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Common faults with the 2004 BMW 520i?

Any common faults with the 2004 BMW 520i?

Filed under fault - Asked by Karl Ohara (Citywest) - Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:37

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor - @Shane_O_D


Hi Karl,

That car is getting on now, so it's unlikely to be perfect. 

Known issues with the 2.2-litre model include a fixable oil leak from the transmission, faulty electric adjustment for the seats (if fitted), clonking from the rear of the car when moving away from rest, unexpected battery discharge and starting issues caused by the steering column lock control module.

Otherwise it's a fairly robust car. Most of the issues above can be fixed inexpensively.

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