2009 BMW 5 Series User Reviews
535xi Sedan shown
- $20,067 - $29,661
- No trim specified for this review
- Great handling, acceleration, true Lux-Sport
- Bought new in Apr09, 6 times in Service, towed 3 times - NIGHTMARE
Purchased As New
We've had countless BMWs thru the years, including a 645, 750, 528 and this 535 just in the last 5 years. This new 5-Series is VERY DISAPPOINTING. 6 times in Service for total of 24 days - just in 8 months. It takes 30 days in 18 months for Cali lemon law to kick in, then they are getting this dog back. As other posters wrote, the BATTERY DIES every 3-4 days. Seriously. BMW replies with "this is normal operation."
Normal? I paid 65K for this fully-loaded lemon. EVERY time I get in and push the ignition, I pray it will actually crank and start.
THAT'S the new BMW 535, folks.
What else? Water pump failed - replaced; Fuel pump failed - replaced; fuel control system failed - replaced; "unusual battery discharge" (dead battery) - FOUR TIMES - BMW claims it's NORMAL!
Other than that, it's a nice car.........
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