Top 4 BMW 5-Series Problems: Parts, Reliable Service Centers & More
The BMW 5 Series first made its appearance back in 1972. In 2008, the five millionth 5 Series BMW was manufactured. Being a mainstay in the competitive high-end automotive market for over 40 years says something significant about the quality and class of the vehicle. From first time BMW owners to those who would never consider driving any other vehicle, the BMW 5 Series is beloved for countless reasons. With that said, however, it is a machine with moving parts and often with drivers who like to push it to its extreme – so, it’s no surprise that even the BMW 5 Series has common problems. Here’s a look at the top four:
1. Cost of Parts
A high-end vehicle is just naturally going to have high-end parts. As head-turning and beautiful as the BMW 5 Series vehicles are, it’s what’s under the hood that draws discerning drivers to it. Granted, if you are religious about maintaining your BMW by never missing its scheduled preventative maintenance checks and being an astute listener to how its engine sounds, your vehicle’s parts will last longer. When parts do have to be replaced, however, you can expect to pay more than you would if you drove a more common, run-of-the-mill vehicle.
2. Cost of Insurance
While there are lots of variables that surround how much each individual driver has to pay for car insurance (your past driving record, your credit score, your age, your gender, and what’s covered on your particular insurance plan), you can expect to pay more for the insurance on your BMW 5 Series than you would on a vehicle that isn’t the envy of most other drivers on the road. When you drive a top-of-the-line vehicle, you’ll want a top-of-the-line insurance policy on it to protect you and your vehicle fully.
3. Finding a Reputable Service Center
Of all the challenges BMW owners face, this perhaps is the greatest. There is nothing worse for a BMW owner than to discover the dealership or local garage that repaired the vehicle overcharged for parts and services, did work that wasn’t necessary, or did a shoddy job and caused more issues. Unfortunately for some BMW Series 5 owners, they have to experience this firsthand before they finally find a reputable BMW repair service that they can count on to care for their vehicle as much as they do. Fortunately for BMW (or Mini Cooper) owners who are residents of or visitors to the Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks areas, The HAUS is fast becoming Southern California’s “go to” BMW service and repair center. And rightly so. You don’t have to deal with dealership prices and you can rest assured that your vehicle is maintained and repaired by experienced, highly-skilled, and knowledgeable BMW technicians. After all, the owners of The HAUS own BMWs too, and all the techs employed at the The HAUS are certified BMW mechanics.
4. Fuel Pump Issue
In December of 2016, BMW began the recall of several of its vehicles due to a fuel pump issue. In case you never got the memo or have not experienced any problems with your particular BMW, you’ll want to address this issue immediately. The fuel pump has stopped working on some BMWs and caused the engine to stall – a very dangerous scenario especially if you are driving in the high-speed lane of the freeway. Some of the recalled vehicles were found to have in-tank fuel pumps with insufficiently crimped wire contacts; this can cause the connector to melt and fuel to leak. For more information on the BMW fuel pump recall, contact The Haus immediately.