pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

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problem #1

Feb 142018

X5 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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tail light housing melted tail light housing melted

2008 X5 melted away the housing for the passenger side rear turn signal, destroying the bulb housing and receptacle for the light. Also the back-up light bulb housing was beginning to melt. I replaced the harness that includes both bulb housings but am sure these will melt as well. Very close to a fire, no fuses were tripped. How long before my car catches fire? Any ideas? I don't care about buying a new rear passenger side light housing if I knew that would solve the problem. Something is allowing that bulb and housing to get very hot. BMW should address this, probably waiting for someone to die first, that might catch their attention.

- Bruce H., Carmel, US