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2011 BMW X5 Repair Histories

100 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2011 BMW X5. 45 of these members (45%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 108 repairs to 2011 BMW X5s--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2011 BMW X5 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 108 repairs.

2011 BMW X5 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 9 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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2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2015
10000 mi   Burning a bit of oil. Topped off, told to watch for anything further. Suspect some blow-by as direct injected 

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2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Nov 2012
10900 mi   Engine light on. Mechanic found mouse nest under air cleaner cowling. Changed sensor. Inspected wiring for damage. Did scheduled maintenance. Problem resolved. 
17980   Problem still not resolved. BMW must develop a fix. This is an issue with all X5 diesels. They will call when they figure it out!! 
21700   EGR Valve. Something relating to an IB issue. Not a recall but a common issue. 
33140   Rear camera malfunction. Front sensor malfunction.  EGR replacement. Regular scheduled maintenance. 
35800 C $200 Front brakes squeeling and saw break dust accumulating. Had shop clean and lube. Success. 
40300   Engine light on. Exhaust system sensor. 
40300   Engine light back on. Same problem with sensor in exhaust. Time to replace car. Done. 
BMW X5 in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2014
16000 mi   Headlight washer covering was broken 
20000   Hedlight washer cover broke for second time. Fixed on 1st trip. 
BMW X5 in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2015
11700 mi   Extreme cold operating temperatures (Below zero Fahrenheit for 10+ days) caused low EGR flow reading and orange CEL that does not self-clear. System checked, code cleared by dealer. On the plus side, diesel started easily in cold weather. 
36000   Upper radiator hose burst resulting in coolant loss. 
45000   Leather covering the side bolster on bottom of the driver's seat had ripped loose from the seat frame. Overnight stay required as part had to be shipped in from remote warehouse. 
47000   Cover on vanity mirror in driver side sun visor slides freely causing the vanity light to come on unexpectedly during driving. 
55300 US $124 Emissions check engine light activated. Diagnostic flow chart showed first step is to "reset adaptations". No parts, just programming and diagnostics. Emissions light returned again within hours of leaving dealership with truck. Right secondary brake light assembly had been throwing trouble code off and on for 10,000 miles. This visit they determined that light housing had been infiltrated by water. Housing replaced gratis since trouble began during main warranty. Emissions error code second trip - Replaced Exhaust Cooler and Exhaust Cooler temperature sensor. Emissions light returned while driving X5 back to work after leaving dealer, see next repair trip for resolution. 
56000   Third trip for emissions system troubles. Replaced EGR throttle valve assembly. 
59000   "Charge Air Pressure Sensor" failed and needed to be replaced. Car was diagnosed and could have been fixed on this trip if part were available. Car drivable, picked it up, drove it home and brought it back to dealer again next day. "Charge Air Pressure Sensor" that was diagnosed as having failed on prior repair visit (and ordered on prior repair visit) arrived at dealer and was installed. 
BMW X5 in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jan 2012
10540 mi   Black bumper trim on front bumper was misaligned. Dealer noted the clips holding the black bumper piece were not in and readjusted. 
17980   Window seal on drivers door became loose and was replaced by the dealer. 
BMW X5 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
13300 mi   Rattle and squeak in rear hatch when driving. 
38000   Check Engine Light --> SCR Delivery Module failed and replaced. Check Engine Light --> EGR module failed and replaced. 
59300 US $275 Faulty oil level sensor; oil over max level reading, however correct amount verified multiple times. 
60000   Faulty oxygen sensor warning light (check engine) 
BMW X5 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2012
2000 mi   Pin in electrical plug was loose and causing many warning lights. 
13300   Emission related 
13700   Spot weld defect. Car made a small tick noise when turning or going over some bumps. They did the repair and for the most part the tick frequency definitely went down. Most people would not even hear it. Diesel related problem, a bad EGR valve. It just took them a few tries as there is more than one but the codes do not differentiate. 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Aug 2014
6200 mi   Air Charge sensor replaced 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jan 2011
1540 mi   metallic noise in right rear suspension when driving over certain speed bumps. Source of problem diagnosed and a temporary lubricant has eliminated noise. A 2nd follow-up visit will be required to insert a longer lasting talcum powder. 2nd trip back to shop for rear suspension metallic noises. Problem briefly cured with injection of talcum lubricant, but noises returned. Due serious unrelated back pain & the challenge of getting in and out of this high up beast, I sold it. 

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