2004 BMW X5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 BMW X5

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2004 BMW X5 Problems

Coolant Loss Due to Leak from Expansion Tank

An engine coolant leak may develop from the expansion tank resulting in engine overheating. When a cooling system component fails the entire cooling system should be inspected. It is not uncommon to find additional component have failed or are leaking.

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.

Engine Oil Leaks

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

Front Outer CV Boots May Tear

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.

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2004 BMW X5 Questions

My Ask went out and I was wondering around how much it will cost to fix it (2 answers)

All my speakers are out but the one on the drivers side.. Also the locks, key remote, alarm system etc

Car running but park all the lights in the car started flashing off (1 answer)

All the lights inside the car flashing and dimming

Service engine soon light came on so I took it to auto parts store and they put (1 answer)

On machine and code p1092 came on want to know what this code means.thanks

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2004 BMW X5 Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag module free of charge to correct the concern.

The Engine May Stall Without Warning

An in-tank fuel line may have been attached incorrectly. Even though the fuel gauge indicates that fuel is present in the tank, the engine could stall under certain driving conditions. Stalling of the engine while driving increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the in-tank suction jet pump fuel line and if necessary, reattach it according to specifications. This recall is scheduled to begin during September 2004.

The Engine May Accelerate Without Warning

On certain vehicles with a 3.0L engine and manual transmission, if the vehicle is moving slowly in first gear, with the accelerator pedal held in a constant position of low engine speed, with the clutch pedal held in a partially depressed position, the engine speed may increase. The vehicle could accelerate unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the vehicle's engine management control unit to correct this concern. This recall began during September 2004.

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2004 BMW X5 Reviews

my 2004 x 5 looks great, but so many problems at only 58k .this may be my last bmw.
2004 x5 4.2 has many minor issues around 100K despite regular routine maintenance. Blower fan running right now despite having parked in the drive a 7:30 p, great riding mobile.
This vehicle is my life line when it comes to my occupation. I am so impressed with the reliability! I have 155,000 miles and counting. It is still like a new car

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