Do you own an e60 5 Series? Check out this article for common problems and repairs. Our BMW mechanics in Jacksonville specialize in affordable repairs.
From 2004 to 2010 the BMW e60 5 series included some of the finest luxury cars ever distributed in the United States. This series includes sedans, wagons, and special security vehicles. Looking like they just drove off the dealer lot, many of these high-performance vehicles are still on the road today. Like all cars, some of the e60 5 series vehicles that were made during that time, do not perform like new, because they have a few common problems that need to be addressed by an independent BMW repair facility like Bavarian RennSport.
Brake Booster Failure: It can be a very scary experience to have your brakes be very hard to depress, which is a common issue for this vehicle. This issue could be from a faulty hose which leaks oil into the brake booster. Some models, especially the e60 5 series models with a V8, BMW has issued a recall to replace the brake booster, vacuum hose, and sometimes, the master cylinder.
Control Arm Failure: When the car reaches 30-50k miles, the control arms can begin to fail and the bushings can wear out. This issues results in loose-handling and can cause further damage to the suspension system.
Fuel Related Issues: In every model of the e60 5 series, drivers experience fuel related problems, especially in the 535i. A faulty thermostat or a defective fuel-pump can cause MPG issues as well as poor engine performance. BMW released re-designed fuel-pumps, but these fuel pumps are not compatible with the older versions. If one fails, they all have to be replaced.
Noisy Windows: It is normal for windows to start rattling on a car due to normal wear and tear, but some drivers of the e60 5 series experience creaking and rattling during the first few months of driving the car. This can be fixed in a variety of ways, but needs to be inspected by a professional.
Sun Roof Malfunction: After several years, the seal around the sun roof can deteriorate, but in some BMWs with low mileage, the seal can be faulty and will result in whistling or drafts early on.
If you encounter any of these common problems with your BMW e60 5 series, we recommend seeking the professional assistance from a trained German auto maintenance mechanic at Bavarian RennSport. We will be able to pinpoint the troubles, and get your BMW running at top performance. Book your diagnostic appointment online today!