2011 BMW 528I VIN: WBAFR1C54BDJ97776

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Make

BMW

Manufacturer Name

BMW AG

Model

528i

Model Year

2011

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)

2995.5552992

Displacement (CI)

182.8

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Power (kW)

171.5110

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

230

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Head Inflatable Restraint for Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Outboard Driver-side and Rear Outboard Passenger-side. Knee Inflatable Restraint for Driver and Front Passenger. Pretensioners for Driver and Front Passenger.

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2011 BMW 528I Crash Test Score

5

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

Overall Side 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.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

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 Seat
Rear Seat

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 Risk:
9.3%

2011 BMW 528I Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Driver, Front Passenger
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WBAFR1C54BDJ97776

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING ENGINE

June 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11421045
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: WBAFR1C59BD****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2011 BMW 528i. The contact stated that the driver’s side headlight housing had an excessive amount of moisture inside. The vehicle failed to start. The daytime and parking light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

January 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11405485
Consumer Location: REDONDO BEACH, CA
VIN: WBAFR1C58BD****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A F10 2011. I HAVE BEEN WAITING ON SOME REIMBURSEMENT FROM BMW SINCE 2017! NOW I CAN'T FIND ANY RECORD OF THEIR PROMISES M. I BOUGHT MY 528I IN 2015. REPLACES WATER PUMP TWICE, PULLY, TENCH-NOR, MORE THAN 5 TIMES, AND SOME BELTS. IT LAGGED ON THE FWY AND OTHER TIMES IT ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN. EVERY TIME I DROVE IT, IT SMELLED LIKE IT WAS ON FIRE. OH, LET'S NOT FORGET THE FAULTY CRANK SHAFT AND THE AIRBAG ARE BOTH BROKEN. AND NOW, SINCE 2018 IT SITS IN THE DRIVEWAY LOOKING BRAND NEW. STUCK PAYING MY NOTE @ $700. AND HAVE TO RENT FROM AVIS $1,000 A MONTH. THIS IS NOT FAIR. THE LAST TIME I HAVE HEARD FROM BMW NORTH WAS OVER A YEAR AGO.

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11396026
Consumer Location: JERSEY CITY, NJ
VIN: WBAFR1C55BC****

Summary of Complaint

WAS AT MY FIANC GRANDADS FUNERAL SATURDAY 02/06/2021 AND THE CAR STARTED ACTING STRANGE IMMEDIATELY I HEARD STRANGE NOICE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE GOT A DIAGNOSIS AND MECHANIC TOLD ME VVT ISSUES GOT IF FIXED AT A CERTIFIED BMW TECH AND ON HIS BULLETIN I SEEN THE RECALL AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT THIS RECALL AND THAT HE GETS MANY CARS EVERY WEEK FOR THIS JOB HE TOLD ME I WOULD BE REIMBURSED FROM BMW OF NORTH AMERICA I HAVE ALL THE RECITES FOR THE LABOR AND PARTS AND I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP IN GETTING THIS RESOLVED

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388184
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, DE
VIN: WBAFR1C54BC****

Summary of Complaint

I I SAW THERE WAS A RECALL A WHILE AGO ON 2011 5251 HEATER BLOWERS STARTING FIRES AND I KEEP SMELLING BURNING SMELL INSIDE MY CAR WHEN HEAT IS ON.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375484
Consumer Location: PLEASANT HILL, CA
VIN: WBAFR1C59BC****

Summary of Complaint

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS BMW TRANSMISSION. THEY ARE VERY NOT RELIABLE, MY CAR WON'T GO REVERSE OR PARK. INVESTIGATING THIS WILL MAKE BMW LEARN FROM HOW TO MAKE RELIABLE CAR.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11318898
Consumer Location: DURHAM, NC
VIN: WBAFR1C56BC****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON EVERYTIME THE ENGINE HEATS UP TO NORMAL OPERATION. TEMPARETURE AND THE REVS UP TEMPORARILY MAKING IT DIFFICULT EVERY YEAR TO DO EMISSIONS TESTING

Components: ENGINE

December 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297388
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, SC
VIN: WBAFR1C59BC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 BMW 528I. WHILE APPROACHING A TRAFFIC LIGHT, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE; HOWEVER, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE BECAME INOPERABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRUNK OF THE VEHICLE WAS OPENED AND HE NOTICED WATER INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE WATER WAS SIPHONED FROM THE TRUNK WITH A PUMP. BMW OF COLUMBIA (LOCATED AT 250 KILLIAN COMMONS PARKWAY, COLUMBIA, SC 29203, (803) 404-5400) WAS CONTACTED BY PHONE AND WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 168,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11267213
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: WBAFR1C55BC****

Summary of Complaint

THERE ARE A FEW RECALLS FOR MY CAR BUT WEN I PUT IN MY VIN TO SEARCH ,IT SAYS 0 RECALLS BUT I SEEN ONLINE THAT THERE ARE MANY RECALLS

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN ENGINE

August 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11242402
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WBAFR1C50BC****

Summary of Complaint

CAR STALLS, AND A BUNCH OF MALFUNCTIONS ARISE, ULTIMATELY LEAVING THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON

Components: VISIBILITY

June 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221190
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, NC
VIN: WBAFR1C5XBC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 BMW 5-SERIES. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ELECTRICAL MALFUNCTION IN WHICH THE VENT CONTROLS FAILED TO FUNCTION FOR THE AIR CONDITIONER AND HEATER. DUE TO THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES, THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO BE DRIVEN. BMW OF WILMINGTON (4920 NEW CENTRE DR, WILMINGTON, NC 28403, (910) 392-2700) STATED THAT THE BLOWER MOTOR MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED AND WAS TO CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TESTED AND DIAGNOSED THE VEHICLE, BUT THE DETAILS WERE UNKNOWN. VOLVO CARS NEW BERN (3405 DOCTOR M.L.K. JR BLVD, NEW BERN, NC 28562, (252) 638-6161) DIAGNOSED THAT THE BLOWER MOTOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 38,000. *JS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191722
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WBAFR9C53BC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING WITH AC ON SMOKE STARTED COMING HEAVILY FOR THE INTERIOR AC VENTS. A VERY TOXIC SMOKE, WITH ELECTRICAL SMELL. I NOTICED THE BMW 3 SERIES HAS A RECALL ON ELECTRICAL BLOWER PROBLEM. I THINK MY CAR HAS THE SAME ISSUE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11190830
Consumer Location: SUMMERVILLE, SC
VIN: WBAFR1C55BC****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHT WIRING IS SHORTING OUT DUE TO THE PLASTIC COATING ON THE WIRING DEGRADING. THIS ISSUE IS CURRENTLY ONLY AFFECTING THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS BUT HAS CAUSED A SHORT IN THE HEADLIGHT SYSTEM WHICH, WITHOUT REPAIR, WILL EVENTUALLY AFFECT THE HEADLIGHTS. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERN BECAUSE A SHORT IN ONE HEADLIGHT CAN LEAD TO A FAILURE OF THE ENTIRE SYSTEM LEAVING ME WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS. THIS ISSUE IS APPARENTLY CAUSED BY WIRING WHICH DEGRADES IN HIGHER HEAT WHICH SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN A HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11164950
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WBAFR1C53BC****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE SLIPS WHEN ACCELERATING (ESPECIALLY UPHILL). IT LOST POWER TWICE AND I RESET THE MODULES BY TURNING ON THE ELECTRICAL AND STEPPING ON THE ACCELERATOR FOR 30 SECONDS. BUT IT CONTINUES TO SLIP

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN ENGINE

December 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11155399
Consumer Location: ELKHART, IN
VIN: WBAFU7C56BD****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE MAKE TURNS WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE AXEL MAKES POPPING NOISE AND STEERING WHEEL JERKS VIOLENTLY. TOOK TO SHOP THEY SAID NOTHING FOUND WRONG WITH CAR. CV AXEL REPLACED ON BOTH SIDES PROBLEM STILL PERSISTS.ALSO NOT EVEN 10K MILES THE CAR WENT THRU 2 BELT TENSIONER CAUSING THE DRIVE BELT TO SNAP/TEAR.

Components: SEATS

September 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11133496
Consumer Location: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
VIN: WBAFR1C56BC****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER SEAT REQUIRED CALIBRATION. I TRIED TO DO IT MYSELF AND STILL HAVE THE MESSAGE ON THE BOARD THAT REQUIRED CALIBRATION.

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