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BMW X5 Most Common Problems (All Years)

41
water pump
28
coolant reservoir / expansion tank
23
air spring, air suspension
23
valve cover gasket
22
ignition coil pack
22
thermostat
19
alternator
19
engine seal / gasket, other or unspecified or unknown (oil leak)
18
control arm / tension strut / thrust arm / lateral link
18
CV joint / axle / half shaft
15
radiator
15
radiator hose / engine coolant pipe
14
CV boot
14
door handle, exterior
14
oil filter housing gasket / oil filter stand gasket
13
power steering hose / line / o-ring
12
control arm bushing / compliance bushing / tension strut bushing / thrust arm bushing
12
oxygen sensor
12
tail light housing / assembly
10
EGR valve
 
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Chart is based on 745 vehicles in TrueDelta's reliability survey.
These are the problems owners most commonly reported on TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. For many models not all entries have been coded yet, so focus on the relative numbers rather than the absolute numbers. Usually when people say "they all have this problem," the problem in question actually affects between 10 percent and 20 percent of all cars. We aren't counting wear items like brake pads and rotors that truly do require periodic replacement on all cars.