2010 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Unreliable, even new

2010 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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535i Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual)

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Unreliable, even new
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2010 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


With less that 4000 miles the "engine malfunction-reduce power" message came on and the car would no longer start. I was only 1 mile from the dealership but it took BMW assist over two hours to organize a tow (1 pm Monday)! I was told by the dealership " we are seeing this a lot," but so far they apparently do not know how to fix it. I rated the car low on performance, build quality, and reliability for this issue. This is not the BMW "experience I was hoping for!

Best Features

The handling with the sports package is wonderful.

Worst Features

BMW assist should at least let one know how long the wait for assistance will be. "Right Away" in this case meant 2.5 hours!
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