Belt had to be replaced, battery had to be replaced 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2015
Apr 2009

16000 mi
poor AM radio reception, but was told this is normal for this model. 
Sep 2015

47000 mi

US $20
Dash panel trim clips broke and needed to be replaced 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Jan 2012
Nov 2007

1000 mi
BMW 2008 528xi- /Valve lifters were rattling- repaired /Computer showing adjustments needed-repaired 
Jul 2008

6000 mi
Valve lifters still rattling. 
Oct 2008

9000 mi
August 2008 new valve lifters installed. Still rattling...mid-October back into the dealer with the help of BMW regional repair rep., newer heads and hardware replaced again. No further rattling valve lifters. 
Nov 2011

39600 mi

US $550
Rip off high price for a new battery 
BMW 5-Series in Vermont, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

109000 mi

US $200
new battery - i-drive was acting up - sending all sorts of errors. the new battery seemed to fix the issue 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
May 2010 - Aug 2011
Dec 2010

33000 mi
Car wouldn't start, reset the computer. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Feb 2014

82800 mi

US $1000
Routine maintenance 
Sep 2017

120000 mi

US $450
Oil stand leak 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Nov 2010
May 2010

15400 mi
front parking sensor broke and was replaced.  
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

1000 mi
Check engine light came on exactly 2 weeks after I purchased the car at slightly less than 500 miles. Dealer repaired faulty wiring to the oxygen sensor. Also replaced oxygen sensor. 
Feb 2009

6000 mi
Metallic ticking in the engine. Dealer performed bleeding procedure, but ticking returned within 1 week. Scheduled new appt in April and will insist that dealer replace the cylinder head, which has been reported as the cause of the noise by prior owners. 
May 2009

7000 mi
After a second bleeding procedure in April, the metallic ticking sound in engine returned within one week. BMW headquarters approved cylinder head replacement. Dealer explained that BMW requires several bleedings before approving cylinder head replacement 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

34060 mi
complete replacing two drive shafts 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

78000 mi

US $1700
Transmission leak at seal, $751 Oil Leak at valve cover Oil Leak at oil filter head Tie rod end worn & rattling 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2011
Apr 2011

40000 mi
Navigation did not work. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2017
Feb 2012

42000 mi

US $600
Emissions. Oxygen sensor and some valve 
Mar 2013

53000 mi

US $1000
Early gasket oil leak 
Mar 2015

99000 mi

US $500
Daylight lights out on one side. Simple checks could not fix it. So was gonna be a More major repair effort and I said not worth it. 
May 2015

102000 mi

US $1400
left rear window needed a new regulator. 
Sep 2015

109000 mi
worn out front bushings 
Mar 2016

124000 mi

US $1200
something about a worn out ball joint oil leak around gasket replaced cooling hoses and some other device related to it. close to be worn out. 
Jun 2017

156000 mi

US $2000
Gasket oil leak 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
Jan 2013

US $115
The accessory belt pulley was making noise and was found to be warped. It was replaced under CPO warranty and I paid about $70 for a new belt to be installed with the new pulley. 
Jul 2013

63300 mi

US $50
Valve ticking typical with n52 engine replaced lifters under cpo warrantee, now engine purrs quietly 
Jun 2015

85000 mi

US $40
Left Halo light burned. Changed the gasket for the oil cooler and housing. Two gaskets, very cheap, plas new bolts. Easy to do, look online for how to's. Some bolts can be a bit of a pain. Also, dont forget to lube the new gaskets with old oil. 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Alabama, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

31000 mi

US $7000
Transmission gave reading on computer..at 80 miles car went to 40 on highway and jerked. took to dealer : said needed new transmission. Had after market warratny which paid 6000 for rebuilt one.Car rides better but check engine light still n needed new tie-rod in front 

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2008 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

188-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Panama
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

6820 mi

US $14000
The car presented problems totally losing power and sending the computer message of "failure in the engine". I took it directly to the dealer and the car stayed there for almost 6 months. 

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2007.5 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Norway
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

84940 mi

$2000
Did not start. Dealer found battery problem. Paid for replacement and software upgrade but dealer did not replace it! Same problem next day. Towed back and has been at dealer for three weeks waiting for a control module from BMW Germany. 

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2007.5 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Sweden
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

19220 mi

$500
Central locking stopped working. Turns out the antenna receiver installed in the cars is not reliable in extremely cold, wet weather. Had to be replaced. 

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2007.5 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Great Britain
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2011

68700 mi
Changed MAF because of constant emission exhaust life on dashboard. Job done under warranty. 
Jul 2012

80700 mi

£1
Boot / Trunk opened intermittently and this was traced to a damaged electrical wire that supplied power to the Boot / Trunk switch. The fix involves removing trims in the Boot / Trunk. 
Jun 2013

90000 mi
Fault with the steering lock system. Common fault with BMWs. 
Sep 2015

114000 mi
Glow plugs snapped deep inside the engine when bmw engineers attempted to replace the plugs. It cost me £1500 to fix. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series

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BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

42000 mi
Automatic transmission was shifting harshly into 3rd, dealer claims to have replaced entire transmission. Transmission is shifting perfectly now. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

36000 mi

US $550
hydraulic lifters/levers exhibit constant clicking which is a known problem to BMW. Had the lifters replaced with newer parts. Fresh back from dealership for repair, the battery died and won't start. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 282hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Macedonia, F.Y.R.O.
Sep 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

107540 mi

$300
Little acceleration below 2,500-3,000 rpm, after which usual high power and acceleration arrived. Rear passenger window overrode close position and after closing, reopened 5cm or so. Could only close manually with care to stop window rolling before it reached the top. 
Jul 2015

145680 mi

$60
Replace leaking coolant system thermostat 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2017
Aug 2010

38000 mi

US $50
Pulled "key" out of ignition with car not in "Park", breaking something that held the key in place. I could hold it in and push the button to start the car and drive it, but the Nav. wouldn't work without the key in place. Repaired broken ignition switch -- key would not stay in. Fixed under CPO warrantee. 
Aug 2012

69300 mi
Button on station wagon power tailgate failed. 
Jun 2013

83000 mi

US $560
Interior A/C fan blower motor failed and was replaced. 
Mar 2014

93000 mi

US $960
Replaced water pump and thermostat. 
Jun 2014

95000 mi

US $350
Replaced two radiator hoses. 
Mar 2017

113000 mi

US $30
Hydraulic leak in tailgate lift system. Added hydraulic fluid to the reservoir. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2011
Aug 2010

72000 mi

US $200
key fob buttons not working, had to place physical key in door to open/close/start engine. comfort access not working. diagnosed as no power to antennaes;solution was to replace old wires with enough slack so they wouldn't break in future 
Mar 2011

80000 mi

US $100
service advisor noticed oil leaking on top of the engine - it had to do with some worn hoses and plugs. they were replaced and the problem has been solved. the car was brought in for front brake pad replacement. 
Jun 2011

84000 mi

US $165
rear hatch wasn't lifting up, wiring harness replaced and repaired.  also the joint between the transmission and engine was cracked and replaced. also oil and filter change. 
Nov 2011

90000 mi

US $375
traction control sensor worn, replaced hydraulic fluid for liftgate also filled 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017
Jul 2017

39000 mi

US $50
Replace leaking w/s washer pump 
Oct 2017

40000 mi
Recall for wiring in trunk per, Class action suit. The 5 series had a Class action suit recall on the E60 and 61 that were less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles to reposition wiring in the trunk that could be damaged by water from the sunroof drains filling the compartment. This was only settled last month, and they don't have the parts yet. 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2007 - Apr 2010
Apr 2007

3000 mi
Oil level sensor giving false "below minimum" warnings. 
May 2007

3000 mi
Passenger side head air bag "malfunction". Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2010

12000 mi
AWD and DSC malfunction warnings. Dealer replaced "SZL switch", which seems to have cured that problem. "High Battery Drain" warning could not be replicated or diagnosed by dealer. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2016
Dec 2010

22000 mi
Fluid leak at the mechatronics sleeve. R&R trans pan and replace sleeve and o-ring. 
Feb 2015

54600 mi

US $1200
Starter motor failed 
BMW 5-Series in Kansas, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

107000 mi

US $30
Replaced the oil filter housing gasket and oil cooler housing gasket that were slightly leaking. Preventative maintenance. 
Dec 2015

129000 mi
I had to clean both Vanos Solenoid valves. No problems since cleaning both valves. 
Apr 2016

134800 mi
I have an airbag warning light on. The passenger seat airbag mat sensor is bad. 
Nov 2016

146500 mi

US $250
I replaced a leaking valve cover gasket and I preventively replaced the eccentric shaft sensor while I was in there. 
Jun 2017

156500 mi

US $230
Had to replace the accessory belt tensioner. Aluminum bolt was severly bent and the tensioner then bent. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

44000 mi

US $90
Failed ignition coil in cylinder three 
May 2013

45000 mi

US $657
Replaced air compressor for air suspension. 
Aug 2014

56000 mi

US $150
Replaced ignition coils. One coil had gone bad Chrome finish on shift knob was peeling 
May 2015

67000 mi

US $1300
Replaced radiator hoses, main drive belt, and two new tires 
Jun 2016

75000 mi

US $1100
replaced water pump and thermostat, latter preventive 
Aug 2016

76000 mi

US $1100
Eccentric Arm sensor was replaced along with valve cover gasket 
Sep 2016

76000 mi

US $800
Broken idler pulley which wore a hole in the radiator hose 
Dec 2016

80000 mi

US $462
Replaced cooling resevoir which was cracked 
BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jul 2012
Apr 2012

39560 mi

C $1600
Water pump and radiator hose failed. Rear light assembly burned out - replaced with new. plus regular maintenance 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in France
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

75940 mi
Repaired lock on fuel door. (self-repair) actuation rod had broken. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

500-horsepower 5.0L V10 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2011
Aug 2009

23000 mi
Steering wheel trim peeling. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Alabama, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2013
Sep 2010

44000 mi
Wind noise at sunroof. Replaced rubber seal. Problem resolved. 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Mar 2012

58000 mi
Warning lite when accelerated and turn at same time. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

16000 mi
Very rough idle at start. Lasted for approximately 60 seconds. A Progman update fixed the problem. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2017
May 2010

41000 mi
Seal on sunroof causing excess wind noise. 
Jan 2011

39800 mi
Transmission leak leading to rough shifts. 
Jan 2012

53000 mi

US $50
active sway bar system had a leak 
Jun 2012

72000 mi
Windshield wiper motor and control module not working properly. Wipers would not return to home position. 
Mar 2015

104000 mi

US $3500
Water pump leaking, hoses were old 
Nov 2015

110400 mi

US $1000
Replace coolant system, hoses 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

41300 mi
A/C spitting out condensation 
Sep 2009

45000 mi

US $70
A/C spitting condensation A/C still spitting condensation Freon was overcharged. After purge and recharge, it is working fine with no condensation. 30 degree temp difference at idle. 
BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Sep 2016

76880 mi

C $100
Radiator Expansion tank split on one corner top to bottom - BANG! 
Apr 2017

87420 mi

C $3000
Oil leaks - timing cover gaskets and alternator bracket gasket 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

100000 mi

US $1642
Head gasket. 
Dec 2015

100000 mi

US $110
Leak in power steering pump. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2010
Sep 2009

29000 mi
Service Engine Soon light on. Coode P0130 - Oxygen Sensor Failure 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

74000 mi

US $250
alignment and steering rods. software update and door sensor repair. It was that software read wrong value so battery fault. 
Apr 2012

77300 mi

US $50
Thermostat 
May 2012

79000 mi
Emission, check valve for fuel tank. 
Sep 2012

84000 mi

US $150
ARS Control unit overvoltage 
BMW 5-Series in Oregon, United States
Jun 2015 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

133400 mi

US $1900
Transmission slipping, malfunction codes. Rebuilt transmission. 
Feb 2016

138400 mi

US $700
Car was smoking after long periods of idling, valve stem seals were the culprit. Replaced seals, cracked valve cover, oil, other minor things. Extended warranty paid $3500. 
Nov 2016

149400 mi

US $175
Coolant expansion tank had a leak. Ordered parts and replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Jan 2014

88000 mi

US $76
R&R battery 
Feb 2014

89200 mi

US $280
Rubber trim surround on rear windshield was badly deteriorated and was replaced. 
Sep 2014

98000 mi

US $1200
Secondary cooling fan (the one that kicks in when the a/c is running) failed. 
Nov 2014

101000 mi

US $750
Control arm bushings Thermostat failed to function. This was an OEM part just replaced in Sept. 14 in conjunction w/ aux. fan motor repl. Parts supplier furnished a replacement unit but customer ate labor because work was done by a different shop. 
Dec 2014

102000 mi
Sunroof, rarely used, would not close and made a loud, expensive sounding noise like binding metal parts. Decided to deactivate control switch. 
Jan 2015

US $932
Experienced rough 1-2 up-shifts, and occasional loss of power at low speeds on grades. Replaced transmission pan/filter, fluid 
May 2015

107300 mi
Complete failure of sport shift mode on Steptronic trasmission confirmed by fault codes. Checked availability of this $500 part and learned local dealer keeps them in inventory. This generally indicates that the failure is common. 
Oct 2015

113300 mi

US $1338
Replace alternator, check battery for viability 
Jan 2016

115000 mi
Sunroof never fixed. Transmission sport mode never fixed. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

54000 mi

US $590
electronic steering lock needed to be replaced. Car was immobile w/o the repair 
BMW 5-Series in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2015
Feb 2010

32900 mi
Wind noise through closed sunroof. Seal replaced 
Mar 2012

47000 mi

US $50
Fluid leak from active stabilizer bar. Replaced bar under CPO warranty Occasional problems with car not starting. Integrated Supply Module replaced under CPO Service Engine Soon light on. Replaced O2 sensor 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

68000 mi

US $2700
a/c crap on bmw 5 series was leaking can't find problem 
Jul 2010

68000 mi

US $1800
a/c compressor replaced 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
Mar 2010

22000 mi
SMG Transmission second to first gear downshift is rough. Rattle in both front windows only when window is rolled up. 
Dec 2013

54000 mi

US $1600
SMG Pump replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
Aug 2010

30000 mi
O2 Sensor 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2012
Aug 2009

37000 mi
Module to control brakes to prevent rollback with SMG tranny 
Jul 2010

50800 mi
passenger seat occupancy sensor detected a presence when nobody was there 
Mar 2011

66000 mi
Water pump failed and was responsible for the noise. at the same time a brake recall was done. 
Jun 2012

77000 mi
Hydraulic pump to actuate smg gear changes 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

86100 mi

US $950
The steering sensor was faulty. This caused the Active Steering to not activate. Car was still drivable but not as much fun. 
Nov 2015

93600 mi

US $310
Radiator was leaking. Purchased a non OEM radiator and installed. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

44000 mi
Lag in throttle response. 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

77000 mi

US $66
Oil Pressure Switch Leak. Had to remove brake booster vacuum pump to replace switch. Also replaced vacuum pump seal. 
Mar 2015

78000 mi

US $500
Noticed oil leak under car towards front of engine. Common issue with the N62 engine. Valve cover and timing cover gasket replaced. Eccentric shaft sensor replaced. 
Jun 2015

79000 mi

US $120
Replaced coolant hoses due to a coolant leak. 
Jan 2016

81200 mi

US $260
Started to see increased battery charge message. After further research replaced Intellignet Battery Sensor which resolved issue. 
Jul 2017

88000 mi

US $200
Car was over heating. Which led to coolant hoses leaking. Completed diagnostic which indicated fan motor failed. Replaced fan motor which resolved over heating. 
Sep 2017

87675 mi

US $700
Engine overheating diagnosed fan motor failure. Bmw only sales fan assembly altogether. Replaced whole fan assembly which remedy the overheating. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Nov 2011
Mar 2011

66000 mi
Steering wheel electric lock warning message. Dealer replaced electric lock (the device that locks the steering wheel when car is off). 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Indiana, United States
Oct 2006 - Jul 2014
May 2006

300 mi
Replaced CCC unit 
Aug 2006

10000 mi
Replaced active steering module 
Jul 2007

17500 mi
Replaced passenger side mirror - motor failed 
Dec 2007

19000 mi
Replaced turn signal switch due to audible vibration. 
Jul 2008

27000 mi
Reprogrammed transmission due to rough shifting 
Nov 2009

38000 mi
Replaced exhaust lifters in cylinder head due to ticking noise. 
Apr 2010

43000 mi
Active steering module failed - replaced Replaced entire cylinder head due to ticking sound. Orginal repair of replacing lifters only did not work. 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
May 2015 - May 2017
Apr 2015

103000 mi

US $900
Water pump failed. Service rep stated this happens at 100K for my model. 
BMW 5-Series in New Mexico, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2013
Nov 2009

18000 mi
Rough Idle. Mechanic found no problem with the idle. Service manager did and told me to bring the car back the next day. Adjust idle controls - car still idled rough upon pick-up. Had to return it. broken cup holder(would not stay in) After third visit, idle improved to where it's passable. 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2017
Jan 2007

6000 mi
Replaced iDrive controller under warranty 
Feb 2008

28000 mi
Replaced sunroof seal under warranty 
Aug 2012

77600 mi

US $50
Water pump replaced under CPO warranty. 
Mar 2015

93000 mi

US $250
Leaking lower radiator hose and thermostat. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

92000 mi

US $625
Motor Mounts / transmission Mounts 
Aug 2015

107100 mi

US $450
Lifters, Replaced Window Trim Front & Back 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

46000 mi
Airbag sensor pad in passenger seat was replaced 
Apr 2009

49000 mi
squeaks in dashboard fixed. 
Aug 2010

59000 mi

US $150
steering rack is bad 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

80000 mi
TPM light warning keeps going off 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2010
Dec 2009

45000 mi
clip broken on door's wood trim piece 
Mar 2010

49000 mi
Loose bolts on sway bar 
Jul 2010

49000 mi
Engine fan malfunction - electric fan went out 
BMW 5-Series in Alabama, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
Apr 2010

54000 mi

US $1600
Radiator light came on. Vehicle was repaired by replacing radiator and leaking valves (which were discovered when radiator repaired).  
Jan 2011

71000 mi

US $100
Even with a CPO BMW and a $2000 extended warranty I paid $100 for diagnostic fee which determined rattle from dash was not covered by warranty. Broken or loose strut tower bracket was diagnosed problem. I declined the $650 repair. 
Jul 2011

78000 mi

US $100
Radiator light came on indicating low water level. Paid $100 for diagnostic fee and problem fixed. 
BMW 5-Series in Oregon, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Dec 2010

37500 mi

US $1000
Car would not start. Dealer found water leak in trunk that seeped down and caused major electrical problem. Dealer said water damage not covered by CPO. Cost me $1000. 
Jan 2011

37500 mi
SES light came on. There was a problem with the VANOS system which was fixed under my CPO. This is the 2nd time SES light came on for VANOS system and about the 6th time the SES light has came on since I purchased the car CPO 3 years ago. SES light came on. There was a problem with the VANOS system which was fixed under my CPO. This is the 2nd time SES light came on for VANOS system and about the 6th time the SES light has came on since I purchased the car CPO 3 years ago. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
May 2016

130600 mi

US $1500
Leaking gasket at oil console. Replace oil console and coolant hoses effected by hot oil leaking in them 
May 2017

139000 mi

US $900
Radiator cracked. Needed replacement. 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

82000 mi
2nd rear wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Also, slight oil leak on top of engine (1qt over 6 months) told that gasket need to be replaced for $800. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2012
May 2012

75000 mi

US $540
BMW has changed the battery this 2007 5 series takes to it requires a very expensive computer reprogram to accept the new battery Tranmission seals were leaking told this was common. Transmission was very unsmooth. Oil seals were leaking... also told common with BMW 6 cylinder engines Lifters make repeated ticking noise. 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

86800 mi

US $1100
sensor problem 
Jan 2016

US $1200
oil leaks thermostat and water pump 
Dec 2016

130000 mi
oil seal leaks 
BMW 5-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2014
Feb 2013

32000 mi

US $150
iDrive CDC failed and was replaced. 
Mar 2014

49000 mi

US $450
active/adaptive cruise control failed. Cause was misaligned sensor in front bumper due to heavy ice buildup. Sensor realigned and reprogramed. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2014
Aug 2012

63000 mi

US $50
Coolant hose was replaced, leak was causing the coolant light to come on every 4-5 days. Coolant thermostat had to be replaced, dealer ran a test and it showed a fault. 4 oil leaks were found when the car was in the shop. Two gaskets had to be replaced. Dealer mentioned this is pretty common on BMWs. Windshield wiper pump was replaced because it was leaking. 
Jul 2014

94000 mi

US $50
Leak in the evaporator 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jan 2016
Sep 2015

103000 mi

US $3800
Front control arm bushing replacement, flat spot on front rims, rear shocks leak Oil leak from oil filter housing 
Dec 2015

105000 mi
Transmission failed 
Jan 2016 Traded car without repairing transmission. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Aug 2014

113000 mi

US $2600
Oil leak from oil filter assembly Loose handling 
Dec 2014

117000 mi

US $168
Computer needed to be reprogramed due to erratic transmission behavior. 
BMW 5-Series in Malaysia
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

99820 mi

$1500
Continuously having high battery discharge in the morning. Battery went dead after two days.Noticed some problem with CD player 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Jul 2009
Mar 2009

26040 mi
Replace thermostat 
BMW 5-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

105700 mi

US $3200
Lost valve control body at 108255 milesrnCar ran but shifted roughlyrnOpted for this repair before further damage to transmission occured 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2017
Feb 2014

88400 mi

US $450
cooling system slow leak at hose connection. read trouble code...evaporation leak.will try new gas cap and reset. 
Feb 2016

103100 mi

US $100
replace non-operating tire sensor...probably broken by tire shop. 
Jan 2017

110000 mi

US $250
upper radiator hose - plastic connector cracked at radiator... 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2013

74700 mi

US $450
Electric water pump failure. Replaced water pump and thermostat. 
May 2014

89400 mi

US $125
Serpentine belt tensioner bearing noise. Replaced tensioner, roller, and belt. 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2016
Jan 2014

143000 mi

US $60
Had tranny fluid replaced 
Jan 2016

147700 mi

US $3200
Replaced cylinder head 
Jun 2016

175000 mi

US $200
Replaced bad alternator 
Jul 2016

175000 mi

US $175
Replaced radiator 
BMW 5-Series in Colorado, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
Feb 2011

50000 mi
Continuing issue with fuel tank seals failing 
Jul 2011

58000 mi
Replace fuel pump 
Dec 2011

67000 mi

US $50
Loose bolt holding cams threw timing off and caused service engine soon light. Intake and exhaust solenoid fault - one of them stuck Key reader module failing Seal leaking 
Sep 2012

78000 mi

US $50
Wear in shift lever locked out sport mode 
BMW 5-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2015
Jun 2010

31000 mi
Sunroof seal needed to be replaced to stop wind noise 
Aug 2010

33300 mi
Knocking sound under hood going over bumps slowly. Had to re-torque stabilizer bar under hood. 
Jan 2013

78000 mi

US $150
Navigation quit working, replace DVD drive. 
Dec 2013

95000 mi

US $600
Replaced water pump, hose, and thermostat. Car would intermittently overheat while driving. Shutting car off for a minute and starting again would cure problem until next occurrence, which was unpredictable. Oil pump housing to heat exchanger interface was leaking oil onto belt and engine. Needed to replace both gaskets, oil housing to engine, and oil housing to heat exchanger. Angel eye parking light bulb blew out. Replaced with new one. 
Jul 2014

104800 mi

US $65
Worn and loose tie rod end on right side. 
Jun 2015

125000 mi

US $80
Rattle in front end over bumps, replaced both stabilizer links. Replaced drivers side windshield wiper arm, bearing was worn and fell apart. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2017
Apr 2012

99000 mi

US $500
Replace pinion seal. 
Jun 2014

130000 mi

US $800
Replace front bushings - $700 
Aug 2014

131700 mi

US $3200
Oil leaking from the engine. Oil leaking from the rear differential. 
May 2015

144000 mi

US $600
Oil leak. Replaced oil filter housing gasket. 
Feb 2016

160000 mi

US $500
Oil valve cover replacement 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2014
Apr 2007

8600 mi
Interior (left-hand) dash panel vent replaced. Progman 25 firmware installed. 
Jun 2009

39000 mi
Car was shifting hard. Computer reflash fixed. 
Jan 2010 Away from home on trip. Car sat unused for 12 days. Discovered oil leak on floor of garage on return. Dealer asked for car to be brought in. They tightened some bolts and expected it would not recur. 
Dec 2010

57000 mi
After annual oil change, noticed leakage of oil on garage floor. Dealer said car not exactly properly serviced. No loss of use or mechanical issue. Fine now. 
Jun 2011

62000 mi

US $1200
Transmission leaked fluid. Problem with boot surrounding transmission control lever. Major cost of repair was replacement of transmission fluid.  
Oct 2014

95000 mi
Tension pulley for drive belt was failing. Replaced. 
Dec 2014

95000 mi
Engine oil pan gasket leaking. 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

61000 mi

US $700
Broken motor mount bolt removed and replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Oct 2008 - Feb 2010
Nov 2008

19000 mi
Driver seat heater stopped working. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Aug 2012
Jan 2009

28000 mi
Check engine light came on. Brought to shop and they determined that the exhaust solenoid was faulty and replaced it. 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

123000 mi

US $850
replaced front brakes and discs 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

118000 mi

US $225
Labor and parts for replacement of two motor mounts. 
Dec 2016

121000 mi

US $617
Had front shocks and shock mounts replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

C $1000
Water pump 
Oct 2016

143100 mi

C $200
Ignition coil 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2012
May 2010

49500 mi
CCC (iDrive computer) died and was replaced under warranty. Insulation on exposed wires under the hood repaired. Back window rubber gasket replaced. 
May 2011

58000 mi
Alternator locked, belt broken. Both repaired under CPO warranty.  Mirror switch repositioned. Replaced AC low and high side Schrader valves that were leaking. Maintenance: replaced AC microfilter. 
Apr 2012

65000 mi

US $206
Adjusted sunroof that was making clucking noise when driving over bumps/potholes. Not covered by CPO warranty. Replaced lower joint assembly and torsion bolt. Covered by CPO. Steering wheel had axtra play. Replaced steering shaft. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2012
Jun 2010

53000 mi

US $500
Radiator replaced, coolant sensor showed up multiple times but dealer did not do pressure test until out of warranty. Dealer split cost with us as act of good faith. Radiator replaced, coolant sensor showed up multiple times but dealer did not do pressure test until out of warranty. Dealer split cost with us as act of good faith. Battery died, car jump started. After jump unable to shift out of Park. Transmission fault was observed used the BMW emergency service to have vehicle towed to Steve Thomas. Battery replaced. 
Sep 2011

76000 mi

US $600
Trans oil leak 
BMW 5-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2013
Sep 2010

33000 mi
low brake fluid 
Oct 2010

31000 mi
Sunroof seal replaced. sunroof seal replaced 
Dec 2010

35000 mi
Vanos system needed service/replacement slow to warm, thermostat replaced 
Mar 2013

81000 mi

US $457
Radiator hose leak. Lower rad hose and temp sensor replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Western Australia, Australia
May 2013 - Oct 2013
Jun 2013

52700 mi

A $2500
Variable Valve sensor was faulty and replaced. Was causing engine to be down on power and inconsistent below 2000rpm 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Apr 2013
Feb 2010

20000 mi
Window washer pump stopped working, was replaced. Works great again. 
Oct 2010

30300 mi
Vapor recovery system, (emissions from raw fuel) filter changed, and valve replaced. Re-flash of computer to reset 
Jul 2011

38500 mi

US $50
Ticking noise, intermittent, but loud at times. Entire bank of lifters replaced under CPO warranty 
Mar 2012

44000 mi
Window washer motor. Hose was plugged 
Oct 2012

49300 mi

US $214
Lower radiator hose leaking, replaced it. windshield washer motor failed again, replaced under warranty 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
May 2012 - Jan 2013
Jun 2012

82000 mi

US $1500
Tie-rod broken. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

100000 mi

US $985
Passenger seat sensor failure. Required to take out seat and replace sensor for $985.00 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

49000 mi
Steering Wheel Lock Malfunction 
BMW 5-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
Oct 2011

68000 mi

US $50
Replaced transmission 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2014
Aug 2012

74300 mi

US $150
Coil went bad 
Dec 2012

80000 mi

US $800
Bushing 
BMW 5-Series in Indiana, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
Jul 2010

40000 mi
radio knob busted, won't work..under warranty .. dealer replace radio..... replaced under warranty. Seat belt buckle broken..... replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2011 two bulbs... headlight and backup light...cost me too much money..$250 for both 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

114000 mi

US $350
Water pump went out needed changed 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

72000 mi

US $2500
Elv malfunction. Replaced the steering column. Not one part in the US. Had to order from overseas. Took over a week to get. Overheating warning. I can't remember offhand but some sort of thermostat issue. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2014
Apr 2014

103700 mi

US $1275
Failure of electric water pump required replacement. Power steering hoses leaking. 
Oct 2014

112000 mi
Steering wheel lock malfunction error was being displayed. However, the steering wheel lock was functioning properly. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Indiana, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2015
May 2012

69500 mi

US $50
Coolant leak found near radiator aux fan - radiator replaced. Window auto-reversing when closed -reinitialized. Battery cable recall item completed. "Thigh Extender" on Driver seat not working - "motor" replaced. 

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2007 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

114000 mi

US $100
Replaced oil cooler gaskets 
Mar 2017

115000 mi

US $1000
Replaced water pump, thermostat, radiator and all hoses. After noticing that one hose was in poor condition while replacing the oil cooler gaskets. 
Sep 2017

121000 mi

US $2
Right reverse light burned out - replaced in about five minutes. 

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2006.5 BMW 5-Series 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

BMW 5-Series in Portugal
Nov 2008 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

65720 mi
Steering column cardan joints replaced 

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2006 BMW 5-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

67000 mi

US $300
oil change, front light failure 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

71000 mi

US $125
Vanos system cleaned. First step. 
Apr 2011

73000 mi
CEL when sold. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 229hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Italy
Oct 2014 - May 2017
Nov 2015

101060 mi

€750
Air springs broken Pulley broken 
May 2017

114700 mi

€350
Air compressor broken 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Utah, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2017
Feb 2012

91700 mi

US $230
Faulty Leak Detection Pump, needed to be replaced with a new one. 
Oct 2012

100000 mi
Passenger Restraint System Malfunction message came on the iDrive screen, the dealership performed test plan, found faulty passenger occupancy sensor mat, replaced the mat and cleared the fault code under warranty(Recall issued in Aug. 2008) 
Feb 2013

103700 mi

US $562
Coolant Leak from Radiator. Replaced radiator 
Sep 2013

110000 mi

US $987
Key fob stopped working after a car wash. It turned out that the Diversity Antenna Amplifier failed(water damage) - Replaced During inspection, technician found the belt tensioner failing 
Jul 2014

118500 mi

US $110
Diagnose & recalibrate window auto-up functions, rear-drivers' side window. 
Sep 2014

121000 mi

US $921
Evap core was leaking refridgerant into the cabin -> Evap core replaced + expansion valve to the evap core needed to be replaced as well. 2633.24 of the total. Dash Rattle after A/C Evap core work was done in previous visit. Bracket bar underhood was loose due to change in fasteners -> Replaced bolts with longer ones. Transmission had a small leak -> Replaced transmission wiring harness seal sleeve and performed full transmission service. 
Mar 2016

142000 mi

US $794
Rear brake hoses were cracked. Replaced them. Power steering fluid reservoir was leaking. Replaced with a new one. 
Mar 2017

160500 mi

US $1346
Oil Filter Housing & Oil cooler gaskets leak ; Repair(Replace) Oil Cooler Seal & Oil Filter Stand Gasket. Fan switch in lower radiator hose leak, Upper radiator hose leak ; Replace radiator hoses and temp sensor. 
May 2017

16450 mi

US $4303
Power Rear Hatch strut(Left side) was broken ; Replaced rear hatch strut, hydraulic strut, DR side ball stud. Drive belt tensioner was starting to fail(alignment) ; Replaced drive belt, idler pulley, drive belt tensioner assembly & tensioner aluminum mounting bolt. Replaced front brake pads and rotors 
Jun 2017

166000 mi

US $3002
Fuel Pump Failed : Replaced fuel pump assembly, Fuedl sender lock ring, Tank lock ring. Starter Motor failed when attempted re-starting the engine with the failed fuel pump. Starter Motor replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Quebec, Canada
May 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2013

93620 mi

C $170
change tie-rod ends 
Dec 2013

96720 mi
Replace battery under warrenty 
Jan 2014

97020 mi

C $633
Electrical module for rear hasch (touring) 
Aug 2014

101680 mi

C $1885
Changing the 4 stocks absorber and alignement 
Jan 2015

103540 mi

C $954
New starter installed 
Apr 2015

105080 mi

C $707
Auto Door lock and radio antene module replacement. 
Jul 2015

107040 mi

C $500
Replacing condensator 
Nov 2015

109120 mi

C $200
Tie-rod replacer driver side plus alignment 
Feb 2016

110980 mi

C $1
Door Handle rear driver side 
Jun 2017

118420 mi

C $14
Refill of hydraulic oil for the system used for the trunk hatch. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2016
Mar 2014

99000 mi
520xit, trunk latch broke and would not close. Had to take to dealer under warranty repair. They also replaced my battery for me since it was having a hard time starting up. 
Jul 2014

101000 mi

US $60
Got wheels fixed at rimpro and the car still vibrated. Took it to a mech to make sure it's not the bushings. Well, taking it back to rimpro so they can properly fix it. 
BMW 5-Series in Utah, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

125000 mi

US $650
Keyless entry receiver stopped working due to water leak in rear hatch 
Jun 2014

139000 mi

US $100
Coolant leak 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

74500 mi
Replacement of transmission part. Oil gasket issues; bearing replacement 
May 2013

75000 mi
Replacement of malfunctioning radar unit in active cruise control. 
Sep 2014

94000 mi

US $37
Wiring harness for rear power gate replaced. 
Nov 2014

94000 mi

US $5000
Sunroof replacement - small part failure but only sold as a unit. 
Dec 2014

94000 mi
Ignition coil replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

33000 mi
BMW assist, bluetooth, and voice activation stopped working. 
BMW 5-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2008 - Dec 2013
Jul 2008

23000 mi
Electronic issues with iDrive, reset 
Aug 2008

27000 mi
Failed rear latch. Seat sensor, recall 
Sep 2008

27000 mi
Windshield wipers were not tightened when front windshield was repaired, fixed it myself. 
Nov 2008

30000 mi
Had erratic idrive failures after car wash, found water in electronics compartment- this had caused prior hatch failure, satellite failure, etc. Known BMW service advisory to dealer, fixed appropriately. 
Feb 2009

36000 mi
repaired windshield washer reservoir, broke when being filled in -40 weather, likely due to brittle plastic 
Oct 2009

47000 mi
TSB announcement and routine maintenance 
Dec 2009

52000 mi

US $100
door latch came loose during speaker install, needed dealer to fix. Self inflicted wound! 
Feb 2010

55000 mi

US $321
cable broke on latch for drivers door. Worn suspension link, replaced. Drivers door lock failure 
Sep 2010

58000 mi

US $300
Air bag sensor 
Jan 2011

73200 mi

US $400
Intake manifold leaking 
Mar 2011

71000 mi
windshield wiper frame stuck due to salt 
Mar 2012

83000 mi

US $550
engine light came on, air filter dirty 
Dec 2012

89000 mi
steering rack leaking, needed to be replaced replaced shocks 
Jan 2013

92000 mi

US $1500
Starter died 
Feb 2013

93000 mi

US $45
switch died for power door, replaced. 
Mar 2013

95000 mi

US $75
second parking light went out one week after first 
Apr 2013

95000 mi

US $900
replaced left wheel bearing 
Nov 2013

96000 mi

US $750
wire broke to antennae rendering remote locking unusable. 
BMW 5-Series in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015
Jan 2008

31620 mi
US car purchased Nov 8, 2007. Entered Canada Jan 23 2007 2008-02-10 Warranty repair -Power hatch broken Warranty repair - I drive operating intermittently warranty repair - self leveling suspension warning not operational DVI (department of vehilce  
May 2008

35688 mi
Same US car purchased on Nov 8, 2007. I drive module being replaced, and software being updated (Under warranty) Play in steering wheel - (Warranty I hope)- Steering box being replaced and other parts. Self leveling malfunction light on 
Jun 2008

36938 mi
Play in steering wheel - (Warranty I hope)- Steering box being replaced and other parts. 4 > 51-71-7-065-919 2 >32-41-1-093-597 2 >32-41-1-093-596 1 > 32-10-6-780-124 1 32-10-6-780-124 steerinb box retun 
Aug 2008

38895 mi
Still play in steering wheel (linkage from wheel to steering box now replaced) under warranty. whew. I drive controller still spins (replaced I drive screen?? and other parts) 
Nov 2008

41649 mi
I drive controller replaced finally, and all seems to work fine now. I still get intermittent warning, self leveling suspension not working. 
Jan 2009

44826 mi
All seems to be working, except self leveling control intermittently goes on 
Feb 2009

45260 mi
Oil leak from Transmission. Parts ordered, and repairs under warranty to be covered, when fixed in March.  Also shifter is peeling (plastic chrome) Parts on order / replaced under warranty. 
May 2009

49600 mi
Rear self leveling suspension compressor was replaced under warranty Software upgrade to the transmission to harsh notchy shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. 
Jan 2010

60393 mi

C $254
Brought in for 4x4 intermittent failure due to cold temp -20c and colder. found oil leak, etc. details to follow  
Mar 2011

68820 mi

C $500
Extended -30C temp 2 weeks, engine check light went on and car into limp mode (max 1000rpm, max speed 10km/hr). Diagnosed as throttle body and/or oxygen sensor. Estimate $1700. Debating trading car in. Frustrated with it. 
May 2011

71300 mi

C $1397
Engine check light on, diagnosed problem and replace throttle body, and bank 2 02 sensor. replace microfilters. total $1396 
Feb 2012

80060 mi

C $2500
xenon burnt was burn out, and replaced for around $300 leaking raditator that required replacing tie rod and stabilizer rods required replacing 
May 2012

82000 mi

C $300
burn out angel eye bulb charged 2hrs labour? 
Jul 2013

91500 mi

C $625
Air con system stopped working at 32 degrees C outside, and fluid was streaming under car. I thought engine overheating? air con and cooling was checked all OK. Not to self - air con creates moisture when worked hard. 
Nov 2013

99200 mi
Replacement of passenger side air bag sensor in the seat. ~ $2500 covered by BMW extended warranty 
Jun 2014

103540 mi

C $375
windsheld washer pump had leak / replaced 
Jun 2015

110980 mi
Rear end worn out, $2200 cdn to replace with reconditioned (used) parts 
BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2010
Jun 2009

58000 mi

US $450
remote key stopped working. ordered a new remote key but still didn't work. dealer looked into further and found out the antenna is not working properly. replace the antenna. 
Nov 2009

62900 mi

US $1600
heater stopped working and the car was giving engine overheating warning.  
BMW 5-Series in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2015
May 2009

48000 mi
Trunk lid would not latch properly. Latch replaced 
Apr 2012

70000 mi

US $750
Failed coil pack 
Jul 2012

70300 mi
Dead battery 
Feb 2013

74300 mi

US $2300
Non-functioning starter. Starter replaced Leaking valve gasket 
Nov 2013

82000 mi

US $1700
replace lift gate motor 
Sep 2014

88000 mi

US $1406
coolant leak. replace water pump 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
Jan 2012

76260 mi

C $1300
self-leveling suspension system failed alert. Required a new pump system for $1800. Aftermarket warranty paid the amount however required a $200 part (a filter tube declared a wear item) not covered which I paid for. crackling on the speakers when car started and persistent hum from speakers at the rear even when car turned off 
Aug 2012

79640 mi

C $1500
Rad cracked - needed replacement replaced right tie rod end 
Jun 2013

83080 mi

C $1200
Interior lights on all the time and rear wiper motor won't work. Required new wiring harness. Extensive repair. 
BMW 5-Series in Utah, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

80000 mi

US $50
The rear lift gate hydraulics went out. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

62800 mi
Bad steering angle sensor. Defect known by BMW since Aug 2006. BMW paid for repair. 
May 2014

81700 mi

US $300
Oil pan gasket replacement 
Sep 2014

86000 mi

US $2500
Wiring harness, which is routed through wagon liftgate hinges, was frayed resulting in backup light malfunction and inability to unlock rear hatch. Strut for power liftgate was broken/not working properly. 
Mar 2015

89000 mi
Replace both tire rod assemblies. 
Jun 2016

91000 mi

US $1389
Engine overheating light started coming on. Water pump tested at 50% Replaced water pump, Thermostat assembly, radiator hose and coolant temp sensor. Refilled with BMW coolant. 
May 2017

98000 mi

US $750
Starter motor failed; replaced. 
Jul 2017

98000 mi

US $500
Replaced brake line. Old was rusted and leaking. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012
Aug 2010

43000 mi

US $400
starter motor replaced 
Jun 2011

49000 mi

US $2000
Oil filter housing, valve cover gasket replacements Repaired A/C condensate line Replaced DVD player 
Feb 2012

52000 mi

US $475
R&R rear hatch lift arm/system. Unclogged sunroof drain holes. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Oct 2015 - Apr 2017
Feb 2016

109000 mi

US $161
Passenger Air Bag Fault 2nd occurrence. 1st time dealer replaced bad passenger mat detector 1.5 year ago under recall. Dealer diagnosed as defective air bag module this time; $1800 cost to fix. Local mechanic cleared code with ODB tester. 
Apr 2017

113000 mi

US $800
Strut Replacement Engine cooling problem, radiator hoses 
BMW 5-Series in Vermont, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

117000 mi

US $7600
Intake flap released and lodged in valve of cylinder 6. Ruined engine. Replaced with low mileage engine. 
BMW 5-Series in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
Dec 2016

71000 mi

US $890
One of the coils went bad so I had them all replaced 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

177320 mi

C $1000
Replaced air suspension bladders. 
Nov 2015

181420 mi

C $150
The bearing in the A/C compressor failed. The pulley ripped off causing the serpentine belt to come off. The car has been modified so that A/C compressor is no longer in the belt path and is drive-able. 
Apr 2016

191680 mi

C $1000
DISA valve on inboard side failed completely. Outboard one was replaced preemptively due to wear indications.  A problem still exists and the MIL has lit up due P1553 and P1328 faults. 
Jun 2016

192200 mi

C $1500
Right rear brake flex line failed at stress point while driving resulting in loss of braking. Inspection revealed left line was worn as well requiring immediate replacement. Complete rebuild of calipers required due to wear to slide pins. Also, rotors at all 4 wheels replaced due to reaching wear limits. Pads replaced on all 4 calipers. Rear brake lines rusted out due to accumulation of salt on under body panel. The lines burst during the brake bleeding procedure. Replacement is underway. 
Jan 2017

186160 mi

C $1300
Spring broke on Drivers side front while car was lifted up to install snow tires. Need to replace both front springs for safety reasons along with struts and strut bearings etc 
Jul 2017

194060 mi

C $300
Replaced battery 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 268hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2009 - Apr 2014
Sep 2009

37000 mi
Increased battery discharge warning. Persistent problem if car left without driving for a day or so. Told that it was my fault as car not driven enough to top battery. fault eventually traced to the tracker device. disconnected and problem solved 
Apr 2014

68000 mi
Wiring wear to rear lights caused by contact with boot hinge 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 229hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Western Australia, Australia
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

63860 mi

A $5500
Intake manifold needed replacing Alternator regulator needed replacing 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Jul 2010

83280 mi

£215
Cracked rim, 3 hairline cracks, very common with mv2. welded 1 and powdercoated all 4 in mirival metalflake silver. 
Dec 2010

87000 mi

£50
Exhaust mount snapped, Replaced 
Jan 2011

88000 mi

£85
Parking sensors failed, Faulty sensor, Replaced. fog light surround fell off and was driven over. replaced. 
May 2011

89000 mi
central locking stopped working dealer quoted £600. Sick of this car and its problems and awful ride quality so traded it in for Japanese reliability.  
BMW 5-Series in France
Dec 2006 - Feb 2009
Mar 2006

1240 mi
Front lights. 
Jun 2007

10540 mi
Car Communication Computer (infotainment system) replaced. 
Sep 2008

19840 mi
Car Communication Computer (infotainment system) replaced again. 
Jan 2009 Faulty remote key replaced. A spring from the clutch pedal somehow came loose and fell to the floor. Replaced. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

500-horsepower 5.0L V10 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2013
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2016
Sep 2011

55000 mi

US $2000
Over voltage condition (>17v) was causing all control systems to reset periodically. Alternator and voltage regulator were replaced. The wind shield washer stopped spraying (although the headlight washers still worked). The replaced the pump. 
May 2014

77000 mi

US $4000
Fault code that thermostat was not working properly. Replaced thermostat One coil was cracked so it was replaced 
Nov 2014

79600 mi

US $2500
Throttle actuator on left bank failed 
Jan 2015

80200 mi

US $200
passenger side airbag warning 
BMW 5-Series in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
Dec 2009

22000 mi
Software update. 
Jan 2010

25000 mi
ebrake part replaced, teeth were missing. 
Sep 2010

42000 mi

US $1500
Oil cooler sprung a leak 
Oct 2010

43300 mi

US $1100
Auxiliary fan failed. 
Jan 2011

51000 mi

US $1300
iDrive computer failed and had to be replaced. 
Jun 2011

58000 mi

US $2000
Throttle actuator was sticking open. Was replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

US $22000
Spun bearings, complete rebuild required 
Oct 2015

110300 mi
Thermostat stuck open Seller replaced at his cost 
Jul 2016

114000 mi

US $800
Replaced steering rack 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
May 2011

53000 mi

US $930
Two O2 sensors reported errors on bank 2 (there are 4 O2 sensors on this car) Replaced two out of 4 O2 sensors, $1200 Replaced driver door handle with induction sensor for Comfort Access $600 plus $200 for programming Had extended warr, paid deduct + extra over labor cap 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

85000 mi

US $250
Loos strut support, replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2013 - Nov 2013
Sep 2013

67000 mi

US $1500
The i-control / ccc module went out and had to be replaced. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2015
Mar 2014

85000 mi

US $1600
leaky coolant expansion tank leaky front strut 
Jan 2015 Radiator replaced PDC system malfunction after radiator replacement 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2013
Aug 2010

61000 mi

US $350
ambient cabin temp. sensor 
Sep 2012

89000 mi

US $5700
Transmission failure. Replaced with remanufactured trans. 
Oct 2013

103000 mi

US $840
Replaced bad alternator 
BMW 5-Series in Bahrain
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

31000 mi
AC unit reneeded to be replaced 
Oct 2010

35960 mi

$3000
Transmission fluid slow leakage. Radiator ok but replace all hoses, connectors etc. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Louisiana, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2012
Jun 2010

34000 mi

US $712
micro processor shorted. affected radio, cd, dvd, navigation, phone..... 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Heater fan had started making occasional noise. Sometimes the noise would start when accelerating on a cold day. Strange. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Apr 2014
May 2013

20500 mi
Silent warranty on OCM3 mat on passenger seat. Micro-cracks cause inactivation of passenger airbag and warning light on dash display. Owner must know and ask BMW stealership who must get permission from BMW for reimbursement. 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $1200
Electrical water pump failed - still is burning oil (not repaired on either trip to garage) burning oil (garage insisted it was a leak) 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

58900 mi
Interior, wood trim across dash was loose, clip(s) broke. 
Mar 2015

58900 mi

C $440
Ignition coil, replaced spark plugs 
Sep 2017

63240 mi
Issues starting vehicle, replaced battery. 
BMW 5-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2012
Nov 2010

41000 mi

US $50
Drivers side rear window regulator needed replacement. window stuck in down position.  
Aug 2011

47500 mi

US $280
Window regulator replaced 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
May 2013

100300 mi
In 2011, I was having issue with my battery being drained after it was replaced new on early that year. I called BMW dealer and explained about my battery has been draining. My car has a recall and the dealer fix it for free. 
Jan 2015 Battery replaced only after 2 years and 11 months. Battery drained easily when not in use for several days or weeks. BMW service advisor suggest to trickle charge when the car is not in use for several days but bought a new battery instead 
Nov 2015

150100 mi
Right Low beam headlight went out and had to replaced both. 
Feb 2016

149000 mi

US $75
Trunk release malfunction. Replaced the relay switch. 
Aug 2016

151600 mi

US $200
Replaced thermostat 
Nov 2016

152900 mi

US $1300
Replaced oil pan gasket. Replaced transmission seal gasket. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Mississippi, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2009

64000 mi
Sunroof seal replaced due to excessive wind noise. 
Apr 2010

76500 mi

US $500
I-drive screen blank. Dealer attempted to reprogram resulting in a component failure. Component replaced under warranty. Oil leak noted in drivetrain. Gasket replaced. 
Aug 2010

81000 mi

US $50
Check engine light came on after car picked up from regular service. Sensor replaced. 
Jul 2011

99000 mi

US $130
Part ordered to repair non-functional thigh extension on front passenger seat. Car also checked over since approaching end of warranty, and oil changed. Cost of part and repair deferred until installation (limited to warrant deductible) 
Aug 2011

99000 mi

US $50
Installed part to repair passenger seat thigh extension. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

110000 mi

US $510
Valve cover gasket 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

80000 mi

US $2000
Oil leak 
Jul 2014

85300 mi

US $1700
ignition coil dead on cylinder 1 
Sep 2017

109000 mi

US $2000
transmission leak detected (pan was soaked), replaced transmission gasket, slow leak that occurred over long time (no idea how far back) reprogram rear window trap - Window would keep opening after closing windows up Reset Automatic Wipers, the rain light sensor (RLS) wasn't working after 100K miles, unplugged, used INPA to reset RLS, replugged in to resolve. Control arm broken - replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Feb 2016

75300 mi

US $450
Oil filter housing seal leak 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2017
May 2012

83144 mi

US $1291
Replaced leaking radiator and expansion tank with broken float. 
Jan 2013

105000 mi

US $1000
Replace front xenon headlight Worn and leaking thrust arm bushings 
Nov 2014

102100 mi

US $695
Fuel tank sensor replaced 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Switzerland
Jul 2010 - Mar 2012
Mar 2010

22724 mi

$1204
Replace rear view camera and switchboard. Repaired wiring. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2008
Jun 2007

15000 mi
CD player jammed 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2014
May 2013

101400 mi

US $650
Car needed oil change, dealer found oil leaking and some other minor repairs (lights, window wipers, etc) 
Dec 2013

107000 mi

US $240
water pump needed to be replaced and thermostat is broken. I used a 3rd party warranty to cover water pump and didn't replace thermostat. 
Dec 2014

113000 mi

US $2000
Leaking oil gaskets. Leaking coolant. Coolant was leaking from pipes and hoses. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2012 - Nov 2017
May 2013

64000 mi
Reconnect disconnected engine-to-body ground/earth strap. 
Jul 2013

65700 mi

US $50
Replaced sunroof seal due to excessive wind noise. 
Dec 2013

71000 mi

US $100
Replaced windshield washer pump and grommet due to leak of washer fluid. 
Mar 2014

73000 mi

US $30
Replaced OEM coolant reservoir cap with new OEM part in order to slow coolant evaporation. 
Jul 2015

78300 mi
Overflow reservoir almost empty. Refilled with coolant/water mix. Cannot find leak at this time. 
Oct 2016

90000 mi

US $80
Manual transmission case halves and shift rod seal were leaking. Transmission replaced. Radiator had a slight leak at lower passenger corner. Radiator replaced. Both headlight washers were out of adjustment and not spraying properly. Both washer units replaced. Replaced serpentine belt, tensioner, and idler pulley. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2008 - Jun 2017
Sep 2008

13020 mi
Went to take care of a few minor things the dealer missed during PDI. Turned out the audio amplifier had a short. Dealer replaced under warranty.  
Oct 2008

13640 mi
Interior console light not working. Requires dismantling to replace. Parts were ordered when I took delivery of the car, but it seems they lost the order. Ordered again and had to book another appointment to get it installed.  
Jan 2009

17360 mi
Fault computer circuit. Moisture got in and corroded a cable.  During dealer prep, subwoofer circuit was disconnected. Dealer didn't notice until I asked service tech to listen to the audio system because bass balance did not seem to be working.  
Dec 2009

29140 mi
Flat tire indicator sensor malfunction and would not reset. 
Jan 2011

93920 mi
CD player lost a channel. The rest of the audio system works fine. CD player not covered by warranty. Was quoted an outrageous amount to replace. 
Apr 2011

48980 mi

C $150
Power window sensor malfunction. Incessant warnings that power windows and safety stops have failed though the windows worked fine. Unable to turn off warning chimes. Dealer had to reload ECU programming. 
Jul 2011

51460 mi

C $270
Starter motor on engine would not work. BMW replaced it. I was told the motor brushes had worn. I've never seen that happen on a 5 year old car before. 
Mar 2013

76260 mi
Took the car in for routine maintenance. Was told the tie rod was worn and would need replacing. Due to cost, will wait til next time. 
Jun 2013

77500 mi

C $650
One tie rod end was significantly worn, the other was showing signs of wear also. 
Nov 2013

81220 mi

C $2700
Actually 3 problems. 1) Emissions control pump in the fuel tank failed.  2) Radiator sprung a leak. 3) Oil filter mounting gasket between engine and filter mount (not the filter) failed. 
Dec 2014

102920 mi

C $1500
Failed electric waterpump . Repair included replace with new water pump, thermostat and cooling system flush. 
Jun 2016

122140 mi

C $800
A coolant leak was repaired by the dealer last year but the repair didn't work. Replaced the radiator. 
Mar 2017

129580 mi

C $1100
Interior fan stopped working. Though the fan would come on intermittently, it did a better job of fogging up the interior windows when it rained than clearing them. Replaced interior blower motor and climate control sensors. 
May 2017

134540 mi

C $600
Air conditioner fan stopped working. Replaced fan motor. 
BMW 5-Series in Portugal
Oct 2014 - Jun 2017
Nov 2014

79440 mi
Wheel hub Assembly 
Nov 2015

88660 mi
Mysterious problem. The engine seemingly overheated. Repair shop said the problem was lack of water (1/2 liter) but after taking car back from repair shop, yellow overheating light comes up again. Car still in the repair shop. 
Dec 2015

89280 mi

€1000
water pump + thermostat replaced. unknown which failed, since replaced as a set. 
BMW 5-Series in Alabama, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2017
Jan 2010

74000 mi
Rear window seal deteriorated. Replaced under warranty.  
Sep 2013

69000 mi

US $600
replace bad water pump and thermostat. Crazy expensive for parts even though bought on line. 
Apr 2015

80200 mi

US $700
Water pump failed. Also replaced thermostat, radiator and lower hoses 
Jun 2017

87000 mi

US $350
Replace master cylinder and and brake booster. Master cylinder failed and brake booster full of oil 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2016 - Oct 2017
Mar 2017

168000 mi

US $240
Replaced oil cooler gasket. 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
- Dec 2008
Dec 2008

53000 mi

US $2600
CCC computer failed. Replacement, new software and new battery was $2600. BMW was kind enough to pick up $2200 of the repair. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Aug 2009 - May 2015
Jan 2010

43000 mi
Steering column power tilt repaired. 
Sep 2010

55000 mi

US $710
56,000 mile service and 4 lights out in the tail light assembly. 
Jan 2012

76000 mi

US $470
Plugs failed and to do a major tune up 
Oct 2012

89200 mi

US $859
Starter failed. 
Jan 2014

113000 mi

US $1100
fuel leak under back seat head gasket 
May 2014

123000 mi

US $1600
AC compressor failed 
BMW 5-Series in Utah, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

79000 mi

US $2500
Upper pipe leak Valve cover gasket leak 
Apr 2015

88700 mi

US $2500
Vanos solenoid sticking causing cel. Lower hose leak which required replacing entire radiator. Leaking mechatronic sleeve replaced to fix hard shifts. 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

94300 mi

US $275
coil and spark plug replaced 
Dec 2015

98000 mi
seat stopped moving and seat heater stopped working. haven't fixed it yet 
Jul 2016

102000 mi
Nav stopped reading DVD. will use google maps rather than spend $$ on fix 
Dec 2016

104000 mi
had problem with seat heater and seat not working on Driver side. Shop replaced fuse and got it working for a day, then stopped again. took it back for repair and they could not find what was wrong, but it works now 
Jun 2017

104000 mi

US $300
bad tie rod end, passenger side 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

50000 mi

US $1275
Heater blower fan and final stage resistor 
Jun 2016

68000 mi

US $1100
Water pump 
May 2017

75000 mi

US $950
Leaking valve cover and oil filter stand 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2017
Nov 2013

97000 mi

US $60
Left parking light warning came on. Local mechanic quoted 1.5 hours to replace. Took instead to favored mechanic who replaced bulb in 20 minutes. $30 for bulb. $30 for labor. Also had 100K spark plug replacement done. 
Jul 2014

103000 mi

US $535
No cold air. They did the recharge. Gave it back, didn't fix it. Had to go back. Then it was fixed. They didn't explain what they did. Leaking transmission. Replaced gasket, refilled with new fluid. 
Dec 2015

115000 mi

US $50
Passenger front halo parking lamp. The bulb is very difficult to access, and this particular one was very difficult to remove. It took them 45 minutes to replace because they couldn't get it out at first, but they only charged me book time for it. 
Feb 2016

118700 mi

US $2200
Water pump failure. Replace pump and one hose. Front shocks leaking slightly. Replaced with OEM parts. Belts and tensioner need to be replaced. Leaking oil filer head gasket 
Dec 2016

128000 mi

US $500
Leaking radiator. Replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2014
Jul 2011

74000 mi
Coolant leak. Replaced radiator, thermostat, compensator, water hose inlet. 
Aug 2011

76000 mi
Replaced AC blower regulator, final stage resistor, blower motor. 
Mar 2012

82000 mi

US $1071
AWD, DSC, ABS, EVP warning on iDrive. Replaced Transfer Case Actuator Motor 
Jun 2013

90000 mi

US $1016
Broken aluminum head bolt. Replaced aluminum head bolts and replaced valve cover gasket. Removed oil pan to retrieve broken bolt. BMW NA picked up half of repair as courtesy. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

149000 mi

US $2300
dashboard warning: engine over heating. Waterpump, hoses, and thermostat failed suddenly. All had to be replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
- Jan 2010
Jan 2009

32000 mi
Replaced damaged tire after delivery, gouge in sidewall noticed after delivery 
Feb 2009

32500 mi
Bad sensor in the exhaust needed replacement after service engine soon light. 
Jan 2010

39000 mi
Replace car battery due to failure under factory warranty 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

75000 mi
Paint peeling on both side view mirrors. BMW repaired for free even though out of warranty. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Apr 2012

52000 mi
Flat tire sensor came on incorrectly. Repair shop checked tires and reset sensors. 
Nov 2012

55900 mi

US $25
Right turn signal malfunctioned. Replaced light bulb. Not fixed. 
Jun 2013

60000 mi

US $100
Right rear turn signal malfunction. Wiring and socket repaired. 
Aug 2014

64900 mi

US $1414
SZL sensor unit replaced ($537.97 parts, $140 labor, $210 program) Also had microfilter replaced & trunk latch problem checked on 
Sep 2014

66000 mi

US $1023
Trunk wiring harness replaced $420 Cylinder #3 misfiring - cause was faulty ignition coil. Replaced all 6 ignition coils ($388.26 parts, $355 labor).  Also had passenger seat heater repaired ($70) and car aligned ($175). 
BMW 5-Series in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2012

92940 mi

C $480
engine overheat warning light illuminated, replaced water pump and thermostat 
Nov 2013

104780 mi

C $65
rt. inner tie rod 
Mar 2014

109740 mi

C $300
Rt front fog light inop, had both fog lights replaced 
Apr 2015

121920 mi

C $600
Front Stabilizer links. Rt,left tie rod ends 
Sep 2015

127100 mi

C $475
Unable to start,starter & battery replaced.starter was problem, battery was 10 yrs.old (preventive maintainence) 
Apr 2016

133700 mi

C $300
Hard shifting into 1st/2nd gear,linkage ajustment done, no parts required. Annual inspection carried out, spark plugs replaced 
Sep 2016

138260 mi

C $177
Left front coil spring broken 
Apr 2017

143220 mi

C $150
Needed full travel to hold vehicle on hill, adjusted hand brake. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2017
Mar 2014

140000 mi

US $600
Starter showed symptom of failure (spun freely w/o key in ignition) then worked again later that evening. Deemed that the unit was unreliable and replaced. 
Apr 2014

141000 mi

US $1000
front strut replacement, L&R CV kit (boot and clips) replacement service engine soon light - vacuum leak in fuel system 
Jul 2014

146800 mi

US $100
wiring harness was frayed, trunk lid would not close, release malfunctioned. 
Jul 2015

172000 mi

US $108
wiring for trunk release needed to be spliced (repaired) to regain functionality. 
Jun 2017

213000 mi
Worn front, driver's side axle 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

174-horsepower 2.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Great Britain
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

7000 mi
Water ingress on headlight. Part replaced Door seals squeak. Dealer did the teflon tape fix. No audible problems from then on. 
Aug 2009

8000 mi
6" display refused to turn on at start up. 15 minutes later was ok. Dealer said common problem and replaced the display entirely 
Dec 2009

13000 mi
Battery monitoring cable/circuit faulty resulting in flat battery. Cable/circuit replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

42000 mi
sunroof seal had loud road noise 
Dec 2009

43000 mi
Worn stabilizer bar 
Jan 2010 Bushings repaired 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - May 2011
Oct 2010

47000 mi

US $155
comfort access never worked well on my wagon. replaced and reprogrammed keys. one key still bad, other may be better. needs time to analyze 
May 2011

52000 mi

US $50
Engine overheat light went on. Water pump replaced. 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4-door

6-cylinder automated manual 2WD

BMW 5-Series in United Arab Emirates
Apr 2012 - Jun 2017
May 2012

75320 mi

¤1000
Steering Shaft required to be changed 

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2005.5 BMW 5-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 5-Series in Philippines
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

26040 mi

$2000
The lurching problem of ZF transmissions. Every time I slow down going to a full stop, the auto transmission downshifts smoothly then from 2nd gear, it slams to 1st gear with a strong thud! 

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2005 BMW 5-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2011
Feb 2011

92000 mi

US $250
crack in coolant overflow reservoir 
Apr 2011

95000 mi

US $250
Secondary air intake needs to be cleaned which requires removing head. Estimate 5 days and $5500, debating repair now 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

325-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

63860 mi

C $150
Transmission takes a second or two to shift gears while driving and getting into gear when parked. This never happened before. 
BMW 5-Series in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

135000 mi

US $2500
replaced alternator replaced intake manifold transmission leak no heat, burr!! 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2017
Sep 2014

93000 mi

US $7000
valve stem seals leaking. oil ports clogged car communication computer failed, had sporadic outages earlier 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2010
Oct 2008

69000 mi

US $50
"Mechatronic" unit in automatic transmission 
Nov 2008

69000 mi
Continued transmission malfunction 
Dec 2008

69000 mi
Continued shifting problems even after Mechatronic unit was replaced; entire transmission was replaced this time. 
Jan 2009

70000 mi
Vacuum leak. 
Nov 2009

83000 mi
Replacement of water pump 
BMW 5-Series in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2015 - Oct 2016
Nov 2015

130000 mi

US $3000
Battery, Alternator,  spark plugs, gaskets and many other things replaced. 
Aug 2016

133300 mi

US $2000
Coolant leaking everywhere. 
Sep 2016

134000 mi

US $500
Water leaks in roof. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2012
Dec 2009

70000 mi

US $50
Replaced 2 broken transmission mounts and one broken motor mount. replaced air bag seat mat. 
Aug 2011

90000 mi

US $1015
Vacuum booster was leaking, brake pedal needed excessive pressure to stop at low speeds. Parts $633, labor $333. 
Oct 2011

91500 mi

US $585
Replaced vacuum pump. Cost: parts - $434, labor - $117, total - $585. 
Dec 2011

94000 mi

US $1308
Replaced coolant tank, thermostat, and several hoses. Cost: Parts - $330, labor - $978, total - $1,308. 
Jan 2012

94500 mi

US $1121
Replaced transmission sealing sleeve. Cost: Parts - $202, labor - $398, total 600.03. Replaced stablizer bar bushings. Cost: Parts - $184, labor - $337, total - $521. 
Apr 2012

97000 mi
AND, I have three oil leaks: 1. Valve cover, left side of engine, 2. Front cover, right side of engine, 3. Alternator. $1400 estimate to fix. Traded car. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

66000 mi

US $2500
Brake booster failed 
BMW 5-Series in Louisiana, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Sep 2011

97000 mi

US $345
coolant system supply hose assembly leak, replaced hose. refilled coolant 
May 2012

100300 mi

US $2400
coolant tube between engine's piston banks. typical problem for 2004-05 v-8s 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

325-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Dec 2010

63000 mi

US $50
Another trip for loss of coolant, replaced coolant temperature sensor. 
Feb 2011

63800 mi

US $50
Radiator replaced.  
BMW 5-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

173400 mi

US $400
Bad alternator replaced myself cost reflects no labor 
Mar 2015

175000 mi

US $28
Ignition coil on one cylinder replaced 
Apr 2017

200000 mi

US $200
Aga transfer pipe repair - 700 diy 2k dealer terriable engine design Radio no good Water pump replaced along with some hoses 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2017
Feb 2009

28000 mi
Clutch chatter when warm (6 speed manual transmission). 
Dec 2011

49000 mi

US $375
Coolant leaking. Pressure tested system, replaced expansion tank and revealed problem with water pump & tensioner pulley. 
Jan 2012

49000 mi

US $167
Replaced water pump & tension pulley Upper radiator hose failure 
Oct 2012

55000 mi

US $450
Replace vehicle battery 
Nov 2013

63000 mi

US $2600
Valve cover gaskets and vacuum pump gasket leaking oil. 
Jun 2014

64000 mi

US $1600
Check Engine light came on. Auxiliary air pump, pipe and a coolant hose were replaced. 
Apr 2015

68300 mi

US $250
Thermostat replaced 
Jun 2016

74000 mi

US $2500
3 Oil leaks 
Dec 2016

78000 mi

US $90
Dynamic suspension error in iDrive. Windshield washer not working. 
Feb 2017

78000 mi

US $1500
Replace thermostat Replace alternator & battery 
Apr 2017

78000 mi

US $400
Replace cracked coolant reservoir, thermostat sensors. 
Aug 2017

78000 mi

US $100
Replace windshield washer pump. 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

325-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

60000 mi
Needing repairs when sold: AC compressor,  oil gasket,  struts, brakes, etc. 
BMW 5-Series in Idaho, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

95500 mi

US $500
Water pump crapped out. Knew it was an issue when I bought the car though and planned on having it repaired. 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Dec 2010

68000 mi

US $1700
worn wiring harness 
Feb 2011

71000 mi

US $1200
Front left angle light failure. Positive battery cable needed to be replaced 
Apr 2011

73000 mi

US $2500
Vacuum pump replaced 
Sep 2011

79000 mi

US $400
Replace expansion tank and hose 
Jun 2012

88000 mi

US $800
Sunroof was realigned and drain tubes were cleard 
BMW 5-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2012
Mar 2010

46000 mi

US $1300
Defective fuel pump. Defective right rear passenger window motor. 
Oct 2010

50200 mi

US $250
SES light came on. Screen says "increased emissions". Mechanic replaced two crankcase ventilation valves. 
Nov 2011

57100 mi

US $700
Cooling systems hose leak. 
Mar 2012

60000 mi

US $650
Cylinder head gasket repaired. 
BMW 5-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

64425 mi

US $817
Leaky transmission pan gasket trans pan gasket and fluid replaced Passive restraint fault light reset 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 2011
Dec 2008

37000 mi
Power steering warning light - Power steering issue addressed. 
Apr 2009

41000 mi

US $170
faulty oxygen sensor led to the 'check engine' light faulty seat weight sensor to be replaced under warranty 
Oct 2010

53000 mi

US $1000
High emissions detection. Found to be sensor related. oil leak found at junction of engine and detector unit during inspection for problem #1. Leaky unit replaced. Unable to establish or reset computer driven checkup notices. Comm problem. Not solved. 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Jul 2016

119000 mi

US $1
Battery safety terminal (BST) failed and lit the airbag light. I bypassed the BST and replaced it with a resistor. The BST is too sensitive to failure due to potholes. 
Jun 2017

124000 mi

US $160
Starter failed completely after parking the car in the garage. Wouldn't crank. Replaced starter and starter bolts. Had to remove intake manifold to replace starter. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

81000 mi

US $300
washer fluid leaking 
Dec 2016

100000 mi

US $1900
Oil pan gasket leak fixed Driveshaft output seal leak fixed New fluids 
BMW 5-Series in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2016 - Apr 2017
Jul 2016

167200 mi

US $130
Hardened valve cover gasket, leaking oil. Leaking oil pan, replaced pan and fluid 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2016

108343 mi

US $100
R&R Rubber trim above windshield, strictly cosmetic piece. BMW part. 
Sep 2016

112000 mi

US $65
Replaced ACU controller. ACU automatically controls cabin air recirculation when hydrocarbons are detected outside, along with bad odors, switching system to recirculate for a period of time. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Nov 2012

81600 mi

US $640
CCV Valve Replacement 
BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2017
Aug 2008

34000 mi
Battery kept dying and car wouldn't start. they replaced the radio (which is the master computer for the iDrive) and the iPod module. The invoice doesn't show the costs, but I looked up the partnumbers to find MSRP on them and it was about $3000. Same problem, battery kept dying. Replaced battery. MK: battery replacements normally aren't reportable, but this one was probably killed by the audio system. 
Feb 2009

45000 mi
Moonroof rattle. 
Mar 2011

76000 mi
Transmission drip pan leaking, gasket replaced Washer pump would stop working after engine heated up, washer pump replaced. 
Jul 2014

137200 mi
DSC, ABS, TPMS errors on check control, abs sensor wire broken, spliced & fixed, no parts needed 
Mar 2015

141000 mi

US $300
thermostat stuck open (limited heat in cabin) and replaced 
Oct 2016

158500 mi
parking brake adjustment 
Mar 2017

165000 mi
passenger restraint system light came on. cleared light with obd ii tool. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

90000 mi

US $150
Faulty. Reset required 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014
May 2013

110100 mi

US $700
Motor mounts. Radiator hose. Gasket. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Sep 2012 - May 2015
Apr 2013

97500 mi
Car reported malfuntioning (always open) thermostat, resulting in increased emmisions. 
Jun 2013

100000 mi

US $100
Clutch started slipping at 100K miles. 
Aug 2013

104600 mi
Thermostat replaced. Clutch replaced. 
Jun 2014

125000 mi
Passenger seat airbag mat was replaced under recall/extended warranty. 
Mar 2015

141000 mi
While driving car bogged down and began to run rough. Indie mechanic replaced an ignition coil that failed.  Also discovered that oil level sender was throwing codes. Replaced as well. 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jan 2017
Oct 2011

75795 mi

C $1500
Replace leaky transmission pan and mechatronic sleeve, new transmission oil Replace front tie rod ends, L/R Perform wheel alignment Left rear taillight bulb carrier and connector burned out, Replace bulb carrier + connector/harness Left rear taillight bulb carrier and connector burned out, Replace bulb carrier + connector/harness Replace front tie rod ends, L/R Perform wheel alignment Replace leaky transmission pan and mechatronic sleeve, new transmission oil 
Jun 2012

86800 mi

C $340
Replaced squeaky AC tensioner and Alternator tensioner 
Aug 2012

89600 mi

C $200
Engine valve cover gasket seems to be leaking. Replaced VCG and took advantage to put new plugs in as well. 
Sep 2012

93000 mi

C $420
Worn lower control arm bushing. Had to replace the entire control arm assembly. 
Dec 2012

96720 mi

C $250
Inner tied rod end was found with play. Replaced. Rear control arm bushing worn. 
May 2013

101140 mi

C $550
Replaced leaky front struts. Struts were still working fine but replaced as a preventive approach 
Jul 2013

102400 mi

C $500
Replaced left and right ball joints - Minor play 
Jan 2014

99720 mi

C $250
faulty thermostat and deteriorating water pump 
Apr 2014

115400 mi

C $350
Tie rod end has play. Left front control arm worn 
Oct 2014

128300 mi

C $700
Right front lower control arm bushing is worn. Replaced component. Also replaced Left lower control arm at the same time. 
Feb 2016

163660 mi

C $2500
Had transmission fault. Diagnosis came back to be worn bushings and other parts in transmission causing gears to slip. Rebuilt and ran like a brand new car after. 
Mar 2016

166160 mi

C $550
Wheel bearing noise on one side. Decided to replace both as the other side will eventually fail. 
Apr 2016

167260 mi

C $1200
Left front strut started leaking. Decided to replace both left and right as well as strut mounts 
Sep 2016

178560 mi

C $360
Rear right spring broke and was making clunking noise when going over bumps or pot hole. Replaced both left and right springs 
Jan 2017

159960 mi

C $200
Air valve connected to secondary air pump seized and need to be replaced 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2017 - Oct 2017
Apr 2017

152000 mi

US $60
Steering wheel would shake upon decent speeds while cornering towards the right. 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

BMW 5-Series in Ireland
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

63860 mi
I noticed oil on driveway.Took car to dealer who replaced fuel pump after diesel had leaked into it.I think they reckoned it was the inlet manifold gasket that was faulty. 

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2005 BMW 5-Series 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

BMW 5-Series in New Zealand
Feb 2016 - May 2017
May 2017

110360 mi

$1500
Central interface not working. Turned out to be the MPM/micro power module control unit /water damage 

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2004 BMW 5-Series

Engine not specified

BMW in Saudi Arabia
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

20460 mi

﷼3600
The car would jerk between 60-80 kmh at around 1500rpm. 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

325-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2016

55180 mi

C $107
Vacuum pump - replaced O-ring seal causing oil leak 
Apr 2016

55280 mi
Transmission oil pan replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

176000 mi

US $7323
Engine heads repaired 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2013
Jun 2009

69000 mi

US $110
In-car computer programming updated to latest version to allow support for playing MP3's via in-dash CD player, to enable BMW iPod adapter, and to allow the use of current NAV disks. 
Jan 2010

76000 mi

US $53
Wipers wouldn't turn off, no turn signals, no high beams, no heated steering wheel, no airbags, no seatbelt tensioners, no active steering, no ARS, no wheel-mounted electronics worked AT ALL. Replaced Steering Angle Sensor & reprogrammed. 
Mar 2010

79000 mi
Same problem as last trip. Replaced Steering ECU in the column. 
Jul 2010

82800 mi

US $50
Power brakes failed, check valve replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Great Britain
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Sep 2011

88000 mi

£1600
Glow plugs 
Dec 2012

98000 mi

£400
Cracked exhaust manifold 
BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Sep 2008

57000 mi

US $235
HID Lowbeam Headlight blown. Part ordered through Dealer, BMW of Manhattan. 
Dec 2009

64000 mi

US $166
Passenger Airbag Sensor Fault with warning light always on due to damaged seat MAT. Recall repair - No Charge. 
Mar 2010

66000 mi

US $1043
Since December 2009, after replacing the battery, error messages appeared on start-up (Transmission Fault, ABS Fault, etc., but cleared after a restart. Dealer could not solve the problem. Alternator died on 3/27/10. Dealer replaced ($1,043.00)  
May 2010

67000 mi

US $148
Service Engine Soon light. Code P0348 Bank 2 Intake Camshaft Position Sensor Purchased sensor from BMW Dealer and replaced myself. 
May 2011

75500 mi

US $54
Cooling System leaking - broken vent pipe (connects expansion tank to radiator). Purchased new vent pipe from BMW Dealership and replaced it (15 minute repair job). 
Oct 2012

84000 mi

US $480
Replaced a leaking Mechatronic Sealing Sleeve, 6HP26 Transmission Pan w/Gasket, and new pan bolts. Parts ordered online from CTSC ($304.42) Labor: Former BMW Tech Indy Shop $160.00 Coolant leak - replaced Water Pump and Expansion Tank. Parts and Labor ($480.00) by Indy Shop, Former BMW Tech. 
BMW 5-Series in Nova Scotia, Canada
Aug 2012 - Dec 2017
Dec 2012

40300 mi
Driver seat heater burns thru the seat, leather damaged not punctured yet. BMW Canada nor dealer not willing to do anything about it. 
Jan 2013 Instrument cluster started since cold weather to flash and reboot repeatedly once key is in pos. 2 or driving the first 30-45 mins once car is thoroughly heated problem goes away. Am still attempting to diagnose cause, replaced K30 relay,c 
Mar 2013

41540 mi

C $50
Had my Indie try to fix my instrument cluster problem reported earlier but he was unable to, needs programming done by dealer, still have not gone there. 
Aug 2013

42160 mi

C $300
Possessed instrument cluster, got fixed finally by updated all software. Charge voltage was spiking in a range between 13.7 and 15.7 volts, replaced the regulator myself, repair done by owner.. Fault code for re-cat O2 sensor bank 1-4 (right side), replaced sensor owner did job himself. 
Oct 2013

43800 mi

C $600
Replaced leaking transmission oil pan and filter replaced fluid twice over a week period to replace most old fluid. 
Jun 2014

50220 mi

C $310
Replaced left side tie rod end as it had too much play in it, evidenced by "klunking sound" when hitting uneven road surfaces. Two broken rear coil springs, replaced both shocks also, while I was in there, for the couple 100$ extra did not want to have to do that later. Now have a pair of good spares. 
Sep 2014

53940 mi

C $350
DURING MY ATTEMPT TO FLUSH THE COOLANT THE "OVER-ENGINEERED" BMW DRAIN VALVE PLUG BROKE AND I HAD TO REPLACE ENTIRE RADIATOR. NEW RAD. HAS NO LONGER A DRAIN VALVE!! WHICH IS A MUCH BRIGHTER IDEA THAT THAT RED PLASTIC CONTRAPTION. 
Dec 2014

55800 mi

C $90
Was getting seatbelt/restraint system fault codes in iDrive when car got wet, and diagnostics suggested to replace front crash sensors with newer part number. Got two used ones off eBay, removed front bumper and replaced the sensors. High tone horn stopped working again, last year this happened and I gave it a good couple of whacks to "wake it up" which worked. This time since I had front bumper removed for crash sensor job, did same thing again. 
May 2015

58900 mi

C $65
Replaced spark plugs @95000 kms 
Sep 2015

62000 mi

C $40
Replaced right rear wheelcarrier ball joint, had developed some play and was squeaky, now is tight and as good as new. 
Dec 2016

73780 mi

C $303
Right side output shaft popped out of differential connection for unknown reason and left car in middle of busy intersection.rnFlatbed car to dealer for diagnosis and fix. They pushed it back in. 
Mar 2017

75640 mi
Lost all four M8 nuts from the exhaust manifold to muffler pipe flange connections and car sounded like a hole in my muffler, replaced and torques to 33 ft/lbs. 
Jun 2017

78120 mi
Had some water droplets in the left headlight eyebrow hoping it's condensation so I removed headlight and removed/checked for blockage in the drain holes and blew air with compressor into it and if that does not work will try to reseal the headlight unit as it is assumed the seal is leaking and rainwater intrusion is the cause. 
Dec 2017

83080 mi

C $110
The additional waterpump providing residual heat died and I replaced it and flushed coolant pump was $86 and coolant around 30. 
BMW 5-Series in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

64480 mi

C $250
The trunk got water in it and the power module for the radio and display system blew up. I replaced the power module and fuse and the problem was fixed. Still looking for source of water leak. 
Aug 2015

73780 mi

C $550
Thermostat error codes. Replaced Thermostat housing 
Feb 2016

75640 mi

C $300
Valve cover gaskets leaking so badly the alternator was threatened. Parts were $257 and labour was $1200. A couple of other small things, total of $1700. Apparently a big job to change these gaskets on the N62 engine. Sun Roof exploded. No possibility of rocks or anything hitting glass. Insurance would not cover -stated defect in BMW part. BMW would not cover. Bought used glass at auto wrecker for $300 and replaced myself 
Mar 2016

76260 mi

C $1207
Safety Gateway Module errors could not be cleared thus preventing resetting the Active Steering Errors. I found a new (used) SGM on EBay for $740 which we used. New BMW part $1400 CAN. 
Jul 2016

76980 mi

C $1100
Alternator malfunction. 
Sep 2016

77500 mi

C $1200
Replaced the Dynamic Steering Module. Please note you will need to program your VIN into any used part and here are very few Shops who can do this. Otherwise you have to buy a new BMW part for approx $1700 CAN 
Dec 2016

78120 mi

C $1200
Replaced battery sensor and reprogrammed to synch with alternator and system computers 
Sep 2017

83700 mi

C $400
Replace oil sensor due to leak 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

72000 mi

US $425
Leaky water pump. Leaky vacuum assist pump for braking system. 
Jun 2009

80000 mi
A vacuum hose to the brake booster cracked, which I suspect was a latent failure from the brake booster being replaced by the dealer several months ago. The dealer did not have the hose in stock so I replaced it myself. 
Jun 2010

96000 mi

US $500
Defective transmission seal that caused transmission fluid to leak.  
BMW 5-Series in New Zealand
Jul 2008 - Mar 2009
Jun 2008

46500 mi

$200
Coding missing MP3 support 
Aug 2008

49600 mi

$300
PCV valves replaced on both banks. PCV Valves Replaced on both banks 
Dec 2008

54560 mi

$800
Xenon headlight bulb failed.  Adaptive headlights were always on the blink (ever since I got the car really) - every few weeks they wouldn’t work, then the next day they would – except replacing the headlights they didn’t offer any other fix (NZ$5000 per headlight). 
Mar 2009

55800 mi
Transmission stuttering in 5th gear. Dealer advised transmission required replacement. Traded in car same day. 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

325-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Colorado, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2017
Jun 2012

47000 mi

US $20
Windshield Washer Fluid Resevoir 
Jul 2013

55300 mi

US $200
Oil leak from oil pressure switch 
Oct 2013

57700 mi

US $250
Airbag light was on 
Jul 2014

66300 mi

US $1200
Secondary air injection code; Replaced secondary air intake valve Bad thermostat 
Jun 2015

71000 mi

US $600
Door locks 
Jul 2016

78500 mi

US $3000
Cross over tube R&R via kit 
Dec 2016

81000 mi

US $800
Fuel pump 
BMW 5-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Mar 2012

98000 mi

US $134
Replace oil pressure sensor 
Apr 2012

99000 mi

US $472
New mass air flow sensor 
Mar 2013

116000 mi
Needed new steering pump for $2200. I decided to sell the car. It's gone now. 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2017
Jul 2014

74300 mi
Replaced serpentine belt Leaking valve cover gaskets, leaking alternator bracket gasket. 
Sep 2014

76000 mi

US $120
Replaced water pump, serpentine belt and ac belt. Removed alternator, had rebuilt at specialty shop. 
Jan 2015

US $70
Coolant expansion tank ruptured, replaced with new one. Replaced common n62 issue, alternator bracket oil gasket. What a pain, but repair usually costs $1500 at an independent. Thermostat sensor o-ring failed, replaced with new one. 
Apr 2015

85500 mi

US $150
Replaced driveline flex disk to attempt to cure driveline slack. Did not fix problem, driveline slack persists. 
Mar 2016

95000 mi

US $20
Angel eye bulbs burned out. Disassembled originals and replaced bulbs as opposed to entire lamp assembly. 
Nov 2016

101000 mi

US $200
Power steering and active rollbars are having issues. Replaced PS pump with used part. Problem is now worse and leaking fluid. Oopsy. Brake booster pump was leaking oil. This is a common problem. Removed booster pump and added permatex red to existing gaskets. Leak has stopped. Radiator began to weep at side tanks. Removed radiator and sent to repair shop. Aluminum radiator cannot be soldered, was epoxied and pressure tested. Repair failed in one week, leaks from same place as original. BMW CCC (radio) cooling fan failed; unit over heated and would only reboot constantly. Cabin temperature sensor fan had failed. The connection pins solder points for fan power had failed. Resoldered pins back to board. 
Jan 2017

85000 mi

US $250
Radiator leaked; tried to quicksteel the old one, it did not work. Purchased new radiator and installed. No more leaks (FOR NOW). 
BMW 5-Series in Georgia, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
Feb 2009

72000 mi

US $70
Nagging problem where the battery draws down rapidly while not driving the car. The computer uses so much power while parked in the garage that it ruined the battery and now requires a trickle charger to keep the battery in working order. Back up the CPU Why doesn't BMW put a battery backup on the computer like laptops, servers etc. have thereby eliminating the drain on the duty 12V main battery and also eliminating the possibility of having to reset the computer. For over $50K they could afford it. 
Jan 2010

81000 mi

US $125
failing alternator caused every alarm imaginable on the dashboard and caused the car to overheat blowing a cloud of billowing white smoke through the relief valve on the radiator cap. The cooling fan was shut off by the computer under low voltage. 
Jul 2012

94300 mi

US $175
low oil pressure switch failed. required replacement which cleared problem. seemed to be intermittent but necessary to replace considering risk of ignoring it. part seal leaked oil on switch wiring causing short. and false positive alarm 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
Dec 2010

71000 mi
Brake vacuum line recall. Affected brake pedal feel and contributed to rough running conditions due to vacuum leak in intake system. All is well now. 
Jun 2011

77000 mi

US $2400
Vacuum pump replacement AC compressor replacement 
Oct 2011

80000 mi
Motorized rear shade not working when sold. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Jun 2012

94000 mi

US $500
Update of the programming and an oil service 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

325-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

75000 mi

US $1200
Crash sensor error 
BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
Apr 2010

92700 mi

US $88
Replacing Cooling expansion tank and cap 
Oct 2010

100000 mi

US $457
Left front wheel bearing replaced 
Nov 2010

101300 mi

US $241
Right front wheel bearing replaced. Repaired 
May 2011

110675 mi

US $180
Engine cooling system (radiator, water pump, thermostat, heater core, etc.), repair Engine cooling system (radiator, water pump, thermostat, heater core, etc.), repair 
Jan 2012

123000 mi

US $670
Valve cover gaskets. 
Mar 2012

126000 mi

US $220
Replaced right front Link 
Apr 2012

126700 mi

US $450
Replaced all four oxygen sensors 
Jun 2012

130000 mi

US $800
Valve cover gasket kept leaking after the January repair. Kept taking it back, but they couldn't fix it. Went to a second shop, which found that first shop had damaged the vale cover. Had to replace it along with gasket. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

57000 mi

US $800
electric seat adjust for driver seat failed. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2012
Jan 2011

91000 mi

US $870
Replaced water pump and themostat; used dealer discount of 15% off 1,000 estimate Replaced water pump and themostat; used dealer discount of 15% off 1,000 estimate 
Feb 2011

91800 mi
Replaced engine vacuum pump for brakes; BMW USA covered the repair after complaint that recall should have covered it. Replaced engine vacuum pump for brakes; BMW USA covered the repair after complaint that recall should have covered it. 
Jan 2012

90000 mi

US $708
valve cover gaskets replaced 
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2012

75700 mi

US $400
unable to rectify miles to empty on gas gage 
Mar 2012

77000 mi

US $2400
fuel gauge malfunction (3 trips to dealer at approx. 900.00$) fixed with computer update, over 20 updates since dealer did last in 2005. Car runs better,less surge,gas gauge OK thrust rod bearings replaced.  rear window sunshade replaced.  
Jan 2013

US $310
replaced battery, reset steering, etc 
Apr 2013

88500 mi

US $4000
rough shifting, surging reverse to drive...transmission service with new pan-filter oil leak from valve cover gaskets...replace gaskets and valve timing houseing gaskets right rear shock leaking 
Sep 2013

92000 mi

US $848
coolant leak upper coolant hose, replace hose to water pump,upper radiator hose. all coolant tank hoses. Check cylinder walls for scoring from overheating ( via scope through spark plug holes). 
Dec 2013

94000 mi

US $1750
oil leakage-moderate, alternator seal replaced and leaking left motor mount. Replaced alternator seal and 2 new engine mounts. 
Jun 2014

97000 mi
Check engine light came on following a non-name brand gas refill, Mechanic did diagnostic for re-map fuel system, worked and all is well after 500 miles since that fill-up. 
Aug 2014

98000 mi

US $780
cracked crankcase vent(131.88), replaced spark plugs 
Feb 2015

102000 mi

US $865
Belts and new pulleys,alt.,etc. Had been making noise. 
Jan 2016

89700 mi

US $1500
leak at back of block and timing cover. Dealer estimate to repair was 4200.00 to 5200.00 front struts leaking. Repair @ dealership estimate 2200.00 new battery installed @ dealership. faults in Active steeering, coolant, headlight,abs, check engine soon lights. failed repair chedk engine light still on! 
Mar 2016

113000 mi

US $1200
REPLACED BOTH front struts 
BMW 5-Series in Iowa, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2013
May 2012

66000 mi
Small amount of smoke coming from engine, valve gaskets and timing gaskets replaced. Vehicle bought from private party, previous owner paid for repairs. 
Aug 2012

66900 mi

US $40
Upper control arm. Dealership want 700 for repair. I bought the part online for $40 and installed it myself in 20 mins. 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Rhode Island, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
Oct 2014

130000 mi

US $900
Thermostat & Programming 
Mar 2015

134000 mi
driveshaft sensor 
Oct 2015

147000 mi

US $500
Airbag-related. I don't recall the exact problem. 
BMW 5-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2017
Sep 2013

152000 mi

US $50
replaced valve cover gasket 
Jan 2014

177700 mi

US $500
the dealer replaced thew starter motor 
Feb 2015

168000 mi

US $733
replace front thrust bushings 
Dec 2016

200000 mi

US $80
Replaced water pump and drive belts 
Oct 2017

205000 mi

US $200
Replaced Battery 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009

69440 mi

C $700
Crankshaft sensor shorted internally. Part replaced. 
Mar 2010

76570 mi

C $330
Replaced MPM (Micro Power Module) in the trunk of the car. The module had shorted out. Replaced MPM (Micro Power Module) in the trunk of the car. The module had shorted out.  Replaced battery, was not charging properly anymore. 
Oct 2010

85560 mi

C $800
Engine starter failed and was replaced. 
Jan 2012

102920 mi

C $50
Faulty Open Circuit Sensor mat on front passenger seat - replaced. There is a recall for this problem but I was told that my VIN was not on the recall list. Replaced burnt out Xenon low beam bulb and for light bulb on right side. 
Nov 2013

124660 mi

C $200
Replaced broken DISA valve. 
BMW 5-Series in Hong Kong, China
Dec 2013 - Mar 2015
Dec 2013

29760 mi

$130
Brake fluid leak due to one of the brake pipe to the wheel leaks 
Feb 2015

33880 mi

$350
Coolant pipes and pump replacement 
BMW 5-Series in Victoria, Australia
Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

106420 mi
Fluid leak, change pan, seal and bolts White smoke, warning low oil message. CCV and pipes replaced 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2015
Dec 2013

89000 mi
Car did the infamous gear slam when down shifting from 2 to 1. Would get transmission code when accelerating between speeds of 60-75 MPH when downshift was required. Car would get stuck in 3rd and could be reset by pulling over and restarting. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Apr 2010
Dec 2008

73000 mi

US $50
When starting the car in certain situations, the starter remains engaged for a second or two. Starter replaced but problem reoccurs. 
Jan 2009

75000 mi
CAS computer replaced. 
Mar 2009

81000 mi
Continued starting problem. Battery replacement, CAS replacement and starter replacement not successful. 
Apr 2009

82000 mi
Starting problem continues. Factory recommended cleaning intake system. 
May 2009

82000 mi
Replaced oil sensor that, if shorted, could cause erratic starting. 
Jun 2009

84000 mi
Continuing starting problem was fixed with a new fuel injector 
Dec 2009

101000 mi

US $800
Front control arm bushings replaced. 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
- Jun 2009
Oct 2008

49600 mi
pasenger seat air bag problem 
May 2009

62620 mi

C $900
air bag sensors inside bumbers got defective 
Jun 2009

63860 mi
Air valve got stuck 
BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Feb 2011
Mar 2009

56000 mi

US $178
Noisy on startup with rattling heat shield. 
Sep 2009

65000 mi

US $260
Xenon headlight replacement. The most expensive light bulb I have ever replaced and could not do it myself. 
Jan 2010

69000 mi

US $589
Thermostat stuck; mediocre heat; dealer repaired problem under CPO warranty 
Jan 2011

79000 mi

US $750
Worn wheel bearing 
Feb 2011

79000 mi
Seat heater wire was shorting out and causing a burn hole from the arcing in the leather seat cover $2,400 to repair. 
BMW 5-Series in Saudi Arabia
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

111600 mi

﷼2000
tranny started to hesitate, vibrate and disconnect power frequently.. checked by ZF certified center and they decided the trany slips and the valve body needs service.. they failed to repair and replaced the gearbox 
Oct 2015

111600 mi

﷼300
Oil leak 
BMW 5-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

118000 mi

US $500
mass air flow sensor 
BMW 5-Series in Missouri, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2013
Jul 2012

62200 mi

US $4200
Transmission fault occurred while driving on highway requiring replacement of transmission with rebuilt transmission. 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - May 2013
Apr 2010

64760 mi
Rain sensing wipers failed, had to be replaced, and drivers mirror became rusted (oddly enough). 
Jul 2010

68680 mi

C $247
Low tire light came on, was turned off by dealer, sensor replaced. High beam Headlight failure caused repair bill. 
Jul 2011

89360 mi

C $2000
automatic transmission pan replacement waterpump and cooling system replacement control arm, front bushings, front brakes 
BMW 5-Series in South Africa
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

103540 mi

R 4000
Mass Air Flow sensor being cleaned but needs replacement. 
Sep 2013

103540 mi
Failure to engage 5'th gear resulting in continious jumping between 4'th and 5'th. Poor acceleration. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2014
Dec 2012

120000 mi

US $250
The computer reset itself and said the rear brakes had less than 10% life. Turns out one sensor got ripped out, unknowingly the other was fine. ABS and TracControl went offline. 
Jan 2013

126000 mi

US $500
Apparently the intake system likes to 'create leaks', this has been an ongoing issue for months and prevented my car from passing smog... damn touchy computers. Over 100k the Valve Cover Warps because its made of cheap plastic and started to leak all over the headers making it smell like a city bus and spew smoke like TJ Taxi. 
Aug 2014

128400 mi

US $800
Cooling system... water pump bearings failed as well as the gaskets. 
BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

148000 mi

US $6000
Engine motor leaks and  AC leaks too. 
BMW 5-Series in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2011

82000 mi

US $500
Head gasket replacement. Passenger seat airbag sensor failed. 
Apr 2014

120000 mi
Key malfunction 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011
Apr 2010

72000 mi
Low oil pressure warning - replaced oil pressure sensor high pitched noise from steering wheel when turning - replaced steering rack low oil pressure warning - replaced oil pressure sensor // passenger air bag malfunction warning - replaced air bag control // car alarm sounds without cause - replaced hood switch // steering wheel squeaks loudly when turning - replaced steering gear rack // 
May 2010

72500 mi
Oil pressure dropping at low speed/idle and triggering intermittent low oil pressure warning. Replaced oil pump. Problem has not recurred. 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Oct 2015
Sep 2014

142600 mi

C $500
- valve cover gasket replacement; small oil leak was dripping into the exhaust manifold; smoke and burn odor coming into cabin as spilled oil burned on the hot manifold. 
Oct 2015

155000 mi

C $400
changed tie rod ends due shimmy/vibration when braking 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jan 2013
Aug 2010

35340 mi

C $2500
Problem with the passenger seat restrain system and bag deplyment system. I was told that the passenger seat sensor is out of order, hence - the entire restraint system is at fault. Hence - the price. 
BMW 5-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014

US $292
cooling thermostat,, fluid leakage 
Oct 2014

45000 mi
Hard cold morning starts... Shop says that the fuel pump went out, again last year it did that same thing and replaced fuel pump.. 
BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Aug 2008 - Aug 2016
May 2009

69000 mi
Main Computer display rebooting, locking up or non-functional. 
Dec 2010

102000 mi

US $270
Car would not start after being parked 3 cold days. Dealer said that engine was flooded with fuel. Spark plugs were removed and cleaned. Problem has not reoccurred. 
Oct 2012

140800 mi
Dangerous overheating condition on the driver side seat. On the left side of the driver seat (not back section) got so hot in one spot, it burned a small brown spot in the leather. 
Mar 2013

152000 mi

US $400
Trunk lid spring and strut worn beyond servicability. Trunk would bang open and rebound when commanded instead of softly and under control. 
Jul 2013

160000 mi

US $120
Fuel sensor stopped working. Gas gauge not reliable, car unable to determine MPG and other related data. 
Mar 2015

176000 mi

US $1000
The transmission failed and was traced to the SMG pump. 
Apr 2015

181800 mi
Then the cooling system developed a leak. Now the SMG Clutch Slave Cylinder is leaking. Car has been back-forth to shop multiple times; it's there now. 
Aug 2016

295000 mi

US $2000
AC not working. Required recharge and compressor replacement. Multiple mechanics disagreed on diagnosis. I am not convinced Climate control is working at full functionality (during high humidity conditions with compressor off) 
BMW 5-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Oct 2016
Jan 2012

139500 mi

C $100
tranny pan leak . replaced the pan and filter one piece. refilled with OEM ZF Oil. no leak. shifts smoothly. runs and drives -ultimate driving machine 
Jul 2013

120860 mi

C $500
Coolant flush one hour labour plus coolant. Coolant $28 plus tax. Alternator belt cracked replaced. One hour labour plus parts $ 19. tensioner pullies. $72+172 plus... brake fluid flush.... one hour labour plus paarts. $.. total 500 
Jan 2014

116580 mi

C $765
replaced :jan 14. new CCV gasket, rondonts.leaking -changed. Oil seperator and breather hoses. set of 4.clogged. replaced. oil filter housing gasket leaking- changed. 6 NGK PLUGS 
Feb 2014

128960 mi

C $161
Disa valve changed. kit labour and parts $161. 
Aug 2014

135160 mi

C $125
changed the control arm. normal wear both front side.parts$200, labour $100 
Jun 2015

151900 mi

C $1200
positive battery cable replaced (parts $500)plus tax and labour $400. runs from battery in boot underneath car, where exposed to elements. Starter(bosch)replaced. Original refurnshed starter parts(175)plus tax and labour $250. My Independent mechanic. 
Dec 2015

152520 mi

C $600
set- tie rod replaced, with oem parts, labour etc. lower thrust arms replaced- set. left and right 
May 2016

159020 mi

C $100
Parking brake broke replace the drum and cable is loose 
Oct 2016

167400 mi

C $400
replace coils - and the cc cover gasket and oil filter. parts and labor $700 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 5-Series in Norway
Aug 2008 - Dec 2016
Feb 2011

87420 mi

$3000
Worn suspension parts f and r, no noticeable play, but outside acceptable limits and thus parts replaced 
Aug 2013

110520 mi

$800
grinding noise identified as som out front bearing. 
Aug 2015

126840 mi

$400
Both rear springs broken 
Mar 2016

132060 mi

$250
Error message about low oil pressure. Diagnosed as faulty sensor, sensor replaced. 
Sep 2016

133300 mi

$2000
Low oil pressure warning came on with warm engine on idle. Oil-pressure sensor replaced, computer (re-)programmed. Situation with warning improved, but not completely alleviated. New trip to shop scheduled. Brake lines rusted out, all lines replaced. 
Nov 2016

133300 mi

$1800
Low oil pressure warning came on with engine on idle. Sensor(-s) replaced, computer re-programmed, engine checked, fault did not appear again. 
BMW 5-Series in Estonia
Jun 2010 - Dec 2012
Apr 2011

128960 mi

€500
Front suspension 
Sep 2011

133300 mi
Front shock absorbers had an oil leak and froze at -25 degrees celsius. 
BMW 5-Series in Trinidad and Tobago
Mar 2010 - Sep 2016
May 2011

40672 mi

$500
Coolant leak, lower radiator hose and temp sensor replaced Valve cover gasket oil leak Engine cooling system (radiator, water pump, thermostat, heater core, etc.), repair Engine, other than above, repair 
Mar 2012

44640 mi

$3500
Vanos line blocked Transmission gasket, sleeve 
Apr 2014

54140 mi

$2000
Gradual failure to cool, Noisy AC compressor. AC compressor replaced. 
Jul 2015

60340 mi

$2000
Coolant tank, hoses replaced Oil sump gasket replaced 
Sep 2015

61380 mi

$1000
AC condenser replaced 
Jul 2016

62000 mi

$6000
Transmission rebuilt 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in Maryland, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

90000 mi

US $60
Valve cover gasket was leaking oil onto exhaust manifold. Replaced valve cover gasket 
Jan 2015

122200 mi

US $55
Thermostat failed in open position resulting in little to no heat from vents. Replaced thermostat 
Jun 2016

131000 mi
Airbag light was on. Shop cleared the codes and light has not come on again. 
Sep 2016

133000 mi

US $30
Windshield washer tank started leaking. Fixed tank and washer pump started leaking. Both replaced easily 
Feb 2017

137000 mi
Traction control keeps warning me that something is wrong and that it might not work. Haven't had it diagnosed yet 

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2004 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

58000 mi

US $1100
Hydraulic fluid pump for SMG transmission broke. 
BMW 5-Series in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2016
Sep 2010

34000 mi
Right rear taillight failure indicator came on. Drove like that for over a week, finally took it to well-regarded non-dealer German car repair shop. They replaced the bulb no charge, but two days later the same indicator light returned. 
Jun 2011

40000 mi

US $46
Tail light failure light problem recurred - took to BMW dealer along with regular maintenance appointment. Dealer replaced lights. 
Feb 2012

47000 mi

US $768
Car had warnings coming on at unusual times - one day they seemed to all come on at once (transmission, cruise control, etc. Wipers turned on without prompting. Dealer said water in trunk led to corrosion of elec sys, replaced controller. Per above repair, warning light for windshield washer fluid came on even though had just refilled. Dealer discovered leak in windshield washer pump, replaced pump. 
Mar 2016

72000 mi
Car "transmission failsafe" light came on after going up a steep hill. Repair shop could not find a problem. 
Sep 2016

74000 mi

US $6000
After March transmission fault light, experienced same light. Went directly to transmission shop, they said problems with 1-2 and 4-5 gears required rebuilt transmission, at least $6K. Will not repair, will replace car. 
Dec 2016

74000 mi
Replaced car instead of rebuilding transmission. 

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