BMW X6 xDrive Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW X6 xDrive

BMW X6 xDrive Problems

Check Engine Light with Code P30FF and Rattle from Engine

The BMW X6 xDrive turbo engine suffers from waste gate issues which become progressively worse with normal driving and especially with harsh driving conditions.

The turbocharger uses exhaust gas to create air pressure which is then forced into the engine. When there is no demand for power, the exhaust gases are released into the exhaust through a waste gate to prevent the turbo from speeding up.

“Waste gate rattle” or “Turbo rattle” is a result of excessive movement between the waste gate and the waste gate seat. This is a progressive issue with the following symptoms:

  • Rattling at cold start
  • Rattling upon deceleration
  • Loss of power
  • Check Engine Light Illumination
  • Manufacturer Specific OBD trouble code P30FF
  • Very poor engine performance and MPG

Adjustment of the waste gate actuator can solve the issue, but the issue will return. If adjustment does not correct the issue, the turbocharger waste gate must be rebuilt with new bushings, or the turbocharger must be replaced. BMW has replaced many turbocharger assemblies under warranty to correct this issue.

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BMW X6 xDrive Questions

the EGS MONITORING CLUTCH E fault keeps coming back. (1 answer)

when i speed up the car on a stretch at a speed of about 70 mls/hr. it just goes neutral so i have to slow down and pack on the side and restart the car

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BMW X6 xDrive Recalls

Fuel Leaks And Vehicle Stalls From In Tank Fuel Pump Wiring Concern

The in-tank fuel pump may have wire contacts that are not properly crimped, resulting in the wiring connector melting, fuel leakage and vehicle stalling. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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.

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