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#200 of 214 2007 X5 - High Battery Drain
Feb 15, 2009 (8:21 am)
I have an 07 X5 and just recently, I went to go start it on a Monday morning (after not driving it for only one day) and it wouldn't start. Had the car jump started and two weeks later the same thing happened. I took it into BMW for service and after two days I got it back - allegedly fixed. NOT SO! After driving it yesterday morning to the store, I went to start it just two hours later and the battery was dead again! Is anyone else having this problem? I will be getting another jump tomorrow and, AGAIN, taking into service.
#201 of 214 Re: 2007 X5 - High Battery Drain [dfresca]
Mar 22, 2009 (4:34 pm)
I'm having constant dead battery problems on my X5. I've been to the dealer several times, one time replaced the battery completely (under warranty). Still no positive results and it's still dying.
It's to the point that if I don't drive it for a couple of days I'm planning to have to jump start it. I can't see how I'll buy another BMW again.
#202 of 214 I'm at the point where I can say that I'm a disappointed BMW owner
Apr 03, 2009 (4:29 pm)
My '07 X5 is the 2nd BMW I've owned. I had an '04 330ci with 41K miles which I traded in for the X5. I've had it for a year this month. I'd say that it's been in the shop at least half a dozen times, if not more. The current problem is my engine light came on. The Techs said that there was a problem with the 'Vanos' system.. something I never heard of until I Googled it. If you own a BMW, you have a Vanos system too. So, this was Monday. Thursday the system was put back together after having it torn apart. According to my Service Advisor.. the Fault code hasn't cleared. A software download/upgrade didn't resolve it, nor did another task performed on it. It is now Friday after 5. My Service Advisor says they've exhausted their efforts, and have to contact BMW Support on Monday. I'm driving this piece of crap Nissan Rogue which I shouldn't be too tough on, it currently runs better than my car. THIS might be reason why I'll never buy another Bimmer.. more to come..
#203 of 214 2007 X5 Battery Drain
Feb 01, 2010 (2:04 pm)
My X5 was not driven for 3 weeks because I was out of town & the battery was dead when I came back...in Dec it was weak after I was gone for one week...my service dept here in Yakima said I should have on a trickle charger whatever that is...my husbands Range Rover's battery did not die after 2 weeks...what is up with this?
#204 of 214 Re: 2007 X5 Battery Drain [dianeg]
Feb 01, 2010 (4:08 pm)
I've had many BMW's. You are not experiencing something out of the ordinary for a BMW. BMW's, and many other late model luxury type cars, continue to operate a lot of electronics (alarm, motion detectors, some ventilation, etc) even when the car is turned off. A week is not uncommon before the battery is run down, maybe not dead, but rundown (especially in cold/winter climates.) Can't speak for the Range Rover. A trickle charger can be purchased from BMW or from Bavarian Autosport www.bavauto.com and some simply plug into an AC outlet and into the car's cigarette lighter. About $50
2003 X5 3.0 - Current
2008 535XI Wagon - Current
#205 of 214 Re: 2007 X5 - High Battery Drain [dfresca]
Feb 06, 2010 (12:19 pm)
yes i do have the same problem since day one...i have a 2002 x-5 and that has been my problem ever since i bought it 7 years ago... i moved to new york and worsen my problem since i don't have an outlet to plug my trickle-charger, my battery is a year old and my car went dead 3 times since the beginning of the year...last wednesday morning, i started my car and kept it running for 30 minutes, drove it for 5 minutes that night and the folllowing day, the battery was dead...have been to 2 bmw service depts but they cannot address the root of the problem...so the only solution if im going away for vacation is to disconnect the battery which of course is quite a task since the battery is located underneath the spare tire...please let me know if anyone can find a solution to this problem...thanks...
#207 of 214 Re: 2007 X5 - High Battery Drain [dfresca]
Mar 18, 2010 (10:40 am)
Story of my life for the past 3 yrs! When the car was only 1/2 months old, I had in towed in b/c it was dead. Over the past 3 yrs it has been in over 8 times for a "high battery" drain warning or b/c the battery was completly dead. I have been blamed for the problem being told either I drive "short miles and do not let the battery charge" or that I left the lights on when they are set to turn on and off by themself. Some of my other favorite "theories" by BMW is that it's the alarm system, the battery is bad, the vehicle "wakes up" way too many times while turned off.
I have told them while turned off in the garage, you can hear the car's computer running (humming) the interior lights turn on and off and sometimes the alarm goes off so much at work I have to disarm it all together.
Hands down if I was aware the FL lemon law only covers you within the 1st 24 months I would have not had a problem getting a new car/refund. Now I have a lawyer and they will not work with me what so ever. They won't even offer an exteded warranty to cover this vehicle once it hits 4 yrs old and the factory warranty runs out. WHich I can probably guarantee will still have problems. In that case I will have car payments and the expense of paying for service out of pocket. So as I speak the vehicle is in for service b/c the a/c stopped working for the 2nd time now. In my opnion, BMW should stand by their vehicle rather than focusing on their bottom line. Clearly, I am not the only person with the problem. Why can't the countless local techs and the "regional engineer" from BMW fix my car?????
#208 of 214 Re: 2007 X5 - High Battery Drain [mbabazadeh]
Mar 18, 2010 (12:05 pm)
I think I am lucky....or at least lucky for now. After BMW replaced my battery (I think a second time) I have not seen the high battery drain warning and have had no instances where the battery died anymore. I am not concinved it will not come back though!
#209 of 214 Aftermarket trailer hitch '02 X5 V-6
Oct 18, 2010 (7:33 am)
Local BMW says they're back-ordered, probably pretty expensive. Are there any reliable trailer hitches, safe to use for this car?