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2007 BMW X5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 BMW X5

2007 BMW X5 Problems

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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2007 BMW X5 Questions

If I turn on the A/C I can get full blast of air from the dash vents. When I switch to the heater I can barely feel air moving. The fan control bar increments up and I can hear the fan blowing harder and harder, but the amount of air from the vents is equal to the lowest setting. Same for all das...

it always occurs after I slow down for speed bumps and then start to accelerate. I now give it less gas when accelerating and seems to help. It normally doesn't occur during motorway driving using higher gears.

It came on yesterday morning and has persisted. It feels "thick" to accelerate and there is a slight shuddering.

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2007 BMW X5 Recalls

All modern vehicles use some type of power assist for the braking system. The 8 cylinder models being recalled use a vacuum pump, connected to the power booster by a vacuum hose, to provide the necessary assist. The vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the vacuum hose and this contamination could result in a loss of power assist, leading to increased stopping distances. Dealers will correct this concern by replacing the brake vacuum line with an improved version.

A static discharge from the fuel rails may affect the engine electronic control unit (ECU) and stall the engine in weather below freezing combined with low humidity. If the engine stalls, the driver may not be able to maintain speed or accelerate, and the power steering could fail, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install two ground cables in the engine compartment free of charge. The recall began October 29, 2007.

The switch in the brake fluid reservoir cap to activate the brake warning lamp for low fluid levels may not work at high temperatures. If this happens, a loss of the hydraulic brake system may cause increased stopping distances, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the brake fluid reservoir cap free of charge. The recall began September 20, 2007.

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2007 BMW X5 Reviews

I just got my 2007 BMW X5 and I love it...

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