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BMW X5 Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 33 BMW X5 recalls between 2000 and 2008. Learn if your BMW X5 is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 29, 2007

The engine may stall in weather below freezing combined with low humidity. If the engine stalls, the driver may not be able to maintain speed or accelerate, and the power steering could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 20, 2007

There may be a problem with the brake fluid reservoir cap that causes the brake warning lamp not to work when brake fluid is low. If this happens, a loss of the hydraulic brake system may cause increased stopping distances, which could result in a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the brake warning light may not work. Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 13, 2007

Certain aftermarket hitch style bicycle racks may cause injury.

BMW will notify customers of affected units beginning September 13, 2007. If you have not been contacted, think you may have an affected unit and fall under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 30, 2005

On certain vehicles a bad transmission component may allow vehicle to move while in park. This may lead to vehicle roll away causing an accident.

BMW will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning November 30, 2005. If you have not been contacted, your vehicle rolls while in park and think your car falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 28, 2005

On certain vehicles a bad component could lead to brake hose rupture causing loss of braking leading to an accident.

BMW will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning September 20, 2005. If you have not been contacted, notice brake fluid leakage, and think you vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact you local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 9, 2004

A fuel line inside the gas tank may have been attached incorrectly. As a result, the engine could stall under certain driving conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 8, 2004

Under certain conditions, vehicles with a 3.0L engine and manual transmission may accelerate unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 16, 2004

The engine may stall and not restart. As a result, a loss of power steering, and after repeated actuation of the brake pedal, a loss of brake power assist will occur. These conditions could result in a vehicle crash.

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 10, 2003

Certain driveline attaching bolts may not have been insufficiently tightened during vehicle assembly. The bolts could loosen and the right output shaft could become disconnected, affecting vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 23, 2003

A brake line may be too close to the steering shaft, which may allow the brake line to contact the shaft and eventually suffer damage. 

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.