Consumers have filed a total of 4 complaints for M5 models.
Door locks. Passenger doors do not unlock from inside when pulling door handles. Cannot unlock manually. Must press button on dash to unlock. Vehicle not in motion.
I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WHEN MY BMW M5 STARTED TO JUMP AND THE RPM?S NEEDLE STARTED TO JUMP UP AND DOWN AND LEAVING ME STRANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. CAR DISPLAYED MESSAGES THAT SAID ?FUEL SUPPLY- FULL DRIVE PERFORMANCE NOT AVAILABLE DRIVE MODERATELY ? AND ANOTHER ?DRIVETRAIN MALFUNCTION: DRIVE MODERATELY. MAXIMUM DRIVETRAIN OUTPUT NOT AVAILABLE ? CAR HAS 33,000 MILES
I ALMOST HAD A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT IN MY 2 WEEK OLD 2018 M5 ON THE 1-95 HIGHWAY ON THE NIGHT OF MAY 25, 2018 AT ABOUT 9:45PM. WITHOUT WARNING, AT ABOUT 65MPH, THE CAR JERKED FOR ABOUT 3SECONDS , KICKED OUT OF DRIVE INTO NEUTRAL AND STARTED DECELERATING. I WAS IN THE MIDDLE LANE SURROUNDED BY SPEEDING VEHICLES. I MANAGED TO GUIDE IT TO THE SHOULDER AND TURNED OFF THE IGNITION FOR 2MINUTES, AFTER WHICH I RE-STARTED THE CAR AND WAS ABLE TO ENGAGE DRIVE. I CONTACTED MY DEALERSHIP TODAY, ONLY TO BE INFORMED, THIS WAS AS A RESULT OF COMPUTER GLITCH CONTROLLING THE FUEL PUMP CAUSING IT TO SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING. I WAS TOLD THERE HAS BEEN A SOFTWARE PATCH TO REMEDY THIS PROBLEM. IF IT IS TRUE, I BELIEVE THE CORRECTION SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BEFORE THE CAR WAS PICKED UP OR PROMPTLY NOTIFIED TO RETURN THE CAR FOR FIXING. I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED ON THE HIGHWAY LAST NIGHT IF NOT FOR MY PROMPT SITUATION AWARENESS AND EXPERIENCE IN HANDLING THIS POWERFUL CAR WHICH IS MY FOURTH M5 SINCE 2006. OWNERS NEED TO BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY FOR FIXES LIKE THIS THAT CAN LEAD TO FATAL INCIDENTS. I DON'T KNOW IF ANYTHING SIMILAR HAS BEEN REPORTED ABOUT THIS MODEL
The cars brakes keep screeching loud. I reached out to bmw and they stated that the brakes keep screeching because this car is a performance vehicle but someone who works at bmw told me that its not true and that bmw made a mistake when building the car and that i am not the first customer to complain about this issue and they have not done anything to resolve it.