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2001 BMW X5 Problems and Repair Histories

63 TrueDelta members own a 2001 BMW X5. 25 of these members (39.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 77 repairs to 2001 BMW X5s--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2001 BMW X5 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2001 BMW X5 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2001 BMW X5 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2001 BMW X5 repairs by problem area

44% of the 2001 BMW X5 repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 12% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 77 repairs.

2001 BMW X5 repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 BMW X5 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 26% between $100 and $499, 29% between $500 and $999, 29% between $1000 and $2499, and 11% more than $2500.

Chart based on 35 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2001 BMW X5 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2001 BMW X5

Engine not specified

BMW X5 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 98000    
100000 2000 Transmission replaced 
BMW X5 in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 107000    
107000 1200 Catalytic converter valley pan gasket plugs, 1 coil Needed some vertical links on the suspension when sold. 
BMW X5 in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 135000    
136000 179 I replaced the liquid cooled alternator with one purchased from www.amazon.com  

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2001 BMW X5 4dr SUV

282-horsepower 4.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 131000    
133000 108 Broke driver's door handle. 
134000 166 Rear windshield wiper assembly. Broke linkage arm. The OE were plastic and when we had the snow/ice here a week or so ago it froze to the rear windshield then when turning it on snapped like a twig.  Had to replace coolant expansion tank. Had a crack in it on the seam.  
149000 700 Replaced Rear Air Bag Suspension. Replaced Battery and a coil pack. 
BMW X5 in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 76000    
82000 900 Radiator developed a hole, repair stop (used car dealer vehicle was purchased from) replaced radiator with new BMW part. 
84000 300 Driver's door lock mechanism broke. Could open from inside car, but not from outside. 
87000 3200 Auto transmission failed. Slipped out of gear and then "jammed" back in continously. Sensor replaced, no effect. Transmission replaced with a rebuilt. 
100500 560 Passenger door would not open. Mechanic had to replace entire inner door workings. Other doors randomly do not unlock. 
101000  

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2001 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 95000    
99000 2559 New plastic kit (hose connectors, expansion tank, ect.), new radiator, new water pump, new thermostat.  Replace left bank cam position sensor. Water Pump Replaced 
 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 92000    
93000 900 I noticed an oil leak and had the hoses replaced. Leaks were still present after a week or so and was told this leak was from a different area that needs to be repaired and was charged mostly for labor the second time. 
102500 1141 front and rear brake pads and rotors replaced  
108000 66 TAILGATE LATCH ADJUSTED TO REDUCE RATTLE IN TAILGATE 
133000 5000 replaced transmission and replaced oil pan gasket 
135000  

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2001 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual AWD

BMW X5 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 67000    
70000 100 Front Driver side turn signal relay harness and socket was replaced, including a new turn signal bulb. 
84000 150 cam sensor, exhaust side, code 12 on a very fancy Launch brand diagnostic tool...replaced sensor. Code cleared, runs fine now. 
94000  

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2001 BMW X5 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

BMW in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 109000    
110000 2000 Long story short, I had to pay 2k on repairs that my dealer said they fixed while the car was still under warranty. They didn't do anything. I had a coolant leak and valve cover issues. 
146300 1600 I had a coolant leak, i had to repair all hoses in the back of the engine... 
147000  

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2001 BMW X5 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

BMW in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 110000    
111000 900 2 brushes needed replacement. 
 

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