User Reviews

Looks good, stylish, and sporty but not a reliable car for the price. - I love the technology of the car but didn't like the narrower trunk space as compared to the older models of 528i. The overall look and style of the ...

3.0
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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...

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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...

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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 540I for sale

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2003 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 124,621 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Highland, IN
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy
  • 225 Days on Lot
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1998 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 191,199 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Johnson City, TN
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
  • 8 Days on Lot
$7,900

2003 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 103,700 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Monroe, NC
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy
  • 62 Days on Lot
$8,900

1999 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 99,909 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy
  • 89 Days on Lot
$5,950
$6,980
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2003 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 123,263 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Waterbury, CT
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy
  • 248 Days on Lot
$6,921

1999 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy
  • 29 Days on Lot

2001 BMW 5 Series 540i

$6,150

2001 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 177,019 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Fairfield, OH
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

2001 BMW 5 Series 540i

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$4,000

2001 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 173,372 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Midlothian, VA
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

1994 BMW 5 Series 540i

$3,995

1994 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 151,508 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: McDonough, GA
  • MPG: 15 City / 21 Hwy
$7,990

2001 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 113,033 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Chantilly, VA
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy
  • 40 Days on Lot

2002 BMW 5 Series 540i

$5,977

2002 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 98,241 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy
$3,999

1998 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 140,603 Miles
  • Ext Color: Purple
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Madison, NJ
  • MPG: 14 City / 22 Hwy
  • 35 Days on Lot

2002 BMW 5 Series 540i

New Listing
$6,995

2002 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 138,535 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
  • MPG: 14 City / 21 Hwy
  • 1 Day on Lot

2000 BMW 5 Series 540i

$6,995

2000 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 123,000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Manassas, VA
  • MPG: 14 City / 21 Hwy

2003 BMW 5 Series 540i

$5,999

2003 BMW 5 SERIES 540I

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 104,370 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Mableton, GA
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy
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