really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,320 miles

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problem #10

Oct 302017


  • miles
NHTSA recall number17V683 recall issued for faulty PCV valve heater in October 2017 with no remedy as of today, September 10, 2018.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 282018


  • miles
In December 2017 recall was issued regarding engine component known as positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve heater. Called my local BMW of peabody MA and I was told that the components will be available on late January 2018 and I will informed by mail. Car smoking on and off I made sure they have my name and address. As of September 2018, there's no contact lack of service and concerns

- Lynnfield, MA, USA

problem #8

Jan 102018


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 528xi. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair for months. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a sudden loss of power and smoke appeared under the hood into the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle stalled and was towed. Two dealers were contacted: (BMW of charlottesville, 1295 richmond rd, charlottesville, va 22911, (434) 270-8664) and (BMW of sterling, 21710 auto world cir, sterling, va 20166, (571) 434-1944). The manufacturer was contacted to determine when the remedy and part would be supplied to the dealer but the manufacturer was unable to confirm when the parts were to become available. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Culpepper, VA, USA

problem #7

Dec 012017


  • miles
Found recall info online. Told recall notice would be sent in December. No notice as of yet! don't want to die because of BMW's negligence!

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 062017


  • 220,840 miles
My car is shutting off while doing 55 mph on the highway.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jun 162017


  • 122,300 miles
I was driving the vehicle on the highway about 70 miles per hour - when without any warning the vehicle "check engine light" and "hazard lights came on - the fuel gauge showed over 100 more galloons in the tank than it had previously - tried to accelerate but the car did not respond. The engine reduced power and was stalling as I immediately started to cross the highway from the furthest left lane in order to get to safety on the right side of the road - I was with my parents and my handicapped nephew and scared for all of our lives. The engine "sputtered and vibrated" before stopping. I didn't notice anything wrong or any change in the way the car drove. This was a very dangerous and unsafe incident.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 192016


  • 93,827 miles
Eccentric shaft sensor fails suddenly and their issue of vechile stalling while driving I got jerking motion when driving, it had stalled @ traffic signal it may lead to impact

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 302016


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 528I. While servicing the vehicle, the technician informed the contact that the head cylinder bullet failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 022014

528 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
The vehicle stalled while I was driving on the freeway. The stall is related to the camshaft sensor not properly working and the fuel system not working properly. I have a 2009 BMW 528I. In April 2014 BMW did a recall related to the camshaft for 2010 - 2014 528 BMW's. I contacted my local dealer and the national BMW dealer to let them know I was having the same problem with my 2009 and to see if they were going to expand the recall to include the 2009 models. They told me no at this time they didn't have any information regarding expanding the recall. I also let them know that I had another problem with the car that could be related to the camshaft. The car's fuel system was leaking.the gas was not properly going to the engine and it was flowing back into the car and the exhaust. You could smell gas in the car and see puddles of gas when they lifted the back seat of the car. The mechanic told me I was driving a bomb. I paid $450 to have that repaired. BMW needs to expand the recall to include the 2009 cars.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 272014

528 6-cyl

  • 74,238 miles
Driving on a posted speed limit road of 30mph when we see this message on our screen "engine malfunction power reduced".

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA