2000 BMW 528I VIN: WBADM6346YGU05822

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Title
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VIN WBADM6346YGU05822 Decoding Bmw Vin Decoder

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Make

BMW

Manufacturer Name

BMW AG

Model

528i

Model Year

2000

Plant City

DINGOLFING

Series

5-Series

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

2790.00

Displacement (CI)

170.4

Displacement (L)

2.79

Engine Power (kW)

141.6830

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

190

Engine Manufacturer

BMW-AG

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Driver and Passenger Dual-Stage Advanced Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2000 BMW 528I Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2000 BMW 528I Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WBADM6346YGU05822

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

November 22, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10368597
Consumer Location: LAKE CHARLES, LA
VIN: WBADM6346YG****

Summary of Complaint

ABS MODULE FAIL AT 127,000 K. THIS STOPS MY SPEEDOMETER FROM WORKING ALONG WITH MY (DCS) TRACTION CONTROL, GAS GAUGE AND THE BRAKE GO INTO EMERGENCY MODE.. *TR

Components: SEATS

September 29, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 735301
Consumer Location: PASADENA, CA
VIN: WBADM6346YG****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED ON FREEWAY AT ABOUT 30-40 MPH. MY VEHICLE WAS PUSHED INTO THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF MINE. DURING THE COLLISION MY SEATBACK FAILED AND I WOUND UP LAYING HORIZONTALLY.*AK

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351928
Consumer Location: PILOT POINT, TX
VIN: WBADM634XYG****

Summary of Complaint

THE SHIFTER ON THE CONSOLE WILL HANG UP GET STUCK OFTEN WHEN I PUT IT IN REVERSE THEN FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE IT WON'T SHIFT ALL THE WAY TO DRIVE IT KEEPS STOPPING IN NEUTRAL NOW WHILE IT'S IN NEUTRAL I CAN PULL BACK ON THE SHIFTER AND HOLD IT IT WILL CATCH DRIVE PARTIALLY BUT U HAVE TO KEEP PULLING BACK ON THE SHIFTER AND HOLD IT BUT IT DOESN'T GO ALL THE WAY IN DRIVE IT'S JUST ON THE FRONT EDGE AND IF U LET GO OF THE SHIFTER IT DROPS BACK INTO NEUTRAL IT'S A SAFETY HAZARD CAUSE U CANT GO FORWARD TO GET OUT OF THE WAY OF OTHER MOTORISTS ESPECIALLY IN AN EMERGENCY IT TAKES A FEW MINUTES OF PUSHING THE SHIFTER FORWARD INTO PARK AND THEN PULLING THE SHIFTER BACK TO DRIVE AFTER A COUPLE MINUTES OF DOING THIS IT WILL EVENTUALLY GO INTO DRIVE AND IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING WORSE AT TIMES AND SOMETIMES IT WON'T EVEN SHIFT OUT OF PARK WITHOUT HAVING TO WIGGLE THE SHIFTER BACK AND FORTH AND THEN PULLING THE SHIFTER BACK WITH TWICE THE FORCE THAT U WOULD NORMALLY USE TO SHIFT IT OUT OF PARK THIS HAS HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES BACKING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY AND DIRECTLY ONTO A MAIN ROAD I LIVE ON AND ITS HAPPENED IN PARKING LOTS WHEN TRYING TO LEAVE A RESTAURANT OR GAS STATION ETC.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 20, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 11339253
Consumer Location: COVINA, CA
VIN: WBADM6340YG****

Summary of Complaint

WENT ON DATA BASE NHTSA THAT SAYS MY VEHICLE HAS 3 RECALLS . WHAT DO I DO N GO TO FIX THESE PROBLEMS

Components: SEATS

November 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11150678
Consumer Location: CLARKSVILLE, MD
VIN: WBADM6340YG****

Summary of Complaint

AS I WAS DRIVING MY BELOVED 2000 BMW 528I ON 11/9/2018 AT 2:15 PM, ON ROUTE 12 SOUTH IN DUCK, NC, TRAVELING AT APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, SMOKE BEGAN POURING FROM THE UNDERSIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT. THE HEATED SEATS WERE NOT TURNED ON. NO DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS WERE ON, EXCEPT FOR A REAR TAIL LIGHT INDICATOR THAT HAD APPEARED WITHIN THE LAST WEEK. I HAD JUST DRIVEN THROUGH A RAIN SHOWER, SO THE HEADLIGHTS WERE ON, BUT I HAD TURNED THE WIPERS OFF. I PULLED THE CAR OVER AND IMMEDIATELY TURNED THE IGNITION OFF. I GOT OUT TO LOOK UNDER THE FRONT SEAT BUT THERE WAS NOTHING UNDER THE SEAT THAT WAS CAUSING A PROBLEM. WHEN I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH THE 911 OPERATOR, FLAMES STARTED COMING FROM UNDER THE SEAT. THE DUCK NC POLICE WERE ON THE SCENE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AND ATTEMPTED TO US A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, BUT THE SEAT KEPT BURNING. THE DUCK NC FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS DOWN THE ROAD AND WHEN THE ARRIVED THEY FILLED THE FRONT SEAT WITH WATER. AS I WAS CLEARING MY POSSESSIONS OUT OF THE CAR, I NOTICE THE HEADLIGHTS WERE STILL ON, SO I TURNED THEM OFF. ALTHOUGH THE CAR HAD APPROXIMATELY 145,000 MILES ON IT, I WAS THE ORIGINAL OWNER AND I HAD KEPT IT IN MINT CONDITION. I HAD A PROFESSIONAL MECHANIC PERFORM THE MAINTENANCE WORK. IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018, THE BATTERY HAD BEEN REPLACED WITH A NEW BMW BATTERY. OTHER THAN MAINTENANCE WORK, THE CAR HAD NEVER HAD ANY ENGINE COMPONENTS FAIL OR ELECTRICAL ISSUES. IT WAS A GREAT VEHICLE. PICTURES OF THE BURNT SEAT AND THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR ARE INCLUDED.

Components: ENGINE

October 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11143746
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: WBADM6341YG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 BMW 528I. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING AND CAME TO A STOP, WHEN SMOKE WAS SEEN COMING FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE HOOD. THERE WAS A CRACKING SOUND THEN FLAMES WAS SEEN COMING FROM UNDER THE HOOD. THE CONTACT AND THE PASSENGER EXITED THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED ATTEMPTED TO EXTINGUISH THE FLAMES BUT COULD NOT. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED AND WAS ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. THERE WERE NO INJURIE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A TOW LOT AND DEEMED A TOTAL LOSS. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 283,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111712
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBADM6348YG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 BMW 528I. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY AND WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE HEADLIGHTS MALFUNCTIONED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A COMPLETE LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY WITH THE HEADLIGHTS. BMW OF DALLAS (6200 LEMMON AVE, DALLAS, TEXAS 75209, (972) 763-5528) WAS CONTACTED VIA VOICEMAIL REGARDING THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE AND DISCOVERED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE HEADLIGHT WAS ON FIRE. A STORE EMPLOYEE EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS NOT CONTACTED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 198,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11000929
Consumer Location: GIBSONTON, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR WAS PARKED IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE STATIONARY I WAS CHANGING THE BATTERY WHEN I PUT THE BATTERY IN AND CONNECTED IT THE AIRBAGS BLEW UP DESTROYED THE DASH STEERING WHEEL AND CRACKED THE FRONT WINDSHIELD THIS CAR IS OFF AND PARKED

Components: TIRES

April 04, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10456501
Consumer Location: SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

NEW TIRES EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC BOUGHT AND INSTALLED IN MAY 2011 ( UNKNOWINGLY REC'D 2007 PRODUCTION TIRES ) AND THEN REMOVED MY TIRES FOR WINTER TIRES IN NOVEMBER 2011. WHEN REINSTALLING THE SUMMER TIRES THIS SPRING / APRIL 2012, MULTIPLE BUBBLES WERE APPARENT ON 3 OF THE TIRES AND THE 4TH TIRE HAD A BUBBLE AS WELL. WAS TOLD BY AN INDEPENDENT GOODYEAR TIRE VENDOR THAT THE BUBBLES RESEMBLED THE EFFECTS IMPACT DAMAGE. FURIOUS AND PUZZLED AS TO HOW THESE BUBBLES APPEARED AFTER HAVING SAT A WINTER INDOORS AND NO DAMAGE WAS APPARENT WHEN THE TIRES WERE REMOVED ( ON RIMS ) AT SEASON'S END. THE TIRES WERE DISMOUNTED AND REMOUNTED THIS SPRING. THE BUBBLES EMERGED AFTER REINFLATING THEM. HOW COULD THERE BE MULTIPLE IMPACT BUBBLES IN DIFFERENT SPOTS ( ALL ON OUTSIDE ) ON THE SAME TIRE AND ALL TIRES HAVE THESE BUBBLES? GOODYEAR IS TRYING TO AVOID RESPONSIBILITY AND ONLY WILLING TO GIVE A PERCENTAGE AS GOODWILL ! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER HAD AN ISSUE OTHER THAN EARLY TIRE WEAR LET ALONE ALL FOUR TIRES WITH MULTIPLE BUBBLES ON 3 OF THE 4 TIRES ! BEING SHIPPED TIRES THAT WERE 4 YEARS OLD COULD NOT HAVE HELPED THIS SITUATION. VERY FRUSTRATED BY THE WHOLE DRAWN OUT HANDLING AND PROCESSING BY GOODYEAR. THEY ARE DENYING FAULT WHICH WILL BE FOUGHT AND PROVEN TO THEM AT THEIR EXPENSE. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10439141
Consumer Location: BRYANT, AR
VIN: WBADM634XYG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 BMW 528I. WHILE PARKED, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE EXTERIOR LIGHT WARNING INDICATOR WAS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TAIL LIGHTS WOULD FUNCTION ERRATICALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTICS WHERE THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE REGULATION LAMP WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 175,000.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

May 15, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10269055
Consumer Location: BLOOMFIELD, CT
VIN: WBADM5349YB****

Summary of Complaint

COMPUTER THAT CONTROLS ABS AND STABILITY ON MY BMW AFTER SEVERAL YEARS FAILS AS IT IS LOCATED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT NEXT TO EXHAUST MANIFOLD/ CAT CONVERTERS. AS A RESULT THE ABS/STABILITY SYSTEM NO LONGER FUNCTIONS. IT IS KNOWN ISSUE ON BMW FIVE SERIES 1997-2003. MANY COMPUTERS FAIL AFTER YEARS OF SERVICE OR HIGH MILEAGE. BRAKES STILL FUNCTION BUT WITHOUT ABS AND THERE IS NO STABILITY CONTROL (CALLED DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL BY BMW). THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS FAIL BECAUSE OF HEAT IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

December 28, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10261122
Consumer Location: TRENTON, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

AUXILIARY FAN FAILURE WHILE IDLING FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME CAR WILL BEGIN TO OVERHEAT. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

November 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10247993
Consumer Location: MALVERN, PA
VIN: WBADM6348YG****

Summary of Complaint

THE ABS / DSC CONTROL MODULE ON MY 2000 528I BMW FAILED. WHEN THIS HAPPENS THE ODOMETER AND SPEEDOMETER BOTH STOP WORKING. I WOULD ALSO THINK THAT THE ABS SAFETY FEATURE FOR STOPPING THE CAR AND TRACTION CONTROL IS COMPROMISED. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 28, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10226520
Consumer Location: GLENDALE, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE RADIATOR BLEW FOR NO KNOW REASON. THIS CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE AND COOLING SYSTEM. ESTIMATE OF REPAIRS $16,000. *TR

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

April 08, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10225367
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBADM6349YG****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 BMW 528I. THE REAR DRIVER SIDE DOOR WILL NOT OPEN FROM INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, BOTH REAR DOORS WOULD NOT LOCK. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED BY THE DEALER. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 87,421.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

August 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10202503
Consumer Location: SANTA MARIA, CA
VIN: WBADM5349YB****

Summary of Complaint

COLD START ISSUES. CAR WANTS TO STALL UPON START UP. WHEN CAR FINALLY WARMS UP THE IDLE SMOOTHES OUT. THE GAS MILEAGE IS DROPPING DUE THE MALFUNCTIONING SEALS IN THE DOUBLE VANOS SYSTEM. BMW HAS KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROBLEM FOR A LONG TIME AND THEY REFUSE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. *JB

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 08, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10193931
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: WBADM6344YG****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A COMPLAINT AGAINST FARMERS AUTO INSURANCE. I HAD AN ACCIDENT ON 3/8/2007 IN LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA. A CAR HIT THE REAR PART OF MY BMW. MY INSURANCE COMPANY, FARMERS INSURANCE, REPAIRED MY CAR AND REPLACED THE MUFFLER WITH ONE THAT IS NOT BMW COMPATIBLE. THE OTHER PARTY'S INSURANCE COMPANY HAS PAID IN FULL MY, AND FARMERS', COSTS. WHEN I CALLED THE FARMERS' AGENT REQUESTING A BMW MUFFLER, FARMERS INSISTS THEY CAN NOT DO IT. I FEEL MY CAR HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED - IT HAS LESS VALUE, BECAUSE OF THIS LOW QUALITY REPAIR REQUIREMENT FROM FARMERS. PLEASE HELP ME GET FARMERS TO REPLACE THE MUFFLER WITH A BMW COMPATIBLE ONE AND GET THE OTHER PARTY'S INSURANCE COMPANY TO REIMBURSE THE COST. TEHHUEI PAN FARMERS' CLAIM # - 1009813023

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 13, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10193341
Consumer Location: ALEDO, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ABS CONTROL MODULE FAILS ~ 5 MINUTES OF STARTING THE CAR. ABS, STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM, AND SPEEDOMETER ALL FAIL AND STOP FUNCTIONING. CONTROL MODULE MUST BE REPLACED AT A COST OF ~$1500 TO FIX. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

May 25, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10193350
Consumer Location: FORT WORTH, TX
VIN: WBADM6343YG****

Summary of Complaint

ABS CONTROL MODULE FAILURE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 24, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10186467
Consumer Location: RED BANK, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

BMW 2000 MODEL 528: DRIVER'S SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT WITHOUT IMPACT OR INERTIAL CAUSE. NO BUMPS, POTHOLES OR OBJECTS STRUCK THE VEHICLE. I WAS KNOCKED OUT FOR ~ TO 8 SECONDS AT 75 MPH.*AK

Components: STEERING

February 17, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10183024
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: WBADM6345YG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 BMW 528I. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, AND ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL CONTINUED TO TURN TO THE RIGHT AND THE WHEELS WERE STRAIGHT. UNABLE TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE IT MOVED FORWARD INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A MECHANIC AND THE DIAGNOSIS WAS A BOLT OR SCREW WAS MISSING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 54,000. *AK

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

July 28, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10165493
Consumer Location: FAIR OAKS, CA
VIN: WBADM6341YG****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE IN MY GARAGE EXITING THE VEHICLE, THE INTERIOR DRIVER'S DOOR HANDLE BROKE OFF INTO MY HAND, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO EXIT THE VEHICLE FROM THE DRIVERS SEAT UNLESS THE WINDOW WAS ROLLED DOWN. UPON INSPECTION, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE HANDLE WAS ENTIRELY MADE OF PLASTIC. THE CAR WAS TAKEN TO NIELLO BMW IN SACRAMENTO, CA FOR REPLACEMENT AT THE OWNER'S COST. OWNER HAS POSSESSION OF THE BROKEN HANDLE. *NM

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

August 05, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10165235
Consumer Location: HERMITAGE, TN
VIN: WBADM6348YG****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH ON NORMAL ROAD CONDITIONS THE SPEEDOMETER DROPPED TO ZERO AND STOPPED FUNCTIONING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP WHO INDICATED THERE WAS NO RECALL FOR THIS DEFECT. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10161500
Consumer Location: NESCONSET, NY
VIN: WBADM6345YG****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH ON NORMAL ROAD CONDITIONS THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE INDICATED OVERHEATING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED MECHANIC WHO DETERMINED THE HEAD GASKET BURNED OUT DUE TO OVERHEATING. THE OVERHEATING WAS CREATED BY THE A COOLING SYSTEM LEAK IN THE OVERFLOW PLASTIC TANK.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

January 06, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10147785
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE DESIGN OF THE ABS CONTROLLER ON A 2000 BMW 528I IS PRONE TO FAILURE AND WILL RENDER THE ABS FUNCTIONS INOPERABLE. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY COMMON PROBLEM ON THIS SERIES OF BMW AUTOMOBILES. THE FAILURE STARTS WITH VARIOUS WARNING LIGHTS THAT INDICATE THE ABS SYSTEM IS INOPERABLE. THESE FAILURES CAN BE INTERMITTENT AND IT APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO HEAT AS THE CONTROLLER IS MOUNTED INSIDE THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT VERY NEAR THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. ONCE FAILED THE FAULTY ABS COMPUTER CAN CAUSE AND DOES CAUSE THE FAILURE OF THE SPEED SENSORS MOUNTED ON THE WHEELS. I REPLACED A BAD WHEEL SENSOR AT A COST OF $93 AND WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF DRIVING THE BRAND NEW WHEEL SENSOR WENT BAD (RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT OF THE ORIGINAL BAD WHEEL SENSOR WAS 4.4M OHM WHILE THE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT OF THE NEW WHEEL SENSOR WAS 8.8M OHM. AFTER 30 MINUTES OF DRIVING THE DASHBOARD MOUNTED WARNING LIGHTS CAME BACK ON AND THE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT OF THE BRAND NEW WHEEL SENSOR WAS 4.4M OHM AND FURTHER TROUBLESHOOTING INDICATED A FAULTY ABS COMPUTER). UPON OPENING OF THE ABS COMPUTER TO INVESTIGATE IT WAS DISCOVERD THAT THE DESIGN OF THE PRIINTED CIRCUIT CARD USES POOR RELIABILITY MECHANICAL DESIGN PROPERTIES FOR A UNIT THAT IS EXPOSED TO EXTREME TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS AND HIGH VIBRATION. THIS IS A WIDELY REPORTED PROBLEM WITH THESE CARS BUT BMW AND BOSCH (ABS COMPUTER MANUFACTURER) REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROBLEM AND PROVIDE REMEDY FOR AFFECTED OWNERS. THIS PROBLEM IS DANGEROUS AS THE ENTIRE ABS COULD FAIL AT ANY TIME REDUCING THE STOPPING POWER OF THE CAR ENTIRELY OR INTERMITTENTLY. THIS IS A BIG SAFETY DEFECT IN THESE CARS AND BY IGNORING THE PROBLEM BOTH BMW AND BOSCH ARE PUTTING DRIVERS AND PROPERTY AT RISK. *NM

Components: TIRES

February 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10116945
Consumer Location: MANASSAS, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

A BUBBLE IN THE REAR PASSENGER TIRE CAUSED A BLOW OUT. CONSUMER PULLED OVER AND CHANGED THE TIRE. DEALERSHIP WAS NOTIFIED, BUT DID NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. PIRELLI P245/451794. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 17, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10102273
Consumer Location: OAKLAND, CA
VIN: WBADM634XYG****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE OVERHEATED/RADIATOR FAILED (AFTER ONLY 53000 MILES), CAUSING CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE TO ENGINE BLOCK AND CYLINDER HEAD. NO INSTRUMENT CLUSTER INDICATION OF OVERHEATING. ENGINE HAD TO BE REPLACED AT A COST OF $9400. MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY ENDED AT 50000 MILES.*AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

September 28, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10093246
Consumer Location: BEVERLY HILLS, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

RADIATOR NECK FAILURE.*AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 16, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10056914
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: WBADM5348YB****

Summary of Complaint

2000 BMW 528 IDLES ROUGH IN COLD CLIMATES (2002/2003). THIS PRODUCES NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS. THE PROBLEM GOES AWAY ONCE THE CAR IS WARMED UP OR IN WARMER CLIMATES. DEALER CONSTANTLY STATES "PROBLEM UNREPRODUCABLE". AFTER NUMEROUS VISITS I LEFT THE CAR OVERNIGHT AT DEALERSHIP AND THE FOLLOWING MORNING WENT BACK, GRABBED A TECHNICIAN AND HAD HIM SIT IN THE CAR WITH ME. AFTERWARDS TECHNICIAN SAID IT'S PROBABLY A PART CALLED THE VANOS UNIT. HAD PART REPLACED THEN PROBLEM WENT AWAY. THIS WINTER (2003/2004), PROBLEM RESURFACED.*AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 28, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10043722
Consumer Location: MARLTON, NJ
VIN: WBADM634XYG****

Summary of Complaint

CAR STALLED MULTIPLE TIMES ON THE ROAD AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION. THE ABILITY TO ACCERLATE DECREASED ALSO. *AK

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

December 06, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 10044706
Consumer Location: EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ
VIN: WBADM6343YG****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE STALLED WHILE DRIVING IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC. THE ENGINE SPUTTERED PRIOR TO IT DYING OUT. THE DEALERSHIP REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP AND OTHER COMPONENTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. ` *JB

Components: STEERING

January 19, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10003039
Consumer Location: UNION CITY, CA
VIN: WBADM6348YG****

Summary of Complaint

THE STEERING WHEEL OF THE CAR BECAME 'FREE SPIN' WITH NO CONTROL ON THE WHEELS WHILE THE CAR WAS MAKE A TURN. APPARENTLY, THE STEERING WHEEL ROD BROKE. THE CAR IS BMW 538I YEAR 2000 PURCHASED BRAND NEW. WIN NUMBER: [XXX]. IT HAS 34,900 FILES ON IT AND IS UNDER WARRANTY. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 06, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 8005281
Consumer Location: DANA POINT, CA
VIN: WBADM6342YG****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH SIDE DOOR AIR BAGS DEPLOYED WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH FOR NO KNOWN REASON. VEHICLE AT THE DEALER. *AK CONSUMER STATES THAT WHILE THE AIR BAG DEPLOYED FOR UNKNOWN REASON IT CAUSED INJURY. *YD

Components: AIR BAGS

December 06, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 564100
Consumer Location: SAN MARINO, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, CONSUMER STATED THE FRONT AND SIDE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED FOR NO REASON, INJURING CONSUMER. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

December 06, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 564100
Consumer Location: SAN MARINO, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, CONSUMER STATED THE FRONT AND SIDE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED FOR NO REASON, INJURING CONSUMER. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

July 27, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 6900733
Consumer Location: TEMPE, AZ
VIN: WBADM6347YG****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER STATES AIR BAGS DEPLOYED WITHOUT ANY WARNING WHILE DRIVING (CLAIM # 03-3160-903). *YD

Components: AIR BAGS

July 09, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 6900734
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBADM6342YG****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER STATES WHILE DRIVING A SLIGHT IMPACT TO UNDERBODY SHIELD RESULTED IN THE AIR BAG TO DEPLOYING CAUSING INJURY TO CONSUMER (CLAIM#30-V241-449). *YD

Components: AIR BAGS

July 27, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 6900733
Consumer Location: TEMPE, AZ
VIN: WBADM6347YG****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER STATES AIR BAGS DEPLOYED WITHOUT ANY WARNING WHILE DRIVING (CLAIM # 03-3160-903). *YD

Components: AIR BAGS

July 09, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 6900734
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBADM6342YG****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER STATES WHILE DRIVING A SLIGHT IMPACT TO UNDERBODY SHIELD RESULTED IN THE AIR BAG TO DEPLOYING CAUSING INJURY TO CONSUMER (CLAIM#30-V241-449). *YD

Components: AIR BAGS

December 11, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 8000628
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBADM6342YG****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT 65 MPH DRIVER'S SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYED UNEXPECTEDLY. DEALER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION.*AK

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