BMW X5 M Repair and Maintenance

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

BMW X5 M Questions

Buying this used car /low miles-diagnostic test at dealership says it has a vac (1 answer)

pump leaking oil (Low miles like 26K ) Should I proceed if I replace the pump ? .

The car was rolling itself and then the break was unexpected acceleration (2 answers)

It was at park and the car roll itself and the break became unexpected acceleration. Not sure why/ how cause this problem and BMW wasn't able to find out the truth. Just wanted to warm people have X5 watch out the in this situation.

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BMW X5 M Recalls

Front Universal Joint In Drive Train Fails

The front drive shaft universal joint may corrode and fail. Dealers will replace the front drive shaft free of charge to resolve the concern.

The Brake System Power Assist May Fail

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.

Possible Power Steering Fluid Leak from Steering Gear

Certain 2012 X5 models equipped with a diesel engine, and a number of 2013 X5 and X6 models, may develop a power steering fluid leak from the steering gear. This leak is due to a machining error on the steering gear. Leaking power steering fluid can spray onto hot exhaust parts, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering gear as necessary on affected vehicles.

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