hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,720 miles

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problem #5

Mar 232018


  • 110,000 miles
Driving on freeway 65 mph and vehicle looses power completely power steering power brakes lost. Engine just shut off errors appear such as P142E or malfunction however when restarting vehicle 5+min later no errors and codes appear resulting in no failures no possibilty to diagnose found 4 incidents occured 2 near fatal collisions note: BMW code list has no recommendation for resolving only that P142E is shutdown of engine this coding of ECU allowed by BMW is dangerous to human lives

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152018

535 6-cyl

  • 118,900 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 535I. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly slowed down and the "engine power malfunction" indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an unknown BMW dealer in columbia, South Carolina where the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 118,900.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #3

Aug 272017


  • 98,000 miles
Fuel pump cut out unexpectedly while driving at posted speed limit of 60 mph. Almost run over by tractor trailer while pulling car to side of the road. Car was later re-started.

- Edgewater, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 062017


  • 111,375 miles
While traveling at approximately 30-40 mph, and accelerating to enter the interstate, the transmission warning light illuminated and the transmission entered failsafe mode. The vehicle would not accerlerate. Attempts to use the shifter to change gears were ineffective. Once in a safe position, I pulled over and turned the car off. Upon restart, the transmission engaged normally. This has occured about six (6) times since September 2016 and prior to taking it to the dealer for service, on March 25, 2017. I took the vehicle to the dealer on April 5, 2017, and the service technician reported the following: Performed short test and found clutch E faults is stored in the dme. Performed test plan and found no current faults with transmission. Cleared faults and advise customer to continue driving vehicle until faults come back on. The next day, April 6, 2017 a similar incident occured twice while entering traffic. Issue similar to NHTSA id number 10035010.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 272013


  • 80,325 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW 535I. The contact stated that while traveling 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. Also, the contact added that the battery and engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The techncian diagnosed that the tension and isle pulley needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the crank shaft belt and seal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,325.

- Narietta, NC, USA