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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#1 of 685 BMW X5 Problems
May 25, 2000 (12:53 am)
I have recently purchased a new X5. Since
ownership (8 weeks), the car has
been back to the dealer 4 times for the same
problem - remote locking only
Have you heard of anyone else having the same
problems? - I live in Chicago
and they think it may be a frequency interference
with the antenna. At
least 5 other cars are known to have this problem.
It seems that the BMW Series 7 also has this
problem in Chicago.
Otherwise, this is a great car!
May 26, 2000 (12:05 am)
Yes, you can read much more about this on the other X5 posts and also at bimmer.org/x5.
#3 of 685 Fuel Tank problem
May 26, 2000 (2:34 pm)
On 4/25/00, my new X-5 chugged, flashed the 'service engine soon' and stopped running. I had driven it for less than 1 month and it had less than a half tank of gas for the first time since I had received it. Roadside assistance towed my new vehicle to the dealer for repair. As of 5/26/00, my dealer has been unable to receive or get confirmation that the part needed for repair is available to be shipped. They continue to hope for it to be available soon - the issue is no inventory of parts and apparently, diminished
motivation to pull one off the assembly line.
This problem relates to the mechanism/valve that siphons gas from one side of the tank to the other.
Issues for a buyer to be aware of when purchasing a first year model year - this kind of
delay is disappointing.
Any other owners with similar problems?
#4 of 685 RE: Fuel Tank Problem
Jun 01, 2000 (12:38 pm)
I would absolutely raise hell at the dealership every day, all day until they replaced your vehicle entirely! Why should you be so severely inconvenienced for BMW's lack of inventory support for their sales? Reminds me of my friend's MB 600 convert - he was paying $120K to drive the dealer's Ford Taurus for one week out of every month!
#5 of 685 Fuel Tank
Jun 01, 2000 (10:53 pm)
I would also raise hell with BMWNA. I think dealers have limited clout with corporate, but you, as a consumer, must go to the top to get action. A "Ralph Nader response" is appropriate right now-Give 'em Hell! Please let us know how this turns out. We need to stick together. Good luck.
#7 of 685 X/5 3.0 stalling problem
Jun 05, 2000 (12:58 pm)
I had ordered an X/5 several months ago and was to take delivery of it yesterday. Decided to drive the SAV prior to writing the check. In twenty minutes, the truck stalled seven times . . . .always when turning full circle. Seems that there is not enough boost in rpm's when the steering wheel is at full lock and the A/C is on. I wondered, as did my salesperson, if this is indiginous to this vehicle at this time. So . . . I passed on taking delivery until this problem is corrected. Any info. on this from anyone out there? Pete
#8 of 685 Sherry Kay
Jun 06, 2000 (9:17 pm)
Did they fix your fuel tank problem? What was the result?
#9 of 685 Nothing's been fixed
Jun 07, 2000 (8:07 pm)
Nope, vehicle has been in since Sunday . . . no fix, no determination of what's not working correctly. I've decided to pass on this truck for now. Pete
#10 of 685 Bad Bimmers
Jun 08, 2000 (11:42 am)
Holy smoke! I'm glad I tuned in. I was heading out to the dealership in the next few weeks to order the 2001 3.0i. BRAKES! I'm very interested to hear how the fuel tank issue turned out. Anyone else with bad experiences that I might want to think about. (It's too bad...the X5 is the best looking truck on the road.)