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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 05-18-2016, 01:58 PM
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Complete Engine Shut Down

While driving 50 mph on a highway, the engine of my 528xi completely shut down, without any warning. The car went from 50 to 0 in about a second. We couldn't power it up for over an hour and were sitting ducks on the highway until the police arrived. This happened twice -- same exact scenario each time. The dealer said the problem was with a faulty fuel injector, but reading other posts, it seems that dozens of BMW owners have had similar problems and have received different reasons from the dealer or BMW USA as to the cause. No recall or investigation has been done by BMW for this problem as far as I can tell. BMW says they corrected the problem, and I haven't had a recurrence yet, but in other posts, it seems that people who had this issue, often experienced the same problem after BMW "diagnosed" it. Does anyone know whether a recall has been done? Or a redesign of the faulty fuel injectors? I filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and they said that they haven't received prior reports about this problem, which seems strange given the number of posts in this forum about this issue. Any thoughts on how to better raise awareness of this problem so it gets corrected before people die from it?
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:05 PM
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Was the ignition still on, meaning, warning lights on the dash, etc? If the car completely shut off, it doesn't seem engine related, but some other possible electronic glitch, including the ignition switch control.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:58 PM
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Maybe it's different on newer cars but on older systems losing an injector simply shuts down one cylinder. Runs pretty rough but shouldn't lose it all. Sounds like there might be more to the story that they aren't telling you.


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Old 05-18-2016, 11:02 PM
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Having a car completely shut down like that is very rare. The car is designed to go into limp mode whenever a serious malfunction occurs. I have a hard time believing that a single fuel injector failure caused the engine to shut down.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:06 AM
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If the engine shut down you should coast to a stop so what caused the "50 - 0 in about a second"?
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:25 AM
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If the engine shut down you should coast to a stop so what caused the "50 - 0 in about a second"?
that is what I was thinking - this puts Brembo to shame
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