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BMW 525I PROBLEMS | SAFETY RECALLS & DEFECTS

Access the National Highway Traffic Safety database of BMW 525I recalls and defective parts found on BMW 525I automobiles. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration is authorized to order the BMW 525I manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles or parts of motor vehicle equipment when its investigation indicates that they contain serious safety defects in their design, structure, body, or performance.



Most Recent Recalls For BMW 525I

VehicleComponentManufacterer
2001 BMW 525I AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE Recall
2001 BMW 525IAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Units affected: 23000
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 2003-10-24
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A MICROPROCESSOR IN THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE, WHICH ACTIVATES THE FRONT AIR BAGS, THE SIDE AIR BAGS, THE FRONT SEAT SAFETY BELT PRETENSIONERS, AND THE BATTERY SAFETY TERMINAL, MAY HAVE A MALFUNCTION THAT COULD LEAD TO AN UNINTENDED ACTIVATION OF ONE OR MORE OF THESE COMPONENTS.Read More!
2001 BMW 525I ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN Recall
2001 BMW 525IENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
Units affected: 1550
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 2002-05-16
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.Read More!
2002 BMW 525I SUSPENSION Recall
2002 BMW 525ISUSPENSION
Units affected: 4672
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 2002-02-19
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING THE STRUT MOUNT MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE THRUST BEARING WAS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONS AND SECURED. IF THE SUSPENSION IS FULLY UNLOADED, THE FRONT STRUT COULD SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER MOUNT.Read More!
2002 BMW 525I TIRES:SIDEWALL Recall
2002 BMW 525ITIRES:SIDEWALL
Units affected: 1318
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 2001-11-26
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: DURING THE TIRE MOUNTING PROCESS ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH STANDARD (NON-SPORT) SUSPENSION AND EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL CONTITOURINGCONTACT CH95 ECOPLUS TIRES, SIZE 225/65R16 95H, HAVING DOT CODES 4001, 4101, OR 4201, THE OUTER SIDEWALL SURFACE OF THE TIRES MAY HAVE BEEN CUT BY A SHARP EDGE. OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME COULD LEAD TO A REDUCTION OF INFLATION PRESSURE.Read More!
2001 BMW 525I ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN Recall
2001 BMW 525IENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
Units affected: 76469
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 2001-06-21
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.Read More!
1989-1995 BMW 525I ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM Recall
1989-1995 BMW 525IENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
Units affected: 340000
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 1998-08-04
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT, SUCH AS A THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP, OR FAN BELT, CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND SYSTEM PRESSURE. IF THE INDICATIONS OF A CRITICAL OVERHEATING CONDITION IS NOT NOTICED BY THE DRIVER, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT DAMAGE TO, OR FAILURE OF, A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT COULD OCCUR.Read More!
1989-1995 BMW 525I VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL Recall
1989-1995 BMW 525IVEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Units affected: 410000
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 1997-08-19
Summary: THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.Read More!
1990-1994 BMW 525I SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT Recall
1990-1994 BMW 525ISERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Units affected: 180000
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 1996-07-01
Summary: THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH CAN FAIL ALLOWING THE SWITCH TO REMAIN IN THE "BRAKE LIGHTS OFF" POSITION OR IN THE "BRAKE LIGHTS ON" POSITION.Read More!
1991-1992 BMW 525I AIR BAGS:FRONTAL Recall
1991-1992 BMW 525IAIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Units affected: 75000
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 1996-07-01
Summary: THE AIR BAG CONTACT RING LOCKING TAB LOCATED IN THE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY CAN BREAK WITHOUT WARNING.Read More!
1994-1995 BMW 525I LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH Recall
1994-1995 BMW 525ILATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Units affected: 2180
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
Report Date: 1994-11-08
Summary: THE DOUBLE-LOCK FEATURE CAN ENGAGE WITH OCCUPANTS AND THE DOOR/IGNITION KEY INSIDE THE VEHICLE.Read More!

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