hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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problem #1

Jul 182003

X5 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
The way the front drive shaft was designed caused premature wear. The vehicle did not move when in gear and a whining noise was heard in the transmission area.. the consumer believed there was a serious design flaw with the driveshaft. The driveshaft had a coupling on one end and a spline on the other end, the consumer was informed by several engineers that it required two flexible couplings two universal joints or a combination of the two to handle the misalignment that the sahft would encounter.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA