BMW 540I Electrical System problems : 4.
Apparent Computer Malfunction Caused Windows To Fog Up, Clock To Fail, Directional Signals To Fail And The Engine To Refuse To Restart. Also, The Dash Display And Brake Lights Remained On Even With The Ignition Key Removed. Disconnecting The Battery, Waiting About One Hour, Reconnecting The Battery Restored Normal Operation. *tr
Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBADN63482G. BMW 540I 2002 problem was reported in HARRISONBURG, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.
Oct 17, 2009
Multiple Instances Of No Start. Every Time The Car Was Towed To A bmw Specialist Who Over And Over Again Diagnosed Completely Drained Battery, But Charging System Was Ok. I Have Just Found Out That bmw Has Been Recalling 2003-2010 Models With The Exact Same Defect. *tr
Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBADN53412G. BMW 540I 2002 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
June 01, 2011
I Was Driving In Stop And Go Traffic When I Noticed The Steering Felt A Little Stiffer Than Usual. After About 5 Miles And Better Flowing Traffic I Pulled Into A Restaurant For Dinner When My Upper Radiator Hose Exploded. I Pulled Into A Stall And Opened The Hood To Inspect What Happened. The Hose Was Very Apparent And After Further Investigation I Noticed The Power Steering Pumps Pulley At A Very Sharp Angle Compared To Linear With The Serpentine Belt. I Can Only Assume That From The Bracket On The Pump Breaking, It Caused A Chain Reaction Of Events. First The Bracket Brocket Putting The Pump At A Steep Angle N Forcing The Belt To Go Off Track Which Then Caused All The Other Accessories To Be Disabled Including The Water Pump Which Overheated The Car. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 76854 miles. BMW 540I 2002 problem was reported in KAPOLEI, HI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.
Sept 30, 2012
After Starting Up My Car, There Was A Slight Whine Under The Hood. I Gave The Car A Little Bit Of Throttle To See If The Whine Went Away And Heard A Loud Bang. The Car Was Still Running But My Battery Light Was On. I Needed To Get Home, And I Thought That My Car May Not Start Again If I Turned It Off So I Drove Home. Immediately I Noticed That I Didn’t Have Any Power Steering. As I Drove My Engine Temperature Got Higher And I Barely Made It Home Without Overheating. A Few Days Later I Looked In The Engine Compartment And Saw That The Power Steering Pump Had Broken Free Of The Engine – The Bracket Had Sheared Off. That In Turn Caused The Belt To Fall Off Which Was Turning The Water Pump And Alternator. I Got On The Computer And Looked Up The Problem And Found A Lot Of People Experiencing The Same Problem, Some Driving During The Incident. This Is A Real Defective Design And Causes Me To Be Concerned About The Safety. I Hope Nothing Tragic Has To Happen To Someone For This To Be Considered A Recall. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 151345 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBADN53492G. BMW 540I 2002 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
Dec 10, 2013
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