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An outstanding sport sedan - I bought this particular car because I wanted a manual transmission. I previously had a 1998 BMW 540i also with a manual gearbox and sport suspension ...

5.0
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Nice sports sedan - Drivability is tops. Great feel, steering, suspension, handling, acceleration, and great fun to drive. Engine and transmission very strong and long l...

4.0
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A really nice car. - This car drives beautifully even after nine years of use. The acceleration is really nice and before you know it, you are at 60, so have to be carefu...

5.0
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Pricing Trends

The average LemonFree listing price for a BMW 5 Series in California:

2012 $40,827
2011 $36,068
2010 $30,582
Safety Ratings
2010 BMW 5 Series
Front Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints37
Number of Investigations0
2009 BMW 5 Series
Front Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls8
Number of Complaints42
Number of Investigations0
2008 BMW 5 Series
Front Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls10
Number of Complaints302
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding BMW 5 Series vehicles

2009 BMW 5 Series (8/10/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12E029000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Description: This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 BMW 1-Series, 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series, 2000-2009 BMW 5-Series, 2004-2005 BMW 6-Series, and 2006-2007 BMW 7-Series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.

Defect: This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.

Corrective Action: Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on August 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536.

2008 BMW 5 Series (8/10/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12E029000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Description: This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 BMW 1-Series, 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series, 2000-2009 BMW 5-Series, 2004-2005 BMW 6-Series, and 2006-2007 BMW 7-Series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.

Defect: This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.

Corrective Action: Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on August 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536.

2007 BMW 5 Series (8/10/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12E029000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Description: This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 BMW 1-Series, 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series, 2000-2009 BMW 5-Series, 2004-2005 BMW 6-Series, and 2006-2007 BMW 7-Series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.

Defect: This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.

Corrective Action: Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on August 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536.

2003 BMW 5 Series (8/10/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12E029000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Description: This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 BMW 1-Series, 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series, 2000-2009 BMW 5-Series, 2004-2005 BMW 6-Series, and 2006-2007 BMW 7-Series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.

Defect: This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.

Corrective Action: Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on August 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536.

2006 BMW 5 Series (8/10/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12E029000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Description: This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 BMW 1-Series, 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series, 2000-2009 BMW 5-Series, 2004-2005 BMW 6-Series, and 2006-2007 BMW 7-Series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.

Defect: This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.

Corrective Action: Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on August 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536.

Used BMW 5 SERIES for sale in San Francisco California under $5,000

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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i

$4,995

1998 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 139,455 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Napa, CA
  • MPG: 14 City / 22 Hwy

2004 BMW 5 Series 525i

$4,991

2004 BMW 5 SERIES 525I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 120,127 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 26 Hwy

2001 BMW 5 Series 530i

$4,599

2001 BMW 5 SERIES 530I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 167,206 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2001 BMW 5 Series 525i

$3,500

2001 BMW 5 SERIES 525I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 137,050 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Fremont, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy
  • 4 Days on Lot
$4,999

2002 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 166,863 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Davis, CA
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy
  • 50 Days on Lot
$4,995
$5,995
Price Reduced!

2002 BMW 5 SERIES 530I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 188,691 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Fremont, CA
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy
  • 11 Days on Lot
$4,988
$5,988
Price Reduced!

2000 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 235,374 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • MPG: 14 City / 21 Hwy
  • 178 Days on Lot
$4,777
$5,995
Price Reduced!

2002 BMW 5 SERIES 525I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 124,159 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
  • 46 Days on Lot

2003 BMW 5 Series 525i

$4,999

2003 BMW 5 SERIES 525I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 142,541 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
  • MPG: 18 City / 26 Hwy
$4,950
$5,500
Price Reduced!

2001 BMW 5 SERIES 530I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 132,126 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Fremont, CA
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy
  • 119 Days on Lot
$4,998

2003 BMW 5 SERIES 530I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 111,000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy
  • 203 Days on Lot
$4,999

2003 BMW 5 SERIES 525I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: San Leandro, CA
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy
  • 2 Days on Lot
$4,488

2002 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy
  • 10 Days on Lot
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