2001 BMW X5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 BMW X5
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2001 BMW X5 ProblemsOil Leaks From Engine Area
Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.
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.
Door window fails to open or close. This is a very common problem with these BMWs.
You will need to replace the window regulator to fix this. Same problem and solution for all windows.
2001 BMW X5 QuestionsTemperature gauge shows overheating, then cools (2 answers)
temperature gauge rises to show red, then settles to middle when driving, goes red when at stop. Same route may have no change in gauge the same day under similar conditions
2001 BMW X5 RecallsBMW Recalls 2000-2002 X5 Vehicles Due to an Issue Securing the Front Brake Line
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.
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.