DMF failure on BMW 5 Seriesi - is this a common fault?

I purchased a used BMW 520d (F10, 2011 model) five months ago with 58k miles on the clock. Mileage is now 63k and have been advised that the dual mass flywheel is failing. The mileage appears to be low for this to happen.

The independent dealer I bought the car from is suggesting replacement of clutch and DMF, but with me picking up 90% of the bill. Is this a common fault with such relatively low mileage?

Asked on 26 August 2016 by Paul Scarratt

Answered by Honest John
Not common, but something that can happen depending on driving style and, of course, the number of gearchanges in those 63k miles. It is also possible that a previous owner clocked the odometer in between services so the mileage appeared to accumulate naturally but was actually much less than the actual mileage driven.
Similar questions
I purchased an approved used MINI six months ago with a mileage of 30,000. Six months and 10,000 miles later the dealer informed me that the car required a new clutch and flywheel. As this was classed...
I'm thinking of buying a 2010 Kia Cee'd diesel, can you tell me if it has a dual-mass flywheel?
I would like to ask for advice concerning a drivetrain issue I've been having with a BMW F10 520d manual. The car was purchased as an approved used from a BMW dealer with a two year warranty with 35k miles...
Related models
The best executive saloon on the market in 2010. Refined and high quality interior. Great to drive with a forgiving ride. Remarkably efficient 520d. Five-star NCAP crash rating.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car