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2012 BMW X5 Repair Histories

48 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 BMW X5. 20 of these members (41.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 44 repairs to 2012 BMW X5s--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2012 BMW X5 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 44 repairs.
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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 302hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in France
Apr 2013 - Mar 2015
14000 mi   Tranny noise 
19600   Tranny noise was finally found to come from a faulty cardan axle, the one connecting the front differential to the front left wheel. Replacement part was unavailable, therefore another trip will be required. 
21700   Controller aluminum trim had buckled. Controller needed to be replaced. 
22320   Left front cardan axle became replaced under warranty. Axle caused pulsating, grinding noise when coasting at around 50 mph. 
26860   Tranny noise has come back. Dealer confirmed that it wasn't normal to have this noise when coasting or slowing down. Due to me going abroad, detailed inspection at dealer is postponed to May 2015. 

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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2014
3700 mi   Lift gate making a hollow noise. Dealer put felt tape on the rear portion of the gate. Noise is not as noticeable but not gone. When I asked why car rattles at traffic stop, they said it was normal. Rental X5 made the same noises. 
11000   Went in to rectify lift gate rattle and roll noise. Took 3 appointments so far. 
24000   Car makes loading spring sound when turning left on uneven surface. Dealership couldn't replicate the problem. 
33000   Brakes are very noisy, shop couldn't replicate 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2013
28000 mi   Intermittent squeaking brakes - halfway through life. Intermittent TPMS alerts even with correct tire pressure. Neither issue reproduced or fixed by BMW dealership 
BMW X5 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2013
14000 mi   A creaky rear lift gate which the problem has reappeared and will be looked at again at next service. 
18700   Rear lift gate creak. 
20300   Rear lift gate repair previously not fixed correctly. Dealer service manager rode with me and diagnosed the issue. Lower rear portion of the lift gate was too tight and causing the upper gate to creak. Adjusted 
30300   Driver seat power side bolster was not functioning properly. 

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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2015
3000 mi   Parking sensor failure 
6000   A short in the telematics unit that caused high battery drain when the car was sitting. 
9000   EGR Valve failed and replaced 
BMW X5 in Michigan, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
10000 mi   Coolant temp. sensor failure. Check engine light came on 
17000   Inlet air temperature sensor went bad, Check engine light went on, but vehicle could be driven 
19000   Check engine light came on. Computer codes indicated restricted air flow, but all parts in air intake path checked out okay. CEL reset, air filter replaced despite being clean. 
26000   Warped front brake rotors replaced. New brake pads and sensors also installed 
30000   Battery went dead. Jump started but would not hoped a charge. Battery replaced at dealer. After a week, new battery would not hold a charge. Battery replaced again, new alternator installed. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Nov 2014
25000 mi   GPS Anetenna faulty/replaced 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Mar 2015
  Exhaust ping sensor Air conditioner belt broke 
43400 mi   Leak in drain valve from sunroof damaged computer for transmission. Had to order part from back east. 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2013
12000 mi   Leak developed in the dome light near to the windshield. There is a TSB on the issue but we had to return a second time to get something replaced entirely. 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
9700 mi   Wind deflector for Sunroof repaired 
12000   Replaced leaking transmission cooling lines. O ring failure caused leak. 

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