BMW X5 Problem Report

BMW X5 Window Fails to Open or Close

(24 reports)

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. 

2001 X5 4.4, I replaced all four regulators over 2 1/2 years. The driver side went out 2 times. Have a tip to save money on regulator replacement. Call a local auto glass replacement company. I saved $ 205.00 from my shop mechanics's price. They came to me and did the work at my work. the did it in 1-1/2 hours. Much more convenient. -
Window wont open or close. Problem: Window actuator broken. Solution: disassembly of door & replacement of actuator. I've done 3 of these. The front doors were 550/each,at 50K, 75K. The rear at 100K was $700 -
I am still have to deal with this problem. AS long as I don't roll the window all the way DOWN, then I can roll it back up to close. But if it goese all the way down, it gets stuck. I am planning to replace the LF window regulator soon -
I've had all four window regulators repaired at least 2-times and two of them 3-times. Cost me approximatelley $400 everytime except the first time when it was repaired under warranty. Milage: 45k, 57k, 60k, 65k, 95k, 110k, 167k -
Front passenger window made a loud grinding sound going up and down. Took it back to dealer and they bought a $40 part on ebay and had a windshield installation guy pull the door apart and replace whatever piece was broken. Sorry I don't know the name of the part, but whatever they did fixed it. And the repair cost THEM much less than what many people are charged. -
I also have had to replace three of the four, so it's maybe just me I am the only one that uses the vehicle and these fail all by themselves, if they were used all the time I would understand why!!!! But when they only get lowered a little bit in warm weather and just 5 times a year at the most and yes 550 - 675 a range they will not explane why the difference in prices -
Have done this to all of my 4 windows at $500/a pop and then again just now to my passenger side window regulator and motor changed for the 3 time again at $500/cost to me. What happened to the BMW quality ?????? What happen to any recalls ,we need to speak up !!!!! -
Coolant leak, oil leak, window not coming up. -
driver side window goes down but wont go up. rear driver side window wont go down at all. no crunching sound heard. -
Replaced at 45k, 57k, 80k,...miles. Have changed at least 10 regulators, 2x each on rear doors and 3x each on front doors.Over $3,800 spent on regulators, two covered under warranty, at 195k miles now. -
Driver side front and passanger side rear window regulators failed and needed to be replaced. -
3 windows all had the same issue with regulator -
my 3 out of 4 windows had this problem during last 10 years and got fixed at dealer. -
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