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2000 BMW X5

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2000 BMW X5 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks commonly develop from both valve cover gaskets, intake manifold, and PCV plate after about 60,000 miles.

Engine -- Verified

Leaks are known to develop in the cooling system. It is common to see more than one part recommended for repair/replacement due to overlapping labor and the use of many plastic parts in the system.

2000 BMW X5 Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, August 14, 2001

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The brake line may become chafed due to repeated contact with the oil lines that come from the oil filter housing. Chafed brake lines may lead to brake fluid leaks and a loss of hydraulic brake system pressure, which may result in an accident. Dealers will install a rubber spacer below the plastic oil filter housing carrier to prevent sagging and contact between the oil and brake lines. Corroded brake lines will be replaced.

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Brakes, February 14, 2003

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The front brake line where it is mounted at the front strut could become detached, allowing the brake hose to contact the tire. This contact may cause the brake hose to wear and leak, which can cause brake loss. Dealers will install an additional retainer clip to secure the brake line and make sure there has been no damage to the hoses.

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Brakes, August 14, 2002

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The brake pedal arm may detach from its support bracket. If this occurs, braking may become impossible, which can cause an accident. Dealers will check the brake pedal arm pivot shaft for proper mounting and positioning. An additional pin will be installed to secure the shaft to the bracket.

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Drive Train, August 14, 2001

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The transmission gear position indicator switch may lose contact, which can cause the vehicle to go into a fail safe mode. Performance will be reduced, which may cause a crash. Dealers will replace the transmission gear position indicator switch.

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Suspension & Steering, February 8, 2000

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The lower steering shaft where it fits into the steering gear has a retainer collar that may not be fully installed. This could cause the shaft to separate from the steering gear, which could cause a loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the collar for proper positioning and adjust it as necessary.

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2000 BMW X5 Questions and Answers

mauler, 2000 BMW X5, Pismo Beach, CA

I have lost my odometer reading and the screen where all the failure messages keep popping up. Also have a check engine light ABS & Brake msg. Yes my dash looks like a x-mas tree! But really ...

satchmo, 2000 BMW X5, Boise, ID

a/c blows cold air from left dash vent but blows warmer as it goes to the passenger side.

Visitor, 2000 BMW X5, Lancaster, SC

WHEN CRAKING IT JUST KEEP TURNING OVER AND OVER BUT NOT CRANKING AFTER SEVERAL TRYS IT FINALLY CRANKS. BUT SOME TIME I SMELL GAS WHEN I KEEP TRYING. wHAT COULD THIS BE?

Visitor, 2000 BMW X5, Gloucester, VA

The problem noted above happens constantly.

drq1421, 2000 BMW X5, Denver, CO

i tried using a 10mm socket, but it seems to big, and the 9mm is too small. am i missing something here?

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2000 BMW X5 Reviews

Great car. Electrical problems but otherwise solid.

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