really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,700 miles

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problem #2

Jun 152015


  • 124,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 BMW 528. While the vehicle was parked, it caught fire and flames and smoke emitted from the glove compartment area. The hood also independently opened and revealed flames. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The fire department stated that the fire was caused by an electrical issue. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.

- Rantoul, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 172004

528 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,400 miles
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.

- Oakland, CA, USA