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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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Old 09-20-2009, 04:50 PM
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How many miles on your E60?

Would love to hear about anyone who has record mileage on their car and yet it still keeps goin & goin!

How many miles on your ride and what kind of (if any) major problems have you had along the way?

I'm only at 49k, but hoping to get to 100k without any major problems. *crosses fingers*

The only major problem I've had is the radiator leaking but it was replaced under warranty thankfully.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:09 PM
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I have an '08 with just shy of 40k miles. Currently the biggest problem has had to do with the audio going out. Took the dealership 2 visit and about a week to fix. Also, my anti-trap on my sunroof was acting funny, but that was fixed when I got an oil change. Other than those two items it has been going strong.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:41 PM
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I've got 52k on my 07 525i... jus bout it a month ago...
No problems soo far as it just came off the warranty!
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:52 PM
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55K on my 2007 530XI, 3 1/2 years ago.

Many, many iDrive blanking problems but fixed (finally) with the umpteenth software upgrade.

Rear, side window blinds replaced twice due to leaking oil.

Recalls for rear shock absorbers and check engine light due to fuel-air mixture software bug.

DS mode went out but the extended warranty fixed it (would have been about $1200.00).

Endless trips to fix BMW-caused problems with low audio on the Aux jack.
The fuel-air recall software upgrade reduced the AUX input level by about 15dB (that is about 2 1/2 times lower) since iPod folks were overdriving this input.
Took about a year and a half for BMWNA to admit it.

Many trips to get Sirius radio reception fixed.
Replaced the control unit and antenna to no avail.
Turns out it is a known Sirius problem due to the lack of ground repeaters.
Even though my XM receiver I added (to the Aux input) received just fine when
the Sirius cuts out!

Would I buy another?
OF COURSE!
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:59 PM
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38k on 04 545I Sports pkg.
29K DME reprogrammed new Battery, right headlights replaced, 32K passenger airbag replaced, 34k new tires Goodyear F1 all season and align at 38k. due for a service check in 600mls.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:03 PM
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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.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:42 PM
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I have about 31,000 miles on my 2008 535. No repairs needed yet. Coming up on the second oil change in about 2000 miles .
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:02 AM
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55K

Rear, side window blinds replaced twice due to leaking oil.!
How did you find out it was leaking oil? TIA
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:21 PM
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38,000 miles on my '05 545i. Purchased a year ago with 31,000 miles. Only issue was corroded battery cable which killed the battery. Replaced under warranty. At this rate I'll hit 100K in late 2017.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:47 PM
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How did you find out it was leaking oil? TIA
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It was dripping down the leather side panel on BOTH doors!
The first time they were replaced, they also had to replace the door panels -
which I heard was a pain because of all the labor to drill holes, etc.
The second replacements didn't have enough time to stain the door panels.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:06 PM
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My 2005 545i with Sport Package has approx 69.5k miles. No major work done according to previous owner's maintenance records. 30k miles left on certified warranty. Thrust arm and front and rear stabilizer bushings are scheduled to be replaced under warranty. Keeping my fingers crossed for a reliable future.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:34 PM
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:54 AM
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18500 on my 09 535i. Purchased in December of 2008.

Have had problems with the bluetooth module. Sound fades in and out when calling someone. They changed the module, its still happening, but just a nuisance rather than a dysfunctional problem.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:52 PM
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I have about 31,000 miles on my 2008 535. No repairs needed yet. Coming up on the second oil change in about 2000 miles .
And no HPFP or fuel injector replacements yet?? How cool is that???
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:55 PM
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:23 AM
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07 530i with under 7000 miles. (real mileage)
you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Put some miles on that thing!
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:08 AM
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:28 PM
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:54 PM
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I have 47,000 on my 08 535i. Just purchased 2 weeks ago used (well used) but nice! So far I have replaced the Dunlaps with Michelin PS2's and also had the HPFP replaced.

Just purchased the extended warranty at the dealership, the warranty is actually through Universal Warranty Corporation.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:59 PM
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:20 AM
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I've got 102K on my 2006 530i and loving every minute of it.
Wow! I think you win the prize on most miles w/the car still running.
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