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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#370 of 678 Re: tranny or throttle problem? [xguy]
Nov 10, 2005 (4:56 am)
I have a 2001 x5 thats having a similar problem. At first I thought it was the tranny so I took it to a bmw dealer and it revealed no dianostic problems they told me it was an internal problem with the tranny so I had the tranny rebuilt but that didn't solve the problem then they told me that it was my throttle body sensor so I had that replace too ..still the problem persist, a heavy shift into 2nd and 3rd gear. Now they are telling me that it may be the cooling sensor circuit.
Did they solved your problem? And if so what was the solution?
I'm getting #% tired of all this crap from bmw...I should have bought a lexus instead ...they are 10 times more durable than bmw and the resale value and warranty is much better than bmw.
Nov 16, 2005 (9:47 am)
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#372 of 678 Re: New Battery Dead, blower runs still 30 mints after car off [naghieh]
Nov 17, 2005 (7:01 am)
I had the same problem with my 2002 3.0 X-5 two weeks ago, I was on vacation for three weeks and when I came back the car was dead. It has to be towed to a nearby BMW service place, service guy said it has something to do with the light of the blower that was on the whole night which drained the battery. This was a new battery that was installed in Dec 2004. My car is 3 years old but already it has been towed twice and jumpstarted for at least two times. I have yet to speak with the dealer about these problems since my warranty is running out next year. I love my X-5 but everytime I go on vacation the car is dead when I come back. Any input on this? Thanks a lot!
#373 of 678 x5 random whiper failure
Nov 20, 2005 (3:10 pm)
we own a 2000 X5 4.4i. during the last 2 years the windschield-whiper quit working
randomly on 4 separate occasions! 3 times on the freeway in heavy rain. it scared the
heck out of us. twice my wife escaped a crash by a hair. she is now to afraid to drive
our "luxus safety vehicle" in the rain. only after the engine is turned off and back on it works again! we live in the pac. north-west!!
are there other X5 owners with the same problem out there?
#374 of 678 Re: x5 random whiper failure [hbrand]
Nov 21, 2005 (3:21 pm)
SOunds like it could be a wiper relay going bad(located in the e-box,in the engine area) or a module we call the ZKE might be going on the blink.
The wiper system works like this; you turn on the stalk it sends info to the "ZKE" and it controls the relay, in turns controls the wipers speed. Hope this help
Nov 22, 2005 (3:19 pm)
I have had a major problem with my X5 stalling when I leave a stop sign. The car goes into a safe mode and will only move at about 2 miles per hour. All the ABS and warning signs go off until I restart the car.
What is the fix. I have been to 4 dealers and each time it cost about $1,000. with no fix.
#376 of 678 Re: X5 Stalling [tmann2222]
Nov 23, 2005 (6:27 am)
The next time it stalls take it to someone that will run a dianognics test on it, and go from there.or maybe post the results on here and i can tell you something about it. But if you feel comfortable with the next part, you can look inside the ebox located in the engine for any loose connections(put don't disconnect any) the ebox is located on the right side under the wiper cowling, and is held down by four 4mm allen heads, and snapped in the back. pull the top off and look around in there. there should be two silver modules(1 transmission(blue) and 1 engine(black)connetors a few relays :brown(wiper),blue(headlight washer)red and maybe one other blue. depending on options. and several connections, all you need to do is look around tug on the wires and see if any pop loose, if one does snap it into place and then have the car codes cleared. let me know what you find out
#377 of 678 Re: X5 Stalling [tmann2222]
Nov 24, 2005 (6:19 am)
You wouldn't believe this. I experience the same problem and I should have known better. But it relates to the car not getting enough juice from the battery/alternator. My problem was the alternator. The light was on when I was heading to the mall w/family. When this started I immediately drop them off cheesecake factory and proceeded to the dealer. Never made it. The battery died. After changing the battery, I limped home and replace the alternator myself. very easy job, not sure why the dealer wants $1000 to do the same. Problem fixed.
#378 of 678 Considering an X5
Nov 27, 2005 (7:20 am)
I had a great experience w/ a 3 series a few years ago and was surprised to see the X5 was so poorly rated for reliability by CR. I would appreciate some insight from owners.
#379 of 678 Re: Considering an X5 [jtflan]
Nov 28, 2005 (4:33 pm)
Poorly rated for reliability in an understatement....get an X5 and you have to get medication for major migraines!! My sister and I both got one each..i have a 3.0 and she's got a 4.4i ....every 3 months or so one of our's is the mechanic's shop...they have major sensors issues among control arms, stalling, dead batteries, ignition coils, etc....we must have spent nearly $15,000 altogether ....go figure!!