by spice4 on May 17, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
I've pretty much had problems with this vehicle every since I've had it, namely cam sensors needing constant replacing, placement of fuels in trunk panel, and my CD player has eaten the CD. It's not worth the money spent.
by ddsbmw on Oct 2, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
I love to drive my 525i, but it would be a lot more enjoyable with some sort of stereo.
CCC module went out and is $1700 to replace.
Out of my budget and almost inevitable to go out in this model.
This controls navigation and all the service lights so I love my car a lot less than I could have.
How I wish BMW would recall their obvious faulty CCC module so this car could be the great car it was meant to be.
by Regina Wofford on Jul 17, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
I love my car, but there is a definite design defect. The electronic module that controls most of the electronics in the car is located under the tire well in the truck. It's very easy for liquids to seep into the compartment and cause an "electronic malfunction". I was carrying groceries in my trunk and some liquid spilled. Before I made it home, my car's electronic system went haywire. I took it to the dealer and explained my problem and he new exactly what it was. It seems many other car owners have had the same problem. At a cost of $790 they repaired the problem and relocated the electronic module. It seems this is an ongoing problem and BMW should have made owners aware of the issue
For 2005, the interior of all models receives more extensive wood trim on the center console, and adjustable front lumbar support is now standard on the 530i and 545i. Poplar wood trim is now included on the 525i and 530i. Anthracite Maple wood trim is a no-cost option. The 525i receives 17-inch Star Spoke cast-alloy wheels, and park distance control is now standard on the 545i. Active Steering is now offered as a stand-alone option on all models. The 545i now comes standard with the six-speed manual transmission, with the six-speed steptronic automatic available as a no-cost option. BMW's innovative SMG sequential manual gearbox is available on the 530i and 545i.