really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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problem #4

Apr 072017


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 BMW X5. The contact stated that the steering wheel failed to operate properly. The driver coasted the vehicle onto the road shoulder and then took the vehicle to an independent mechanic. The mechanic potentially located a failure with the steering column spindle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Pelion, SC, USA

problem #3

Feb 202015


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owned a 2001 BMW X5. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, a coyote jumped in front of the vehicle. The contact attempted to void a crash and swerved causing an unknown rear wheel to detach from the vehicle. The vehicle then flipped over several times and crashed upside down into the side of a residential home. A police report was not filed. The air bags failed to deploy. The seat belt failed to restrain the contact who was ejected from the vehicle when the impact occurred. The contact sustained internal bruising that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a collision center but was not diagnosed. The vehicle was later towed to the contacts residence. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V047000 (air bags). The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hardy, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 302002


  • miles
While driving on the highway at 55 mph, consumer was exiting. The steering wheel free wheeled with vehicle continuing forward. Prior to this incident, there was a squeaking noise from the steering wheel, but the dealership kept lubricating the wheels.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 012001


  • miles
While driving vehicle, consumer states there is a vibration in steering wheel. Vehicle will stall on the highway, and consumer feels her family is not safe.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA