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BMW X5 repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 1542 repairs.
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BMW X5 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (29%)

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Chart based on 483 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

14000 mi Exhaust flap made excessive rattling noice. Flap was replaced and noice went away. 

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2015 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 255hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

15000 mi maintenance software update to reduce emissions 
69000 mi 35d, diesel ran great til just out or warranty. I have had 6 CEL warnings in 13 months. Had to trade it in. 
47000 mi Dealer at vacation location pinched o-ring on oil filter change and this caused filter to leak. Home BMW dealer replaced. 

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2015 BMW X5 4dr SUV

45000 mi Oil change 

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2014 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 445hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

67000 mi

US $20
Engine is burning 2 quarts of oil every 3k miles 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 440hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

73160 mi The engine oil level was at the minimum. Needed a top-up. Dealer did it under warranty. 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

45000 mi Engine misfire, put in limp mode. Known problem. Replaced fuel injectors, airflow sensor as part of "Customer Service Package" recall. 
60700 mi recall repairs done on injectors, software, etc for this V8 engine. As soon as I picked the car up, warning lights came on. returned and advised was faulty pump. they replaced at a discount but not free. They said was coincidental. 
71000 mi

US $250
burning excessive oil, 1 quart per 200 miles in the city. at idle, smoke from exhaust, burning oil. no oil leak under car. One dealer said possibly valve stem seal but not sure. another dealer stated it was the turbos. engine malfunction - drivable but rough idle. error from autologic stated 30BD injectors xyz or DME internal fault. Dealer updated DME but did not solve the issue and said DME needed to be replaced. 
72300 mi failed DME. dealer replaced at no charge under extended warranty per BMW NA. engine still burning oil, highway driving every 1500 to 2000 miles, City driving 300 to 1000 miles. still drives but burns oil quickly, sometimes smokes 
79000 mi

US $725
turbo leaking oil. replaced turbo and oil leak stopped. 
80000 mi

US $770
second turbo failed, impeller sheared off. replaced second turbo 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 315hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

53000 mi

US $50
water pump replaced on extended warranty. $50.00 deductable 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

22500 mi Engine was shutting off and engine light was coming on. They performed a test and it indicated that the Eccentric Shaft needed to be replaced. 
41000 mi

US $1030
Oil leak 
33000 mi vehicle went into limp mode. After 5 restarts the vehicle ran normally. Told by the dealer that it was an issue with the software communicating with sensors. Computer updated. 
39000 mi Module for valvetronic needed replaced. There was rough starting and limp mode. After several starts the vehicle would function. 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

48000 mi Check engine light came on. Took to dealer. Diagnosed defective knock sensor for which there had been a TSB. Replaced at no cost to us. 
56000 mi

US $50
EGR valve cooler failed 
44640 mi Exhausted cooler was leaking so it was replaced 
71060 mi Sensor in urea tank 
18000 mi Replaced oxygen Sensor due to check engine light. 
48200 mi O2 sensor and knock sensor had to be replaced.  
48900 mi Another knock sensor needed to be replaced. Fuel economy improved by 3-4 mpg afterwards. 
60000 mi

US $1000
DEF tank replacement required according to service bulletin diagnostics for ODB code P21A8. Defective original part. 
60500 mi

US $50
Check engine light. DEF tank was replaced under warranty, due to faulty level sensor 
20000 mi oil level reading high, re calibrated oil level sensor 
25900 mi Leaking oil line to turbo charger 
73000 mi

US $800
EGR filter 
18000 mi Engine stall at low speeds. Studders at idling. Power steering issues. 
18000 mi Engine stall at slow speeds. 
8900 mi warning light came on, indicated emissions problem, car started to have reduced power, jerking. They seemed to think it was bad fuel, replaced fuel pumps, then discovered it was a bad electrical connection 
29400 mi Problem with diesel oxygen sensors, which were replaced 
36000 mi Another issue with emissions system/oxygen sensors 
45000 mi Another problem with oxygen sensors 
45000 mi Related to emissions system, some kind of flap. I don’t remember exactly and don’t have my files with me. 

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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 555hp 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

55800 mi Plugged crankcase tube caused oil to blow into turbo housing and cause smoke out the exhaust. Dealer replaced crankcase tube, and ignition coils under warranty. 

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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

54000 mi

US $50
Ignition coils failed 
48000 mi

US $200
Valve Stem seals 
61500 mi

US $570
Failed oil level sensor 
68000 mi Quantity control valve, oil leaks 
16000 mi Fuel injectors repaired/replaced 
18500 mi performed n63 customer care campaign 
33000 mi

US $300
Replace HPFP 
66000 mi

US $1400
Spark Plug #4 caused reduced power fault. Repaired under warranty. Paid to have the other 7 sparkplug and ignition coils replaced 
70000 mi

US $180
oil change, system diagnostic 

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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

44000 mi While doing a routine oil change, check engine light came on. 3 Injectors have failed. Dealer stated that it is very common and they have new parts now. All 6 injectors, coils, etc were replaced faulty Fuel pump caused long start cranks.... 
66000 mi

US $1200
water pump failed 
46300 mi erratic accelerator pedal response at low speed (starting from stop) also surging at initial startup and at low speed. dealer corrected erratic pedal response but surging still occurs intermittently 
52200 mi

US $50
after a hot-restart the engine idle would vary between 600-1200 rpm. The condition required a re-flash of the engine management system. this seems to have resolved the issue. 
73000 mi

US $2500
Engine Repair 
66000 mi

US $820
Filter Housing Gasket Leaking 
85000 mi

US $550
Oil pump leak 
57000 mi

US $1400
Water pump had to be replaced, car overheated and shut down on the highway. Left us stranded. 
31000 mi

US $1500
Broken temperature sensor and water pump 
42000 mi Fuel valve (emissions) and breather line replacement 
66200 mi

US $15
Intermittent,very long starter crank cycle before engine start only after sitting for short period between trips. Traced to fuel pump relay. 
77200 mi

US $1600
Water pump and thermostat failed. 
102038 mi

US $215
Coolant expansion tank cracked. Replaced tank. 
123300 mi A reoccurring problem with the smell of burning oil, even after short trips. They are thinking it is the " O Ring" again. It is due for maintenance, so I will just have them replace it this time, to be sure. 

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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

54 mi Engine Fault, leaving engine powered reduced, valve issue needed full replacement 
10000 mi Coolant temp. sensor failure. Check engine light came on 
17000 mi Inlet air temperature sensor went bad, Check engine light went on, but vehicle could be driven 
19000 mi 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 mi False high engine oil level reading 
9000 mi EGR Valve failed and replaced 
32000 mi NOx sensors replaced under warranty 
56500 mi Check engine light 
47500 mi Leak at power steering pump and turbo. 
70117 mi

US $530
Thermostat soft fail, detected by monitoring coolant temp. Common on diesel, may cause DPF regen to not initiate and if it goes on long enough early DPF failure. 
28000 mi

US $50
Sensor for diesel additive reservoir 
48000 mi Service indicator came on, OBD scan revealed P0101 (MAF sensor or Idle Air Control Valve). Dealership said there was a recall covering the issue and repaired/replaced with no charge (even though 4yr factory warranty had expired). 
44400 mi Check Engine light came on, replaced NOx sensor under warranty. 
46000 mi "Fuel Pump Malfunction" warning came on. Dealer found faulty EKPS Control Unit (fuel pump controller). Also replaced front rotors due to wear. 
46300 mi Fuel Pump Error light came on again. Found faulty rear distribution block, had to wait for part to come in. Put 400 miles on the car road testing it. 
44000 mi EGR pump and valve were both changed, and an exhaust sensor. 
106000 mi Dealer replaced Knox sensors (2) due to check engine light. Car was running perfectly fine. Repairs made under 10yr/120K mi emissions warranty. 
69000 mi Replaced active DEF tank. 
43400 mi Diesel fuel dripping on engine, diesel fumes entering cabin. Had to replace faulty pipe. 
Exhaust ping sensor Air conditioner belt broke 
Glow plug was broken and needed to be replaced 
56420 mi

C $1000
Exhaust sensor 
12000 mi Mass airflow sensor was defective causing check engine light to come on. Vehicle still drove fine with possible decrease in fuel economy. Dealer replaced part under factory warranty for no charge which fixed the issue. 
34300 mi Vehicle stalled once when turning left in an intersection and has almost stalled a few other times. Dealer tried to reproduce but could not. No fault codes or check engine light ever appeared. 
45000 mi Vehicle stalled while stopped and misfired on several occasions (mostly over the past year). Vehicle failed to start once, it finally did start but then check engine light came on. Dealer tried to reproduce but could not. Dealer could not find any fault codes and the check engine light did not come on for them when they started it. 
45000 mi

US $50
Vehicle shifted into neutral on its own @65mph; vehicle stalled @45mph; vehicle stalled several times while stopped; vehicle engine misfired on several occasions. Dealer discovered the crankshaft sensor was bad and replaced it under warranty less $50 co-pay. 
53000 mi

US $50
CEL came on. I took it to the dealer and they said the primary diesel exhaust fluid tank was faulty. They replaced it under the 10yr/100k mile emissions warranty (less $50 co-pay). 

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2012 BMW X5 4-door

6-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

15000 mi Wearing through tires every 7K miles. Have had to refill the fuel additive every 4K miles. Engine light comes on, they fix it and it comes on again. They said it is only happening on Diesel vehicles. 

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2011 BMW X5

Engine not specified

42000 mi Turbos leaking oil, causing oily smell in the cabin 
43200 mi Turbos were not leaking, it was actually two leaking PCV lines. Both were fixed and the smell has been abated. 

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2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

61800 mi

US $400
Auxiliary Water Pump for the twin-turbo's failed. 
93000 mi

US $2230
Engine turbos burning excessive amounts of oil and leaking coolant. Coolant lines replaced, turbo drain plug leaking but turbos are also faulty. turbos not replaced. 
95000 mi Coolant line burst. 
98000 mi

US $250
Spark Plug #8 failed. Replaced all 8 spark plugs. 
32500 mi oil level sensor 
38000 mi Local BMW dealer is monitoring the oil consumption by writing down the mileage whenever the low oil-level warning lights up and requires me to add more oil. Currently, 2 quarts of oil every 3,000 miles. Per BMW, this is within normal tolerance.  
47000 mi failed fuel injectors, replaced fuel injectors (8) and spark plugs (8) 
63000 mi

US $1300
Needed all new fuel injectors and spark plugs. Originally they want 4500 dollars but me picked up 85 pct goodwill 
48000 mi minor small leak in a vacuum pump that was covered under my warranty and would be covered by CPO 
46000 mi

US $50
Ignition coil was bad, replaced under cpo warranty 
54100 mi

US $50
Service bulletin for this engine was performed and a number of oil leaks were fixed as well. 
57000 mi

US $50
Another oil leak, this time from around the turbos 
29000 mi N63 engine campaign 

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2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

55100 mi Engine light came on indication a problem with the engine and that the car was operating at reduced power. It was discovered by the dealer that during a previous service a vacuum hose was inadvertently cut. The hose was repaired. 
56300 mi The dealer had damaged a vacuum hose during a previous service. Instead of replacing the part, they attempted to repair a cheap hose, which did not hold. This hose had to be replaced on this visit. 
59100 mi

US $1400
Water pump failed and required replacement 
63000 mi Oil leak around the oil filter. 
59000 mi

US $857
Oil cooler seal and intake manifold gasket failure. Mechanics states caused by longer periods of time between oil changes. Seals dried, compressed and failed to sustain standard oil pressure. to prevent, change oil every 6k mi instead of 10k 
78000 mi

US $400
Turbo actuator. The same problem over and over. Every few weeks i have a some issues with turbo engine reduced power. Out of warranty. 
22300 mi While in motion, X5 lost Drive mode, and will not come out of Neutral until turning engine off and on again + check engine light came on. Dealer left oil cap loose while refilling, oil spilled all over the engine and driveway. 
44000 mi Two bolts broke at the VANOS and cramshaft area. The X5 stopped running at a stop light. Because it's a 4 wheel drive and the electronic park that got engaged, special tow dollie wheels needed to be used. Dealer didn't want to pay for tow. 
75000 mi

US $1300
Water pump and thermostat replacement. Dealer identified an oil leak around valve cover, oil leak around filter mount, and a bush rod cover leaking. 
71300 mi

US $1300
Complete replacement of water pump, radiator, and hoses 
80000 mi

US $175
Car would rev on startup 4 to 7 times. Only after engine was warm but not hot. They updated the engine software and problem was gone. 
85700 mi

US $550
Water pump going bad. Engine will overheat. 
106000 mi

US $7
Oil cooler gasket was leaking. 
58700 mi

US $50
Water pump seized 
63300 mi

US $50
Turbo vacuum line was cracked and boost reduced. 
65800 mi

US $50
Turbo vacuum line was cracked (different line than previous repair). Reduced boost was observed. 
93000 mi Accessories belt tensioner 
105000 mi

US $140
Misfires, couldn’t be replicated. 
76000 mi

US $1138
replace oil cooler seals, valvetronic wiring harness, intake manifold gaskets 
74000 mi The coolant expansion tank cracked while driving. Overheated & had to be towed. The length of time that it was hot must have fried the water pump as well as BMW replaced that as well. 
49000 mi Turbo was leaking. Dealer replaced the entire turbo. 
10000 mi Burning a bit of oil. Topped off, told to watch for anything further. Suspect some blow-by as direct injected 
78000 mi Turbo blown. Covered under good will by dealer. 
98000 mi

US $700
oil leak from oil filter housing.  Now shop says oil leaks coming from transmission pan gasket and oil pressure sensor. 
25000 mi Fuel Filler Vent System 
22940 mi fuel pump failure 
80000 mi

US $600
Replaced water pump 

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2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

10400 mi Engine light on. Mechanic found mouse nest under air cleaner cowling. Changed sensor. Inspected wiring for damage. Did scheduled maintenance. Problem resolved. 
17980 mi 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 mi EGR Valve. Something relating to an IB issue. Not a recall but a common issue. 
33340 mi EGR replacement. Regular scheduled maintenance. 
40300 mi Engine light on. Exhaust system sensor. 
40300 mi Engine light back on. Same problem with sensor in exhaust. Time to replace car. Done. 
87000 mi

US $2700
Def tank 
91000 mi Replacement of second def tank due to sensor failure. 
102000 mi Emmission. DEF sensor failure. Repaired under warranty. 
7500 mi Emission related 
13300 mi 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. 
64000 mi

US $182
Cooling system is like the old days--no clear expansion tank, etc. When the alert system says you are low on coolant, you are dangerously below minimum. Discovered this in the middle of nowhere. Partially filled system with well water and the closest anti-freeze I could find. Had the system flushed and correct coolant/water combo filled. Thought coolant system was checked whenever car was in shop (BMW 21-point check), but found out the hard way it was not. 
64946 mi Faulty glow plug (diesel) - cylinder 4. Engine fault light announced the problem. Replaced diesel glow plug control unit. Check engine light indicated problem. Diagnostic indicated the #4 plug had failed (replaced 5/3). Further inspection discovered fault in the control unit itself. 
70200 mi Exhaust Gas Recirculator cooling unit failure. CEL indicated problem. Flap function test indicated improper flap movement. Dealer covered cost as warranty had expired only 2 weeks prior to service. 
74000 mi

US $550
Mouse chewed an oxygen sensor in turbo. 
17000 mi Service engine light was on-need to replace faulty sensor for emission control. Is scheduled to go in next week after ordering part. This will be third visit to identify and hopefully fix the problem. 
76700 mi Mass air flow malfunction 
85700 mi Turbo leaking oil 
90000 mi

US $135
Loss of power warning. Dealer had to perform a software update/upgrade. 
62300 mi

C $1191
Had to replace glow plug module and all 6 glow plugs. 
20700 mi Oil Change. Exhaust smell in vehicle. 
26300 mi Exhaust smell in vehicle. Area surrounding turbo has turned black from soot. BMW says this in "normal". Vehicle inspection. 
6200 mi Air Charge sensor replaced 
19220 mi Dealer replaced EGR Valve and reprogrammed ECM 
31300 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 mi Upper radiator hose burst resulting in coolant loss. 
55400 mi

US $50
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. 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 mi Third trip for emissions system troubles. Replaced EGR throttle valve assembly. 
59000 mi

US $50
"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. 
65000 mi

US $50
Temperature sensor inside Diesel Exhaust Fluid active tank giving anomalous readings. Repair is to replace active tank, a $1,000+ part that'll take 5 hours to R&R. Part not in stock, ordered, will have to return to repair. Diesel Exhaust Fluid active tank arrived and dealer installed it. Final straw, I no longer trust this car to be a long time keeper. I traded it in on an i3 lease. 
38000 mi Check Engine Light --> SCR Delivery Module failed and replaced. Check Engine Light --> EGR module failed and replaced. 
60000 mi Faulty oxygen sensor warning light (check engine) 
77500 mi

US $1071
Diesel emissions warning "incorrect DEF". Front and rear NOX sensors faulty; diesel exhaust fluid metering valve faulty. Repaired and replaced. BMW provided "good will" covering 35 percent of cost. Net cost actually paid reported. 
126000 mi

US $700
Engine temperature was operating lower than specification. Replaced thermostat and water pump. 
53000 mi Check Engine Light came on. Dealer scanned and diagnosed problem as pre-cat NOx sensor. Since California has a 7 year/70,000 miles emissions warranty, all costs were waived. 
53500 mi Check engine light and vehicle goes into "limp mode" (decreased engine power). Codes P1729 and P3160. Cause was internally shorted fuel injector on cylinder #5. BMW Part #13537808089. Covered under 7-yr./70,000-mile emissions warranty. 
11700 mi engine light went on, recall, software upgrade 
56000 mi DEF temp sensor failed. Replaced under a "good will" program since it was just came out of warranty. 
59000 mi

US $2350
EGR Valve failed and needed to be replaced. 
21200 mi egr valve failed 
12000 mi egr valve failed 
42160 mi Bolt fell out of idler pulley for serpentine belt. Sould have been a recall notice sent but we were missed and it broke. 
72000 mi

US $900
catalytic converter and exhaust 
75000 mi

US $400
One morning car went into limp mode. P0401, P0101, P0069, P0299. Dealer performed smoke test and found leaks in crankcase breather hose, breather hose heater and turbo boost sensor. Only boost sensor was covered by NCA warranty. 
83000 mi

US $150
Engine light came on, dealer diagnosis was upstream NOx sensor, but advised it could also be downstream but wouldn't know until upstream replaced. Also stated could be catalyst. No repair performed, engine light did not return during the last six weeks I had the car... 
15000 mi replaced CATs and EGR valves. Replaced hoses to intercooler. Two recalls were resovled. Car was leaking oil when brought in. 
22000 mi emission system problem. Dealer replaced the DEF tank and pump. 
20400 mi Diesel - Check engine light; intake airflow sensor was replaced under warranty. 
11000 mi Egr Cooler was cracked and replaced 

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2010 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 555hp 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

117000 mi

US $2300
Oil leak 
89280 mi

C $455
Replaced spark plugs and coils due to intermittent miss. 
90520 mi

C $200
Clamp and CAC hose blew off. Replaced all 4 hoses an 8 clamps. 

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2010 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 282hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

130180 mi Need to replace Catylitic and fuel filter 
177320 mi

C $100
Thermostat failed. engine temp only reaching 68C. Engine unable to heat properly and could not meet min temp for regeneration of the DPF. 
178560 mi

C $200
Replace glow plug module due to errors/ 

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2010 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

4000 mi Vehicle entered reduced power safe mode, restarting engine would remedy immediate problem, dealer ordered and replaced DME. 
86000 mi

US $620
Electric cooling fan wiring shorted out - vehicle overheated 
86500 mi

US $1500
Thermostat and auxiliary heater unit 
87700 mi

US $1600
emissions part failure 
89000 mi

US $600
Emissions/turbo cooler malfunction 
103000 mi

US $700
NOX sensors replaced 
11000 mi Car went into reduced power mode. Diagnosed as faulty DDE module. 
20500 mi SES engine illuminated, issue related to DEF system. Dealer needed to order parts. 
89200 mi

US $82
Check engine light; OBD II indicated DEF problme. Replace DEF Metering Unit, all is well 
108580 mi

US $113
Check Engine light set, Removed and replaced Glow Plug Control unit 
112000 mi Thermostat stuck open Code set for thermostat; restet OBDII No AC; radiator cooling fan stuck, caused by a piece of plastic, probably a water bottle top. 
1240 mi Check engine light(check control) keeps coming on. Has something to do with emissions sensors. Dealer reset light and it came back on the same day. Will bring back in 1 week. 
162000 mi

US $535
Valve assembly that sprays the blue tech (urea) needed to be replaced 
72000 mi

US $2400
Idler pulley bold failed and had to be drilled out.... damaged alternator. This was a recalled item that was replaced - and failed for a second time. The failure was attributed to an over torqued bolt during service at Performance BMW 
133000 mi

US $1000
Heater for urea tank failed and needed to be replaced. Heater is not sold separately, so entire tank was changed. 
31000 mi Check engine light came on. Dealer reprogrammed car. CEL came on again on way home, along with engine warning and reduced power. Dealer replaced the charge air temp sensor. CEL has not returned in 30 days. 
51000 mi The Urea tank/sensors were broken. Even though I was 500 miles out of warranty, BMW picked up the cost of the repairs. 
37700 mi Belt tensioner pulley broke off, causing accessory belt failure and loss of power steering, charging and fan cooling. 
67000 mi

US $250
DEF tank level sensor malfunction Diesel fuel filter heater failed 
72000 mi

US $380
Throttle body/EGR valve fault code with Check Engine Light. Replaced part with OEM and fault code was cleared. Valve failed due to carbon build up 
78000 mi Passive DEF tank sensors failed, whole tank needs to be replaced. Not in stock anywhere in USA, still waiting for part to complete repair as of 6/30/15 

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2010 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

93000 mi

C $2600
coil pack went for second time . replaced all 8 coil packs and plugs . Found oil leak had repaired 10hrs labor plus gasket set. Replaced accessory belts and oil change 

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2010 BMW X5 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

64700 mi

US $900
Waterpump failure. Replaced waterpump and thermostat. Dealer only part. No aftermarket available 
69000 mi

US $130
Misfire in cylinder 3. Replaced coil on cylinder 3 and all 6 spark plugs. Still have CEL on. 
86700 mi Water pump failed in less than a year of installation. Since it's a oem part, BMW covers the cost of replacing. Warranty covers up to 2 years. 
90000 mi

US $150
Car had a oil leak coming from the oil filter housing and oil cooler. Replaced both gaskets and did oil change. Hose from head to thermostat had broken flange. Had to order new one from dealership and more coolant. 
120000 mi

US $200
Also found out my secondary DISA valve was completely missing. Flap broke and was sitting inside the head above the valves in cylinder 3. 
127000 mi

US $700
A/C stopped working. Noticed radiator fan not functioning as before and making noise. Replaced the fan with one from the dealer since no aftermarket was available. A/C still doesn't work, need to troubleshoot it some more. 
85000 mi

US $3700
Engine Warning is on: dealer replaced E-Box Fan, Solenoid valve, Profile Gasket, Oil, Engine Warning light came back on in 1 week. 
90000 mi Engine sensors came on again 
118000 mi

US $1000
Car would not start when temperture was 35 degree or less. Dealer replace fuel pump and fuel filter. 
138500 mi

US $520
CHANGED TWO COILS AND 6 PLUGS 
169000 mi

US $1100
Towed after fan belt came off. Also replaced water pump and hoses preventively. 
189000 mi

US $2500
Cylinder # 6 something came loose, engine light came on 
55000 mi

US $890
Replace spark plug coils 
68000 mi

US $50
Head gasket leak covered by CPO warranty. Was causing a rough idle and oil leak. 
74000 mi

US $50
Water pump failed under CPO warranty 
86000 mi

US $50
Oil filter gasket housing replaced under CPO with $50 co-pay. 
23000 mi

US $278
ignition coil 
24000 mi

US $700
replace discharging battery, change engine oil, replace radiator(warranty) 

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2009 BMW X5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 282hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

81000 mi

£120
Car had a boost leak Boost leaks 

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2009 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

56000 mi

US $300
replace emissions module 
65100 mi

C $3800
Excessive cranking time, dealer after throwing parts at it including, LP, HP Pump and injectors. Cranking time improved dramatically, still not as quick as before the problem started. Long cranking still happens once every 10-15 starts. 
22000 mi

US $1100
DEF Sensor malfunction. Toggled Check Engine light. Mechanic said is was caused by overfilled DEF fluid spilling on sensor. 

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2009 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

76260 mi Radiator Leakage 
83000 mi

US $4200
Engine was burning massive amounts of oil. Valve guide seals needed to be replaced. It's an engine-out repair! New valve parts that do not deteriorate with time were issued by BMW but this is not covered by warranty. Known issue with this N62 V8 engine. Engine should not have this issue again after repair. 
87000 mi

US $1095
Replaced failing water pump and belt tensioner 
92000 mi

US $582
Crack in expansion tank resulting in small coolant leak that over time triggered iDrive to report low coolant. 

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2009 BMW X5 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

87000 mi

US $80
Changed belt tensioner, idler pulley,  oil filter adapter gasket, oil cooler gasket. 
92000 mi

US $970
Serpentine belt shredded, took out cooling fan also. 
95131 mi

US $1526
Eccentric shaft sensor and plugs 
89000 mi

US $1066
Replaced solenoid valve 
95500 mi

US $200
Engine misfiring; replaced Ignition Coil - covered under 3rd Part Warranty. Paid for diagnostics 
124000 mi

US $1600
Check engine service light is on, Break light not working Several issues with electrical system including brakes were fixed 
55000 mi

US $1200
The engine overheated and the car slow down by itself to prevent any further damage. 
54700 mi

US $50
Replaced electric water pump 
34100 mi Towed to dealer. Car started shaking and had to pull over. 
34410 mi Sensor failure. Drove to dealer. 

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2008 BMW X5

Engine not specified

50000 mi overheating coolant leak from radiator. 

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2008 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

138640 mi

C $321
replace heater hose. 
71300 mi Crack in coolant tank leaking coolant 
52300 mi

US $750
A pressure tank cracked, caused coolant leak out. Towed the car to nearby dealer, replaced the pressure tank. 
120000 mi

US $200
Car burning oil, emitting blue smoke. Engine seals replaced by dealer under extended-service contract. Owner paid $200 deductible, service contract covered the rest. 
150000 mi

US $1250
Water pump and associated belts replaced in March, 2017. Two-day service. Had purchased a 4-year, 60K mile - extended-service contract. Contract expired at 140K miles - water pump failed at 143K miles. Repair cost $1250, owner paid all. 
172430 mi Banshee scream when car started - attributed to leaking coolant hose - hose replaced. Noise continues - will return for re-eval/repair some other time. 
66000 mi

US $2700
Cooling water leak 
10540 mi

A $300
Idler pulley 
68000 mi

US $3000
 
116800 mi

US $4600
Valve seals and Oil leaking 
141000 mi

US $890
Fuel pump 
105000 mi

US $3500
was told that crankcase valve seals failed, causing high pressure leak in engine compartment. Cost of repair was primarily labor. Painful/expensive! 
108000 mi

US $2500
Engine was leaking oil - repaired crankcase valves. Coolant leak - repaired expansion tank. 
131000 mi

US $4000
The dreaded BMW N62 V8 Valley Pan Repair. Car was leaking coolant. required 1 pint daily top offs. Indpendent shop confirmed and had to disassemble half the engine to access and replace valley pan gaskets and pipe. there were a host of known oil leaks (this was a CPO purchase). Since the engine was already open for valley pan repairs, shop replaced a host of gaskets incl. manifold and valve cover as part of Valley Pan Repair, shop replaced thermostat, cooling/heating hoses, water pump, and timing chain tensioner. Also flushed cooling system. vehicle has noticeably improved throttle response and drive 
118200 mi

US $750
Engine oil thermostat was leaking. Silly $0.10 o-ring 
139000 mi

US $155
Car has been consuming oil but no blue smoke. Shop said the engine seals needed to be replaced and it would be an $8,500 repair to pull engine. Car worth maybe $14-18k so we got rid of the car. 
75500 mi

US $2500
Valve cover gaskets leaking and needed to be replaced.  Vacuum pump failing, replaced. 
78000 mi

US $950
Bad thermostat Oil sensor failed, computer board failing 
78000 mi Oil leak from front of engine that dealer recommended to repair. 
101680 mi

¤3500
Oil leak. Gaskets replaced 
115000 mi

US $12000
major coolent leak 
136700 mi

US $3100
Oil leak. Valve cover are plastic and had to be replace because they were warped. Also replaced spark plugs while valve covers were off. Valve covers and gaskets replaced. Low oil pressure warning light due to oil leakage. 

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2008 BMW X5 4dr SUV

268-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

42360 mi Overheated on Highway and stalled even though I had recently changed the radiator. Replaced water pump. 

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2008 BMW X5 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

105700 mi

US $750
Updated Radiator and Cooling System hose changes. 
54000 mi

US $1250
Water pump failed. Replaced water pump and thermostat. 
66700 mi

US $985
Electric Water Pump failure 
95000 mi

US $1100
Vehicle had a hesitation problem. Replaced the Valvetronic Servomotor 
106700 mi

US $1058
check engine light on -- found vanos fault both solenoid valves faulty also serviced transfer case & oil change 
44000 mi

US $350
fuel pump tsb recall 
44000 mi bad water pump - was replaced 
51000 mi coolant resevior leaking 
55600 mi

US $2000
radiator was leaking and had a hole in it. 
19000 mi Lifters had to be replaced 
159000 mi

US $700
Replaced muffler Replaced radiator 
61000 mi

US $7800
engine sputters suspenion not working properly problem with electrical 
86800 mi

C $370
Oil filter housing gasket leak 
101680 mi

C $1820
Repeating computer and sensor errors.rnReplaced:rnVanos Intake $300rnVanos Exhaust $350rnLeft Turn Signal $220rnBattery (which was new, under 1 year)rnrnAnd the service engine light is still on. 
146000 mi

US $1
Coolant fluid reservoir leaked fluid. Located a crack. Was replaced. 
42000 mi

US $150
Vanos Solenoids needed to be cleaned 
42500 mi Emissions Sensor 
50000 mi

US $500
Valve Cover Gasket problem finally fixed on fourth attempt. They had to replace the entire valve cover. Got expensive, though the shop covered the labor cost. The cover alone cost $450. Can't believe that BMW uses a plastic cover and it costs so much. 
55900 mi

US $1300
Water pump went bad, the computer reduced engine power on the freeway, had to be towed to the garage. The water pump was replaced and because it is under the engine the labor cost was huge. 
78000 mi

US $1600
Cold start rattle and tapping noise from faulty design of head/valves. Dealer reluctantly covered cost under used car warranty since this is a known problem for pre-2009 engines. 
80000 mi

US $1000
Radiator and expansion tank leaking. Replaced both. 
94000 mi

US $100
Oil filter housing gasket failed VANOS intake solenoid failed 
95000 mi

US $300
Coils replaced 
50000 mi

US $1500
Towed to the dealer to repair the water pump issue. 
110000 mi

US $5000
Both catalytic converters failing.  Oil leaking from multiple sources in the engine. 
118000 mi

US $600
Had to change 2 parts that has something to do with the oil 
119000 mi

US $590
Coil change and sparks failure, the car just stopped operating out of a sudden and had to tow it to the shop to be fixed 
15000 mi Fuel Pump failed and needed to be replaced. Car would not start. 
71000 mi

US $1400
Water pump failure, thermostat failure 

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2007 BMW X5

Engine not specified

66000 mi

US $1700
Radiator had a crack and had to be replaced 
42000 mi

US $50
Engine overheated due to coolant leak. 

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2007 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

22000 mi 6 items - none were considered issues / problems by us - reprogram transmission; replace firewall component; software update; check and secure rear seat mount; check and adjust two front headrests; routine service call 
26500 mi in canada, transmission "froze" and would not engage; taken to dealer on flatbed problem apparently cleared itself up; system check found no problem; all fluids checked and topped. 
29000 mi 3 of 4 sticking door handles - all replaced under warranty; software reprogram for i drive and for transmission - 2nd time in last year for tranny - although i feel it did not need update in the first place. 
59700 mi

US $50
I took it to get the fluids topped off and the mechanic at the dealer noticed 4 oil leaks. I took it to an independent shop and two gaskets had to be replaced. We picked up the X5 for a few days while waiting on parts, on the way home from work one day the car absolutely shut down and left my wife stranded on the side of the highway. Fuel pump had apparently failed!!! 
52740 mi

C $200
Valve cover gasket leaking 
30000 mi

US $900
Replace one oxygen sensor 
88300 mi

US $200
Oil leak. Transmission fluid leak. 

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2007 BMW X5 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

60000 mi

US $1200
Water pump failure. Towed to shop. 
63000 mi

US $900
Water pump failure 
70000 mi

US $996
New spark plugs and coils 
117100 mi

US $1400
Ignition coils and plugs. All 6 of both replaced 
107000 mi

US $1859
Leak from engine gasket and oil filter housing. Both repaired/replaced 
44000 mi

US $250
Valve cover leaking oil tensioner for belt defective 
61000 mi

US $250
Check engine appeared. Once again, after diagnostic, we found out the solenoid needs to be replaced. Update: sold without replacing, advised new owner. 
44000 mi

US $1570
There was an oil leak that was repaired. Found as part of the routine maintenance visit. It took 2 days to fix both problems. thank goodness it was covered under warranty. While performing routine maintenance, the tech noticed that an air panel in the engine was cracked and no longer attached. It had to be replaced. 
7440 mi Oxygen sensor replacement 
79980 mi Fan failed taking out other fan Vanos solenoid replaced for the second time in two years. 
45000 mi Cracked Radiator 
51000 mi TWVP Pump? (something to do with the gas tank) Dealer agreed to fix for free, even though out of warranty. 
64000 mi

US $1500
Electronic Water Pump Failure and resulting thermostat destruction. Totally lame. $1500 at the dealership to fix. 
76000 mi

US $1500
Since purchasing brand new, my X5 has required (3) radiators and (1) electric water pump $1500, and (1) transmission pan & gasket $1400. I am now at 76K miles. I'm leaving out the minor stuff. 
135000 mi

US $1500
Oil Pan Leak (Moderate) 
135300 mi

US $5200
Catalytic Converter #1 & #2 required replacement; Replacement of Oxygen Sensors; Replacement of Cam Sensor Replacement of Serpentine Belt Pulleys/Tensioners 
137000 mi

US $4000
This is the worst car ever owned. Bad Main Seal, Bad Catalytic Converters, Bad Differential, Bad Water Pump. After 100K miles, literally everything went bad. I will NEVER own a BMW ever again. They are not built like they used to be. 
103000 mi

US $1200
Misfiring valve One cyclinder down 

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2006 BMW X5

Engine not specified

90500 mi

US $675
Plastic coolant reservoir sprung a leak. Replaced hoses and thermostat as well. 
96000 mi

US $600
$600 for plastic fan replacement!!!! Not including labor. Labor was quoted at $1500. Put it in myself. 

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2006 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

92000 mi

US $130
Cursory diagnostics only: engine seized due to unknown cause. Prognosis: new engine required, $19k plus labor. 
93000 mi

US $6333
Replaced seized engine with functioning used engine. 
93300 mi

US $1400
Replaced ignition coils following O2 sensor replacement 
98000 mi Replaced engine gasket, coolant hose Fuel Delivery System Failure Fuel delivery failed again, then a third time 50 miles later. Replaced vehicle. 

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2006 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

86200 mi

US $500
Valve stem seals leaking replaced expansion tank 
53000 mi

US $50
Coolant expansion tank replaced.  
60000 mi

US $50
Transmission software update. 
65000 mi

US $200
Coolant expansion tank leak. Tank replaced. 
73000 mi Again, coolant expansion tank leak. Tank replaced under warranty from April 2012 replacement. Defective tank. 
91000 mi Oil leak 
28000 mi rough Idle bad vibration 
41000 mi

US $110
Engine runs rough, VANOS replaced, again did not fix the problem 
64000 mi

US $300
Replace valve cover seals, leaking spark plug tubes and spark plugs. bmw had replaced the vanos, but did not put in new spark plug tubes when doing the job. Still rough, but better. 
65720 mi

C $58
Throttle body unit and wiring harness malfunction, replacement of both required. 
81840 mi

C $1200
Coolant overflow (reservoir) tank cracked and began to leak coolant at a high rate. 
83080 mi

C $7000
Timing chain guide failure 
88040 mi

C $509
water pump seal leak sealing tablets added, leak stopped (major repair could be needed down the road) 

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2006 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

86000 mi

US $2100
blew the oil sensor intake and car would not run or move at all 
128200 mi

€900
Glow Plugs, Intake Manifold 

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2006 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

66000 mi

US $400
Finally determined that the ignition switch was bad 
72800 mi

US $1100
Car suddenly began to sputter and stall. Limped home. Diagnosis: Fuel pump died. 
177000 mi

US $1200
Replaced radiator, water pump and auxiliary cooling fan 
87300 mi

US $2500
Oil/Water separator 
82000 mi

US $368
Timing and accessory belt tensioners, replaced before failure 
84000 mi

US $527
Thermostat replaced. Inoperable, stuck in the open position, potentially causing headlights to dim and brighten. 
82000 mi repair oil leak noticed during major service 
100000 mi

US $53
Thermostat replaced, engine temp not getting warm enough 
67800 mi

US $800
Crankcase venting system has cold weather issues; BMW has retrofit part (breather / insulated dipstick tube) but will not recall or warrant repair as the issue only happens in very cold (10 deg F) conditions. 
68800 mi

US $285
Secondary mas airflow sensor - generic OBDII code P1419 - stuck valve replaced. 
126000 mi

US $11
Replaced leaking oil filter housing gasket 
84000 mi

US $140
Poor Acceleration from a stop. 
106000 mi

US $300
Mass air flow sensor went bad. Bought Siemens from amazon BMW seller. As dealer wanted 500. Aftermarket maf sensor did not work. 
107100 mi

US $100
Received code associated with oxygen sensor. Replaced both upstream did not fix. Soon after Received a code for throttle body. Believed something stuck, inspected throttle body and air hoses. Error dissapeared. Possible loose wire... 
110000 mi

US $800
Error code for misfire of #1 spark plug. Decided to replace all spark plugs and coils. 
110000 mi

US $250
oxygen sensor code. replaced pre cat air fuel ratio senors. intermittent error code still there. replaced oxygen sensors post cat they were very rusty. had to get new threads put in for new sensors. 
49000 mi

US $100
Faulty mass air sensor replaced Air valve controlled by air mass sensor failed and was repaired 
54000 mi Transmission went into failsafe mode. Vehicle didn't go back into failsafe mode after ignition off for 30 minutes, and dealer unable to truly diagonse cause. Problem has not recurred. 
84000 mi

US $3300
Code indicated front cat failure. Replaced both cats on dealer recommendation. 
85000 mi

US $700
Expansion tank leaking; replaced tank 
87000 mi

US $1500
Valve cover gasket leaking Cooling system leaking 
91000 mi

US $600
Oil filter housing leak 
103000 mi

US $1200
CCV bad; replaced it and spark plugs 
121000 mi

US $2000
Replaced belt tensioner 
83700 mi

US $1069
Engine kept misfiring during the winter. Replaced Mass Air Flow, Oxygen Sensor, and several hoses and it got fixed. 

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2005 BMW X5

Engine not specified

73000 mi

US $440
Temperature gauge began to show sporadic high temperature. Tech replaced the thermostat unit. Also, changed oil and filter at my request 
103000 mi

US $1215
coolant tank and radiator replaced 

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2005 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

66300 mi Oil pan leak. 

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2005 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

89500 mi

US $50
Hydraulic tensioner for main serpentine belt replaced for third time under CPO warranty - $50 deductible. Temporarily quieted cold startup squealing. 
91000 mi

US $50
Serpentine belt pulley replaced also for third time under CPO warranty - $50 deductible. Temporarily quieted cold startup squealing. 
73000 mi

US $50
belts and tensioner replaced 
81000 mi

US $110
Bad Fuel Tank evaporator purge valve 
60000 mi

US $1635
lower oil pan gasket, alternator/voltage regulator, one front cv joint cover. 
84000 mi

US $772
Pulleys for serpentine belt were squealing. 
96000 mi

US $2600
Oil leak through gaskets 
99000 mi

US $1500
Cooling system hose leak 
100000 mi

US $1120
Lower cooling hose had to be replaced. Oil Leaks 
104000 mi

US $1500
Had to replace the water pump and the thermostat housing along with some more hoses. 
105000 mi

US $860
Alternator bracket started leaking 
110000 mi

US $1400
Yet more oil leaks, and valve cover gaskets are leaking all over. 
87000 mi

US $300
overflow tank leaking 
91300 mi valve cover gasket leaking 
95000 mi

US $585
valve cover gasket 
98300 mi

US $500
valve cover gaskets and tune up 
106000 mi blown head gasket 
38440 mi

C $450
Service Engine Soon light came on. Computer could not detect reason. Reset and had a 60,000 km oil change. 
57000 mi

C $600
Check engine light came on. Could not find fault. Suggested inserting fuel jet cleaning additive to fuel. Did this for two tank fill-ups. Check engine light has remained off and vehicle passed B.C. Aircare inspection. 
61480 mi

C $600
Engine ran rough on morning start. "Engine Service" light came on. Shop could not diagnose problem. Reset light and ran two bottles of Fuel jet cleanser through system. Looked good but beginning of Jan 2015 same problem. 
35340 mi

C $150
CEL started to flash on cold start up. Misfire codes, engine very rough, common problem. Ran okay for next 3 days until into shop. Not covered by extended warranty. Updated crankcase ventilation valve on left side per TSB. More update than complete "fix." Check engine light code p115a for low fuel or fuel delivery problem. Car was holding rpm at idle at 2000rpm and when in gear vehicle felt like the throttle was stuck down a bit. Check engine light came on and read code and cleared it. 
37200 mi Shudder sometimes when started. Crank case valve (oil separator) taken apart and checked for oil sludge build up, passenger side full of gunk after only 3 months, cleaned it out. Driver side no build up. Checked 3 days later and more build up. 
47740 mi

C $3000
Spring and cap from oil pump came into oil filter housing. Noticed during oil change. Must replace whole oil pump. 3-4000$ job. Waiting on extended warranty to see if it's covered. Technical service bulletin on issue. No recall. BMW sucks. 
48360 mi

C $150
I did the accessory belts and tensioners myself at cost of about $150 because the tensioners were squeaking at any temp below 0 degrees C. It took about 35 minutes max. (dealer $600). I did not repair the crank case valve issue that KEPT coming up even after the update. Needed another update apparently. Did not repair the valvetronic rouge idle that was finished jan 2011. No symptoms aside from rough idle. 
79000 mi

US $300
Oil leak into intake. Bought by a mechanic, who had to replace the valve seals. 

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2005 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

99000 mi

US $2200
Service Engine Light kept coming on. Replaced two o2 sensors, Mass Air Flow Meter, Thermostat, Cleaned Throttle Body. Problem was Purge Value - needed replacement. 
115000 mi

US $2500
Engine flooded with oil. Oil Gasket broken. 
128000 mi

US $980
Coolant tank crack. 
147000 mi

US $250
Car was emitting a lot of white smoke when started. 

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2005 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

105000 mi

US $1000
Leaking water pump 
101300 mi

US $500
Oil filter housing gasket leaking. Accessory pulley needed to be replaced. 
101200 mi

US $700
Water pump failure 
137900 mi

US $250
Replaced leaking Valve Cover gasket 
147000 mi

US $130
Replaced leaking coolant overflow tank 
92000 mi

US $250
Air intake hose dry-rotted from age. Failed while in the shop for an oil change. 
86000 mi

US $400
delayed start Problem has not been solved 
128000 mi

US $757
Replace air intake valve on engine $200. Always something costing $200 to 500 
42160 mi

C $185
Replace air filter & turn off check engine light off code # P1419 - secondary mass air sensor needed cleaning. 
58900 mi

C $2000
Service engine light came on. Shop scanner came up with code. P1416 replaced part 2 months later part failed again. replaced part same code would not clear. sold car 
94000 mi

US $166
TEMPERATURE SENSOR 
96900 mi

US $2010
Oil leaks, valve cover gasket 
100000 mi

US $90
replaced idler pulley and tensioner pulley because the idler pulley was squealing pretty bad and replaced both pulleys as a preventative measure 
135000 mi

US $100
replaced a $5 spark plug. 
120220 mi

€400
Diesel engine run too cool mostly under 70 degC. Thermostat was replaced and EGR underpressure pipe was replaced 
90000 mi

US $170
Required cleaning Vanos solenoids and software updating to resolve check engine light and idle issues. 
98000 mi

US $650
Replaced bad thermostat. We replaced the aux. air pump last year, but still got a code for it. Determined that aux. air pump relay was intermittent, so we replaced it. 

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2005 BMW X5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

71920 mi

$1650
Intermitently unable to start. Been checked by dealer twice but unable to rectify problem. Changed fuel pump but still no improvement. Found remedy on forum was battery replacement. 

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2004 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

55000 mi

US $950
radiator leak replace overflow box 
102000 mi

US $350
Valve stem seals replaced. 
100000 mi

US $400
Oil leaking from all gaskets, car smokes excessively out of drivers side tailpipe. 
198000 mi

US $20
Oil leak on hoses connected to radiator. Problem was not fixed due to needing several parts from dealer and overall cost. A work-around of continuing to add oil on an as-needed basis was recommended instead. 
117900 mi

US $1880
Replace lower oil pan and level sensor 
90113 mi

US $165
reprogrammed SME to turn off service engine light 
98022 mi

US $503
Reprogram transmission Replace cooling expansion tank which shattered. Replace cooling expansion tank which shattered Reprogram transmission 
178000 mi

US $647
Overheating and leaking coolant, replaced upper expansion tank hose, $161. 
83000 mi

US $250
The coolant reservoir had a leak. Had to replace it. 
103300 mi

US $250
Coolant recovery tank was leaking and need replacing 
150000 mi water pump 

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2004 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

70680 mi

C $900
Replaced valve Changed valve, did oil change, changed left front axle boot 
77500 mi car made noise, hole in exhaust, engine light came on. repaired 
96720 mi

C $300
thermostat stopped working.  
61000 mi

US $350
60,000 mile check. only additional part bought was a fuel cap for $35 (cracking gasket). removed numerous "codes" that did not produce a check engine light. 
84400 mi

US $150
Compressor belt cracked and required replacement. Replaced idler pulleys and tensionor concurrently because making some noise. Easy owner job. No special tools required 
98000 mi

US $400
replaced oxygen sensors 
136000 mi

US $300
Replaced thermostat, leaking Replaced all pulleys and tensioners, making a lot of noise Replaced both belts, nearly shredded 
140000 mi

US $5
Replaced oil filter housing gasket 
145000 mi

US $500
Cooling sysrem failed. Replaced all components includin radiator, water pump, thermostat, expansion tank, hoses, sensors and coolant. 
150200 mi

US $300
Auxiliary fan not kicking in. Replaced auxiliary fan. Turned out that fan was not the issue and the A/C condenser needed replacement. 
176800 mi

US $300
Replace leaking valve cover gasket Crankcase vent valve replaced due to failure 
200000 mi

US $1300
Replaced oil pan gasket that had failed. 
202650 mi

US $27
Check engine error due to failed gas cap seal. Replaced gas cap. 
202868 mi ICV valve became stuck, causing a check engine light. Valve removed, cleaned and reinstalled. 
132000 mi

US $1600
Replace thermostat. Replace water pump. 
141000 mi

US $780
Replace leaking radiator 
111000 mi

US $2500
oxygen sensor i think 
130000 mi

US $2800
replace sec air mass meter (mass air flow SE) and valve 
73000 mi

US $700
Cracked coolant expansion tank. Replaced entire cooling system as a precautionary measure including radiator, hoses and water pump. 

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2003 BMW X5 4dr SUV

340-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

77000 mi

US $2000
Drive belts, brake fluid flush, trans flush, oil change, valve cover gaskets,  ignition coil, 
78000 mi

US $1100
belt tensioner was bad, causing premature wear of both belts; also found cracked overflow tank, replaced coolant 
116000 mi

US $1000
transmission service, coolant tank 
101000 mi accessory belt tensioner failed; water pump and thermostat also replaced 
97000 mi Original waterpump failed after 98k miles. replaced waterpump, thermostat, transmission cooler thermostat. flush coolant system Water pump, thermostat, transmission cooler sensor all replaced. These were original parts from when the x5 was new. 
121000 mi

US $100
Ignition coil went bad 

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2003 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

80000 mi

US $500
Replaced fan 
81840 mi

C $700
Had head gaskets replaced 
83080 mi

C $3605
Throttle body. 
119260 mi

C $1884
Water pump and thermostat leaking, 1004.30 
144000 mi

US $80
Engine inlet to water valve hose failed and needed replacement. 
144000 mi

US $2000
CCV froze, blew engine seals. Replaced seals, timing chain, and all cooling/heating parts. All except Valve Cover gaskets done successfully. Replaced valve cover gaskets, timing chain tensioner gasket. 

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2003 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

108000 mi

US $1200
Fix oil leaks. It was going to need a new water pump, valve cover gaskets and had another small oil leak. 
194000 mi

US $220
Coolant reservoir leaks. Need to replace the tank and level sensor. $100. Fan clutch is wobbling. Need a replacement. $100. Valve gasket leaks oil. Need a new replacement part. $20. 
198000 mi

US $30
Engine leaks oil around valve cover area. Replace the valve cover gasket. 
201000 mi

US $50
Oil filter housing gasket 
71000 mi

US $350
Service engine soon light on - lean idle mixture, replaced both breather tubes attached to the back of the engine. 
61000 mi

US $1000
CCV valve and hoses frozen and clogged 
85000 mi

US $1700
Crankcase control valve 
91000 mi

US $325
Leak from fuel sender under rear seat. Gas leaking after fill up. 
94000 mi

US $400
water pump and belt replacement 
120000 mi

US $250
Replace tension and idle pulleys 
95360 mi

C $1700
valve cover gasket 
103740 mi

C $600
PCV Hoses, Oil Separater 
91000 mi

US $800
crank case vent valve failure. cold weather kit ordered and being installed thermostat failure, ordered part and being installed 
111000 mi

US $250
cold weather crank case vent valve malfunction causing crank case gasket to blow out. replaced gasket. 

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2003 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual AWD

73780 mi

C $1100
air intake sensor malfunctioning, causing poor fuel mix and severe hesitation 

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2002 BMW X5

Engine not specified

73000 mi

US $680
engine misfire on cylinder 8 so replaced all spark plugs and coil for cylinder 8 was also told that the value cover gasket was leaking did not repair that 
89000 mi

£2500
No power from time to time. Replaced turbocharger (diesel). One new piston cover (not sure what its called). (Problem: connected to the problem with the turbo) 

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2002 BMW X5 4dr SUV

340-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

170500 mi

C $280
Aged coolant hoses. 
170600 mi

C $240
Replaced damaged heater hoses with new. 
170600 mi

C $220
Engine fan clutch noisy. 
176080 mi

C $400
Radiator developed a leak. Replaced rad, 
180420 mi

C $300
Replaced radiator hoses 
184240 mi

C $650
Water pump leaking. Part replaced 

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2002 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

89900 mi

C $1500
oil separator 
87000 mi

US $1500
Water pump and thermo stat 
87000 mi

US $90
Leak on the overflow coolant tank. Seam developed a leak under pressure. Ordered a new tank and replaced it. Job took less than 15 min. may need to replace some hoses in near future. Will wait till spring/summer for that repair. 
99400 mi

US $560
Radiator failed. Replaced water pump and thermostat as preventative along with radiator. 
118000 mi

US $3000
Timing chains plastic guides broke, caused rattle in engine and timing problems. No internal engine damage. Replaced all parts associated with timing chain guides, rebuilt vanos units with upgraded Beisen seals. Also replaced failed subframe bushings while in shop. 
82000 mi

US $300
Radiator leak replaced, Preventive maintenance water pump, thermoatat, spark plugs, flushed coolent and replaced, checked plug boots, conections electrical to temp sensors, coolent hoses, vacuum hoses. 
54000 mi

US $115
Cam Shaft Position Sensor replaced - Intake drivers side. 
150860 mi

C $196
plug blew out of head, rethreaded and all new plugs replaced 
102200 mi

US $800
Water pump replacement. Water pump was leaking coolant. Pump cost $118, $360 in labor. Also replaced hoses, belts, and thermostat just because we were in there. 
1760 mi ECM checked fuel tank level sender replaced 
81686 mi ECm Checked Leak detection pump replaced 
81756 mi Starter Replaced 
71000 mi

US $280
Upper radiator hose assembly replacement. The upper radiator hose failed at the first 90 degree bend. 
72000 mi

US $200
Upper crankcase vent hoses failed. This resulted in 'lean mix' OBD codes. The hoses had to be replaced. 
73000 mi

US $500
Coolant expansion tank failure. The plastic coolant expansion tank developed a crack in the upper half. The whole tank is pressurized and eventually cracks somewhere. The tank had to be replaced. 
76000 mi

US $495
Crankcase Vent/Oil Separator froze shut, pressurizing the crankcase. This resulted in failure of the passenger valve cover gasket. Valve cover gasket replacement repair and cleaning of the Oil Separator was done. 
77000 mi

US $765
Second time - Crankcase Vent/Oil Separator froze again resulting in failure of the valve cover gasket and loss of engine oil. Valve cover gaskets were replaced. BMW North America offered a "cold weather update" which was an updated oil separator that is 
85000 mi X-valves on radiator leaked after repair. Shop had to replace them on a separate visit. 
114200 mi Water pump failed unexpectedly. Bearing failed And leaked coolant. 
115000 mi

US $500
Radiator core leaked. Transcooler thermostat was suspected to be failed. Radiator and trans cooler thermostat replaced and the expansion tank top hose also replaced (it was broken during the repair). 

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2002 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

211000 mi Vacuum lines replaced, starter looked at but problem could not be recreated. 
124000 mi

US $1300
Gasket replaced oil pan 
125000 mi

US $1403
Oil pump line, belts 2, belt pulls, transmission line leak 
126100 mi

US $340
Thermostat replacement. $15 for thermostat $300 for stupid plastic carrier in which it sits. 
129000 mi

US $1400
Fuel system including filler throat,gas tank, fuel level and transmitter. 
144000 mi Check engine light, Needed mass air sensor 
90000 mi

US $148
"stick-slip" issue with throttle pedal sticking, then jumping rather than going down or up smoothly and linearly. 
76078 mi

US $300
thermostat was sticking closed. thermostat replaced. 
111200 mi

US $430
cooling fan clutch 
91000 mi

US $480
Oil smoke and smell. Observed oil leakage near valve cover. Replaced oil gasket seal and voluntarily replaced spark plugs. 
89900 mi

C $950
Water pump required replacement 
93620 mi

C $550
The Thermostat was nor working correctly. We replaced the thermostat. 
114700 mi

C $900
Belt tensioner was squealing. We replaced it. 
117800 mi

C $600
valve cover gasket 
122420 mi

C $600
Replaced secondary air pump 
177000 mi

US $200
Crack in coolant tank, leaking coolant. Tanks was replaced. 
193100 mi

US $450
Water pump replacement. 

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2002 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual AWD

160000 mi

US $4000
Oil burning about 1 liter every 100 miles since 2011-2014. Ultimately needs a rebuild engine repair for $3000-$4000. Not worth it, considering the amount of other repairs I expect. 
161500 mi

US $3300
rebuilt the engine. Mileage now 24 mpg 
163300 mi

US $1300
Cracked cylinder head. 
167000 mi Replaced CCV, stopped oil burn 

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2002 BMW X5 4-door

6-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

128900 mi

£2175
Fuel injectors worn out 

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2001 BMW X5

Engine not specified

104000 mi

US $2000
replaced equalizer/repair leak(over $2000) 
107000 mi

US $1200
Catalytic converter valley pan gasket plugs, 1 coil 
86000 mi

US $2000
idle electric sensor 

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2001 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

224000 mi

US $900
Engine water pipe failed, replaced water pump and thermostat. 
232000 mi

US $900
Oil Filter Collapsed clogging engine oil ports 
73000 mi

US $500
engine oil leak 
75000 mi

US $900
radiator had to be replaced due to a leak 
149200 mi

US $1200
Broken chain guides 
82000 mi

US $900
Radiator developed a hole, repair stop (used car dealer vehicle was purchased from) replaced radiator with new BMW part. 
122000 mi

£250
Cam chain tensioner failure, resulting in damage to guides requiring complete replacement including chain itself 
153000 mi

US $84
Replaced radiator.  Replaced valve cover gaskets and crankcase vent. Replaced cam position sensors (2) 
153000 mi

US $215
Replaced MAF a second time. 
56000 mi

US $2000
o2 sensor fail, plus change all fluids, new front brake pads and rotors 
253000 mi

US $1112
Replaced both valve cover gaskets due to significant leak. 
254000 mi

US $2000
Cross flow fuel pump failed, replaced all fuel pump associated parts including fuel level sending unit. Fixed leaking intake causing poor performance and whistling noise. 
134000 mi

US $80
Had to replace coolant expansion tank. Had a crack in it on the seam.  
149000 mi

US $700
Replaced Battery and a coil pack. 

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2001 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

112000 mi

US $3116
Engine Belts Cracked Intake Camshaft Position Sensor Oil Filter Housing Gasket Leaking 
93000 mi

US $450
I noticed an oil leak and had the hoses replaced. Leaks were still present after a week or so and was told this leak was from a different area that needs to be repaired and was charged mostly for labor the second time. 
87200 mi Discovered that check engine light comes on when you start the car while the foot is pressed on the brake pedal. Call it a false alarm but it unfortunately does not come off until you restart without the foot on the brake. anyone with same? 
94860 mi

$200
Car was leaking a bit of oil and possibly water. oil smell and a bit of smoke was evident when the car was driven after a long period of being idle. Mechanic indicated and replaced head gasket. the problem is now fixed. 
140000 mi

US $180
Check engine light, needed new camshaft sensor 
141000 mi

US $500
Oil leak from engine 
183000 mi

US $391
Replace evap control valve & lines. 
39060 mi Cylinder head need refurbish; head gasket replaced. Car still cannot start. Update in October: car is still in shop awaiting the correct head gasket. 

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2001 BMW X5 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual AWD

111000 mi

US $4076
Engine felt like not running on all cylinders. Fault codes for misfires. Replaced crankcase vent valve and attaching hoses. Replaced faulty intake resonance flap. Also replaced spark plugs as preventive maintenance. 
113000 mi

US $2442
Replace Differential Mounts, Rear Subframe Mounts  
84200 mi

US $150
cam sensor, exhaust side, code 12 on a very fancy Launch brand diagnostic tool...replaced sensor. Code cleared, runs fine now. 
109000 mi

US $225
CEL came on, with power driveability way off. BMW Indie read code, and R & R'd cam position sensor, intake side. Exhaust side was replaced a year+ ago... 

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2001 BMW X5 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

99000 mi

US $526
New plastic kit (hose connectors, expansion tank, ect.), new radiator, new water pump, new thermostat.  Replace left bank cam position sensor. Water Pump Replaced 
110000 mi

US $2000
Long story short, I had to pay 2k on repairs that my dealer said they fixed while the car was still under warranty. They didn't do anything. I had a coolant leak and valve cover issues. 
145600 mi

US $1600
I had a coolant leak, i had to repair all hoses in the back of the engine... 

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