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BMW 530XI - 2007 BMW 530XI Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by BMW of North America, LLC

There are 34 complaints filed for the 2007 BMW 530XI

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2007 BMW 530XI. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2007 BMW 530XI, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (4) Engine And Engine Cooling (2) Fuel System Gasoline (4) Service Brakes (1) Unknown Or Other (1)
Electrical System (10) Equipment Adaptive (1) Power Train (3) Steering (7) Visibility (1)
Electronic Stability Control (3) Exterior Lighting (4) Seat Belts (2) Structure (4) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine (3) Fuel Propulsion System (1)

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

9/16/2015 - ORANGE, CT
WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, DASHBOARD LIT UP AND WARNED THAT COMPLETE ELECTRICAL FAILURE WAS IMMINENT. THEN VEHICLE LOST ALL POWER. HAD TO ATTEMPT EMERGENCY EXIT OF THE HIGHWAY WITHOUT ANY POWER ASSIST OF BRAKES OR STEERING. THE DIAGNOSIS WAS THAT RAINWATER FAILED TO DRAIN THRU THE SUNROOF DRAIN AND WAS ROUTED INTO THE TRUNK OF THE CAR WHERE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF ELECTRONIC VEHICLE CONTROL MODULES WERE MOUNTED ON THE FLOOR UNDER THE SPARE TIRE! THIS IS AN ENGINEERING FAILURE THAT WAS WELL KNOWN TO THE MANUFACTURER AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. MANUFACTURER HAS REFUSED TO ADDRESS ANY FAULT ON THEIR PART. NEWER BMWS NOW HAVE A YELLOW DECAL IN THE TRUNK WARNING THAT NO LIQUIDS ARE TO BE CARRIED IN THE TRUNK DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE TRUNK EVEN INCLUDES A RACK DESIGNED FOR TRANSPORT OF GROCERIES!! THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD FOR ALL CARS DESIGNED IN THIS FASHION. .

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STRUCTURE: BODY

9/16/2015 - ORANGE, CT
WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, DASHBOARD LIT UP AND WARNED THAT COMPLETE ELECTRICAL FAILURE WAS IMMINENT. THEN VEHICLE LOST ALL POWER. HAD TO ATTEMPT EMERGENCY EXIT OF THE HIGHWAY WITHOUT ANY POWER ASSIST OF BRAKES OR STEERING. THE DIAGNOSIS WAS THAT RAINWATER FAILED TO DRAIN THRU THE SUNROOF DRAIN AND WAS ROUTED INTO THE TRUNK OF THE CAR WHERE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF ELECTRONIC VEHICLE CONTROL MODULES WERE MOUNTED ON THE FLOOR UNDER THE SPARE TIRE! THIS IS AN ENGINEERING FAILURE THAT WAS WELL KNOWN TO THE MANUFACTURER AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. MANUFACTURER HAS REFUSED TO ADDRESS ANY FAULT ON THEIR PART. NEWER BMWS NOW HAVE A YELLOW DECAL IN THE TRUNK WARNING THAT NO LIQUIDS ARE TO BE CARRIED IN THE TRUNK DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE TRUNK EVEN INCLUDES A RACK DESIGNED FOR TRANSPORT OF GROCERIES!! THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD FOR ALL CARS DESIGNED IN THIS FASHION. .

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

9/16/2015 - ORANGE, CT
WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, DASHBOARD LIT UP AND WARNED THAT COMPLETE ELECTRICAL FAILURE WAS IMMINENT. THEN VEHICLE LOST ALL POWER. HAD TO ATTEMPT EMERGENCY EXIT OF THE HIGHWAY WITHOUT ANY POWER ASSIST OF BRAKES OR STEERING. THE DIAGNOSIS WAS THAT RAINWATER FAILED TO DRAIN THRU THE SUNROOF DRAIN AND WAS ROUTED INTO THE TRUNK OF THE CAR WHERE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF ELECTRONIC VEHICLE CONTROL MODULES WERE MOUNTED ON THE FLOOR UNDER THE SPARE TIRE! THIS IS AN ENGINEERING FAILURE THAT WAS WELL KNOWN TO THE MANUFACTURER AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. MANUFACTURER HAS REFUSED TO ADDRESS ANY FAULT ON THEIR PART. NEWER BMWS NOW HAVE A YELLOW DECAL IN THE TRUNK WARNING THAT NO LIQUIDS ARE TO BE CARRIED IN THE TRUNK DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE TRUNK EVEN INCLUDES A RACK DESIGNED FOR TRANSPORT OF GROCERIES!! THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD FOR ALL CARS DESIGNED IN THIS FASHION. .

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

4/27/2015 - GARDEN CITY, MI
MY HEADLIGHT WAS EMITTING SMOKE, UPON CLOSER INVESTIGATION I CAN SEE THE WIRES WERE RED HOT AND THE PLASTIC COATING WAS ON FIRE, NO APPARENT REASON IS KNOW FOR THE CAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

2/17/2015 - NEW CITY, NY
CAR WAS PARKED OUTSIDE OF OUR HOME AND SHUT OFF. ABOUT 25 MINUTES LATER THE CAR EXPLODED INTO FIRE AND BURNED DOWN TO THE GROUND LEAVING THE SEATS AND TRUNK WITH ALL INTERIOR METAL PARTS ON OUR DRIVEWAY. OUR HOME WAS ALSO DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF THIS CAR GOING ON FIRE. THE CAR WAS WELL MAINTAINED AND NO ONE CAN ADVISE US AS TO WHY THIS HAPPENED.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

1/2/2015 - OLDSMAR, FL
I AM CONTACTING YOU IN AN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE / REMEDY IN THE REPAIR OF A BURNED OUTER TAIL LAMP SOCKET IN MY 2007 530XIT. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS VEHICLE. ON 12/31/2014 I RECEIVED A RIGHT TAIL LAMP MALFUNCTION WARNING VIA I-DRIVE AND WHEN I ARRIVED HOME I INSPECTED THE RIGHT TAIL LAMP ASSY AND FOUND THE OUTER TAIL LAMP BULB SOCKET CONTACTS TO BE MELTED AND NO LONGER MAKING CONTACT WITH THE BULB HOLDER. THE STOCK AND ORIGINAL BULB TESTED FAULTY. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE DAMAGED AND MELTED CONTACT ON THE SOCKET ASSY, THE BMW REPLACEMENT BULB WILL NOT FUNCTION EITHER. I HAVE A PHOTO OF THE SOCKET ASSY SHOULD IT BE NEEDED FOR INVESTIGATION. AS IS THE CASE WITH THE 2008-2010 E60 & E61 MODELS, THERE HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIAL FAILURES IN THE REAR LIGHTING SYSTEM RESULTING IN A RECALL. I FEEL THAT THIS FAILURE REDUCES THE VEHICLES ABILITY TO WARN OTHER MOTORISTS OF THE DRIVER'S INTENTIONS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH AND SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR A POTENTIAL RECALL ON PRE LCI E61 MODELS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/2/2015 - OLDSMAR, FL
I AM CONTACTING YOU IN AN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE / REMEDY IN THE REPAIR OF A BURNED OUTER TAIL LAMP SOCKET IN MY 2007 530XIT. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS VEHICLE. ON 12/31/2014 I RECEIVED A RIGHT TAIL LAMP MALFUNCTION WARNING VIA I-DRIVE AND WHEN I ARRIVED HOME I INSPECTED THE RIGHT TAIL LAMP ASSY AND FOUND THE OUTER TAIL LAMP BULB SOCKET CONTACTS TO BE MELTED AND NO LONGER MAKING CONTACT WITH THE BULB HOLDER. THE STOCK AND ORIGINAL BULB TESTED FAULTY. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE DAMAGED AND MELTED CONTACT ON THE SOCKET ASSY, THE BMW REPLACEMENT BULB WILL NOT FUNCTION EITHER. I HAVE A PHOTO OF THE SOCKET ASSY SHOULD IT BE NEEDED FOR INVESTIGATION. AS IS THE CASE WITH THE 2008-2010 E60 & E61 MODELS, THERE HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIAL FAILURES IN THE REAR LIGHTING SYSTEM RESULTING IN A RECALL. I FEEL THAT THIS FAILURE REDUCES THE VEHICLES ABILITY TO WARN OTHER MOTORISTS OF THE DRIVER'S INTENTIONS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH AND SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR A POTENTIAL RECALL ON PRE LCI E61 MODELS.

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ENGINE

12/5/2014 - MCLEAN, VA
MY 7 YEAR OLD BMW WILL NOT START DUE TO TIMING AND VALVE ISSUES - IT'S A PART THAT'S BEEN RECALLED IN 2010 CARS, AND IS ALSO OCCURRING IN 2007 CARS (BUT THAT YEAR DOES NOT FALL UNDER THE RECALL). IF I HAD BEEN DRIVING THE CAR WHEN THE TIMING WENT OUT, THEN I COULD HAVE BEEN IN A MAJOR ACCIDENT - WITH THE CAR STOPPING SUDDENLY. NOW I AM DEALING WITH MY CAR NEVER STARTING AGAIN.

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AIR BAGS

10/22/2014 - LAKEWOOD, CO
WE WERE UP IN THE MOUNTAINS IN AN ISOLATED AREA WHEN I TRIED TO START THE CAR. AT FIRST THE CAR WOULDN'T START. FINALLY IT STARTED AND THE WHOLE DISPLAY LITE UP. THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD NOT GO TO THE DRIVING POSITION, PLUS SEVERAL MALFUNCTION LIGHTS STARTED FLASHING. I PUT THE CAR IN GEAR AND STARTED TO DRIVE, THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT SHIFT AND I HAD TO DRIVE TO THE NEAREST TOWN (10 MILES) IN THIRD GEAR. WE STOPPED AT THE FIRST AUTO SHOP WE COULD LOCATE AND HAVE THE MECHANIC LOOK AT IT. HE TOLD US WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALERSHIP IN DENVER. WE STARTED THE CAR AGAIN AND THIS TIME WE GOT TWO RED LIGHTS INDICATING A PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG MALFUNCTION AND THE SEATBELT MALFUNCTION. IN ADDITION THE STEERING WHEEL FAILED TO GO DOWN INTO THE DRIVING POSITION. WHEN I CALLED THE DEALER TO CHECK, HE TOLD ME THERE IS A RECALL ON THAT ISSUE THOUGH MY VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THEY WANTED $1300.00 TO FIX IT. I CALLED BMW USA AND THEY TOLD ME THE SAME THING. MY CAR WAS MANUFACTURED A MONTH AFTER THE RECALLED CARS, PRESENTLY I AM DRIVING WITH DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS THAT MAY NOT DEPLOY. I THINK BMW SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AS THEY ARE WELL AWARE OF THE LIFE THREATENING MALFUNCTION AND HAVE ISSUED RECALLS ON A FEW CARS.

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SEAT BELTS

10/22/2014 - LAKEWOOD, CO
WE WERE UP IN THE MOUNTAINS IN AN ISOLATED AREA WHEN I TRIED TO START THE CAR. AT FIRST THE CAR WOULDN'T START. FINALLY IT STARTED AND THE WHOLE DISPLAY LITE UP. THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD NOT GO TO THE DRIVING POSITION, PLUS SEVERAL MALFUNCTION LIGHTS STARTED FLASHING. I PUT THE CAR IN GEAR AND STARTED TO DRIVE, THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT SHIFT AND I HAD TO DRIVE TO THE NEAREST TOWN (10 MILES) IN THIRD GEAR. WE STOPPED AT THE FIRST AUTO SHOP WE COULD LOCATE AND HAVE THE MECHANIC LOOK AT IT. HE TOLD US WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALERSHIP IN DENVER. WE STARTED THE CAR AGAIN AND THIS TIME WE GOT TWO RED LIGHTS INDICATING A PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG MALFUNCTION AND THE SEATBELT MALFUNCTION. IN ADDITION THE STEERING WHEEL FAILED TO GO DOWN INTO THE DRIVING POSITION. WHEN I CALLED THE DEALER TO CHECK, HE TOLD ME THERE IS A RECALL ON THAT ISSUE THOUGH MY VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THEY WANTED $1300.00 TO FIX IT. I CALLED BMW USA AND THEY TOLD ME THE SAME THING. MY CAR WAS MANUFACTURED A MONTH AFTER THE RECALLED CARS, PRESENTLY I AM DRIVING WITH DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS THAT MAY NOT DEPLOY. I THINK BMW SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AS THEY ARE WELL AWARE OF THE LIFE THREATENING MALFUNCTION AND HAVE ISSUED RECALLS ON A FEW CARS.

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