10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,817 miles

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problem #24

Jan 222019

X5

  • 70,000 miles
When the vehicle is idle it will have a white smoke that comes out the tail pipe. Also loosing anti freeze frequently

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #23

Jul 312018

X5

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 18V336000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Ferman BMW (31400 us hwy 19 N, palm harbor, fl 34684, (727) 400-3542) stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #22

Jan 012019

X5

  • 143,000 miles
Engine failure with loss of oil pressure and piston rod breaking off the crank case while driving about 60-65 mph on the highway

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #21

Oct 012018

X5

  • 109,500 miles
I am smelling extremely dangerous for health exhaust fumes inside the car while driving. The more the cabin heat is applied, the more exhaust smell is noticeable. I found many forums online related to the same issue on 2009 and up diesel powered BMW X5 xdrive35D. People are complaining about faulty egr coolers, leaking turbos etc. This problem needs to be addressed and corrected. Thank you.

- Lomita, CA, USA

problem #20

Oct 192018

X5

  • 67,400 miles
I bought my 2009 BMW X5 vehicle in June 2018, with approximately 61,630 miles and a limited warranty with ┐power train coverage┐, which included ┐engine, transmission, front wheel drive, and rear wheel drive┐. in mid-October 2018, my vehicle began showing the ┐low coolant level┐ light and ┐low oil level┐ light. I called the flow BMW dealership for service and took my vehicle in for service on 10/19/18. Flow BMW diagnosed a leak in the radiator. After contacting the warranty company (assure) the warranty company informed the service manager that they would not cover the cost of a new radiator ($1,300) because it was not covered by the limited warranty under ┐power train coverage┐. the radiator is one of the engine's unsung heroes. It's responsible for essential heat exchange functions in your car's cooling system. The normal operating temperature of the average car engine is around 190-210 degrees Fahrenheit. With a defective radiator, the increased heat starts to wear on other engine components, and the resulting stress can shorten engine life dramatically. The coolant system is absolutely critical to keeping the engine running. This is a danger to the driver and to others on the road. The radiator issue and inevitable issue with the engine can cause serious injury to other drivers on the road if the vehicle's engine seizes are stops in the middle of traffic. After some research, I learned that other BMW customers have complained about the radiators in bmws from the years 2007-2013 (documents attached). Again, the radiator is a vital part of ensuring that the engine runs appropriately, and if there is evidence of consistent leaking with BMW vehicles with very few miles due to a manufacturing error, then this problem should be corrected. Please see attached documentation for more information.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #19

Dec 062017

X5

  • 125,000 miles
Vehicle is subject to recall 12V550000 due to idler pulley bolt which can break, causing accessory drive bet to dislodge and loss of power steering, alternator, etc. This vehicle's idler pulley and bolt were replaced as part of the recall 2.5 years and 35,000 miles ago, but experienced the exact same failure, again, last month. BMW usa and the local dealer were contacted, both refused to fix the issue, stating that the repair is only valid for two years. The new idler pulley bolt that was installed sheared off at its mounting point, just as the original bolt that was subject to recall did. It is clear that the replacement bolt is subject to the same failure as the original - worse, as this failure occurred in under 3 years and 40,000 miles, it appears that the "fix" is worse and more dangerous than the originally recalled part. In my vehicle, the pulley bolt snapped while the vehicle was being driven on a city street, causing a "bang" noise and the complete loss of power steering.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #18

Jun 092015

X5

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. While driving, the contact smelled something burning from the air conditioning vents and smoke began to fill the vehicle. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the failure. The failure occurred numerous times, which resulted in a crash. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was taken to the dealer (BMW of South atlanta, 4171 jonesboro rd, union city, ga 30291 (770) 969-0755). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was informed that parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 160,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tyrone, GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 082017

X5

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact stated that when starting the vehicle to drive, a burning odor emitted into the vehicle vent. The vehicle was taken to lauderdale BMW of pembroke pines dealer, located on 14800 sheridan pines, fl 33028, phone: (954) 620-5050, where it was rejected to be serviced due to the remedy part for the recall repair was not available. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: (fuel system, gasoline) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was contacted and made aware of the failure and informed that the part was not available for the repair. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Part distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms part not available.

- Hialeah Garden, FL, USA

problem #16

Apr 102017

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact stated that a recall notice was received more than eight months ago for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000 (air bags) and 17V020000 (air bags). The dealer (harold zeigler BMW, 4201 stadium dr suite a, kalamazoo, mi 49008, (866) 430-1812) stated that they were unable to verify when the manufacturer would provide the remedy and repair parts for both recalls. The contact was unable to determine if the parts were unavailable or on a national backorder. In addition, the contact was not made aware until months later that the vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling) in mid October 2017. The manufacturer was contacted to determine when the remedy and parts would be supplied to the dealer to complete the three recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #15

Apr 012017

X5

  • 110,000 miles
I am writing in regards to a technical service bulletin / recall from BMW si B16 0102 which I obtained from the NHTSA website. My BMW, 5uxff03593lj96493, was showing an emissions fault code related to the part addressed in the unlimited age/mileage tsb. I went to the dealer regarding this item to figure out what can be done at around 110,000 miles in April of 2017. I was informed the part is not in stock. When I returned in June to see about the service being done, I was, again, told the part was not in stock - and that I also do not qualify as the vehicle now has 130,000 miles, and the new bulletin has a mileage cutoff of 120,000 miles. I was informed I could contact BMW directly and discuss a ┐hardship.┐ upon contacting BMW directly, I was informed that they would not do anything to help. I am attaching the original tsb and updated tsb for the diesel exhaust fluid issue. I am also attaching the response from BMW. Additionally, my vehicle is now exhibiting problems with the high pressure fuel pump, another covered emissions item for unlimited mileage; and am not seeing any resolve for that. The tsb is attached. Peter wheeler 314 651 3245 peter@theexceeder.com

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #14

Aug 292017

X5

  • 82,000 miles
Critical failure/ crack of the coolant reserve tank. No prior indication of leak. Tank split open and lost all coolant when parked. Searched online and see a large number of people have reported same problem. Potential for engine damage significant. Non dealer cost to replace $400 and read other have had dealer replacement cost $800.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #13

Aug 222017

X5

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine indicator illuminated. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #12

Feb 012016

X5

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact's VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V020000 (air bags), 16V071000 (air bags), and 16V746000 (fuel system, gasoline). The dealer stated that the parts were unavailable for months to receive the two air bag recalls. The contact stated that the vehicle was slow to pick up speed and the engine was idling roughly. In addition, the engine warning indicator randomly illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the condition and suggested that the vehicle be taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was waiting to determine a solution from the manufacturer. The dealer indicated that additional repairs may be required. The contact felt as if the remedy failed to provide a solution for the current condition. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available and parts distribution disconnect.

- Niles, IL, USA

problem #11

Mar 062017

X5

  • 120,000 miles
On Oct 1/2008 there was a bolettin saying that waterpump and thermostat were defected. But bwm is just replacing the ones under diesel fuel. There is more gasoline fuel X5's cars than diesel. Why they dont just fix the ones with this issue? there is alot of complaints about it on the web.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #10

Feb 052015

X5

  • 45,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact stated that the check engine warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000 (air bags) and 16V746000 (fuel system, gasoline). The parts for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Otisville, NY, USA

problem #9

Dec 312016

X5

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. While driving, an odor of fuel emitted into the vehicle. While in traffic, smoke appeared under the hood. The contact coasted over to the side of the road and noticed antifreeze leaking into the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V746000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 052016

X5

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start. The contact had to make several attempts in order for the vehicle to start. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V746000 (fuel system, gasoline). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was approximately 112,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #7

Apr 162016

X5

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The steering wheel became difficult to turn and the gear selector shifted from the drive position to the neutral position. Afterwards, the engine light illuminated. The contact could not restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic, but was not able to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 262015

X5

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the overheat engine warning light illuminated continuously. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The contact was an independent mechanic and diagnosed that the electrical water pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V521000 ( engine, engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 092015

X5

  • 70,000 miles
Diesel X5 has a faulty passive def tank which illuminates the check engine light and does not provide def fluid to the emissions control system. BMW will not pay for repairs and could not provide replacement part for the last 6 months due to sensor redesign. Vehicle emitting toxic emissions for 6 months. Could be thousands of vehicles affected. Health safety condition.

- Tijeras, NM, USA

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