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2009 BMW X5 xDrive Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 BMW X5 xDrive

2009 BMW X5 xDrive Recalls

The fuel filter on vehicles with a diesel engine is equipped with an electric heater to warm the diesel fuel in cold climate conditions. This heater could experience and electrical overload and fail to turn off as designed. Having the fuel heater stay on while the ignition is off could result in a dead battery. The heater could also overheat and potentially cause and electrical fire. Dealers will replace the diesel fuel filter heater on affected vehicles to complete this recall.

All modern vehicles use some type of power assist for the braking system. The 8 cylinder models being recalled use a vacuum pump, connected to the power booster by a vacuum hose, to provide the necessary assist. The vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the vacuum hose and this contamination could result in a loss of power assist, leading to increased stopping distances. Dealers will correct this concern by replacing the brake vacuum line with an improved version.

The engine drive belt has a device called an idler pulley that helps to keep the belt properly aligned with the power steering pump. The bolt that secures the idler pulley may come loose, causing the drive belt to fall off and power steering assist will be lost. If this occurs, you will still be able to steer your vehicle, it will just take much more effort. Your BMW dealer will replace and properly tighten the idler pulley bolt. 

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2009 BMW X5 xDrive Reviews

2009 X5d. great mileage, 26 combined, 29-30 hwy. Drives nice and is a great looking vehicle. Had the check engine light on and it took 7 times over two years to finally fix. BMW does not seem to really care about cusomer issues. Other issues: sunroof would not close, battery died once and has been fine ever since. The interior is nice and it is a great car, just wish I didn't have to spe...

I brought this car and many malfunctions have occurred. First, there is the malfunction with the transmission and i had to get it fix for 6k but thnx god it was under the warranty. Next the screw fell off from the pipe and the it would make so many noises, it is disturbing and annoying. Finally there is a leakage in the oil and told me to refill multiple times i brought it to the shop and i wan...

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