My BMW has had some wheel bearing problems. Most BMWs have radio problems which mine has. The letters on the radio only show half od the words and I have no sound now I will have to get new wiring. It run a lot of gas. It also had some air conditioning problems. However my BMW x5 which is very roomy. It has helped me move large furniture when I was moving into my new apartment. I have a nice dark blue color that I love. I have a older model car but I still feel good driving in it. The BMW runs smooth and last long when good care. The only big problem is that the parts for the car are expensive when it time to fit it.
The car with an endless possibility of expensive problems.
I am the second owner of this car. The driveshaft is very tight when I am turning. Gas costs more because I put in premium gas and it has a large gas tank. It is very comfortable and roomy. It has a lot of cool features some of which that I still don't understand how to use fully. As far as reliability I feel that it sucks, my service engine light has came on once a month since I've owned it for different issues.
High performance vehicle.
Parts are more expensive than your normal regular cars to repair. Must use super gas to get best performance from your vehicle. It is spacious and has expandable seating. When we moved from one location to the next we used our vehicle to transport a lot of boxes by laying our seats flat to accommodate the boxes. It saved us a lot of moving expenses.
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BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons, model year 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons, model year 2006-2007 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons, model year 2006 760i sedans, model year 2006-2007 750i, 750Li, and 760Li sedans, and model year 2006 X5 sports activity vehicles, equipped with certain seat types. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.
Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.
BMW will notify owners with an interim notification letter in January 2014 since parts are not currently available. When parts are available, anticipated to be in March 2014, BMW will send a second letter and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, free of charge. Additionally, owners of model year 2006-2007 3 Series with standard seats, 5 Series with comfort seats, and Z4 models, will receive an extended warranty on their front passenger seat occupant detection mat. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
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