2005 BMW X5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 BMW X5

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2005 BMW X5 Problems

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.

Window Fails to Open or Close

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. 

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2005 BMW X5 Questions

the a/c is blowing hot air and reset button won't work. replaced power control (1 answer)

panel. This panel has no max button.

i have a valve knocking (1 answer)

How much should it cost to repair the air bag suspention (2 answers)

I hear hissing Coming from my left-hand side rear wheel well. Also the self-leveling suspension seems to have dropped on that same side so I was told it was the airbag suspension can you give me a ballpark figure on how much this cost

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2005 BMW X5 Recalls

Aftermarket Hitch Style Bicycle Rack May Cause Injury

Certain aftermarket BMW bike carriers, P/N 82110393954, sold for use on 2005 BMW X3 and X5 vehicles. A pinch bolt exists between the bike arm bracket and the upright assembly of the hitch style bicycle rack. When moving the bike arm bracket to its down position, the pinch point has the potential of causing severe injury to the users finger or hand. BMW will provide a repair kit and instructions on repair.  The campaign # is 07E069000


Incorrectly Manufactured Transmission Component May Allow Vehicle to Move While in Park

Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with incorrectly manufactured transmission guide plate part. This may cause the parking  lock system to not activate when the transmission is placed in park. If the vehicle is parked on an incline and the parking brake is not engaged the vehicle may roll away causing an accident. The dealer will repair and replace the automatic transmission guide plate free of charge. The campaign # is 05V504000

Improperly Welded Brake Hose Bracket Could Lead to Brake Faliure

On certain sport utility vehicles, the left front brake line bracket was not welded properly and may come loose resulting in brake line rubbing and possibly bursting. This will result in the loss of braking and could lead to an accident. Dealer will re-attach the brake line support bracket free of charge. The BMW campaign # is 05V367000

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2005 BMW X5 Reviews

Really lovely car to drive,quiet,powerful,handles well,good brakes, tows my 23ft Haines Hunter boat easily, averages 20-23 mpg. Only trouble Ivé had is Alternator packed up at 200,000 kilometers which auto electrician said was caused by oil from an engine oil leak and allowing oil into cooling fins which caused brushes in Alternator to disintegrate. New Alternator $654.00 NZ. I did the job myse...
Good car so far when it come engine and driving but sensors go off like crazy. Luckily my hubby learn to read code himself and understand the car but otherwise might be in the dealer. Must sensor were false alarms. Costly when in need of repair. Glad we have the opportunity to own a BMW but might be our last due to high repair cost and ton of unneeded sensors. BMW makes them complicated to repa...
This car looks pretty good, and handles well in the rain (what little we have seen) and snow (in the mountains). It's a comfortable on the open road, and carries quite a bit of gear. No problems at all with this very low-mileage vehicle (7.5K per year). In fact, I don't believe this '05 X-5 is even broken in yet. City driving mileage pathetic at 15mpg, and we've sen 20+ on the freeways. My...

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