Exterior Lighting Problems of BMW 528

BMW 528 owners have reported 40 exterior lighting related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 8 most common exterior lighting problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's headlights (13 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's tail light switch (11 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

  Recently reported Exterior Lighting problems of BMW 528

The Headlights problem

Headlight wiring is shorting out due to the plastic coating on the wiring degrading. This issue is currently only affecting the daytime running lights but has caused a short in the headlight system which, without repair, will eventually affect the headlights.   Read details...

The Tail Light Switch problem

I took my vehicle to BMW irvine in California for a recall on my tail lights, they stop working, the recall was to replace both sides and they only did one. The side that burn out but they left the same connector which was burnt and with the wires loose and I wasnt even notify when I pick the   Read details...

The Turn Signal problem

I keep getting warnings that the head lamp, running lamps are malfunctioning. I took it in for service and found exposed wires and was told this is a fire hazard resulting in the headlight wiring insulation flaking off and leaving copper wire exposed and wires are touching, uninsulated wires.   Read details...

The Exterior Lighting problem

Headlamp wiring and connector has crumbled off leaving bare wires exposed and shorting out with possibility of causing fire.   Read details...

The Brake Light problem

Tl the contact owns a 2010 BMW 528i. The contact stated that the driver's side headlight and brake light warning indicators illuminated and the exterior lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired.   Read details...

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