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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 BMW X5

2006 BMW X5

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2006 BMW X5 Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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 ...

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps.

Engine -- Verified

The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.
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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

2006 BMW X5 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2013

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The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

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Drive Train, November 30, 2005

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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

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2006 BMW X5 Questions and Answers

Polosmom, 2006 BMW X5, 6 Cylinder, Eden Prairie, MN

trans fail safe message, 4x4 light and brake light coming in - all at same time. Tried turning car off and restarting and message/lights come back on. Is this just alternator replacement ?

Ellin, 2006 BMW X5, 3.0L 6 Cylinder, Beggs, OK

my x5 has just started having engine failsafe and trans failsafe popping up on the dash, also the air does not seem cold until you gun it a few times, any ideas?

Visitor, 2006 BMW X5, 3.0L 6 Cylinder, Elk Grove, CA

Dealership diagnosed that rear brakes only had a reading of 3 (out of new brake pads reading of 12), and brake job needed. Said that there are 2 pads on each side and a thin rotor, standard. When b...

Bandar Saleh, 2006 BMW X5, 4.8L V8, Orlando, FL

Just bought 06 4.8is x5 and when I drive the car it makes a churring sound. Or more like i can hear the sound of the road in detail. Not sure if normal because of the sports suspention or not. Any ...

Visitor, 2006 BMW X5, 3.0L 6 Cylinder, Canoga Park, CA

check engine light on

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