Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used BMW 5 Series estate?
Given that the Touring is an estate, check the condition of its boot carpet for evidence of stains from past load-lugging duties. You should also cast your eyes upwards to the roof lining, too, because some owners might like to load their car up to the roof or put dogs in there.
As with the saloon, the 5 Series Touring could have some pretty large alloy wheels, so check them for signs of kerb damage. Front and rear parking sensors are standard, but you should still look around for any sign of poor paint repairs.
Crankcase bearing bushing
This recall affects some 5 Series models made from 27 July 2018 and 15 May 2019, and concerns a crankcase bearing bushing that might not have been pressed into the engine correctly. This may sound like a minor issue, but cars that are involved will actually need to have a new engine fitted, so speak to a BMW dealer for further information.
A number of 5 Series manufactured from 19-20 May 2017 could have an issue with the brake switch that could leave the brake lights on permanently, even when you're not trying to slow down. Find out from a dealer if your car is affected by this because it'll need to have a new brake pedal assembly fitted if it is.