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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 06-30-2010, 05:08 AM
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55K on mine (2004 530i). Had my TCU replaced 2 years ago (under warranty).

At the moment, only issues are use-related:

Need to replace tie-rods and right control arm.
Battery needs replacement as well.
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:29 PM
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Your e60 does not look a day over 10K miles. However am at 111K have no mechanical worn parts. Was your e60 in a city environment or abused


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Wow, looks like I might be in the lead. 04 545i purchased July of 09 with 119,000 (no warranty). It now has 137,000 miles and has been a challenge to keep up with maintenance wise. I can't imagine how expensive this car would be if I didn't do most of the work myself.

Work performed by me:
Replaced battery
Replaced upper & lower control arms
Replaced inner & outer tie rods
Replaced water pump
Replaced both idler pulleys
Rebuilt vacuum pump & replaced vacuum lines
New rotor & pads all around & fluid flush
New tires
Replaced oil pressure sensor
Replaced rear window seal
Replaced drivers door seal
Replaced failed A/C lines (horrible pain in the a$$) caused by improper radiator repair of previous owner
New cabin & air filters
Replaced broken headlamp washer covers

Work done by $tealer:
Replaced Micro Power Module (water spilled in trunk)
I-Drive/software upgrade
Aux audio input
Alignment
A/C recharge (A/C pump will need to be replaced $$$$oon, now horrible groaning/whining sounds)

But its all worth it...Right??!!

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:10 AM
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72k on my 07'... I really like driving!!!
1 dead battery and that is it and that is all.

(I have put new rims and rubber on her since this photo and tinted windows deeper)
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:11 AM
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holy cow that is terrible man!! sry!
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:58 AM
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Your e60 does not look a day over 10K miles. However am at 111K have no mechanical worn parts. Was your e60 in a city environment or abused
Thanks man. From the history report looks like it spent half its life so far in a rural area outside Sacramento, the other half in bay area/San Francisco. So a bit of both. I'm the 3rd owner, and its back to the rural life.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:51 PM
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86,000 miles on my 2004 and loved every mile of it!!!! These cars are MEANT to be driven. As long as you take care of it and maintain it and do preventative maintenance NOT JUST WHAT BMW TELLS YOU...... Your car will last a loooooong time!
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:07 AM
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2004 545I 66000K miles on it, purchased used two years ago. No major issue at all except the I touch system freezes the screens and you cant listen to music or anything . Unless I remove the navigation CD and then it reboots up. Not sure if this is an issue or not but I have had to do it 3 times in the pass two years. According to the carfax no major issue for the original owner. The original owner had all service done at BMW and so do I. Except I refuse to pay their prices for tires so I went to sears yesterday and got some Goodyear F1. I hope to get 120K on this puppy before I give it up.

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Old 07-03-2010, 08:21 PM
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06 550 W/66K.
roof seal replacement
angel eye blew out
both happened at about 63k
I love this car, I use to be a Porsche man but wouldnt keep them over to years. I can't wait for the weekends to drive my 5.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:43 AM
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I got 51000 miles on my 07 525XI
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:31 PM
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525i se mine done 148k now and not had any major problems has full BM history, just recentley the electics are playing up...any ideas?
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:44 AM
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Mein Auto: 2004 530i (new to me)
Miles

My '04 530i just rolled over to 92k.

I've replaced:

Right tie rod end
Front 2 wheel bearings
Water pump/hoses will be done next weekend.

So far only annoyances (i.e. cupping tires and noisy ebc sport rotors).
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:28 PM
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3.8K on a 2010 528i and replaced a faulty A/C drainage hose that was part of production of this car.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:40 PM
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Mein Auto: 2004 E60
Sorry to say this guys, but I am getting rid of mine now.

OK so on the way out of town, the car hid a minor snag. Driving down I-85 S and all of a sudden Dynamic Drive malfunction, mind you I am doing 70+MPH. Then no more than 1 second later Active Steering Failure, ABS Failure, CBC Failure (Sealt Belt System), Electrical Malfunction. Still shocked by what is being displayed, nothing says stop driving or pull over. Then I look back at the instrument cluster and the tachometer is showing RPM's but the speedometer shows nothing. 0 MPH yet still doing I would guess 70 MPH or so, could not tell since there was no speed. Then another 30 seconds passed and everything electrical stops working and the car starts loosing power, iDrive is blank, instrument cluster is all off. Nothing!!! Then out of nowhere power is restored all systems back up still with all the same errors except I had a new one now, "Transmission Failure" Woohooo!!! Not what I needed to say while heading out on a long vacation.

So I managed to pull over and turn the car off to see if a system reboot will help. It kind of did. Only half the errors were gone, but Dynamic Drive, Steering, and ABS were all still there and maybe some others but did not pay attention. We looked up in the BMW book for the closest dealership and fond one in Columbus GA only 30 miles. We made it there and had to have them give us a loaner while and leave the problem child with them.

I will say that when we stopped and went inside the key reader did say that there was a Dynamic Drive malfunction but nothing else, and when the SA went outside to start the car up there were no faults showing. Go figure! At this point if they cannot find anything with the car thenit is out of here. This is finally the last straw.

The next day the dealer was able to look at the car and determine that the Alternator was bad and producing too many amps. Not heard of that. So in producing too many amps it fried the regulator that controls how all the systems get power. This was only $1300 in repairs, and that is with a reurbished alternator. I hate to know what a new one costs.

This just adds to the aludry list of problems I have had with this car from day one of my CPO purchase. Thankfully most of the major ones were covered under CPO, but now that I am not and is going to require at least another $5000 maintenance, the car is outa here!

But I do have 133K miles now.

It's been fun!

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Old 07-15-2010, 07:34 PM
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Smile 2007 with 101,000 miles. Not a Problem

2007 530xit 101,000 miles. Only scheduled maintenance and two sets of tires. Drives like the day I bought it. Debating if I go for 200,000 miles.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:42 AM
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My 2008 535 just reached 45,000miles. I need to bring the car in to the dealer on Monday because the car runs like $#!t. I had a problem with "reduced power" etc. etc. ( but the car ran smoothly) and they had to replace one of the turbo/wastegates. After I got the car back, it now stumbles, bucks, idles roughly and surges under part throttle. I am sure they will tell me theres are no faults recorded, normal, etc. Luckily this is a company car and I will get to replace it toward the end of next year. These cars are for leasing while under warranty. I would not want to actually own or keep one.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:48 PM
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Owned a 2000 528i until last year with 152,000 miles on it. Other than regular, expected maintenance I had to replace the battery in 2007 and in 2008 replaced the water pump, radiator and thermostat. It didn't have even a door ding on it. Got $4,900 for it toward a new 535ix - now with 10,800 mi and absolutely love the thing it is a beast. I-Drive with the iphone 3g integration is flawless.

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:20 AM
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102k on my '05 530i

No problems so far (knock on wood)
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:50 AM
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:58 AM
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Just hit 96,000 today and so far have just had minor problems really. Had the dealer install the AUX input and I replaced my seat mat sensor which wasn't a difficult install. Also fixed an oil leak with a new seal which was cheap and easy to do, but messy. Still thinking about selling because I have nightmares about how expensive this car could be if things start breaking.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:54 PM
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111,111 and only 8k are mine... love it though.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:00 PM
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2010 535i M-sport - 52k miles... can't get enough of it driving everyday... the superb handling is so seductive... (704 - suspension) replaced hpfp once with 170 and 6 injectors ... all under warranty....
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:36 PM
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Mein Auto: 330i, Z3 2.8L, 545i
Up to 151,300 miles on my 2004 545i. Oil leaks the recent issue but I am fixing as they appear.

Never a transmission issue, serviced at 80K miles and I will do again in the next couple months.

No major engine issues internal, replaced gaskets, cam sensor, O2 sensor, Oil pressure switch, coolant vent return line and coolant tank.

Of course wear items, brakes, rotors, filters.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:04 AM
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'08 535i 85k
Problems:
HPFP issues until most recent replacement/update 25k ago
battery replacement at 45k
2 bent rims (sport package)
Otherwise the car has been great. Really fun to drive, good in the snow with dedicated tires and wheels, 25mpg, great seats.
I change my own oil and filter every 10k.
I bought the BMW "gold" warranty which goes until 100k. I'll be selling the car this spring.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:31 PM
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76,000 on my 550, while I have warranty I do go to dealer anytime it seems to me not normal, so they' are replacing parts, I don't complain so far, but I will buy warranty again.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:02 PM
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