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BMW X5, SUV
#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?
#210 of 214 Mr. Oswald
Nov 17, 2010 (7:26 am)
Please note that I own a 2007 BMW X5 4.8I. Last week I noticed that when I park the rear of the car is lowered on one side. When I do unlock the car with my remote and open the door on the driver's side the rear goes up again slowly. The X5 only have 30,000 miles. If anyone is experiencing that problem knows the solution, please tell me.
#211 of 214 Re: SUSPENSION BLUES
Nov 17, 2010 (7:35 am)
I own a 2007 BMW X5 4.8I and I am having some suspension blues. The vehicle has only 30,000 miles, but whenever I park when I return the back is lowered on the left side(driver's side) When I do unlock the door and open it the back goes back up. I hate to see my vehicle one one side when it is parked. It looks like s--t. Can someone tell me if they have the same problem and the solution.
#212 of 214 Re: SUSPENSION BLUES [oziboy]
Nov 17, 2010 (11:17 am)
Could be a problem with the self leveling rear suspension - take it in to your dealer to have it checked out. an '07 with 30K should still be under warranty. Let us know what happens.
#213 of 214 High battery drain
Jun 04, 2011 (2:14 pm)
Have a 2008x5 and the battery dies every day. Have changed the battery and the same thing still keeps happening. Need to know if it requires reprogramming?
#214 of 214 Re: High battery drain [emikobajah]
Aug 04, 2011 (8:22 am)
I have a 2006 530i, and I'm having a similar problem. First, you get the high-battery drained msg; then battery goes dead a day or two later. That was two months ago and no one here (Jamaica) has been able to resolve the problem. now the battery dies after 4hrs. The most recent diagnosis is that I need a light module-which I have ordered overseas.
I have even observed the left headlights and tail lamps illuminated on the car after parking it and returning later. The light switch was in the off position.
Believe me this has been a constant headache, not to mention the embarrassment that comes with all this madness.