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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#639 of 685 Re: 2006 X5 Warranty [mmiller911]
Oct 12, 2010 (6:01 pm)
The way I view extra warranties, it's kind of like insurance. The only difference is you're not likely to total your BMW in regards to a warranty.
The general perception is that you will be ahead by taking that $3,500 (or $4,500) and putting it in a bank account and then drawing out of that bank account to pay for repairs.
Could you have something that needs to be repaired that exceeds the amount? Yep. It just usually isn't likely. I have the same car that I bought used and other than the transmission issue that in my case was not fixed even after replacing the transmission, it seems to not have any major problems. Of course, I ended up with the 100,000 mile CPO warranty from the person who owned it before me. So for me, if I had bought one, it probably would have paid for itself. I believe I am the exception.
#640 of 685 Re: 2006 X5 Warranty [mmiller911]
Oct 16, 2010 (8:48 pm)
My wife drives a 2004 X3 that we purchased as a CPO in December 2005; it now has over 100K on the clock and I never needed the CPO warranty. I had one warranty repair under the new car warranty- a defective passenger seat SRS sensor was replaced.
#641 of 685 oil level sensor X5 3.0 2003
Oct 17, 2010 (5:06 pm)
I just replaced the oil level sensor and need help resetting the dash light that comes on when you turn car off. "check engine oil level"
Oct 19, 2010 (4:24 pm)
i just bought a 2003 x5 and seems that when the car is fully warmed up when i come to a complete stop, the down shift from 2nd to 1st is rough and jerks anybody had same problem or maight know anything about this
Oct 19, 2010 (7:59 pm)
Can i purchase additional warranty as my warranty has expired on 101010 and how much it will cost me.I have 54,000 miles on it.
#644 of 685 Re: transmition [frank148]
Oct 20, 2010 (7:07 am)
Frank - I have a 2008 x5 - same thing. Cover the brake well - it will sometimes jerk/lurch. So - I guess they have not improved the xDrive software since 2003!
LOL! I'm not sure what can be done about it.
#645 of 685 Re: transmition [bmwx5guy]
Oct 20, 2010 (8:38 am)
I have 2011 X5 xDrive 5.0 (since June). Not only I feel the down shift jerk, but also some gear grinding low noise, too. I hope we can get some insights from a BMW designer to understand why it is such a challenge!
Oct 20, 2010 (5:17 pm)
thank you for the information im taking car to a shop hopefully they can come up with an axplenation i will keep you posted on anything see if help you guys out
#647 of 685 Re: 2006 X5 Warranty [mmiller911]
Nov 29, 2010 (12:01 pm)
the maintenance program is totally a joke or scam. It cover oil change and front wipper only.
My X5 still under 6 years warranty. My local dealer in alhambra want to charge me $145 for break inspection, $320 for repairing a dead break light (I paid $10 to a roadside garage, they resolved the problem in 1 minute). BMW dealer do not provide tire rotate service unless you pay them extra money and they keep pushing me replace all four tires for more than $1600 even my X5 has only 20000 miles.
DO NOT PURCHASE ANY EXTENDED WARRANTY FROM BMW.
#648 of 685 Re: 2006 X5 Warranty [candy1980]
Nov 29, 2010 (2:03 pm)
Is that in Spain? I have the extended warranty on my 2008. Everything but new tires is covered. I even broke a tail-light lens myself and they replaced it. I would think that your dealership is not doing the job...