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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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  #151  
Old 12-16-2012, 12:56 PM
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Mein Auto: 2008 535XI
49000 miles on my 2008 535xi

So far:

Multiple visits for Hpfp until finally recalled. I think 4 in all.

Creaking sound from window seals first dry lubed which didn't work then replaced a month later under warranty.

Drivers seat tore which was replaced under warranty.

New battery

Battery cable recall.

Just told that Mech sleeve is leaking and will need replaced.

3rd set of front brakes and rotors. Original rear brakes. Western pa has bad roads and many hills and turns.

I enjoy driving the car but hate the quality issues that end up wasting your time going back and forth for repair work.

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:20 PM
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This past Friday I hit 70k in my 2011 528. I know this the E60 community, but I do have more miles than many here.
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  #153  
Old 12-25-2012, 02:36 AM
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  #154  
Old 12-25-2012, 02:41 AM
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:27 AM
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This past Friday I hit 70k in my 2011 528. I know this the E60 community, but I do have more miles than many here.
Wow you drive a LOT!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:41 AM
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Wow you drive a LOT!
Yes lol well only just brought it few month back,with 81000 miles,it's my second BMW after owning a e36 compact for 8 years. She was 14years old with 87000 when sold it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:23 AM
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2007 E60 550i just ticked over 47,500. Bought it with 46,200 miles about 3.5 weeks ago. Nothing but an auxiliary water pump so far although I hear the active front stabilizer bars are seeping..
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:26 PM
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yes lol well only just brought it few month back,with 81000 miles,it's my second bmw after owning a e36 compact for 8 years. She was 14years old with 87000 when sold it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:29 PM
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08 528i with 35,200 miles.

Only problem is the mirrors going to wacky positions every time I get in it. Car is currently at the dealer today for the mirror memory problem.
Is tis a common/ known issue. My passenger mirror doesn't seem to retain saved position
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:59 PM
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:37 PM
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Mein Auto: 535i
84800 on my 08 535i. W/extended warranty. (Def worth it)

Water pump replaced.
Periodic High Battery Drain.
Brakes replaced at 26k.
Spark plugs replaced at 30k.
Bought with 24k miles in 2010.

I can hear my AC compressor pretty loud these days, may be time for a replacement soon.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:48 AM
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I have about 65k on my 2007 550 and haven't had any bad mechanical issues..none that I've had to pay for myself. I should mention that I'm incredibly picky and the dealer probably hates me..oh well...they're legitimate issues though

1. anti trap: not a big deal, just needs to be reset
2. sunroof wouldn't close without assist; they replaced the track...it still has lots of wind noise due to the fact that it looks like the glass has been replaced at some point, but curvature isnt' quite right. I keep the sunroof slide shut to keep out the noise.

3. I currently have a rattle as I shift gears...ongoing issue, but doesn't seem to affect performance or anything...actually brought it in today and will follow up next week.

*maintenance is important!! I think BMW says to change oil yearly or every 15k miles...This depends on your driving habits personally. I drive pretty hard (my opinion) and only at about 8k and think its ready to be changed now. I actually had to add a quart about 4 months ago...not sure whats up with that..maybe the last change was short or something, but thats the only time I've had to add in the year I've owned it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:50 AM
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Let's see, 37k on mine. New ac compressor and condenser, driver seat rail, anti-trap not working on sun roof, battery and noisy idler pulley all replaced under warranty. Took two trips to the dealer nearly every time to get anything fixed and sometimes an argument. Out of warranty now but I'm done with taking it to the dealer for anything.

Just got 4 wheel alignment done by a top quality shop and found rr toe in was significantly off. Sun roof hits the flip up air dam now and won't close unless I hold it down with a pencil so I gotta figure out what's up with that. Blowing a little coolant out of the radiator cap so I've got a new cap ordered.

Skippy, I realize this is an old post, but I had the same problem with my sun roof, and they replaced the track...no charge to me, and so I'm not 100% that it was diagnosed correctly, but thought I'd provide my feedback.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:30 PM
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150,000 miles

My 2004 530i just clicked 150,000 miles... I have replaced strut arms, front active sway bar, water pump, front brakes at 99,000 miles, rear brakes at 148,000... Has 6 speed manual and is still on original clutch....

I have had to replace gateway module in trunk at 139,000 miles (had gallon of washer fluid spill in trunk).
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:46 AM
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2004 BMW 545i Sport Package
June or July 2004 Build date, August or September 2004 In-Service date.
Had around 28,000 miles as of late November 2012.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:38 AM
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Got 71,500, owned almost 1 year. No problems so far, under warranty until 94,000. Checked at BMW dealer in August, clean bill of heath.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:21 AM
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:08 AM
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Just short of 56k on my 08 550i.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:17 PM
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75000 on 2008 e60.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:49 PM
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26k in 40 months. Did the two recall services. Just put on a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport AS +. Car has been great.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:56 PM
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I just changed the oil yesterday on my BMW 530i MY2010 with around 17750 Kilometers

Mann OEM Oil Filter HU 816X
7QTS Mobil 1 0W-40 (I only poured in 6.5QTS and after driving it for one day it shows full)
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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Sorry, but the 530i was not built in 2010, 2007 was last year for this model.

I have a 2010 528XI with 38,000 mils with no problems to report.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:11 PM
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:03 PM
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Sorry, but the 530i was not built in 2010, 2007 was last year for this model.

I have a 2010 528XI with 38,000 mils with no problems to report.
Don't be sorry, but you may want to apologize.
Your clue should have been the poster expressing his mileage in kilometers.
Outside the US the 530i continued to be called the 530i through the end of the E60 model series. http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ca.../bmw_530i.html

I too learned the hard way to be careful correcting people on the name and year of their own car when I questioned a gentleman in Europe talking about his 2003 E60. Later I learned that unlike the US introduction of the E60 in 2004, the E60 model series was introduced in Europe as a 2003 model and shipped as early as late fall of 2002.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:02 PM
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Don't be sorry, but you may want to apologize.
Your clue should have been the poster expressing his mileage in kilometers.
Outside the US the 530i continued to be called the 530i through the end of the E60 model series. http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ca.../bmw_530i.html

I too learned the hard way to be careful correcting people on the name and year of their own car when I questioned a gentleman in Europe talking about his 2003 E60. Later I learned that unlike the US introduction of the E60 in 2004, the E60 model series was introduced in Europe as a 2003 model and shipped as early as late fall of 2002.
Spot on. Hahahaha
The 530i was only sold until 2007 in the US BUT outside the US it was still sold until the last production year.
My 530i has the updated N52K engine with 200KW or around 268HP to be precise.
Who said i was from the US?

I also learned the hard way not to question people so much . . .

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