BMW 5 Series owners manuals
- Some owners have reported water leaking into the boot area caused by blocked sunroof drains or boot seals. The electronic control module can be damaged because of this water leak.
- The touring models of the 5 Series have known problems with the rear wiper spindle failing. If the rear wipers are not working correctly, then a quick investigation of the spindle is recommended to avoid the wiper mechanism failure.
- The thermostat is known for breaking, making the engine to overheat and producing damage to other engine components, becoming a very expensive repair.
- Strange noises can be heard coming from the steering wheel, particularly when driving at low speed caused by a problem with a loss of lubrication on the steering rack.
- Another problem is related to the fan speed suddenly change caused most likely by the blower motor resistor.
The BMW 5 Series is an executive vehicle produced by BMW since 1972 and it is the replacement to the New Class Sedans, currently in its seventh generation.
Originally, the 5 Series was only available for the sedan model, but in time other styles were added to the list, the wagon/estate body style (knows as "Touring") and the 5-door fastback (named "Gran Turismo").
The initial generation of 5 Series was equipped by naturally aspirated four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol engines. The next generations have been equipped by four-cylinder, six-cylinder, V8, and V10 engines, either naturally aspirated or turbocharged. Diesel engines have been included in 1982 to the 5 Series series.
The BMW 5 Series is the next best-selling model after the 3 Series with total sales on January 29, 2008, of over the 5 million. The 5 Series was the original model that began using the three-digit model naming convention of BMW.
Following the E28, all generations of 5 Series variants have also included a sport "M" model, named the BMW M5.