2010 BMW 5 Series 3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - BMW Fan Disappointed
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan - Consumer Review

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BMW Fan Disappointed
By Chris on

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2010 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

This is my third BMW. The car handles as expected and offers the joy and experience BMW owners have come to expect. However, the reliability on this vehicle is unacceptable. First, I had a fuel pump failure. I noticed several slow starts, took it in and they found a fault with the fuel pump. Next, I was accelerating hard when the engine lost power and the message "Engine Malfunction: Reduced Power" displayed. So far, the dealer things it's a software issue. I love these cars, but reliability is sub-par. If BMW doesn't resolve their reliability issues, I purchased my last one.

Favorite Features

Acceleration and handling; solid feel and even the iDrive.

Suggested Improvements

Reliability of electrical system and associated computer systems; nav could be more intuitive, though it's tolerable.
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