How to Add Power Steering Fluid to a 2012 BMW 550i xDrive 4.4L V8 Turbo

BMW 550i xDrive Model Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Where to find the power steering wheel fluid in a 2012 550i xDrive

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Is your 550i xDrive hard to turn? You might need to add power steering fluid - this video shows you how to correctly add power steering fluid to your 2012 BMW 550i xDrive. Adding power steering fluid to your 550i xDrive is easy (the hardest part is determining where is the power steering reservoir in your 550i xDrive) and should be done whenever your power steering fluid is low. Before adding power steering fluid, be sure to check your owners manual to determine what type of power steering fluid to add to your 550i xDrive. This information will typically be located in the back of the manual in a section title fluid capacities and specifications.

In a few days, check the power steering fluid level in your 550i xDrive to make sure you don't have a leak. If you notice the power steering fluid level is low, see our how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks video.

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