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#659 of 685 X5 Transmission Problems
Aug 30, 2011 (9:20 am)
The transmission on my 2006 X5 has been acting up since just ending warranty at 39,000 miles. BMW North America says too bad - pay the $7K for a new one. I bought the car as a demo, and thought I had until August this year for the warranty to expire. Turns out it expired in April. I started noticing some funky jerking in the transmission this year, but was not in any hurry to get it looked at. In May I took it to the dealer, who said there were faults and the car needed a new mechatronics (sp?). It is like the computer for the transmission. BMW NA provided the part and the dealer and I split the labor, but it did not solve the problem. I have taken it back several times, and the dealer finally said it needed a new transmission (after a few other diagnoses). Even though their initial diagnosis was wrong, BMW NA said they will only "assist" an owner once. This one is on me.
It is kind of laughable. When the service advisor returned the car to me after my 3rd visit, he said "you should get 200,000 miles out of this vehicle". If I have to replace major components every 40,000 miles, I am not going to stick around to find out.
The other irony is - about 2years ago, a friend told me he knew several people with transmission problems on the X5. I assumed he said that because he is a Porsche guy. Since then, I have met several more people with X5s having tranny issues. It appears that my friend was correct. -- Be careful if you are thinking of buying one!
Sep 22, 2011 (12:22 pm)
The radio in my X5 is stuck in Phone mode and I can not change it back to Audio mode. Any suggestions?
#661 of 685 Re: X5 Radio [john599]
Sep 22, 2011 (4:03 pm)
John - did you try the three-key-salute? When the car power is on, press the eject on the CD player, the Nav player and then press the volume (on) button... all at the same time. This reboots the Nav unit.
#662 of 685 Re: X5 Radio [bmwx5guy]
Sep 23, 2011 (11:43 am)
Thanks for the suggestions howerver I do not have a navigations system.
#663 of 685 BMW X5 stalling problem
Oct 17, 2011 (5:14 am)
Hi, we are having this problem with the BMW X5 3l diesel of 2001 - it is stalling while driving and it will re start as if nothing happened - while driving it runs good with no errors
this could happen 3 or 4 times in the same day or within a week, we have already changed the diesel fuel pump which is under back seat but nothing
looking forward to your feedback
with kind regards
#664 of 685 Re: X5 Stalling [cefus]
Oct 17, 2011 (5:26 am)
Unfortunately no errors come up even when it stalls, we did 4 diagnostic until now and nothing. Know itís at BMW Malta which also canít figure out problem
regards and thanks for you help
#665 of 685 Re: X5 Stalling [markbmwx5]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 17, 2011 (8:00 am)
Have the fuel filters been changed and the fuel checked for water?
Dec 02, 2011 (7:27 pm)
im having the same problem with my 745i 2002. It just stalled, started 30 minutes later as if nothing. mechanic can't find anything. have you any help?
#667 of 685 Re: X5 Stalling [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 07, 2011 (2:15 am)
Yes we did but nothing ... dont know what else to do.
Anymore suggestions ?
#668 of 685 Re: X5 Stalling [markbmwx5]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 07, 2011 (9:16 am)
Without codes any diagnosis become quite difficult and near impossible from a distance. Generally speaking, if a car is stalling and doesn't throw codes, I'd tend to suspect a fuel delivery issue, since the fuel system usually doesn't throw codes.