2007 BMW X5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 BMW X5
- my gearbox slips or shudders when I start to accelerate thru the low gears.
- Can you tell me what service gets done at 73k miles and approximate cost?
- What does it mean when the yellow engine light is on?
- the hydrolic system in trunk compressor is missing
- HOW MANY QUARTS OF OIL DOES IT TAKE ON AN OIL CHANGE
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.
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.
2007 BMW X5 Questions
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.
1ST OIL CHANGE NEED TO KNOW AMOUNT OF OIL REQUIRED
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.