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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.
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