BMW 5 Series Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Multiple Issues due to Oil Leak

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5 Series

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No, need help

Hello, I have a 2011 550xi with 107k miles. Recently I noticed my car was smoking, and had a bit of a bad smell to it as a result. I took my car in for inspection and found out that I have a valve seal that has failed which is

Review submitted by:Luke M

Pros:Lots of fun to drive, comfortable, great design / look. I love it

Cons:Maintenance costs, oil leaks, engine failure

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