2004 BMW X5 Repair and Maintenance

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

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 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.

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.

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All the lights inside the car flashing and dimming

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

at times the motor will crank longer than normal, you will stop cranking and try again and motor will start but you will smell heavy fuel out the tail pipe and motor will be ruff and than clear up, has 52psi fuel pressure at start.

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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.

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.

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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Fantastic car. Especially love the tailgate on this model. Drives like a dream in rain & snow.

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

my 2004 x 5 looks great, but so many problems at only 58k .this may be my last bmw.

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