Check Engine Light On Problems of BMW 535

BMW 535 owners have reported 10 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 BMW 535 1
Failure Date: 12/29/2016

Vehicle has issues in line with the recall that has been extended for some VIN numbers under recall number #16v746000. Vehicle has experienced shaking under acceleration, sputtering, flashing check engine light and, multiple trips to the dealership. The vehicle has had items noted under the recall fixed at the expense of the vehicle owner. Currently the high pressure fuel pump has been replaced, as has the battery without making any change on the vehicles performance. It is currently in the dealers hands (for the last month) with Bmwna currently reviewing the service records to see if they will cover the issue. The vehicle has experienced issues while merging into traffic, accelerating, and daily ddriving.

See all problems of the 2012 BMW 535 icon-go-page.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 BMW 535 2
Failure Date: 09/16/2016

While driving from work on a busy Friday afternoon the vehicle's check engine light comes on and the computer screen states "engine malfunction! reducing power" "high pressure fuel pump malfunction" less than a minute the engine stalled. Leaving me stranded on the bridge for hours, try to start the car but it won't start. The high pressure fuel system has been replaced with a new revision but still didn't solve the problem.

See all problems of the 2009 BMW 535 icon-go-page.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 BMW 535 3
Failure Date: 03/31/2015

Vehicle loss power while driving on hwy and idle rough. And check engine light came on.

See all problems of the 2008 BMW 535 icon-go-page.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 BMW 535 4
Failure Date: 12/31/2013

On an early cold morning, I crank my car and after it started I noticed that my check engine light came on; it stalled out and I had to restart it. This car has been in and out of the repair shop (BMW) within the last year approximately four times. The major reason was fuel problems. I had a diagnostic test done on it and the BMW repair shop stated that I needed all injectors, spark plugs and a fuel inlet valve replaced which will cost about 2200. The problem I have is that BMW published this information to correct an ongoing problem with 535i twin turbo fuel system; however at the consumers' expense. I spoke with a supervisor in customer relationship and she stated that BMW was not response for or repairing it.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 BMW 535 5
Failure Date: 03/16/2013

Once again nearly a month after my 2013 535i had its high pressure fuel pump replaced by BMW. The car decides to lose all power and not want to accelerate again while traveling on the freeway. The check engine light and drivetrain malfunction lights came on and the vehicle began shaking and sputtering. This car is not safe at all. The service advisor immediately recognized this problem and kind of blew it off by joking about how he thought BMW corrected this problem for all of their 135, 335, and 535, which is disturbing to now BMW has this problem and is still selling these vehicles. All it takes is for one time to have the wrong person traveling behind you and who knows if I would be here to even make a complaint.

See all problems of the 2013 BMW 535 icon-go-page.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 BMW 535 6
Failure Date: 01/25/2013

While driving on the free way my brand new 535i had a drivetrain malfunction and the check engine light came on while losing power and slowing down all while shaking. Pushing the accelerator the car would not gain speed. When I called BMW they said to stop at the nearest BMW dealership which I did. After exiting the car would not shift out of first gear and refused to go faster than 20 miles an hour shaking the whole way to the dealer. They had my car for a week before saying they needed to replace the high pressure fuel pump then run more tests and that was 2 weeks ago. The fact that they would put someone back in that car is disturbing as though they do not care about their customers or families or even the other drivers around us as I was nearly rear-ended on the freeway.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 BMW 535 7
Failure Date: 01/14/2013

In the 4 1/2 years that my 535xi has been in service, the fuel injectors have needed to be replaced 3 times (sept 2011, Jan 2013, and sept 2014). The problems have manifested themselves when driving on highways and the vehicle loses most power and begins shaking and the check engine gases light comes on. The most recent time occurred while on an interstate tollway between exits 15 miles apart making for a dangerous situation as I lost speed and any ability to accelerate. Efforts to have BMW cover the repairs (estimated at $2,200 including new plugs), were both unsuccessful and frustrating. The dealer provided zero assistance. I contacted BMW na and stated that having to replace the fuel injectors 3 times in 4 1/2 years indicates a defective design and results in dangerous situations. I was told that they would investigate and inform me whether the repairs would be covered. They said they would notify me within 3-5 business days although they would try to expedite the process since I was without a car. At the end of the 5th business day, there was no response so I called and the person I needed to speak with was in a meeting and was supposed to call me back. After another full business day and no call, I called a again and was told that there was no coverage but they did not provide any rationale. This has been a repetitive and dangerous problem.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 BMW 535 8
Failure Date: 10/09/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 BMW 535i. The contact stated that while traveling 20 mph, the vehicle began to shake violently then the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was driven to the contact's destination and was later taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that three of the six the fuel injectors had failed. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages was 53,300. Kmj.

See all problems of the 2010 BMW 535 icon-go-page.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 BMW 535 9
Failure Date: 09/03/2012

My first incident occurred while I was traveling on I-185. My vehicle suddenly lost power and began sputtering and check engine light came on. This happened while traffic was heavy but miraculously I was able to merge over to the emergency lane and exit off the interstate. BMW dealership diagnosis it as a failed in-tank electric fuel pump and sensor. It was repaired and I paid 1254. 00. Unfortunately, a week later, I experienced another loss of engine power and check engine light came on while I was traveling on the interstate. This time BMW dealership told me they had to upgrade software and change out some injectors and that should solve my problem. I bought this car to drive it and not send it back and forth to the repair shop.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 BMW 535 10
Failure Date: 08/09/2010

Purchased a BMW 535i x drive in April 2009. Since April 2010, the car has been in for service 4 times, most recently August 2010. All 4 times, the car's engine lights have come on - oxygen sensors have been replaced twice. A problem in the fuel area/catalyst converter was just fixed in July. Last problem was at 18,400 miles - driving on highway at 70mph out of town in another state at 10:45pm, an audible signal went off and then 2 engine lights appears in my speedometer area. Also, in the navigation area, engine malfunction reduced power error message. The car began shaking and the power was reduced down to 40mph. At that point, 225 miles from home, needed to turn back and drive 45 minutes from the city that I just left. Car was towed to a city 60 miles from there and the service manager told me immediately it was the hpfp problem. At that time, he also stated that the fuel injectors are not a problem now, but it is very likely that they will go bad within 6 months from now. Confidence has been lost in this new car and safety concerns for driving this car more than 25-30 miles out of my home city. Extremely concerned about breaking down and stranded again.


Other Common Engine And Engine Cooling related problems of BMW 535


Switch Make:
Switch Model:
BMW 535 Service Bulletins icon-go-page
BMW 535 Safety Recalls icon-go-page
BMW 535 Defect Investigations icon-go-page