BMW X5 Repair and Maintenance

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

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BMW X5 Problems

Coolant Loss Due to Leak from Expansion Tank

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.

Shuddering at 60km/hr and around 80km

My old X5 automatic, is starting to shudder at lowish revs around 60km/hr and 80 to 90km/hr depending on the gear it has selected. If you change the revs or speed it goes away, but then is back when you slow or speed up.
Feels to me like a transmission problem, I would appreciate any ideas.

Triple Warning Lights- ABS, Brakes, 4x4 come on

When this happens the car is telling you that you no longer have ABS, DSC, or 4x4 working. They have been shut down because of error codes. Most likely Possible problem can be a worn gear or burned out motor in the transfer case, or a bad sensor for the ABS module, or a bad ABS module.

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BMW X5 Questions

I changed the battery in my vehicle and now it turns over but won't start. (1 answer)

Started before when jumping it, but now just turns over.

My Ask went out and I was wondering around how much it will cost to fix it (2 answers)

All my speakers are out but the one on the drivers side.. Also the locks, key remote, alarm system etc

What cause my exhaust pipe BMW x5 blue smoke X5 (1 answer)

X5bmw 2008 blue smoke coming out exhaust pipe

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BMW X5 Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag module free of charge to correct the concern.

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BMW X5 Reviews

I absolutely loved my X5 at first. You couldn't tell me nothing. I thought I was the $HIT!!! I brought my X5 about 3 years ago. the first year I had it everything was awesome. Then here comes the problems. It started with the air suspensions. Got them fixed at the dealer. $3000. Next it needed a module...Whatever that is. Another $1200. It drove ok for awhile then I was getting a 6 cyc...
Nothing but issue after issue. Lights ,valve covers,radiator, water pump you name it.3 batteries in 4.5 years.Bought the car in 2010 with 36,00 miles on it. Great car when it isn't acting up. Problem is that it has repair issues all the time.
I just got my 2007 BMW X5 and I love it...

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