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2012 BMW X5 Problems and Repair Histories

37 TrueDelta members own a 2012 BMW X5. 14 of these members (37.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 28 repairs to 2012 BMW X5s--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 BMW X5 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 BMW X5 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 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 2012 BMW X5 repairs by problem area

32% of the 2012 BMW X5 repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 32% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 28 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2012 BMW X5 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in France
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2013 12400    
14000 0 Tranny noise 
19600 0 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 0 Controller aluminum trim had buckled. Controller needed to be replaced. 
21700  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 0    
3700 0 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 0 Went in to rectify lift gate rattle and roll noise. Took 3 appointments so far. 
24000 0 Car makes loading spring sound when turning left on uneven surface. Dealership couldn't replicate the problem. 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 0    
28000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 1000    
14000 0 A creaky rear lift gate which the problem has reappeared and will be looked at again at next service. 
18700 0 Rear lift gate creak. 
20300 0 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 0 Driver seat power side bolster was not functioning properly. 
38000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 0    
3000 0 Parking sensor failure 
6000 0 A short in the telematics unit that caused high battery drain when the car was sitting. 
9000 0 EGR Valve failed and replaced 
10000  
BMW X5 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2013 8000    
10000 0 Coolant temp. sensor failure. Check engine light came on 
17000 0 Inlet air temperature sensor went bad, Check engine light went on, but vehicle could be driven 
19000 0 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. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 0    
25000 0 GPS Anetenna faulty/replaced 
50000  
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 0    
0 Exhaust ping sensor Air conditioner belt broke 
28520  
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
12000 0 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. 
17000  
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 0    
9700 0 Wind deflector for Sunroof repaired 
12000 0 Replaced leaking transmission cooling lines. O ring failure caused leak. 
 

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