Electrical System Problems of BMW 535

BMW 535 owners have reported 46 electrical system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 7 most common electrical system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (36 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's wiring (5 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

  Recently reported Electrical System problems of BMW 535

The Electrical System problem

Passenger front door actuator failure causing inability to unlock and open the door. Normally with door locked you should be able to do a �double pull� with door latch to open the door such as in emergency situations. This is a safety issue as you can not open the door.   Read details...

The Wiring problem

Known safety concern due to broken wiring in e61 wagon hatch wiring. See this thread: https://5series. Net/forums/e61-touring-discussion-4/tailgate-wiring-harness-replacement-72751/   Read details...

The Software problem

Within two weeks of taking ownership of this car, I experienced a series of faults in the system where the car froze up and had to be towed to the dealer for repair. Over the past two years, the car has experienced a variety of malfunctions in the electronic warning system.   Read details...

The Starter Solenoid problem

2010 BMW 535xi, caught fire in engine compartment resulting in total loss of vehicle. Vehicle has only been maintained at BMW dealership, and current on all inspections, repairs, and maintenance. Fire occurred in duncan doughnuts drive through, slight smell of smoke while at drive through line.   Read details...

The Ignition Coils Failure problem

Ignition coil malfunction recurs after dealership repairs of the same problem. Causes engine speed to vary and be outside the drivers control.   Read details...

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