2002 BMW X5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 BMW X5
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2002 BMW X5 ProblemsFront Outer CV Boots May Tear and Leak at 60,000 Miles
After 60,000 miles, the front outer half-shaft boots tend to tear and leak grease. In most cases, only the boot will have to be replaced; however, if it is not repaired soon enough, the half-shaft may need to be replaced. The front outer boots are put under heavy stress because of their involvement with the suspension when making turns.
The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.
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.
2002 BMW X5 QuestionsHI, ENGINE OIL LEAKING BUT NOT FROM THE VALVE COVER GASKET. WHAT IS THE REASON? (2 answers)
IT IS LEAKING SEVERELY AS I CAN SEE OIL MARKS WHEREVER I PARK. I ALREADY GOT THE VALUE COVER GASKET FIXED BUT STILL THE SAME. IS THERE ANY OTHER GASKET FOR OIL FILTER OR ANYTHING ELSE WHICH CAUSES OIL LEAKS?
The car shifts well and after it gets warm the transmission goes into safe mode and starts off in 3rd gear.
2002 BMW X5 RecallsRecall 03V032000
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.