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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
Dec 08, 2006 (6:55 am)
Maybe you can help me out, here is my problem:
Recently (9 months ago) I brought a 2001 CPO X5 and after 9 months I'm starting to have issues regarding paint facking off.
After some research I found out that the vehicle's previous owner had gotten some bad body work done. After reporting it to the dealership they invetigated my problem and also had me take my vehicle to there body shop for an estimate. And now they have determind that since they did not see any problems when they CPO the car and they also contacted there BMW rep. and he also agreeded without the Service Manager and the BMW Rep. looking at the car.
So can anyone give me some advise on how to resolve my issue?
I did contact the Customer Relations and got no where.
But for the most part I need some ideals on how and who else
can I contact to help me resolve my problem
#467 of 685 X5 LEAKS IN RAIN!!
Jan 13, 2007 (8:35 am)
CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH CONSTANT WATER COMING IN BACK FLOOR FROM SOMEWHERE, DEALER SAID IT WAS MEMBRANE NEEDED CHANGING SO DID THAT AND STILL IN CAME THE WATER, DONT KNOW WHAT DELIGHTS THEY WILL COME UP WITH NEXT WEEK WHEN ITS IN AGAIN FOR SAME REASON, THIS HAS ONLY HAPPENED TO ME SINCE nOV WHEN THE DEALER FITTED SIDE SILLS BUT SWEARS ITS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM? REALLY PUZZLED AS TO WHERE ITS COMING FROM NOT LONG BEFORE THE AUDIOS ARE AFFECTED! CHEERS ANYONE... lOUISE
#468 of 685 Re: X5 LEAKS IN RAIN!! [louchris]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 13, 2007 (10:16 am)
Do you have a sunroof? Rear sunroof drain being clogged could be a culprit. This is easily tested. If you open the sunroof you should see the drain in the back of the groove where the sunroof moves. You can pour a small amount of water in that drain and you should see it come out under the car in front of the rear wheel. You can also check at that time for water intrusion in the back...I assume you mean the footwells of the rear seats?
Door membranes was a good guess but I guess not
#469 of 685 Re: Tailgate Rattle [jillpmcg]
Jan 18, 2007 (4:14 am)
I was scrolling thru Edmonds and I found your post. It is very old but I was hoping you could help me with what seems to be the same prob I am having with my 2006 5x. I have had it to the dealer 4 times for a rattle/banging from the tailgate area. They have replaced the motor, lubed and oiled everything, tightened and untightended things and after a day I hear the noise. It is so aggravating after spending so much for the car!...My last car a Jeep Liberty was awesome!..no noise not service checks it was a great little SUV for half the price. I was wondering if your issue was ever remedied and info you could pass along would be great!
#470 of 685 rattle in rear tailgate
Jan 18, 2007 (4:22 am)
I have a 2006 x5 that has a constant rattle/squeak in the rear tailgate. I have had it in the shop 4 times. They have replaced the latch motor, lubed and oiled everything, tightened all bolts and whatever else they could. I am at wits end with this car. Anyone have this issue that could pass along how they fixed it or any tips on what I can do!.....HELP
#471 of 685 real world mileage and 3rd seat on 07 X5
Jan 18, 2007 (8:34 pm)
Could anyone with an 07 X5 tell me what type of city/highway mileage you are getting? The 6th gear is supposed to be increasing gas efficiency. Especially interested in V6's, as we do little mountain climbing or off roading.
Also very interested in whether you have any opinions on your 3rd row seat - is it roomy enough for your needs? Is there any cargo space left if 3rd seat is upright?
Also, does anyone know when the auto liftgate will be available? Thanks so much!!
#472 of 685 Re: real world mileage and 3rd seat on 07 X5 [dkdriver]
Mar 18, 2007 (3:13 pm)
The third row seat is basically a kids jump seat - its a gimmick and not very useful. The problem is that there just isn't enough length in the car for three full rows.
The 2007 model only gained 7.4 inches in overall length from the 2001-2006 models (which had 29 inches existing between the 2nd row seats to the tailgate), so it is basically impossible to fit a full size thrird row with 34 inches of leg room and leave adequate distance behind the third row and the tailgate for safety in rear end collisions.
#473 of 685 Re: real world mileage and 3rd seat on 07 X5 [dkdriver]
Apr 17, 2007 (6:28 pm)
The third row is good for only two kids. It's narrow and designed for individuals only 5'6" and shorter. Biggest drawback is that it is very close to the back glass, and curtain airbags don't extend to the third row. Not where I'd want to put my kids.
#474 of 685 Re: rattle in rear tailgate [09dobbs]
May 02, 2007 (12:49 am)
try adjusting the rubber stops you will need a star driver and just wind them out slightly.
#475 of 685 Re: real world mileage and 3rd seat on 07 X5 [dkdriver]
May 03, 2007 (9:31 am)
Gas mileage is about 18-19 in the city. I havnt had the opportunity for a trip out of the city yet (that is end of May). Truthfully the gas mileage is still increasing too. When we bought the car 2 months ago my wife was getting about 16 and now we are in mid 18 with no driving difference either.
Addressing the 3rd row option, from the two replies so far i would say those individuals dont own the car. Thier responses are a copy and paste from some review or just a 5 min. observers take. I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old But we also have alot of family close by and many of which are kids. The need for us was 80% use without 3rd row and 20% use with it. With the 2nd row adjusted forward there is enough room in the back. My sister in-law has an explorer with a 3rd row bench seat option and the space difference is non. there is enough space behind the 3rd row to fit basic things but wouldnt suffice for a trip to Costco. Does fit a large size stroller though. No concern what so ever with the 3rd seat being close to the glass because the seats sit very low. This is my biggest complaint at the same time. The seats are positioned much lower then the other seats so my 4 year old and even my niece who is 7 can not see over the seat in front of them.
If your needs are for a full time 3rd row then i would consider something larger.
Personally i love the X5. i have friends with the MDX and family with the explorer and spent months test driving and weekend driving everything out there and for me it is a perfect fit.