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 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.
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.