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Reported Mileage

88000 mi

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Item Match Actuals Photo(s)
VIN Yes WBSDE93473CF93649
Year Yes 2003
Make Yes BMW
Model Yes M5
Trim Yes
Engine Yes
Transmission Yes
Exterior Color Yes
Interior Color Yes
Odometer Reading No 89,277 mi


Item Present Additional Data
Owner's Manual No
Service History No
Last Oil Change No
Maintenance Record No
CARFAX Report No
Ignition Keys Yes 1
Key FOBs Yes 1
Glove Box Key No Glove box in fair condition

/ Condition


Exterior Photos
Front View Left Front Quarter Panel
Right Front Quarter Panel Right Rear Quarter Panel
Left Rear Quarter Panel Front Grille
Driver Side View Passenger Side View
Rear Exterior Truck Bed
Undercarriage Additional Photos
Reported Deficiencies
Item Comments Photo(s)
Accessories XM satellite radio
Damage Trunk lid has a few dings, rear bumper has scratches below trunk lid, passenger door has several scratches and poor body work showing through clear coat
LF Trim Drivers rocker sill plate has pieces missing and broken off
Front Trim Dash has a few bad spots on passenger side, rear engine compartment lid has cracks and chunks of plastic missing
Right Front (RF) Quarter Right front fender has panel misalignment at windshield post
RF Fender / Liner Right front fender has misalignment and some scratches
RF Door Seals Right front sill plate has chunks of plastic missing
RF Rocker Panel Right front rocker has refinish work and poor quality body work
Trunk Interior Several trunks panels were loosened and not positioned in factory mounted locations
Trunk Trim Some tools missing from factory tool package tray
Tool Kit Several tools missing


Interior Photos
Steering Wheel Instrument Panel
Front Seats #1 Front Seats #2
Rear Seats #1 Rear Seats #2
Interior Armrest
Glove Box Trunk Interior
Stick Shift
Reported Deficiencies
Item Comments Photo(s)
Driver's Seat Drivers seat showed wear and cracking in leather
Seat Adjustments Passenger seat twisted and electronics made several noises
Rear View Mirror Rear view mirror had burn spots and need of replacement
Center Console & Armrest Drivers console was cracked and had average wear
Instrument Panel Instrument panel outside bezel was loose and rattled slightly during road test
Front Passenger Seat Passenger front seat was visually twisted and felt awkward and unsafe
Seat Adjustments Passenger front seat made alot of noise moving to various locations
Dash Panel Dash had sun damage and showed signs of shrinkage and overheating from the sun
Front Seat Backs Passenger seat twisted
HVAC System A/C system was inadequate and in need of service
Multimedia System Radio screen was inoperable


Tires & Brakes


All Tire Specs Match? Yes Driver Front
Spare Tire No
Driver Front Passenger Front Driver Rear Passenger Rear
Brand Michelin Michelin Michelin Michelin
Model Sport a/s plus Sport a/s plus Sport a/s plus Sport a/s plus
Class P P P P
Width 245 245 245 245
Aspect Ratio 40 40 40 40
Construction R R R R
Diameter 18 18 18 18
Speed Rating R R R R
Valve Stem Cap
Tread Depth 4/32 " 4/32 " 11/32 " 11/32 "
Tech's Notes Dry rotted, very poor tire. Dry rotted, very poor tire. Fair shape Fair shape

Brake Pad Thickness

0 12
Driver Front

0 12
Passenger Front

0 12
Driver Rear

0 12
Passenger Rear


Engine Photos
Engine Bay
Reported Deficiencies
Item Comments Photo(s)
Engine Electrical Some wires were stripped of silicone sheathing, looks like the presence of rodents at some point

Battery Voltage

Idle 13.8V

Ideal voltage > 12.6V

Lower reading could indicate problem with charging system.

Running 14.1V

Ideal voltage between 13.5V and 14.5V

Deviations can damage or drain battery.

NHTSA Safety Recalls


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi Sedans, and 325xi and 325i Sportswagons, 2002-2006 330Ci, 325Ci, and M3 Convertibles and 325i, 330i, and M3 Coupes, 2002-2003 M5, 540i, 525i Sedan, and 530i Sedans, and 540i and 525i Sportswagons, and 2003 X5 3.0i and 4.4i Sports Activity Vehicles. Please note that the 5-series and X5 vehicles are only included if they are equipped with the optional sports steering wheel. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.


BMW of North America, LLC

NHTSA Campaign #


NHTSA Action #


Report Received On:

Thu, 28 May 2015


In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.


BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall began Aug 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-348 in its entirety. Additionally, vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Note: On December 17, 2015 BMW removed the model year 2004 X5 3.0i and 4.4i Sports Activity vehicle from this recall. Those vehicles were mistakenly identified as including the air bags that are subject to this recall.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Drivability/Road Test

Item Status Tech Comments
Security & Remote REPORT Key fob was inoperable
Test Drive Yes
Overall Impression Cars performed fair in road test, acceleration was mediocre and braking was fair
Engine OK
Transmission OK
Transfer Case/AWD/4x4 N/A
Cruise Control OK
Brakes OK
Steering OK
Driving NVH OK
Suspension OK
Odor & Leak Check OK
Cooling Fans OK

Focus Areas

Focus Area 1
Area General
Customer Request Drive the car then check for codes. I\'ve had a dealer delete the codes before arrival, everything is fine then a day later... Major issues.
Issue? No
Tech Comments Vehicle codes non existent after road test
Focus Area 2
Area Undercarriage
Customer Request Accident info and repair results? Any exhaust mods? Muffler delete or resonator/cats missing? Need it to pass CA emissions.
Issue? No
Tech Comments All emission equipment was present at time of test
Focus Area 3
Area Engine
Customer Request 100K service upcoming... Anything already done? Valves, Head gasket, plugs, coils, radiator, pumps, belts, timing belt tensioner, etc.?
Issue? Yes
Tech Comments All accessories and belts seemed to be factory and had never been replaced, dealer had no current paperwork on any service performed previously

Supplemental Checks

Fluid Checks

Engine Oil

Transmission Fluid

Engine Coolant

Brake & Clutch Fluid

Washer Fluid

Scan Tool Diagnostics

  • VIN Confirmation Pass

  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes Reported? No