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#358 of 685 tranny or throttle problem?
Oct 23, 2005 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2004 4.4 X5 automatic and when I step on the gas pedal I get some hesitation and then zoom. This happens from a dead stop and while driving. It seems like a software thing although I have had it updated at the dealer. Also, occasionally, the car will slam into gear from when starting from a dead stop. i also own a 2002 X5 3.0 and the throttle and transmission response are lively and it is completely different. What is wrong with my 2004 and is there an email address for BMW? Please help!
#359 of 685 Re: tranny or throttle problem? [xguy]
Oct 23, 2005 (7:00 pm)
Have you tried taking it to a BMW center service department? A 2004 should still be under warranty......
#360 of 685 Re: tranny or throttle problem? [bdr127]
Oct 24, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I do not live near the dealer. I have made an appointment for Monday. The service manager thinks it is a software issue. In check ing the internet I have found others that that have had problems with the car slamming into gear. The describe it as similar to being rear-ended. This should probably be a recall issue.
I have not found out much regarding the throttle or transmission lag. I will post results after my service appointment.
#363 of 685 New Battery Dead, blower runs still 30 mints after car off
Oct 25, 2005 (8:28 am)
Hi all Please help,
2001 X5, 4.4, 83,000 miles
Put new battery 2 weeks ago when the old one was dead one morning. 3 days ago the new one was dead.
Mechanic checked says all fuses ok nothing wrong with battery but something is draining it.
So I have been observing when I turn the car off the blower (to the floor of the interior)comes on (no matter what I do with the vent/radio/monitor) and runs for a while so I timed it tonight it ran for 30 minutes (only after a 15 minutes drive from cold!! Very odd).
One suspicion I have is could the Oxygen sensor need a replacement? I dont think it has been changed since I bought this car brand new, have 83,000 miles on it.
Please note that I dont have the Aux vent programmed to vent the car when off, also I do not push the "Rest" Button to direct engine heat into the interior when car off.
OOPs forgot to mention that Sunday night battery dies after two false Car alarms, does the alarm come on when battery gets low to prevent theft by dsconnection?
Anyway it was off for only 3 hours when it died.
So last night I disconnected the battery what a pain and reconnected it this morning and it started ok. Tonight after blower would not go off I pulled the fuse #64 and it stopped it, hopefull yI dont need a jump tomorrow to go to dealer, any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
Sorry if the previous message #362 does not make sense, this site removed my initial message cuase it had my email (I did not know was wrong) but they left my reply..continuation to that post #362 so now it reads funny?
#364 of 685 Re: New Battery Dead, blower runs still 30 mints after car off [naghieh]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 25, 2005 (10:08 am)
Okay I got rid of #362 for you.
For future reference everyone, the warning about posting e-mail addresses is there under the "Post Your Message" label.
shifty the host
#365 of 685 Re: Rattling Noise [bmwx5girl]
Oct 27, 2005 (4:35 pm)
I've been having the same problem with my X5. The dealer has no idea was going on with the car. My car has been in the shop several times this month and nothing was done to fix the problem. They claim the wrong gas was put into the car. It mainly rattles when the weather gets a little cold. We are seriously thinking of getting ride of the car. We like BMW's but don't know if it's worth the headache. I guess this is why they have such a good warranty, because the cars are always having problems.
#366 of 685 Re: tranny or throttle problem? [xguy]
Nov 02, 2005 (8:21 am)
I've got the same problem on the same vehicle. My old dealer in los Angeles couldn't fix it, and my new one in Atlanta (I relocated) couldn't duplicate the problem. It is very annoying, and almost feels like you are being rear ended. I have made numerous complaints to both the dealers & BMW USA to no avail. I am not satisfied with their lack of an answer as it must be an apparent problem to many owners. I can tell you one thing for sure. I have leased many BMW's over the past years, and when my lease is up in 2 years I'm going to take a long hard look at the new Audi suv and the Cayenne. This is my 2nd X5 and the quality is not much better than my 2001 was. The only thing that made me return was the free full service maintenance, but I think Audi has that covered too.
On another matter, can anyone recomend a snow tire for this vehicle. I have 255/50r19 michelin Diamaris oem tires in the front and 285/45r19 in the back. I'm driving up to canada this winter & I need to find something. Thanks
#367 of 685 performance tires vs. all season
Nov 03, 2005 (11:37 am)
Here is my situation, I have a x5 4.4 w/ sports package on order with 18" rims and all season tires, husband wants to go with the 19" rims but that would make the back tires a little wider than the front and have performance tires on it. I had a ml320 with performance tires and larger tires in back and it was TERRIBLE in the snow. Will the 19's and performance be a bad choice?