2011 BMW 5-SERIES Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

This is an online automotive information provider of a detailed information on complaints, defects and recalls for BMW 5-SERIES 2011 engine and engine cooling. Our users can find data on mass market car models from most popular brands. The service allows to compare and analyze statistics for reported problems, complaints, recalls for various manufacturers. We hope our site will help with selecting of a reliable and safe car. By using this tool, you will be able to get records with description of safety issues for vehicles, equipment, tires and child restraints. These issues include safety recalls for your BMW 5-SERIES 2011 engine and engine cooling and complaints other owners have filed.
Enter valid VIN number:

2011 BMW 5-SERIES Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID817968
 Internal NHTSA #10356826
 Model Year2011
 File date05/09/10
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI took delivery of a new 2011 535i on 7/11/10. The car was built on 6/1/10. On 9/5/10 (odometer reading less than 2000 miles), i was driving on local streets at approximately 30 mph when the car reported an engine malfunction error and the car shutdown. I pushed the gas pedal and there was no response and steering locked up. The car was pushed to the side of the road and then towed to the bmw dealership. Initial analysis from the bmw dealership was that the error recorded (fault stored for valvetronic system. Deviation too great. Frequency 1 logistics 38.) did not point to a specific component failure. The error did indicate that a certain software level should be loaded in the car, but the bmw dealership said i already had the correct software level loaded. They reloaded the software level anyway. The bmw dealership kept the car for a few days of testing and driving, but could not recreate the problem. After 3 days, the bmw dealership said that they noticed that i actually did not originally have the latest software patch level installed in my car. So, the only fix provided by bmw for my engine malfunction and shutdown was loading a new software patch level (program i level new f010-10-06-512), the previous software level loaded in my car at the plant was program i level plant f010-10-06-511. It should be noted, while the car was at the bmw dealership, they did install the fix for the fuel tank sensor recall (bulletin 121410). But, the fuel tank sensor problem was not related to the engine malfunction problem i experienced, because i had an actual half tank of fuel in the car at the time of my engine failure.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure1969
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePASADENA, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase29/06/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed30
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



Rating: 4.7 from 5 (3783 reviews)


Please notice that we do not take responsibility for inaccurate or incomplete results.

VIN Lookup | Car specs and features | Car problems and recalls | Contact Us | License Plate Lookup | VIN decoder API | Sitemap

2022 © VINDecoderZ.com is a free universal VIN decoder. Designed and executed by GW Ltd. All rights reserved.