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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#581 of 685 X5 Self-Leveling Suspension Inactive warning
Sep 12, 2009 (3:40 pm)
I have a 2006 X5. Yesterday, the Self-Leveling Suspension Inactive warning, like this:
SELFLEVEL SUSP. INACT
showed up in the Check Control. After I stopped the engine and restarted it, the message was not on any more. I have not seen it since then.
On the manual (page 95), ask driver to check to see if the rear of the vehicle is visibly lower than the front. For my case, I did not see nor experience anything strange in term of the vehicle level and the driving of the vehicle.
Anybody had such experience with your X5 before? Does this indicate any serious problems to come? Any advice?
I googled the similar cases. I saw many people complained such message,but few really had problem. One guy suggested, check the 30A fuse for the Air Suspension, and just pull it and reinsert it.
I will call BMW service center to ask how to handle later.
#582 of 685 Re: 1 headlamp is aimed too high [yodaze]
Sep 16, 2009 (11:52 am)
There a black screw when you open the hood and that will adjust the height of the lamp focus. The screw driver kind of thing that comes with the tools will only fit into that screw.
#583 of 685 Re: 2003 X5 - Dangerous stalling [timo2533]
Sep 18, 2009 (2:35 pm)
I was at the dealership waiting for my X3 and the person next to me was waiting for his X5. He said that he had bought it brand new about two years ago for over $60,000 and he said it was in for service on average once a month.
He was done with BMW.
I am done with BMW.
That makes three of us.
#584 of 685 Re: ABS Break light turn ON, Speedometer stopped [lion2000]
Sep 18, 2009 (4:22 pm)
Follow up on #569, I had the display panel replaced since it is mission pixels. BMW picks up the cost of the panel, I pay for the $400 labor. Engine light still on. Diag test showed DSC module fault. DSC module $1500, labor $300. Problem solved.
Power window, two CV joints, DSC module, instrument panel, all together over $3000. Including two jobs done by a friend, not at dealer. Back in my mind, what is the next? ......
#585 of 685 Re: ABS Break light turn ON, Speedometer stopped [lion2000]
Sep 19, 2009 (9:06 am)
I guess you have a jinxed vehicle. I have a 2005 X3 which has done 66000 miles in the last 4 years and has never been to the dealers except for routine maintenance. Recently had the 2nd oil service and is running like new. Bought a 2009 X5 diesel 3 months ago and I love it. However the vent fan/blower has stopped working a few days ago and I hope the car doesn't end up like your car.
#586 of 685 Re: ABS Break light turn ON, Speedometer stopped [blackeye800]
Sep 20, 2009 (10:05 am)
I have a 2009 X3 which has already been back to the dealership twice and come back unresolved for its undulating ride and jerky transmission. Lots of strange things going on with this car.
What kind of mileage are you getting?
I see 10 mpg or less in city driving and 14 in everyday driving.
#587 of 685 Re: ABS Break light turn ON, Speedometer stopped [pp2009pp]
Sep 20, 2009 (3:55 pm)
The average is 18 mpg for the 66K in X3 and 25 mpg for the 5K in X5D - mostly everyday driving.
#588 of 685 Re: X5 Self-Leveling Suspension Inactive warning [6degrees]
Oct 04, 2009 (5:18 am)
I HAVE X5 2000 MY SELFLEVEL SUSP.INACT. IT SHOWED UP 3 MONTHS AGO AND CAME ON AND WENT OFF, THEN IT CAME BACK UP AND MY VEHICLE DROP VERY LOW AND HAD TO GET AIR BAG SWINGS REPLACE AND IT COST ALOT. THE COST TO FIX THE VEHICLE IS EXPENSIVE.
#589 of 685 X5 auto trans
Oct 06, 2009 (7:49 am)
I have a 2008 X5 with 3.0 litre engine. Built in July 2008 and I bought it November 2008. Just turned 15K miles. When I start in the morning to drive to work (9 miles) or from work to home, the first couple of traffic lights I come to, if I have to stop I of course will. However as I lift my foot from the brake the car will downshift and slightly lunge. The first few times this happened I about soiled myself. Now I anticipate it. After driving a while it won't do it any longer. The dealer tells me they have installed the most up to date programming and that's all they can do. Anyone else have this problem and if you found a solution, what was it?
#590 of 685 Re: X5 auto trans [tbmfan]
Oct 06, 2009 (6:13 pm)
I have a 2009 X3 with a really strong engine brake and a transmission that has a mind of its own.
Are you talking about the engine brake? Is the lunging you feel the inertia pulling you forward while the car slows down all by itself? Mine is so strong that when I turn a corner or head for a stop it will sometimes stop the car all by itself. I can also decelerate down moderately steep hills without ever hitting the brake.
It is finicky and intermittent.