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BMW X5 Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

710 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer BMW X5. 95 of these members (13.4%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 91 suspension and steering repairs to BMW X5s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 BMW X5 repairs by problem area

35% of the BMW X5 repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 701 repairs.

BMW X5 suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the BMW X5 suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 30% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, 23% between $1000 and $2499, and 10% more than $2500.

Chart based on 86 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 BMW X5 Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 0    
1540 0 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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2008 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in New South Wales, Australia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 2480    
2480 0 Noise in the front right suspension is very intermittent. Dealers couldn't replicate. Another visit is booked for March for further inspection. 
4340 0 intermittent suspension noise while driving over uneven roads, could not replicate while at dealership 
6200 0 Completely dismantled and reassembled suspension. No noise so far. 
8680  

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2006 BMW X5 4dr SUV

315-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 31000    
32000 0 Strut bushing and rubber mounting replaced. 
48000 50 Power steering fluid leak. Parts replaced.  
49300 50 Bushing replaced on drivers side front wheel.  
60000 50 Bushings replaced. 
 

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2005 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 39000    
46000 0 Air suspension issues, dealer reprogrammed EHC II module 
46000 1000 Replaced rear height sensor and again reprogrammed ECH II module for Air-ride suspension. What a POS system. Next repair(if needed) is to remove the entire thing and go with a nice coil-over set up. 
46000 1900 Full front control arms, tie-rod,end-links and ball joint replacement. 13 parts in total. BMW parts are the suck 
48000 1900 The POS air ride suspension again... needed a new EHC II module. also a GT1 reprogram and ride height sensor. 
49000 900 Air ride fault (Suspension ECU) 900 bucks... btw when this goes it throws all the ABS into limp mode. 
49000 170 Air fault again.. LF ride height sensor. 
 

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2005 BMW X5 4dr SUV

315-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 59000    
60000 50 indicator light on for maint., alignment ($150), coolant flush ($150) not include in maint, front ball bearing replaced (entire control arm replaced per BMW warranty) $50 deductible 
73000 50 Heated steering wheel replaced,  

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2003 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 75020    
83080 3605 Steering rod, rear upper control arm, front thrust rid steer. 
83080 0 and there was a 1500 dollar repair that needed to be done to the wheels (I don't know what it was). I spent an average of $1,100 a month on repairs during the 16 months I owned it. 

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2002 BMW X5

Engine not specified

BMW X5 in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 86000    
89000 2500 Replaced four wishbones, because were slanted outwards. 
 
BMW X5 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 142000    
145000 500 rough ride 
 

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2002 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 53000    
56000 2300 Front driver's and passenger's side air suspension replaced (Self Leveling Suspension), Replaced emergency brake shoes. 
87000  

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2001 BMW X5

Engine not specified

BMW X5 in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 107000    
107000 1200 Needed some vertical links on the suspension when sold. 

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