2013 BMW 528I VIN: WBAXG5C51DD234741

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Weather
Title
Salvage

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Make

BMW

Manufacturer Name

BMW AG

Model

528i

Model Year

2013

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

4

Displacement (CC)

1995.9443952

Displacement (CI)

121.8

Displacement (L)

2.0

Engine Power (kW)

179.7137

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

241

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Knee 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

2013 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%

2013 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 WBAXG5C51DD234741

Components: ENGINE

October 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280278
Consumer Location: PALMETTO, FL
VIN: WBAXG5C51DD****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY VEHICLE ON THE HIGHWAY AND A DRIVE TRAIN MALFUNCTION INDICATOR WAS DISPLAYED ON THE SCREEN. THE CAR IMMEDIATELY LOST ALL POWER AND I WAS FORCED TO PULL OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I TOWED MY VEHICLE TO THE CLOSEST CERTIFIED REPAIR SHOP. AFTER THE REPAIR RAN THEIR DIAGNOSTIC TEST, THEY INFORMED ME THAT I NEEDED A NEW ENGINE BECAUSE IT HAD SEIZED. THEY ALSO QUOTED ME AT $9,900 FOR A NEW ENGINE. MY CAR CURRENTLY HAS APPROXIMATELY 111,000 MILES.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

April 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11096381
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: WBAXG5C51DD****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR HAD 73,000 MILES ON IT. I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK IN STOP AND GO CITY TRAFFIC WHEN SUDDENLY, THE ENGINE WENT INTO LIMP MODE (AS IT IS DESIGNED TO DO AFTER IT DETECTS ENGINE PROBLEMS) AND INDICATORS LIT UP SAYING THAT I NEEDED TO PULL OVER AS THE CAR WAS INOPERABLE. I WAS IN THE LEFT LANE ABOUT TO MERGE ONTO A TOLL ROAD, BUT NOW FOUND MYSELF TRYING TO GET THE CAR SAFETY OVER THREE LANES OF RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC TO A GAS STATION. THIS I MANAGED TO DO WHILE THE CAR WAS MAKING LOAD NOISES AND NOT PROVIDING ADEQUATE ACCELERATION. AFTER HAVING IT TOWED TO A BMW SPECIALIST I WAS TOLD THE ENGINE'S TIMING SYSTEM WAS OFF. I WAS ALSO TOLD THE TIMING BELT FAILS OFTEN WITH THIS PARTICULAR BMW ENGINE. THE COMMON CAUSE SEEMS TO BE A (UNKNOWN AT LEAST TO ME) PLASTIC PART WITHIN THAT WARPS FROM STRESS AND THEN CAUSES SAID PART TO BREAK APART WITHIN THE ENGINE. I WAS TOLD AFTER THE ENGINE WAS DISASSEMBLED THAT PLASTIC PARTS WERE FOUND INSIDE THE ENGINE. AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THAT BELT, I'M NOW TOLD THAT THE ENGINE STILL HAS MAJOR PROBLEMS. IT NOW MIGHT REQUIRE A NEW ENGINE ALTOGETHER. IF AFTER 73,000 MILES A BMW NEEDS A NEW ENGINE, IT SUGGESTS TO ME THAT NHTSA SHOULD DO FURTHER RESEARCH INTO THIS MAJOR ENGINE PROBLEM AND ISSUE A RECALL TO MAKE THESE CARS SAFE.

Components: ENGINE

December 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11060802
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAXG5C51DD****

Summary of Complaint

PER THE MECHANIC, THE TIMING CHAIN MALFUNCTIONED IN THE ENGINE CAUSING DAMAGE TO OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS AND LOSS OF ENGINE COMPRESSION IN THE CYLINDERS. THE COMPLETE ENGINE, WITH 116,000 MILES, WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE CAR IS A 2013 MODEL. THE VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN AT THE TIME THIS OCCURRED. THE ENGINE CUT OFF AND WOULD NOT RESTART. THE MECHANIC STATED BMW HAS EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS WITH PARTICULAR IN THE PAST.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

January 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10955118
Consumer Location: EWA BEACH, HI
VIN: WBAXG5C51DD****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE PART # BMW 61319354047 WILL FAIL CAUSING ABS AND ALL AIRBAG SYSTEMS TO BE DISABLED. VEHICLES MANUFACTURED USING THIS ASSEMBLY OF POOR QUALITY CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH, FAILURE OF AIRBAGS,SEAT BELTS RESTRAIN & ABS SAFETY SYSTEMS, MAKING THE CAR UNSAFE FOR OPERATION UNDER ANY FEDERAL ROAD OR CONDITION. COMPLETE AIR BAG SYSTEM DISABLING

Components: ENGINE

January 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389138
Consumer Location: PLANO, TX
VIN: WBAXG5C58DD****

Summary of Complaint

AT LEAST 7 TIMES IN THE LAST 3 YEARS I HAVE HAD A WEIRD ENGINE PROBLEM. AFTER PARK THE CAR FOR AWHILE IT FAILED TO START WITH NO REASON. AFTER ONE HOUR OF TRYING TO START, ENGINE START AS USUAL. CAR HAVE BEEN TEST BY THE DEALERSHIP FOR A WHOLE WEEK AND NO CODES OR FAILS HAVE BEEN DETECTED. MOST OF THESE FAILS HAVE HAPPEND AFTER PARK THE CAR, A COUPLE OF TIMES ENGINE STALLS WHILE DRIVING. VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. AFTER BEEN EVALUATED FOR THE DEALERSHIP, CAR HAS FAILED TWICE. SAME AS ALWAYS IT STARTS AGAIN AFTER TRYING SEVERAL TIMES. LAPSE BETWEEN FAILS IS 3 TO 4 MONTHS APART. FAIL HAPPENS ONLY ON THE CITY SO FAR.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

December 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383392
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: WBAXG5C50DD****

Summary of Complaint

I CURRENTLY HAVE A 2013 528I BMW WITH LESS 90K MILES AND LESS THAN 8 YEARS OLD. I WAS DRIVING THE VEHICLE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I RECEIVED A DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION THAT ABRUPTLY STOPPED THE CAR. I GOT TO FIND OUT THAT THE ENGINE WAS COMPLETELY DONE. I CALLED BMW TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANY RECALL ON THAT ISSUE, I ALSO FOUND OUT THAT MANY BMW OWNERS HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE AND HAD TO GET THE ENGINE REPLACED. IF I WAS ON THE FREEWAY THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A MAJOR TRAFFIC INCIDENT ACCIDENT,

Components: ENGINE

October 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366118
Consumer Location: HAYWARD, CA
VIN: WBAXG5C58DD****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY 2013 BMW 528I IN APRIL 2019 WITH ~65K MILES AT THE TIME. THE DRIVE TRAIN MALFUNCTION INDICATOR CAME ON AND THE CAR WAS DRIVING SLUGGISH. PER BMWS REQUEST I DROVE IT TO BMW SERVICE CENTER. FAULT CODES F133B04 AND F133E10. THEY PERFORMED CALIBRATION, TESTED AND SENT ME ON MY WAY AND NO MORE WARNING DISPLAYED. JUNE 2020 LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR CAME ON. I TOOK IT IN FOR SERVICE (OIL CHANGE, CBS) AND INDICATOR WAS NO LONGER DISPLAYING. OCTOBER 2020 LOW OIL PRESSURE AND DRIVE TRAIN MALFUNCTION INDICATORS COME ON WHILE DRIVING ON THE STREET. I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE HOME, BUT THE CAR COMPLETELY STOPS WHILE PARKING IN THE DRIVEWAY. I HAD IT TOWED TO BMW AND IT WAS DIAGNOSED AS TIMING CHAIN AND OIL PUMP CHAIN DRIVE, PLUS FAULTS WITH THE VANOS UNIT (FC 1C0102, 1C2002, 1C0301, 130F11, 130E11, 131401, 130308, 130304, 130108, 131501). TO INVESTIGATE FURTHER THEY WANT ME TO PAY $3,100+, BUT THAT IS NOT FIX IT. I STILL OWE $8K ON THE CAR AND NOW IT'S REQUIRING A ENGINE WORK THAT WILL POSSIBLY EXCEED WHAT I OWE ON THE CAR. MY CAR HAS 83K MILES ON IT AND SHOULD NOT BE INOPERABLE. THE TIMING CHAIN & OIL PUMP CHAIN DRIVE WAS KNOWN BEFORE I PURCHASED THE CAR IN 2016, BUT WAS NOT DISCLOSED. ALL OF MY SERVICE HAS BEEN DONE AT BMW. BMW SERVICED MY CAR WHEN THE INDICATOR CAME ON IN 2019, YET DID NOT GO FURTHER TO FIX THE ISSUE THAT THEY KNEW EXISTED. BMW NEEDS TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND FIX MY CAR FOR FREE. THERE IS NO WAY THAT THE "ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE" WITH 83K MILES ON IT SHOULD BE LANDFILL BOUND. INSTEAD OF ISSUING THE EXTENDED WARRANTY, BMW SHOULD HAVE ISSUED A RECALL DUE TO THIS BEING A SAFETY ISSUE. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE THE CAR JUST STOPS AND LOCKS UP - NO WAY TO PUT IT IN NEUTRAL TO AT LEAST MOVE IT SO THAT IT IS NOT A HAZARD. SOMEONE OR MANY PEOPLE COULD DIE IF A CAR DOES THIS ON THE HIGHWAY. BMW DO THE RIGHT THING.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11359895
Consumer Location: ARDEN, NC
VIN: WBAXG5C54DD****

Summary of Complaint

CONDENSATION IN HEADLIGHTS, COMMON IN THE VEHICLE WITH NOW FIX. WATER SEEPS THROUGH AND DESTROYS ELECTRONICS, INCLUDING LEVELING, ADJUSTING, AND TURN SIGNALS. EACH TIME IT RAINS IT BECOMES WORSE AND MAKES VISIBILITY DIFFICULT. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS BOUGHT IT WAS STATED TO THE SALES DEPARTMENT AND WAS TOLD IT IS NO ISSUE. SEEN MANY OTHER 5 SERIES WITH SAME ISSUE.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

June 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11359896
Consumer Location: ARDEN, NC
VIN: WBAXG5C54DD****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING A MESSAGE OF DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION POPS UP ON THE IDRIVE SYSTEM. SPARK PLUGS HAVE BEEN CHANGED ALONG WITH REGULAR OIL CHANGES. HAPPENS OCCASIONALY THEN I SHUT THE CAR OFF AND LOCK THEN UNLOCK AND RESTART. SOMETIMES THE MESSAGE WILL POP BACK UP AND SOMETIMES IT DOES NOT.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11348574
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 BMW 528I. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WATER ENTERED THE HEADLIGHTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO NEW COUNTRY BMW (1 WESTON PARK RD, HARTFORD, CT 06120, (860) 522-6134) WHERE THE VEHICLE DIAGNOSED AND IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THERE WAS WATER IN HEADLIGHTS AND MAY CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. ADDITIONALLY, THE CONTACT RESEARCHED THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT WATER ENTERING THE HEADLIGHTS COULD LEAD TO AN ELECTRICAL FAILURE OR FIRE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED HOWEVER NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 96,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE

March 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341346
Consumer Location: PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ
VIN: WBAXG5C50DD****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ALONG THE 8 FREEWAY, DRIVING STRAIGHT, BUT SLIGHTLY UPHILL, OUTSIDE SAN DIEGO, THE ENGINE DIED VERY SUDDENLY. WE COASTED TO THE SIDE OF THE FREEWAY, AND THE CAR WOULD NOT RESTART. WE HAD THE CAR TOWED TO BMW OF EL CAJON, WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER HAD FAILED, A PIECE OF PLASTIC HAD PLUGGED THE OIL PUMP, AND THE ENGINE LOST TIME, CAUSING CATASTROPHIC ENGINE DAMAGE. WE WERE TOLD THAT THE ENGINE WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE CAR HAS 89,190 MILES ON IT.

Components: ENGINE

June 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340672
Consumer Location: DANVILLE, CA
VIN: WBAXG5C52DD****

Summary of Complaint

IISSUE WITH THE TIMING CHAIN WHICH I UNDERSTAND TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH MANY BMW'S DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION WARNING LIGHT CAME ON AND I HAD A LOSS OF POWER ALONG WITH LOW OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT.TOOK THE CAR THE A BMW DEALERSHIP FOR A DIAGNOSTIC AND THE RESULTS WERE THE TIMING CHAIN NEEDED REPLACEMENT ALONG WITH CAM ADJUSTER SOLENOIDS AND PHASERS. ESTIMATED COST ALMOST $5K. CAR IS CURRENTLY SITTING IN MY DRIVEWAY FOR THE PAST 40 DAYS. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THIS IS/HAS HAPPENED TO MANY BMW OWNERS OF 2012-2015 CARS.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

June 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330606
Consumer Location: LAVEEN, AZ
VIN: WBAXG5C59DD****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING REGULARLY THE STEERING WHEEL MAKES A CLICKING NOISE AND THE AIRBAG SENSOR IS ON. VEHICLE WAS SENT TO THE LUXURY MOTORSPORT DEALERSHIP WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED. THEIR PHONE NUMBER IS 1-855-288-5488. AND AFTER THEY PLUGGED IN THE COMPUTER TO CHECK UP, THE DIAGNOSTIC COMES OUT AS AIRBAG, WABCO 441 120 008 0 / 4411200080 STEERING ANGLE SENSOR DAMAGED. *TR

Components: ENGINE

March 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319772
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAXG5C52DD****

Summary of Complaint

MY ENGINE OIL PRESSURE LIGHT CAME ON IN THE CAR AND THEN THE DRIVE TRAIN MALFUNCTION LIGHT.I TRIED TO RUN A SELF DIAGNOSTIC ON THE CAR AS THIS IS A FEATURE BUILT IN AND THE ENGINE OIL CHECK WOULD ONLY GO UP TO 15% AND CUT OFF. I TOOK IT INTO BMW OF BLOOMFIELD FOR SERVICE MENTIONING THIS TO THEM. THEY CHANGED THE OIL AND CLEARED THE CODES GOT THE CAR BACK. FAST FORWARD TO JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, I AM DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE AND DRIVE TRAIN MALFUNCTION LIGHT COME ON AND THE CAR STOPS ON ME. JUST PURCHASED THE VEHICLE 1 MONTH AGO AND THE DEALERSHIP IS ADVANTAGE BMW OF HOUSTON

Components: ENGINE

June 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11270653
Consumer Location: TRUSSVILLE, AL
VIN: WBAXG5C59DD****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION ERROR MESSAGE APPEARED AND CAR WENT INTO LIMP MODE. REPLACED AIR PUMP TO CONTROL ENGINE VACUUM, MADE CAR DRIVEABLE, COST $1200. DID NOT STOP DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION ERROR MESSAGE FROM COMING ON. TOOK CAR IN FOR ROUTINE SERVICE AND HAD THEM LOOK AT THE ISSUE. TIMING CHAIN IS ABOUT TO GO OUT. CAR IS NOT RUNNING PROPERLY, AND THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW WHEN THE TIMING CHAIN WILL COMPLETELY FAIL. I GOOGLED THE ISSUE TO SEE IF IT IS COMMON AND FOUND OUT IT'S EXTREMELY COMMON WITH THE N20 ENGINES. THE ERROR MESSAGE COMES ON EVERY SINGLE TIME I DRIVE MY CAR, AND IT HAS AFFECTED THE PERFORMANCE.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

February 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11268233
Consumer Location: LYNCHBURG, VA
VIN: WBAXG5C52DD****

Summary of Complaint

PRE MATURE TIMING CHAIN AND VANOS FAILURE.

Components: ENGINE

April 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11233680
Consumer Location: DUBLIN, CA
VIN: WBAXG5C59DD****

Summary of Complaint

THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED ON APRIL 19TH. WHILST CLIMBING AN UPHILL ON A MULTI LANE ROAD, I FELT I WAS LOSING POWER, CONFUSED AND WORRIED, I PUSHED ON THE GAS PEDAL HARDER AND HARDER ONLY TO REALIZE I WAS RAPIDLY SLOWING DOWN, AND THE ENGINE HAD STOPPED REVVING! LOOKING AT THE DASH, THE TRANSMISSION AUTOMATICALLY HAD SHIFTED TO NEUTRAL AND THE CAR WAS COASTING UPHILL STEADILY LOSING SPEED. WAS IN THE CENTER LANE, HIT THE HAZARD LAMPS AND TRIED TO CHANGE OVER TO THE RIGHT LANE IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET OVER TO RIGHT SHOULDER FOR SAFELY. CAR IN THE ADJACENT LANES PARALLEL TO ME, NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE ALL FLASHERS GOING WERE NOT FRIENDLY AT FIRST TO LET ME CHANGE AND THANK GOD, I SOMEHOW FORCED MY WAY IN AND JUMPED OVER TO THE SHOULDER. ENOUGH TO SAY, I AND MY FAMILY IN THE CAR WERE SCARED OF BEING REAR ENDED OR SIDE SWIPED AND WOULD HAVE BEEN IN A MULTI CAR COLLISION THAT WAS ALL AVOIDED FROM MY QUICK THINKING ON MY HEELS AND BIT OF LUCK ON MY SIDE. I TOWED MY CAR TO BMW DEALER. DEALER FOUND LOW OIL PRESSURE CODES, ON FURTHER DEBUGGING FOUND BROKEN TIMING CHAIN GUIDE, AND INFORMED ME THAT ENGINE WAS DAMAGED FROM THE BROKEN TIMING CHAIN GUIDE. ONLY SOLUTION NOW IS TO SWITCH TO A NEW ENGINE COSTING APPROXIMATELY $17K. SINCE I HAVE 120K MILES. I LEANT ABOUT MY WARRANTY EXTENSION FOR TIMING CHAINS AND OIL PUMP. MY REQUEST FOR ANY ASSISTANCE UNDER WARRANTY EXTENSION HAS BEEN DECLINED BY BMW BECAUSE THE CAR HAS 120K MILES VS. 70K MILES WARRANTY PERIOD. WHILE I UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THAT, I AM BAFFLED AT THE FACT THAT, BMW KNEW THIS PROBLEMS AND POSSIBLE ENGINE DAMAGE BUT DID NOT NOTIFY THE CUSTOMERS OF POSSIBLE SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER AND CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE. IF I HAD KNOW I WOULD HAVE REPLACED THE TIMING CHAIN AT MY COST AND POTENTIALLY SAVED THE ENGINE. AT LEAST THEY SHOULD HAVE UPDATED THE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE TO INSPECT THE TIMING CHAIN DEGRADATION.

Components: ENGINE

April 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11233682
Consumer Location: DUBLIN, CA
VIN: WBAXG5C59DD****

Summary of Complaint

THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED ON APRIL 19TH. WHILST CLIMBING AN UPHILL ON A MULTI LANE ROAD, I FELT I WAS LOSING POWER, CONFUSED AND WORRIED, I PUSHED ON THE GAS PEDAL HARDER AND HARDER ONLY TO REALIZE I WAS RAPIDLY SLOWING DOWN, AND THE ENGINE HAD STOPPED REVVING! LOOKING AT THE DASH, THE TRANSMISSION AUTOMATICALLY HAD SHIFTED TO NEUTRAL AND THE CAR WAS COASTING UPHILL STEADILY LOSING SPEED. WAS IN THE CENTER LANE, HIT THE HAZARD LAMPS AND TRIED TO CHANGE OVER TO THE RIGHT LANE IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET OVER TO RIGHT SHOULDER FOR SAFELY. CAR IN THE ADJACENT LANES PARALLEL TO ME, NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE ALL FLASHERS GOING WERE NOT FRIENDLY AT FIRST TO LET ME CHANGE AND THANK GOD, I SOMEHOW FORCED MY WAY IN AND JUMPED OVER TO THE SHOULDER. ENOUGH TO SAY, I AND MY FAMILY IN THE CAR WERE SCARED OF BEING REAR ENDED OR SIDE SWIPED AND WOULD HAVE BEEN IN A MULTI CAR COLLISION THAT WAS ALL AVOIDED FROM MY QUICK THINKING ON MY HEELS AND BIT OF LUCK ON MY SIDE. I TOWED MY CAR TO BMW DEALER. DEALER FOUND LOW OIL PRESSURE CODES, ON FURTHER DEBUGGING FOUND BROKEN TIMING CHAIN GUIDE, AND INFORMED ME THAT ENGINE WAS DAMAGED FROM THE BROKEN TIMING CHAIN GUIDE. ONLY SOLUTION NOW IS TO SWITCH TO A NEW ENGINE COSTING APPROXIMATELY $17K. SINCE I HAVE 120K MILES. I LEANT ABOUT MY WARRANTY EXTENSION FOR TIMING CHAINS AND OIL PUMP. MY REQUEST FOR ANY ASSISTANCE UNDER WARRANTY EXTENSION HAS BEEN DECLINED BY BMW BECAUSE THE CAR HAS 120K MILES VS. 70K MILES WARRANTY PERIOD. WHILE I UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THAT, I AM BAFFLED AT THE FACT THAT, BMW KNEW THIS PROBLEMS AND POSSIBLE ENGINE DAMAGE BUT DID NOT NOTIFY THE CUSTOMERS OF POSSIBLE SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER AND CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE. IF I HAD KNOW I WOULD HAVE REPLACED THE TIMING CHAIN AT MY COST AND POTENTIALLY SAVED THE ENGINE. AT LEAST THEY SHOULD HAVE UPDATED THE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE TO INSPECT THE TIMING CHAIN DEGRADATION.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

May 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11228409
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAXH5C54DD****

Summary of Complaint

HAD 100,000M WARRANTY. AROUND 110K NOTICE "ENGINE OIL PRESSURE" LIGHT FOR FIRST TIME. ADDED A BIT OF OIL AND LIGHT WENT AWAY. CAME ON AGAIN, TOOK IT INTO DEALER. THEY REPLACED AN OIL GASKET AND ANOTHER GASKET. LIGHT CAME BACK ON WITHIN 5 BLOCKS OF DEALER. THEY KEPT MY CAR FOR 3 WEEKS, SAID ENGINEERS AT HEADQUARTERS SAID I NEED A NEW ENGINE. NOW, I DRIVE CARS UNTIL 260K MILES AND THEN SOMEONE ELSE DRIVES THEM AFTER ME. NEEDING A NEW ENGINE AT 110K MILES IS AWFUL. THEY WANT TO PUT IN A NEW 'SHORT ENGINE", CAM SHAFT POSITION SENSOR, CAM FOLLOWER,AND TURBOCHARGER. I'VE HAD MY OIL CHANGED AS OFTEN AS I SHOULD, NOW TELL ME, HOW IS THIS NEEDING ALL OF THAT MY FAULT?? I STILL OWE 2.5 YEARS ON CAR. THIS IS A LANDFILL PROBLEM RIGHT HERE AND NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED BY BMW.

Components: ENGINE

December 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11209426
Consumer Location: LOUISBURG, NC
VIN: WBAXH5C54DD****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE GOT THE VEHICLE AROUND DECEMBER AND I ONLY HAD THE CAR FOR TWO DAYS THENE I START EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS. I CONTACTED THE DEALER IMMEDIATELY THEY TOLD ME THEY HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR BEFORE WHICH IS HARD TO BELIEVE. THE CAR PURCHASE WAS A GUY THAT WORKED AT THE DEALERSHIP. AFTER I STARTED CALLING FOR QUESTIONS THE GUY ENDED UP DISAPPEARING AND NOBODY WOULD HELP ME. THEY ALSO FALSE ADVERTISE THE VEHICLE SAYING IT WAS A 528 X DR, GAVE ME THE INCORRECT MILEAGE AND I WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE ME A WARRANTY BUT I DIDN'T RECEIVE ANY HELP . SO I CONTACTED THE BMW DEALERSHIP GOT IT TOWED THERE AND THEY TOLD ME I NEED A NEW ENGINE. I WILL BE DRIVING IN THE CAR WOULD JUST SHUT OFF SOMETIMES THEN THE DASHBOARD TELLS ME DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION. SO I HAD TO CONTINUOUSLY CRANK THE CAR AND IN ABOUT 3 TO 5 MINUTES IT WOULD START. ONE DAY ON THE WAY TO WORK I WAS DRIVING IN THE WHOLE CAR JUST SHUT OFF IT WAS SAYING LOW OIL PRESSURE AND DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION TRY CRACK THE CAR WOULDN'T CRANK . LET IT SHUT FOR A WHILE ONE DAY I SPRAYED SOME STARTING FLUID IN A AIR FLOW SENSOR IT CRUNK BUT STILL HAS A HARD KNOCK AND NOISE IT SAYS LOW OR PRESSURE AND DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTIONS.

Components: ENGINE

May 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11207661
Consumer Location: VISTA, CA
VIN: WBAXG5C54DD****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY VEHICLE ON THE HIGHWAY AND A DRIVE TRAIN MALFUNCTION INDICATOR SHOWED UP, THEN I LOST ALL POWER AND HAD TO PULL ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I EVENTUALLY GOT IT TOWED TO BMW OF VISTA, CA. THEY TOLD ME I NEEDED A NEW ENGINE BECAUSE IT HAD LOCKED UP. FOR NO APPARENT REASON. I WASN'T DUE FOR AN OIL CHANGE NOT WAS IT LOW ON OIL. THEY QUOTED ME AT $13,500 FOR A NEW ENGINE WHEN SEEMINGLY IT WASN'T ME NEGLECTING THE VEHICLE. IT SEEMS THAT BMW SHOULD FIX SOMETHING LIKE THAT IF IT JUST HAPPENED OUT OF NOWHERE. MY CAR CURRENTLY HAS APPROXIMATELY 107000 MILES AND HAS BEEN WELL TAKEN CARE OF.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

April 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11207240
Consumer Location: AVONDALE, PA
VIN: WBAXH5C51DD****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE IMMEDIATELY LOST POWER ON HIGHWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH WITH NO WARNING. THE CAR WENT INTO NEUTRAL STATING TO GET TO A SAFE AREA, WHICH I WAS ABLE TO DRIFT TO. ONCE THE CAR STOPPED IT SWITCHED TO PARK. I TRIED TO RESTART THE ENGINE BUT IT WOULD NOT TURN. BECAUSE THE ENGINE WAS NOT RUNNING YOU CAN NOT PUT THE CAR INTO NEUTRAL. THIS CAUSED DIFFICULTY IN GETTING THE CAR TOWED FROM THE HIGHWAY SHOULDER. THE BMW N20 ENGINE HAS A KNOWN FLAW WITH THE OIL AND TIMING CHAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A BMW SERVICE CENTER WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE ENGINE IS DAMAGED FROM THE CHAIN AND THE ENGINE WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED AT A VALUE OF $18,000. THE VEHICLE HAS 102,000 MILES ON IT. BMW NA STATES THAT THE CAN NOT ASSIST IN COST SINCE IT IS OUTSIDE OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD, ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE ALREADY EXTENDED THE WARRANTY FOR THIS FAULT ONCE. ALL MAINTENANCE HAD BEEN COMPLETED BASED ON THE SERVICE INTERVALS. THE CHAIN SERVICE CHECK IS NOT UNTIL 150,000 MILES. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT A ONCE REPUTABLE CAR MANUFACTURER WOULD LET THEIR CUSTOMERS STRANDED ON THE ROAD AND THEN AGAIN IN THE SERVICE CENTER WITH A REPAIR BILL WORTH MORE THAN THE VEHICLE ITSELF. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE RESOLUTION OF THE CURRENT CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IN THIS MATTER AS MY CAR SITS UNUSABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE ENGINE

February 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11190282
Consumer Location: HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
VIN: WBAXG5C53DD****

Summary of Complaint

A VEHICLE(SUV) ENDED MY CAR IN THE REAR IN A PRETTY GOOD SPEED WHEN I WAS IN THE SLOW TRAFFIC ALMOST STATIONARY(5 MPH). CRASH IMPACT WAS HIGH. HAD TO CALL IN AN AMBULANCE AS MY FRIEND SITTING IN PASSENGER SEAT WAS HURT BADLY. AS WE REALIZE AFTER THE CRASH, ENGINE GOT STOPPED & AIRBAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY DUE TO FAULT IN AIRBAG. ENGINE DID NOT START LATER & THE CAR WAS TOWED TO A FACILITY IN PROSPECTS HEIGHTS. THIS HAPPENED ON A CITY HIGHWAY WHEN DRIVING IN A STRAIGHT LANE. VERY LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AT THAT TIME AROUND 6PM ON 02/26.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

February 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11176038
Consumer Location: CALUMET PARK, IL
VIN: WBAXH5C56DD****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN MAKING TURNS I HEAR A CLICKING NOISE. GOING INTO TURN AND COMING OUT OF TURN NOISE CAN BE HEARD FROM THE STEERING WHEEL ITSELF. THIS HAPPENS ONLY WHEN MAKING TURNS ANYWHERE. AFTER INVESTIGATING COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THE CLOCK SPRING JUST FOR NO REASON BREAKS CONNECTION WHICH MAKE THE AIR BAG RESTRAINT LIGHT COM ON AND YOU LOOSE CONTROL OF ANY FUNCTIONS ON STEERING WHEEL. FUNCTIONS LIKE CRUISE CONTROL,RADIO CONTROL...ETC. CONNECTIONS INSIDE A STEERING WHEEL SHOULDN'T BE SNAPPING OFF IF THEY WERE DESIGNED CORRECTLY IN A 2013 VEHICLE. I BELIEVE THIS MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH AIRBAG RECALL AS WELL. IN THAT THESE PART WERE EITHER NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY OR THEY WERE JUST FAULTY.

Components: ENGINE

December 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11170648
Consumer Location: DUNDEE, IL
VIN: WBAXH5C51DD****

Summary of Complaint

LAST WEEK MY ALMOST FIVE YEAR OLD 528I SEDAN WITH 97,000 MILES DIED ON A MAJOR EXPRESSWAY WITH ALMOST NO WARNING. THE FIRST WARNING OF LOW OIL PRESSURE CAME ON AND I CALLED THE DEALER WHO SAID PROBABLY BECAUSE I AM DUE FOR MY 10,000 MILE CHECK UP AND IT IS A QUIRK. FOUR DAYS LATER THE SAME MESSAGE CAME ON AGAIN WHILE DRIVING A MAJOR HIGHWAY AT HIGH SPEED FOLLOWED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY WITH A MESSAGE OF 'DRIVE TRAIN MALFUNCTION WITH MAXIMUM DRIVETRAIN OUTPUT NOT AVAILABLE.' I WAS ABLE TO GET TO AN EMERGENCY PULL OFF WHEN THE CAR DIED. THE DEALER TELLS ME MY ENGINE NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AND SAID THERE WERE SHARDS OF METAL IN MY OIL THUS INDICATING THE ENGINE SEIZED.

Components: ENGINE

September 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11133296
Consumer Location: KENDALL PARK, NJ
VIN: WBAXH5C51DD****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 BMW 528I. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED AND THE "DRIVE TRAIN MALFUNCTION" AND "DRIVE SLOWLY" WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE AND LATER TOWED TO OPEN ROAD BMW (732-201-6579, LOCATED AT 731 US-1, EDISON, NJ 08817) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE DRIVE TRAIN NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER MADE THE MANUFACTURER AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS BEING REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 107,000.

Components: ENGINE

June 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113629
Consumer Location: WOODINVILLE, WA
VIN: WBAXH5C55DD****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WITH ONLY 69518 MILES ON IT EXPERIENCED CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE IN MOVING TRAFFIC. VEHICLE OWNER HAD TO NAVIGATE CAR OUT OF MOVING TRAFFIC WHILE TRYING TO TURN. DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR OWNER AND OTHER DRIVERS ON THE ROAD. FORTUNATELY THIS HAPPENED ON A CITY STREET AND NOT THE FREEWAY. CAR GAVE "DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION" AND "LOW ENGINE OIL PRESSURE ERROR" WHEN IT ABRUPTLY SHUT DOWN. CAR HAS N20 ENGINE WITH KNOWN DEFECTS. BMW NA HAS EXTENDED THE WARRANTY ON SOME OF SAID DEFECTS, BUT DEALERSHIP REFUSES TO REPAIR UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY UNTIL CONSUMER PROVES THE DEFECT. DEALERSHIP REFUSES TO DO FULL DIAGNOSTIC. CONSUMER IS ASKED TO PAY $3000 PLUS TO PROVE DEFECT AT DEALERSHIP. CONSUMER IS OFFERED A $11000 ENGINE REPLACEMENT AS SOLUTION.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

July 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11110949
Consumer Location: NEWTON, MA
VIN: WBAXH5C57DD****

Summary of Complaint

118,000 MILES HAD TO REPLACE BOTH FRONT DRIVE AXLES AND TURBO CHARGER. NO RECOURSE TO BMW ? MY LAST 2000 BMW 528 WENT 450,000 MILES AND NEVER HAD THESE PROBLEMS.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

May 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11098919
Consumer Location: LAGRANGE, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 BMW 528I. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH APPROACHING A TRAFFIC LIGHT, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, BUT FAILED TO RESPOND. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE EMERGENCY MODE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TIMING CHAIN AND ENGINE NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 86,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE

May 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11092691
Consumer Location: CEDAR HILL, TX
VIN: WBAXH5C56DD****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 BMW 528I. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER TO THE SERVICE ROAD, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART. THE VEHICLE WAS FIRST TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TOWED TO BMW OF DALLAS (6200 LEMMON AVE, DALLAS, TX 75209) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FAILURE WAS DUE TO METAL SHAVINGS IN THE ENGINE OIL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000.

Components: ENGINE

April 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11091352
Consumer Location: KELLER, TX
VIN: WBAXG5C53DD****

Summary of Complaint

MY BMW 2013 528I M SPORT FAILED ON THE HIGH WAY HEAVY TRAFFIC SHOWS ERROR MESSAGE "LOW OIL PRESSURE" STOP IMMEDIATELY. FULL POWER NOT AVAILABLE" "DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION" ENGINE FAILED TO START. TOWED TO NEARBY BMW DEALER. DEALER TECHNICIAN INSPECTED THE TIMING CHAIN AND ENGINE. THEY CONCLUDED THAT THE ENGINE DAMAGED DUE TO TIMING CHAIN FAILURE. TIMING CHAIN FAILURE IS A KNOWN ISSUE AND BMW EXTENDED WARRANTY TO 7 YEARS /70000 MILES. MY CAR HAS 70150 MILES. I SUBMITTED A CLAIM WITH BMW NA AND THEY DON'T WANT TO FIX THE CAR. AFTER LOTS OF PHONE CALL THEY AGREED 50% OF THE COST, THAT IS UP TO 10K. I SEARCHED INTERNET AND TALK TO OTHER BMW OWNERS. THERE ARE SEVERAL CASES OF ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO TIMING CHAIN ISSUE AT 70K MILES. BMW KNOWS THIS ISSUE BUT TRYING TO AVOID RECALL. THIS IS VERY HARMFUL FOR THE BMW CAR OWNERS. VERY DANGEROUS RISK. PLEASE HELP. CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET JUSTICE AND ISSUE RESOLUTION.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11083346
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: WBAXG5C57DD****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT A 2013 BMW 528 I A YEAR AGO WITH NO WARRANTY BUT I'VE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH IT. RIGHT NOW ITS IN THE SHOP. I'VE TAKEN IT TOO TWO SHOP (BMW) BOTH SHOPS SAY I HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENGINE ALONG WITH THE OTHER PROBLEMS AM HAVING. THE FIRST SHOP SAYS IT WILL COST ME 10000.00 THE 7000.00. I BELIEVE THAT DEALER THAT SOLD ME THE WAS A BAD CAR. CANY PROVE IT. I WAS ON MY WAY TO THE SHOP WHEN THE VEHICLE STOPPED WORKING. WHAT LEGAL ACTION CAN I TAKE AN CAN I STOP PAYING ON THE VEHICLE. BECAUSE ITS NOT WORKING AN I'M NOT DRIVING IT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11076804
Consumer Location: STOCKBRIDGE, GA
VIN: WBAXH5C56DD****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSFER CASES WENT OUT WITHOUT ANY INDICATION. THE VEHICLE HAD JUST BEEN SERVICED 3 MONTHS PRIOR BY A BMW DEALER WHO PROVIDED ME WITH AN INSPECTION REPORT SHOWING THERE WERE NOT PROBLEMS WITH MY CAR. BUT 3 MONTHS AND 1399 MILES LATER, AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRED, THE SAME BMW DEALER PROVIDED AN INSPECTION REPORT SAYING THE TRANSFER CASE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY. THE CAR WAS THERE FOR AN UNRELATED ISSUE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11064802
Consumer Location: MINT HILL, NC
VIN: WBAXG5C52DD****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR HANDLE AND/OR ACTUATOR FAILS AND DOES NOT OPEN FROM THE INSIDE WITHOUT PRESSING THE ELECTRIC BUTTON ON THE DASH TO UNLOCK ALL DOORS. UPON PULLING THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLE, THE DOOR LOCK PIN SLOWLY MOVES UP AND THEN RECEDES BACK DOWN INTO THE LOCK POSITION WHEN RELEASING THE HANDLE. IN AN EMERGENCY WHERE AN OCCUPANT WOULD NEED TO EXIT THE VEHICLE QUICKLY, OR WHERE THE ELECTRONICS HAVE FAILED IN THE CAR, THIS COULD PRESENT A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY HAZARD, ULTIMATELY TRAPPING AN OCCUPANT IN THE VEHICLE.

Components: ENGINE

November 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11044432
Consumer Location: FOLSOM, LA
VIN: WBAXG5C50DD****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 BMW 528I. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, A PUNGENT ODOR WAS PERCEIVED IN THE VEHICLE. APPROXIMATELY TWENTY SECONDS LATER, THE TRANSMISSION KICKED OUT OF GEAR AND THE PARKING BRAKE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE LOST POWER AND SHUT DOWN. THE CONTACT WAS ALERTED BY ANOTHER DRIVER THAT THE VEHICLE WAS ON FIRE. THE CONTACT OPENED THE HOOD AND FLAMES SHOT OUT FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE, BUT A FIRE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED AND TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S FARM. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND A REPRESENTATIVE STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS UNUSUAL. THE REPRESENTATIVE INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT A SPECIALIST WOULD CALL WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 120,000.

Components: ENGINE

August 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11030495
Consumer Location: DECATUR, GA
VIN: WBAXG5C57DD****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION INDICATOR CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE WAS VIBRATING. THE TIMING CHAIN WAS STRETCHED AND THE GUIDES CAME APART.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

July 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11010686
Consumer Location: NEWNAN, GA
VIN: WBAXG5C50DD****

Summary of Complaint

MY CARS DRIVER RESTRAINT LIGHT IS ON. I'M NOT SURE IF IT IS A AIRBAG OR SEATBELT ISSUE. I AM TAKING IT INTO THE DEALERSHIP ON FRIDAY.

Components: ENGINE

May 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10985722
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAXH5C57DD****

Summary of Complaint

THIS CAR HAS A PUSH-BUTTON START/STOP ON THE DASH AND NOT A KEY INSERT. TWICE, I HAVE SOMEHOW, WITH THE CAR IN "PARK" EXITED-CAR NOT MOVING-ON A LEVEL SURFACED PARKING LOT- AND LOCKED THE CAR ONLY TO DISCOVER THE CAR ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING. LAST FRIDAY THIS HAPPENED AND I TOOK MY KEY FOB INTO MY OFFICE MORE THAN 100 YARDS FROM MY CAR. MY FIANCE (WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH THE PUSH-BUTTON SYSTEM DID THE SAME THING AT OUR HOUSE. THE CAR RAN IN OUR GARAGE FOR THREE HOURS. WE ARE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. WHEN I CALLED MY DEALER, THE SERVICE MANAGER SAID HE HAD DONE THIS BEFORE. WHY IS THERE NOT A CUT OFF SWITCH AFTER 5 MINUTES OR SOMETHING, THAT SHUTS OFF THE ENGINE WHEN THERE IS NO WEIGHT IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT? THERE CERTAINLY IS A SWITCH FOR THE PASSENGER SEAT THAT TRIGGERS THE AIRBAG WHEN I PUT A HEAVY BAG OF GROCERIES IN THAT SEAT.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10966456
Consumer Location: HINESVILLE, GA
VIN: WBAXG5C56DD****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 BMW 528I. WHEN STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE AIR BAG INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR BAGS FAILED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THERE WERE NO AIR BAG RECALLS FOR THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000. UPDATED 09/27/17*LJ *AS

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10965855
Consumer Location: HINESVILLE, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2013 BMW HORN WENT OUT A WEEK AGO, I PAID ALMOST 300 DOLLARS TO HAVE IT FIX AND MY BRAKE FLUID CHANGED. A WEEK LATER MY HORN WENT OUT AGAIN ONCE MY DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEM LIGHT CAME ON. ONCE THIS LIGHT CAME ON MY CRUISE CONTROL BUTTON STOPPED WORKING AS WELL AS MY HORN. WHICH IS EVERYTHING CONNECTED TO THE STEERING WHEEL THIS COULD BE AN AIRBAG PROBLEM BMW HAS CALLED CERTAIN MODELS OF THESE CARS ON RECALL WHICH MINE DOESN'T FALL UNDER THIS RECALL. THIS ISSUE IS A COMMON ISSUE AMONG BMW 5 SERIES MODELS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED THESE ARE IMPORTANT SAFETY ISSUES.BMW TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR FAULTY WIRING, BAD AIRBAGS, OR ANY OTHER SAFETY ISSUES THAT ARE COMMON PROBLEMS AMONGST THEIR VEHICLES. MY VEHICLE IS A 2013 MODEL AND IT IS NOW 2017 PARTS THAT SHOULDN'T BE MALFUNCTIONING UNTIL 10 YEARS OR BETTER HAVE OCCURRED. DRIVER RESTRAINT ISSUES ARE SAFETY HAZARDS FAULTY WIRING IS A SAFETY HAZARD. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

BMW 528I Sold

bmw 528i 2008 vin wbanu53508ct17881
2008 BMW 528I Collision Unknown
WBANU53508CT17881
bmw 528i 2008 vin wbanu53578ct06523
2008 BMW 528I Collision Unknown
WBANU53578CT06523
bmw 528i 2008 vin wbanu53518ct06839
2008 BMW 528I Collision Unknown
WBANU53518CT06839