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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#534 of 678 Any 2007 & 2008 owners have problems?
Oct 13, 2008 (6:49 am)
I'd like to hear from any 2007 or 2008 owners out there about any issues you've had with your X5. I'm getting ready to finalize negotiations with Chrysler on my '08 Commander to buy me out through lemon law.
I've settled on the X5 and the Land Rover LR3. (Please, no replies about how different the vehicles are. My only concerns are luxury and how much I like the vehicle as I live in the city and don't off-road or tow.) I had an '06 X5 that I loved and never had an issue with but, since the LR3 now has an electric steering wheel adjustment, I'm torn between which one I like better. I get a good deal from BMW because of my relationship with them but one of my best friends runs the LR store just a mile from my office and I know I can get a good deal from him too and if I do have problems, it would be closer than the BMW store, which is about 5 miles away.
I know everything about both vehicles as far as equipment, drive, capabilities, etc, however I haven't heard much about problems with the '08. I'm a 24 month leaser so I'm not really so worried about problems with 2 or 3 year old vehicles, just wondering if anyone out there has had initial problems, like I've had with my Commander since day one.
#535 of 678 New 2008 X5 steering wheel column does not move up
Oct 29, 2008 (7:40 pm)
i just bought a new 2008 X5 recently, and i noticed that the steering wheel
does not move up whenever enter the car any more. I can still adjust it with
the switch, but it is very annoying that it stops working after just few drives?
This seems to happen after a trip to the dealer to put on the leather/din-dan
protection. Is there any one who has any idea what could go wrong?
#536 of 678 Re: New 2008 X5 steering wheel column does not move up [stanton08]
Oct 29, 2008 (8:22 pm)
Yes! This happened to me!
What I discovered was that someone (probably the dealership) changed a setting on either the seat or steering wheel and now the car is not sure it's you.
To fix it - I held the button on the seat that I had my setting stored into. In my case it was button "1" (there are two buttons, 1 and 2 - and a memory set button above them all). Once I did that - all was back to normal. I would assume that if you have not stored your settings in the memory - then if you set your steering wheel and then store it - it should start to work again.
That's my 2 cents!
#537 of 678 Re: New 2008 X5 steering wheel column does not move up [bmwx5guy]
Oct 30, 2008 (5:59 pm)
Thanks a lot for the information!! I first tried to push the '1' memory button
but nothing changed. Then I tried to save the current positions into '1', but
still not work. I then tried to move the steering wheel up and down, adjust
the seat back and forth, etc., then save --- and then it finally works. It seems
that the memory was quite confused and all messed up. By the way,
after this was fixed, i then noticed that my blue tooth phone setting was
all gone!! I re-paired it over again, and finally everything seems to work....
Thanks again -- it saves me a trip to the dealership.
#538 of 678 2004 BMW X5 3.0i Front Axle replacement
Nov 12, 2008 (8:28 pm)
I have a BMW X5 3.0i and I am trying to replace the front axles. Could someone help me identify the size of the front axle nut socket?? Thanks
#539 of 678 Anybody notices 2006 X5, gas padel sounds click.
Dec 06, 2008 (5:17 pm)
I think it was due to the join is plastic. Anybody feels that?
#540 of 678 Re-type: step on gas pedal will hear click on BMW 2006 X5.
Dec 06, 2008 (10:01 pm)
You will hear the click sound when you first step onto it. I took a look behind the pedal. The join is plastic. I think that is the problem and should be for all 2006 model. Is anybody botherd by that? Is there a way to eliminate the click sound? Can dealer fix it? Maybe applying some lubricant will take care of it?
#541 of 678 unplugging battery
Dec 11, 2008 (5:44 pm)
Hi! i always have this problem with my 2002 X5-the battery dies whenever i don't use my car-something's draining the battery -im going on vacation again for two weeks and im thinking of unplugging the battery while im away so the battery will not die...what disadvantage will it do to my car and will my car start as soon as i plug the battery back after two weeks...pls help...
#542 of 678 Re: BMW X5 Problems [izulu]
Jan 19, 2009 (9:00 am)
Bought '09 X5 a few weeks ago, my brand new car left me stranded at airport the next day of the delivery, noticed white smoke come out of hood, had to have the car towed to the dealer's shop. Initially they told me that it's power steering problem will be fixed in a couple of days, then they told me that a technician from BMW NA is coming to evaluate the problem, now they tell me that, the parts have to arrive from Germany. It's been almost 3 weeks now, I can't help but wonder if the dealer/service telling me the real problem, oe did I purchase a lemon
#543 of 678 Engine Light shows - code for pressure leak
Jan 19, 2009 (11:37 am)
Hi everyone, I just bought a used BMW X5 4.4i 2000 model SUV and the engine light shows. Before buying it I had it inspected by a proper BMW mechanic and one of the venting pipes at the back end of the engine had a hole - no big deal. After purchasing the X5 I had both of them changed and the engine system reset. The engine light dissapeared which was great but then after driving it for a day or so it showed again. I had it checked and this time the code indicated that there is a fuel and air mixture offset in the engine and that the gaskets need to be replaced and it's a big job. What should I do here, get it checked again or have the bolts tighten on the engine or have the gaskets replaced. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.