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BMW 530XI - 2007 BMW 530XI Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by BMW of North America, LLC

There are 29 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 (2) Exterior Lighting (2) Seat Belts (2) Structure (3)
Electrical System (8) Engine And Engine Cooling (2) Fuel System Gasoline (4) Service Brakes (1) Visibility (1)
Electronic Stability Control (2) Equipment Adaptive (1) Power Train (3) Steering (7) Visibility Wiper (1)

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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 STRATED 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 THREATING MALFUNCTION AND HAVE ISSUED RECALLS ON A FEW CARS.

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STEERING

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 STRATED 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 THREATING 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 STRATED 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 THREATING MALFUNCTION AND HAVE ISSUED RECALLS ON A FEW CARS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/26/2014 - COVINGTON, KY
HEADLIGHTS WENT CRAZY 4X4 LIGHTS CAME ON TOOK INTO A TECH AND FOUND CODE 93B3 STEERING ANGLE FAILURE.. FOUND CAMPAIGN SI B 34 05 06 FROM BMW REC A PROBLEM WITH STEERING ANGLE SENSOR. MY CAR FALLS IN THE DATE RANGE BUT NOT VIN NUMBER .. THE BULLETIN STATES THAT THE VIN SHOULD NOT BE THE DECIDING FACTOR ON REPAIRS....

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

6/26/2014 - COVINGTON, KY
HEADLIGHTS WENT CRAZY 4X4 LIGHTS CAME ON TOOK INTO A TECH AND FOUND CODE 93B3 STEERING ANGLE FAILURE.. FOUND CAMPAIGN SI B 34 05 06 FROM BMW REC A PROBLEM WITH STEERING ANGLE SENSOR. MY CAR FALLS IN THE DATE RANGE BUT NOT VIN NUMBER .. THE BULLETIN STATES THAT THE VIN SHOULD NOT BE THE DECIDING FACTOR ON REPAIRS....

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STEERING

5/29/2014 - ELIZABETHTOWN, PA
HAVE RESEARCHED NUMEROUS FORUMS REGARDING CAR ISSUES. "PASSENGER RESTRAINT MALFUNCTION" ALARM APPEARS ON IDRIVE WITH AIRBAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND SEAT BELT LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON DASH BOARD. READS THAT PARTS OF THE PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM HAVE FAILED OR ARE FAULTY. FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY OR MAY NOT DEPLOY, ALONG WITH OTHER PASSIVE RESTRAINT DEVICES. HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY NOTIFICATIONS FROM BMW REGARDING RECALL ISSUE, BUT DISCOVERED RECENTLY THERE IS A RECALL FOR MY CAR MODEL/YEAR. AM AWAITING A SERVICE APPOINTMENT TO HAVE IT EVALUATED, WILL NOT PAY TO HAVE IT REPAIRED IF DEALERSHIP SAYS IT IS NOT PART OF THE RECALL. "STEERING WHEEL LOCK MALFUNCTION" ON IDRIVE. LIGHT ILLUMINATED RECENTLY AND CONTINUES TO STAY ON. CAN CURRENTLY START AND RUN MY CAR, ALONG WITH TURN STEERING WHEEL AND HEAR THE STEERING WHEEL UNLOCK WHEN KEY IS INSERTED INTO IGNITION. ALSO RESEARCHED ON BMW FORUMS, KNOWN TO MANY 3/5/6 SERIES IN MY YEAR OF PRODUCTION HAVING SIMILIAR ISSUES IN EUROPE AND USA. NO RECALL FROM BMW ON THIS ALSO? WILL ALSO NOT PAY FOR THIS REPAIR AS IT APPEARS TO BE A DEFECTIVE PART FOR THE MODEL YEAR BY BMW.

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AIR BAGS

5/29/2014 - ELIZABETHTOWN, PA
HAVE RESEARCHED NUMEROUS FORUMS REGARDING CAR ISSUES. "PASSENGER RESTRAINT MALFUNCTION" ALARM APPEARS ON IDRIVE WITH AIRBAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND SEAT BELT LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON DASH BOARD. READS THAT PARTS OF THE PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM HAVE FAILED OR ARE FAULTY. FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY OR MAY NOT DEPLOY, ALONG WITH OTHER PASSIVE RESTRAINT DEVICES. HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY NOTIFICATIONS FROM BMW REGARDING RECALL ISSUE, BUT DISCOVERED RECENTLY THERE IS A RECALL FOR MY CAR MODEL/YEAR. AM AWAITING A SERVICE APPOINTMENT TO HAVE IT EVALUATED, WILL NOT PAY TO HAVE IT REPAIRED IF DEALERSHIP SAYS IT IS NOT PART OF THE RECALL. "STEERING WHEEL LOCK MALFUNCTION" ON IDRIVE. LIGHT ILLUMINATED RECENTLY AND CONTINUES TO STAY ON. CAN CURRENTLY START AND RUN MY CAR, ALONG WITH TURN STEERING WHEEL AND HEAR THE STEERING WHEEL UNLOCK WHEN KEY IS INSERTED INTO IGNITION. ALSO RESEARCHED ON BMW FORUMS, KNOWN TO MANY 3/5/6 SERIES IN MY YEAR OF PRODUCTION HAVING SIMILIAR ISSUES IN EUROPE AND USA. NO RECALL FROM BMW ON THIS ALSO? WILL ALSO NOT PAY FOR THIS REPAIR AS IT APPEARS TO BE A DEFECTIVE PART FOR THE MODEL YEAR BY BMW.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/24/2014 - NEW MILFORD, NJ
DSC AND AWD LIGHTS COME UP INTERMITTENTLY. DEALER REPORTED FAILURE IN STEERING ANGLE SENSOR. CHECKED IN FORUMS TO FIND THAT THIS IS A COMMON FAILURE FOR ALL E60 BMW CARS.

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STEERING

4/24/2014 - NEW MILFORD, NJ
DSC AND AWD LIGHTS COME UP INTERMITTENTLY. DEALER REPORTED FAILURE IN STEERING ANGLE SENSOR. CHECKED IN FORUMS TO FIND THAT THIS IS A COMMON FAILURE FOR ALL E60 BMW CARS.

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STRUCTURE: BODY: TAILGATE: HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

12/9/2013 - KIRKLAND, WA
I DISCOVERED FAILURES OF MULTIPLE WIRES IN THE TAILGATE/REAR WINDOW WIRING HARNESSES. THROUGH RESEARCH ONLINE I HAVE FOUND THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE OVER SEVERAL MODEL YEARS - SEARCH FOR BMW E61 TAILGATE WIRING PROBLEMS. THE FAILURES ARE CAUSED BY A POOR DESIGN WHERE THE WIRES ENTERING THE HINGE GUIDES (4) FOR THE GLASS AND TAILGATE ARE REPEATEDLY FLEXED AT A SHARP ANGLE UNTIL THE INSULATION, THEN THE COPPER WIRE BREAKS. SAFETY ISSUES - POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT LEADING TO FIRES (HIGHEST LOAD IS FOR REAR DEFROSTER); LIGHTING FAILURES (REAR HIGH BRAKE LIGHT, LICENSE PLATE LAMPS AND OTHERS); REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO LOSS OF WIPER/WASHER/DEFROSTER; REAR GLASS LATCH OPENING WHILE UNDERWAY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN LOSS OF CARGO OR INGRESS OF EXHAUST FUMES. THIS IS NOT AN EASILY REPAIRED PROBLEM. IT WOULD BE BEYOND THE CAPABILITIES OF ALL BUT A SKILLED MECHANIC WITH PROPER TOOLS. I DISCOVERED IT WHEN THE REMOTE LOCK/UNLOCK USING THE KEY FOBS FAILED. AS I INVESTIGATED I FOUND THE BROKEN WIRE, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS WITH BROKEN INSULATION, SOME WITH BROKEN COPPER STRANDS.

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