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2007 BMW X5 repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 70 repairs.

2007 BMW X5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (58%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 BMW X5

Engine not specified

BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2012
Mar 2012

66000 mi

US $1700
Radiator had a crack and had to be replaced 
Apr 2012

66000 mi

US $1850
Sun roof drain channels clogged; caused short and replaced tailight and effected wiring harness and electrical components 
BMW in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

24000 mi
Glove compartment door warped, preventing it from opening. Upper compartment door was replaced. Dealer had part in stock, so I waited under an hour for the complete repair. 

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2007 BMW X5 4dr SUV

350-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2011

30000 mi

US $900
Replace one oxygen sensor 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
Aug 2012

56000 mi

US $100
I took it to get the fluids topped off and the mechanic at the dealer noticed 4 oil leaks. I took it to an independent shop and two gaskets had to be replaced. We picked up the X5 for a few days while waiting on parts, on the way home from work one day the car absolutely shut down and left my wife stranded on the side of the highway. Fuel pump had apparently failed!!! We picked up the X5 from the shop because we were told it was ready to go, we made it less than five miles and the A/C quit blowing, we turned around and took it back. They told us the alternator failed. 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jul 2015
Mar 2011

21700 mi
Water was pooling in the tail lights after the vehicle went through a power washer. Dealer replaced tail light assembly and associated seals. 
Jul 2012

35340 mi

C $96
Brake pad replacement light went on. Check revealed that the pads were fine but that the brake pad wear sensor was faulty. Wear sensor replaced during scheduled maintenance service. 
Feb 2014

52940 mi

C $200
Valve cover gasket leaking 
Sep 2014

61380 mi

C $150
Plastic piece off of the parking brake e-swith broke. Was replaced with a new switch. 
Feb 2015

64660 mi

C $1000
Alternator was malfunctioning. This caused the battery to not charge, alternator was replaced. 

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2007 BMW X5 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Sep 2009

45000 mi
Cracked Radiator 
Jan 2010

51000 mi
TWVP Pump? (something to do with the gas tank) Dealer agreed to fix for free, even though out of warranty. 
Oct 2010

64000 mi

US $1500
Electronic Water Pump Failure and resulting thermostat destruction. Totally lame. $1500 at the dealership to fix. 
Sep 2011

76000 mi

US $1500
Since purchasing brand new, my X5 has required (3) radiators and (1) electric water pump $1500, and (1) transmission pan & gasket $1400. I am now at 76K miles. I'm leaving out the minor stuff. 
Jan 2015

135000 mi

US $1500
Transfer case actuator replacement Oil Pan Leak (Moderate) 
Feb 2015

136000 mi

US $5200
Catalytic Converter #1 & #2 required replacement; Replacement of Oxygen Sensors; Replacement of Cam Sensor Replacement of Serpentine Belt Pulleys/Tensioners 
Jun 2015

137000 mi

US $4000
This is the worst car ever owned. Bad Main Seal, Bad Catalytic Converters, Bad Differential, Bad Water Pump. After 100K miles, literally everything went bad. I will NEVER own a BMW ever again. They are not built like they used to be. 
BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2015
Sep 2008

9426 mi
Replaced Nav DVD drive 
Nov 2010

30000 mi
Warped glove box leather panelling impeding opening of glove box 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2010
Nov 2010

44000 mi

US $1570
There was an oil leak that was repaired. Found as part of the routine maintenance visit. It took 2 days to fix both problems. thank goodness it was covered under warranty. While performing routine maintenance, the tech noticed that an air panel in the engine was cracked and no longer attached. It had to be replaced. 
BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

42000 mi

US $50
Engine overheated due to coolant leak. Loud noise from front sway bar. 
BMW X5 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2007 - Mar 2014
Oct 2007

7440 mi
Oxygen sensor replacement 
Jul 2011

79980 mi

C $200
Fan failed taking out other fan Vanos solenoid replaced for the second time in two years. 
Dec 2011

86180 mi

C $1100
iDrive Screen needed to be replaced Leaking rear doors were wetting rear floor 
Jul 2013

111560 mi

C $2000
Suspension air bags needed replacement 

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2007 BMW X5 Repair Histories

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