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2013 BMW X5 repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (6%)

Chart based on 70 repairs.
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2013 BMW X5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (4%)

< $100 (83%)

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Chart based on 47 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in United Arab Emirates
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

46580 mi
The front passenger vacuum door lock actuator needed replacement. For the past few trips, it will not "suck" the door 70% of the time, and we had to shut the door rather harder as if it had not vacuum to keep it from unlocking The front shock absorbers/struts were replaced. I had noticed nothing but the maintenance team suggested it after a thorough car inspection. BMW dealer rocks! I paid nothing. PS. I live in Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Oct 2017

66340 mi
The vacuum door ( left rear) lock actuator was replaced for malfunction There was a leak from the 'double gear'. I don't know what this is but that's shat the technician told us 
May 2018

73160 mi
The engine oil level was at the minimum. Needed a top-up. Dealer did it under warranty. 
BMW X5 in Indiana, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

39500 mi
Recall for front drive shaft. Replaced front drive shaft. Recall for com box. Completed recall. 
Jul 2018

45000 mi

US $50
Replaced control nob for phone, nav, radio, cd, etc. 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015 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. 
Sep 2015

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. 
Oct 2015

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 
Feb 2016

79000 mi

US $725
turbo leaking oil. replaced turbo and oil leak stopped. 
May 2016

80000 mi

US $770
second turbo failed, impeller sheared off. replaced second turbo 
BMW X5 in Maryland, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

45000 mi
Engine misfire, put in limp mode. Known problem. Replaced fuel injectors, airflow sensor as part of "Customer Service Package" recall. Persistent rattle and creak at low speed over semi-rough terrain from rear hatch area. Repair attempted: replaced hatch auto-latch mechanism. Unsuccessful. Owner wrapped elec tape on D latch and tightened latch mechanism. Works so far.. 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

25000 mi
Bad spindle on power lift gate 
Oct 2016

45700 mi
Scheduled maintenence and recall for module that connects with cell towers. Speedometer 3 mph faster than actual. Was told the tolerance is 10% so that was considered normal. 10% is awful in my opinion 
Jun 2017

53000 mi

US $50
water pump replaced on extended warranty. $50.00 deductable 
Sep 2017

57000 mi
Took the car in on Monday with Combox issues with connected drive. They could not get it to work. They emailed connected drive for account info and update. Dealer never got a response so they could not get it to work. Had to pick up the car on Friday. Later I called connected dive, BMW assist. They gave me a refund for service that was not provided. They did a reactivation or reset from their end and now it seems to be working. I need to test it more to be comfortable. 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Oregon, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

5000 mi

US $400
wheel sensors for the 4x4 and anti skid system would intermittently give malfunction reading,when restarted the 4x4 lights and skid control would go out 
Jan 2018

11000 mi

US $3000
transfer case and trans case motor were shot 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2018
Feb 2014

2100 mi
Some kind of dent or flaw in the rim caused the runflat to get out of round or bulge. They fixed the flaw in the rim - replaced the tire. 
Apr 2015

11300 mi
The Airco System needed reset...fan wouldn't go below medium. 
Aug 2015

14400 mi
WOuldn't stay on station - got lost - reflashed 
Mar 2016

19000 mi
Brake Warning - Stability & ABS off 
BMW X5 in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

20000 mi
rearview camera malfunction 
BMW X5 in Nebraska, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2016
Feb 2013 Replaced Bluetooth hands free microphone. 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

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. computer needed to be reset 
Nov 2015

39000 mi
Module for valvetronic needed replaced. There was rough starting and limp mode. After several starts the vehicle would function. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

30000 mi
Navigation display was turning red and then black and was unresponsive. Software update seems to have resolved the issue. 
Mar 2016

41000 mi
Glove box trim piece was warped and peeling away from the backing / door. Replaced under warranty. 
BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Jan 2015 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. 
BMW X5 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

42000 mi
Power Steering fluid was leaking and resevoir was empty. I refilled and drove it to the dealer. Tech claimed that there was no discernable leak, and it has not lost fluid since in 2,000 miles, but it definitely leaked at some point as fluid was all over the lower shield. Horn blew when vehicle shut off. Determined that previous airbag recall repair was done incorrectly and a wire was loose. It contacted the steering wheel column when power-retracting at shutoff, sounding the horn briefly. Service writer tried to charge us the $50 CPO deductible, but a more experienced service writer who checked my wife out later knew it was their fault from a previous repair and waived the deductible. 
BMW X5 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

41000 mi

US $1030
Oil leak 
BMW X5 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

52000 mi
Vehicle behaving like transmission is slipping while shifting into 2nd gear; especially after making turns and under light to moderate acceleration. Visit involved inspection and testing of transmission and performing road test to try to recreate the condition Sloppy shifting into 2nd gear; especially after making turns and under partial acceleration. 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
May 2018

40920 mi

C $1200
Broken driver side rear coil spring. Replaced both rear coils. 

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2013 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2013

2119 mi
Combox for telematics failed (i.e., Bluetooth & iPod connections would not work). Replaced combox. During combox programming, entire CIC failed (i.e., iDrive failed). CIC replaced with new unit (i.e., new iDrive installed). Combox for Bluetooth & iPod integration replaced. Discovered issue with CIC (i.e. iDrive) and replaced the entire system. 
BMW X5 in New York, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

19000 mi
Replaced oxygen Sensor due to check engine light. 
BMW X5 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

42160 mi
Amplifier and head unit were replaced When the amplifier and head unit were replaced, the dealer damaged the air vent grill 
Sep 2014

44640 mi
Vehicle speed sensor Exhausted cooler was leaking so it was replaced 
Oct 2015

71060 mi
Sensor in urea tank 
BMW X5 in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

46000 mi
Rear hatch struts failed and were replaced 
Jul 2015

48200 mi
O2 sensor and knock sensor had to be replaced.  Also sun visor was broken and was replaced 
Aug 2015

48900 mi
Another knock sensor needed to be replaced. Fuel economy improved by 3-4 mpg afterwards. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $1000
DEF tank replacement required according to service bulletin diagnostics for ODB code P21A8. Defective original part. 
Oct 2016

60500 mi

US $50
Check engine light. DEF tank was replaced under warranty, due to faulty level sensor 
BMW X5 in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

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 
Nov 2016

29400 mi
Problem with diesel oxygen sensors, which were replaced 
Jul 2017

36000 mi
Another issue with emissions system/oxygen sensors 
Feb 2018

45000 mi
Another problem with oxygen sensors 
Mar 2018

45000 mi
Related to emissions system, some kind of flap. I don’t remember exactly and don’t have my files with me. 
Jun 2018

49000 mi
ISSUE WITH ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE 
BMW X5 in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

56000 mi

US $50
EGR valve cooler failed 
BMW X5 in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

20000 mi
oil level reading high, re calibrated oil level sensor 
May 2016

25900 mi
Leaking oil line to turbo charger 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Jul 2018
Sep 2015

34000 mi
Electronic and computer issues 
Feb 2018

73000 mi

US $800
EGR filter 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

39000 mi
Computer failure caused the rear backup camera and warning beeper to stop transmitting. 
BMW X5 in Idaho, United States
Aug 2016 - Oct 2021
Sep 2017

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. 
BMW X5 in Utah, United States
Dec 2013 - Oct 2015
Aug 2014

9000 mi
plastic protective housing which shields the electronics for power seat in the front right passenger seat keeps popping out. First time took it to dealer and they clipped it back in. Happened again. Objects on floor mat push to cause this. 
Aug 2015

18000 mi
Engine stall at low speeds. Studders at idling. Power steering issues. 
Oct 2015

18000 mi
Engine stall at slow speeds. Low power voltage reported which stalled the transmission/engine. Changed power outlet box in rear which seemed to fix issue (though the transmission still shifted erratically). I traded this vehicle out. 

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2012 BMW X5

Engine not specified

BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
Jun 2015

36580 mi

C $31
Hatch was making creaking noise. Problem still not fixed 

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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Mar 2018
Mar 2017

48360 mi
Replace noisy rear wiper motor. 
Oct 2017

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

BMW X5 in Maryland, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

18500 mi
performed n63 customer care campaign 
Jan 2017

US $300
Replace HPFP 
Feb 2017

48000 mi

US $1200
Replace brakes 
Jan 2018

60000 mi

US $700
Thrust Arm Bushings low battery warning 
Feb 2018

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 
May 2018

70000 mi

US $180
oil change, system diagnostic 
BMW X5 in Missouri, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

54000 mi

US $50
Ignition coils failed 
BMW X5 in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

68000 mi
Quantity control valve, oil leaks 
BMW X5 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2017
Jul 2014

11200 mi
Tire pressure monitor repaired 
May 2015

16000 mi
Fuel injectors repaired/replaced 
Apr 2016

20200 mi
Power steering fluid leak 
BMW X5 in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2020
Jun 2016

36467 mi

US $4008
Engine burning 1 qt of oil or more every 2-3 k miles. The steel gasket was replaced. 
May 2019

71276 mi

US $1107
Excessive oil cunsumption, Bmw class action lawsuit replaced all valve stem seals. 
Oct 2019

79882 mi

US $1563
Leaking coolant, and Low coolant message appeared on screen, left stranded. The expansion tank was cracked had to replace. Front tension rod bushings worn and cracked, excessive play in front axle replaced both front bushings. 
Nov 2019

81378 mi

US $2246
Check engine light, High pressure fuel pump bank 1 ,turbo auxilliary water pump replaced, Engine Malfunction power reduced, High pressure pump bank 2 , deja vu. 
May 2020

85854 mi

US $1213
Driver soft close door did not latch. Replaced the driver front door lock actuator. 
Aug 2020

86163 mi

US $1627
Clutches in transfer case slipping, replaced transfer case with used unit, Ac evaporator has a leak but not fixing. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2017
Apr 2015

38500 mi
No cold air from vents. Turned out to be evaporator sensor had failed. Evaporator failure 
Dec 2015

46000 mi

US $25
Rear climate control not functional. 
Mar 2016

48000 mi

US $200
Valve Stem seals 
Aug 2017

61500 mi

US $570
Failed oil level sensor 

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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 - Dec 2016
May 2013

14000 mi
Tranny noise 
Aug 2013

17300 mi
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. 
Sep 2013

21700 mi
Controller aluminum trim had buckled. Controller needed to be replaced. 
May 2014

22320 mi
Left front cardan axle became replaced under warranty. Axle caused pulsating, grinding noise when coasting at around 50 mph. 
Oct 2014

26760 mi
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. 
Jun 2015

28520 mi

€600
Oscillating noise when coasting or slowing down. BMW changed transfer box. Changed noise but didn't eliminate. Afterwards found that increasing pressure in rear tires helps. Because of slightly different circumference due to M Package? 

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2012 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2019
Jul 2015

42000 mi
Fuel valve (emissions) and breather line replacement 
Feb 2016

53000 mi

US $414
Lower Control Arm Strut Bushings worn beyond limits. 
Jul 2016

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. 
Nov 2016

77200 mi

US $1600
Water pump and thermostat failed. 
Mar 2017

78000 mi

US $2732
AM/FM radio and GPS inop. Replaced CIC (car infotainment computer) 
Jul 2018

98638 mi

US $1547
Right rear air spring failed. Replaced both rear air springs. 
Mar 2019

100120 mi

US $300
Rear floor pan had standing water after snowfall. B-Pillar drains were cleaned and problem has not returned. 
Jun 2019

102038 mi

US $215
Coolant expansion tank cracked. Replaced tank. 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2013
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 New York, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2018
Jul 2015

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 
Jul 2016

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. 
May 2017

56000 mi
detected smell in cabin - dealer identified leaking A/C evaporator and replaced under certified pre-owned warranty During vehicle inspection - technician identified worn brakes (rotors and pads) 
BMW X5 in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Jun 2015

42000 mi
bad rattle in rear Comfort Access lock on passenger front door did not work Rear entertainment system did not work iDrive screen badly scratched. Dealer attempted to clean, but didn't fix the issue 
Sep 2016

63000 mi

US $50
Electronic parking brake malfunctioned 
Dec 2016

68000 mi
Car was out of alignment and attempts to re-align failed. Dealer says I have to totally replace the tie rods to a tune of $1,400. I'm appealing with BMW 
Sep 2017

79000 mi
Fixed power steering which broke after they had preformed an axle re-call 
Dec 2017

81000 mi
Comfort Access door lock not functioning. Dealer attempted to replace, but installed wrong part. Returned car unfixed and different part on order. 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2017
Apr 2012

3300 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. 
Jan 2013 Went in to rectify lift gate rattle and roll noise. Took 3 appointments so far. 
Mar 2014

24000 mi
Car makes loading spring sound when turning left on uneven surface. Dealership couldn't replicate the problem. 
Dec 2015

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.... 
Jan 2017

17900 mi

US $175
Engine compartment partition melted and broke 
Mar 2017

57200 mi

US $400
Rear Upper Control Arms replaced 
Dec 2017

66000 mi

US $1200
water pump failed 
BMW X5 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

66000 mi

US $820
Filter Housing Gasket Leaking 
BMW X5 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

85000 mi

US $550
Oil pump leak 
BMW X5 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

73000 mi

US $2500
Engine Repair 
BMW X5 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

31000 mi

US $1500
Broken temperature sensor and water pump 
BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

57000 mi

US $1400
Water pump had to be replaced, car overheated and shut down on the highway. Left us stranded. 
BMW X5 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2016
Jan 2012

14000 mi
A creaky rear lift gate which the problem has reappeared and will be looked at again at next service. 
Apr 2012

18200 mi
Rear lift gate creak. 
May 2012

19900 mi
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 
Nov 2012

30100 mi
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 Nevada, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2019
Jan 2015

15500 mi
Voice recognition not working well. Confirmed, CIC module replaced. 
Jan 2016

35800 mi
Leak at power steering pump and turbo. 
Mar 2017

66000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors 
May 2017

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. 
BMW X5 in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2018
Mar 2014

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. 
Dec 2014

19000 mi
Minimum brake pad warning message appeared but brakes still functioned fine. Dealer confirmed that it was a faulty brake pad sensor and that brake pads were not worn. They replaced the sensor at no charge under main warranty. 
Oct 2016

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. 
Aug 2017

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. 
Sep 2017

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. 
Sep 2018

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). 
BMW X5 in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

26000 mi
False high engine oil level reading 
BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
May 2014

20300 mi
Clock Spring was making noise 
BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2012 - Nov 2019
Mar 2013

3000 mi
Parking sensor failure 
Sep 2013

6000 mi
A short in the telematics unit that caused high battery drain when the car was sitting. 
Feb 2014

9000 mi
EGR Valve failed and replaced 
Aug 2016

25000 mi
Audio speaker improperly wired, part replaced 
Jul 2018

32000 mi
NOx sensors replaced under warranty 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2013
Jul 2012

11500 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 Michigan, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

10000 mi
Coolant temp. sensor failure. Check engine light came on 
Dec 2013

17000 mi
Inlet air temperature sensor went bad, Check engine light went on, but vehicle could be driven 
Mar 2014

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. 
Feb 2015

30000 mi
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 Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2018
Oct 2013

24000 mi
Replace mirror switch -- was not adjusting passenger side mirror. 
Jan 2015

36000 mi
Rear and side-view cameras would go out when it rains. 
Jul 2016

56500 mi
Check engine light 
BMW X5 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2017 - Jul 2018
Feb 2017

49600 mi
this is redundant,,,,I've already entered all this information in another questionaire. 
Apr 2017

51460 mi
Recall on air bags 
BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

28000 mi

US $50
Sensor for diesel additive reservoir 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2017
Jun 2016

44000 mi
Regular Maintenance + Brake Fluid was low. Also, Parking Brake button broke, BMW USA refused to fix under warranty. Seems to be common issue. Est repair cost from Dealer is $315.00. 
Dec 2017

54 mi
Engine Fault, leaving engine powered reduced, valve issue needed full replacement 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

44000 mi
EGR pump and valve were both changed, and an exhaust sensor. 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jan 2018
May 2012 Exhaust ping sensor Air conditioner belt broke 
Nov 2012

7480 mi
Software update - service bulletin 
Nov 2014

43400 mi
Leak in drain valve from sunroof damaged computer for transmission. Had to order part from back east. 
Jan 2016

15600 mi
Glow plug was broken and needed to be replaced 
Apr 2017

56420 mi

C $1000
Exhaust sensor 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

24180 mi
slow shifting was determined to be normal 
Feb 2018

49600 mi

C $250
Rear Brakes worn indicators light came on. Dealer serviced this and discovered the flaw was in the sensor. They repaired with a used sensor part, for which they did not charge me - I paid labour only (plus shop fees). The next day, a new brake warning light came on again, indicating immediate failure. I took it back to the dealer, who replaced the “used” sensor with a new unit, and did not charge me for labour - only the parts (plus shop fees). 
BMW X5 in Alabama, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

44400 mi
Check Engine light came on, replaced NOx sensor under warranty. 
Dec 2015

46000 mi
"Fuel Pump Malfunction" warning came on. Dealer found faulty EKPS Control Unit (fuel pump controller). Also replaced front rotors due to wear. 
Jan 2016

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. 
BMW X5 in Alabama, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2018
Dec 2016

73000 mi
Front passenger door panel loose near door lock pin. 
Jun 2018

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. 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
Nov 2014

27700 mi
The FM radio would reset to 86 FM in random fashion instead of staying at the radio channel I selected. I brought it in for repair at the dealership. On passenger seat, the leather seat would have a circular bulge on the side. This just make it look ugly. The dealer stated BMW warranty does not cover wear and tear item. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

35000 mi
Windshield washers would not function. "Debris" was found in the lines, filters replaced, flushed. 
Apr 2016

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). 
BMW X5 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
Oct 2015

31820 mi
glove box door trim replaced 
Sep 2017

51460 mi
Same bad design with the glovebox peeling back 
Mar 2018

59520 mi
airbag replacement replacement of roof rails from painting peeling - under warranty bc of extended warranty 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

47200 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system malfunctio. All tire sensors replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2017

69000 mi
Replaced active DEF tank. Replaced driveshaft due to recall. 
Feb 2018

75000 mi

US $250
Replaced worn lower control arms. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2017
Sep 2014

26000 mi
problem with the telescoping steering wheel 
Aug 2016

33000 mi

US $800
Vehicle hesitating and uncommanded shut-offs. Dealer unable to diagnose and repair Independent service diagnosed and repaired the hesitation and shut-off problem. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Nov 2014
Nov 2012

24800 mi
GPS Anetenna faulty/replaced 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
Jan 2013

9300 mi
Software update Wind deflector for Sunroof repaired 
Apr 2013

11500 mi
Replaced leaking transmission cooling lines. O ring failure caused leak. 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

43400 mi
Diesel fuel dripping on engine, diesel fumes entering cabin. Had to replace faulty pipe. 

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2012 BMW X5 4-door

6-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

BMW X5 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2014
Dec 2013

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

BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

42000 mi
Turbos leaking oil, causing oily smell in the cabin 
Feb 2014

43200 mi
Turbos were not leaking, it was actually two leaking PCV lines. Both were fixed and the smell has been abated. I also had a daily warning of "battery drain" that was caused by failures of a cable that had a TSB out on it and a battery that did not pass the test outlined in a related TSB. Both were replaced. 

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2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

83000 mi
Drive shaft failed, BMW repaired under recall notice Slow leak in left rear air bag leveling suspension. Replaced both left and right air bags myself for under $400, dealer quoted $1500. 
Jan 2017

US $180
Replaced battery and registered it in car computer Right front fender reflector came out after a car wash, bought adhesive tap and reinstalled 
Oct 2017

97000 mi
Side light on driver side, glued in place with silicon. Recall and replacement of airbag by dealer 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

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. 
BMW X5 in Arizona, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

48000 mi
minor small leak in a vacuum pump that was covered under my warranty and would be covered by CPO 
Jan 2015

50200 mi

US $50
Ignition coil was bad, replaced under cpo warranty Rearview mirror leaking oil that allows it to darken at night 
Aug 2015

54100 mi

US $50
Service bulletin for this engine was performed and a number of oil leaks were fixed as well. 
Mar 2016

57000 mi

US $50
Another oil leak, this time from around the turbos Drivers sun visor falls out of roof 
BMW X5 in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

61800 mi

US $400
Auxiliary Water Pump for the twin-turbo's failed. 
Nov 2016

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. 
Dec 2016

95000 mi
Coolant line burst. 
Feb 2017

98000 mi

US $250
Spark Plug #8 failed. Replaced all 8 spark plugs. 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2013
Feb 2013

7700 mi
Broken U Joint that comes out of the front of the transfer box Steering rack puking fluid, had to be completely removed and replaced. Would have cost around $5K if no warranty! 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2017
Jun 2015

29000 mi
N63 engine campaign 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2015
Jul 2013

28700 mi
Power tailgate opened automatically. 
Oct 2013

32500 mi
oil level sensor 
Dec 2013

35000 mi
battery warning light = "low voltage" 
Mar 2014

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.  
Sep 2014

45000 mi
System Software Update to help oil level monitoring issue 
Nov 2014

47000 mi
failed fuel injectors, replaced fuel injectors (8) and spark plugs (8) 
BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Oct 2011

22000 mi
adaptive headlights failed 
BMW X5 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

63000 mi

US $1300
Needed all new fuel injectors and spark plugs. Originally they want 4500 dollars but me picked up 85 pct goodwill 

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2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
Nov 2011

9600 mi

US $50
Sand abrasion on rocker panels; sanded and repainted 
Feb 2012

11000 mi
The battery was faulty and produced fluctuating voltage. This caused several sensors to malfunction rendering the car inoperative. 
BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2014
Jul 2012

20000 mi
Fuel Filler Vent System 
Nov 2013

38700 mi

US $100
Mirror stopped power folding. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

28000 mi
Key fobs needed to be reprogrammed. 
Jul 2017

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. 
Oct 2017

78360 mi

US $45
Replace front sway bar links. Bushings had worn to the point that bumps created a 'thunk' from the front end. Problem easily solved. 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

49000 mi
Turbo was leaking. Dealer replaced the entire turbo. 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2016
Aug 2011

10000 mi
Burning a bit of oil. Topped off, told to watch for anything further. Suspect some blow-by as direct injected 
Sep 2015

78000 mi
Turbo blown. Covered under good will by dealer. 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Nov 2011

6900 mi
Plastic covers for back seat hinges came off, dealer replaced plastic cover. Old cover had deformed clips so it couldn't hold on tight. 
Apr 2012

14200 mi
left Shock came off from rear gate and caused damage to the frame and paint while trying to close several times, with remote button (wife). Dealer said they will replace shock and fix /repaint the dent to avoid rust. 
Oct 2012

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. 
Feb 2014

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. After dealer repaired the VANOS screws that broke, and the computer went crazy. I tried to open the hood and I couldn't. Went back to the dealer, and the next day they said the guy cable that open the hood broke! Bad quality BMW! 
BMW X5 in New York, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Aug 2012

28500 mi
Video image from the back up camera is distorted at the bottom of the screen. The dealer wants to reload software as a first step in attempting to fix the problem but reload requires a full day in the garage. 
Sep 2012

29000 mi
Back up camera image was distorted and required software reload. 
Feb 2015

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. 
Apr 2015

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. 
Aug 2015

59100 mi

US $1400
Water pump failed and required replacement 
Nov 2015

62000 mi

US $1500
Tie rod bushings worn and loose. Some noise from front end. Tie rod ends replaced. 
Jun 2016

63000 mi
Parking brake no longer sets. The dealer told me that in order to fix the issue they needed to replace the entire emergency/parking brake system. Battery has reached the end of its useful life, but replacement requires some reprogramming from the dealer. Oil leak around the oil filter. 
BMW X5 in New Mexico, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Nov 2012

30700 mi
Nav rear camera 
Jan 2013

33300 mi
Auto steering wheel module replaced do to erratic behavior. 
BMW X5 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

71700 mi

US $500
Condenser hose had leak, requiring replacement and recharge. 
Jul 2014

75000 mi

US $2000
4x4 Stabilization, ABS, Brake lights all came on. Identified transfer case as the problem, required replacement. $4800 job. 
Sep 2014

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. 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2013
Dec 2011

15000 mi
The X5 has a harness that powers my blackberry. This harness didn't work properly and after handling the routine maintenance, an order was put in for an new harness. I'm supposed to come back when the part comes in. 
Apr 2012

17300 mi
Part arrived from back in December and it was installed. Dropped it off on a Friday and picked up on a Saturday. 
BMW X5 in Taiwan
Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

22940 mi
fuel pump failure 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

6200 mi

US $50
A/C needed recharge after only 12 months. There is likely a leak. Repaired using a simple recharge at low cost, though a more expensive leak fix is likely needed. 
Sep 2017

65000 mi
Power seat thigh support motor stopped working. 
Dec 2017

67000 mi
Bushing was leaking, will need to be replaced in next several months 
BMW X5 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

71300 mi

US $1300
Complete replacement of water pump, radiator, and hoses 
BMW X5 in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2015 - May 2017
Aug 2015

33700 mi

US $115
The smart key did not work at all with the Comfort Access (keyless) functions, and intermittently worked when slotted into the ignition and used to manually unlock the car. 
Sep 2015

37000 mi

US $3210
The iDrive screen developed weird dark spots, but wasn't cracked, and would sometimes flicker. iDrive screen was replaced. I tried to merge onto the highway right, and got 4x4 and chassis stabilization errors, and the car went into limp-home mode. The dealership did not reset the steering-angle sensor when it did some electrical work for the iDrive screen. 
BMW X5 in Georgia, United States
Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

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 
BMW X5 in Alaska, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

75800 mi
replace driveshaft 
Oct 2017

76000 mi

US $1138
replace oil cooler seals, valvetronic wiring harness, intake manifold gaskets 
BMW X5 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2021
Sep 2017

80000 mi

US $600
Replaced water pump 
BMW X5 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2017
May 2015

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. 
Oct 2015

85700 mi

US $550
Water pump going bad. Engine will overheat. 
Jul 2017

106000 mi

US $7
Oil cooler gasket was leaking. 
BMW X5 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

98000 mi

US $700
oil leak from oil filter housing.  Now shop says oil leaks coming from transmission pan gasket and oil pressure sensor. 
BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

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. 
BMW X5 in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2014 - Jan 2020
Jan 2015

58300 mi

US $50
Thrust bushings leaking 
Nov 2015

58700 mi

US $50
Water pump seized Sway bar link broken 
Feb 2016

61400 mi

US $3500
Slight A/C core leak detected by dealer. Repair required replacement of the A/C core. Dash was removed to access core, core was replaced. Repair cost was $3500. 
Apr 2016

62000 mi

US $100
Front drive-shaft u-joint failed, drive-shaft rotated freely and fractured the transmission case. BMW has since issued a recall for this failure mode. Transmission, under shields, and drive-shaft were replaced by BMW. The new transmission case didn't properly seal from the previous repair and a transmission fluid leak was observed. An attempt to reseal the transmission was made but failed. A 3rd transmission was installed and the leak was resolved. 
May 2016

63300 mi

US $50
Turbo vacuum line was cracked and boost reduced. 
Jul 2016

65800 mi

US $50
Turbo vacuum line was cracked (different line than previous repair). Reduced boost was observed. 
Feb 2017

77000 mi

US $50
Rear air spring leaking and replaced. 
Apr 2018

93000 mi
Left rear air spring replacement Accessories belt tensioner 
Mar 2019

105000 mi

US $140
Misfires, couldn’t be replicated. 

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2011 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2012
Jan 2011

2000 mi
Pin in electrical plug was loose and causing many warning lights. 
Jan 2012 Emission related 
Feb 2012

13300 mi
Spot weld defect. Car made a small tick noise when turning or going over some bumps. They did the repair and for the most part the tick frequency definitely went down. Most people would not even hear it. 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. 
BMW X5 in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2013
Mar 2012

10000 mi
Rear brake light bulb was out. Repaired when the car was brought in for routine, scheduled maintenance. 
Dec 2012

16000 mi
ipod connection was not working 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Apr 2017 - May 2018
Apr 2018

72000 mi

US $900
catalytic converter and exhaust 
BMW X5 in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jan 2012
Jan 2011

10540 mi
Black bumper trim on front bumper was misaligned. Dealer noted the clips holding the black bumper piece were not in and readjusted. 
Jun 2011

17980 mi
Window seal on drivers door became loose and was replaced by the dealer. 
BMW X5 in Missouri, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

10000 mi
Popping/creaking noise in left a/b pillar area when right front tire encountered raise in pavement. Happens occasionally. Techs reset all trim inside left door/window areas. No change. Reports on internet indicate it could be a cracked weld. Headliner, all left side door and window trim removed. Areas checked for broken welds. None found. Factory engineer applied "sound proofing sealer" around all areas to eliminate "oil can" distortion in unibody. 
Mar 2012

13000 mi
Error code stated that all-wheel drive and stability system not working. No problem found. Code reset. 
BMW X5 in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2015
Jan 2011

24700 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. 
Mar 2013

36000 mi
Upper radiator hose burst resulting in coolant loss. 
Oct 2013

44500 mi
Leather covering the side bolster on bottom of the driver's seat had ripped loose from the seat frame. Overnight stay required as part had to be shipped in from remote warehouse. 
Dec 2013

47000 mi
Cover on vanity mirror in driver side sun visor slides freely causing the vanity light to come on unexpectedly during driving. 
Aug 2014

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. Right secondary brake light assembly had been throwing trouble code off and on for 10,000 miles. This visit they determined that light housing had been infiltrated by water. Housing replaced gratis since trouble began during main warranty. 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. 
Sep 2014

56000 mi
Third trip for emissions system troubles. Replaced EGR throttle valve assembly. 
Dec 2014

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. 
Jun 2015

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. 
BMW X5 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Nov 2012
May 2011

10400 mi
Engine light on. Mechanic found mouse nest under air cleaner cowling. Changed sensor. Inspected wiring for damage. Did scheduled maintenance. Problem resolved. 
Dec 2011

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!! 
Jan 2012

21700 mi
EGR Valve. Something relating to an IB issue. Not a recall but a common issue. 
May 2012

33340 mi
Rear camera malfunction. Front sensor malfunction.  EGR replacement. Regular scheduled maintenance. 
Oct 2012

40300 mi
Engine light on. Exhaust system sensor. 
Nov 2012

40300 mi
Engine light back on. Same problem with sensor in exhaust. Time to replace car. Done. 
BMW X5 in Kansas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 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. 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Aug 2014
Jan 2011

6200 mi
Air Charge sensor replaced 
Apr 2012

19220 mi
Dealer replaced EGR Valve and reprogrammed ECM 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jan 2011
Nov 2010

1340 mi
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. 
BMW X5 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2017
Jan 2011

12800 mi
Rattle and squeak in rear hatch when driving. 
Sep 2012

38000 mi
Check Engine Light --> SCR Delivery Module failed and replaced. Check Engine Light --> EGR module failed and replaced. 
May 2014

60600 mi

US $275
Faulty oil level sensor; oil over max level reading, however correct amount verified multiple times. 
Jun 2014

60000 mi
Faulty oxygen sensor warning light (check engine) 
Oct 2015

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. 
BMW X5 in Maryland, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

126000 mi

US $700
Engine temperature was operating lower than specification. Replaced thermostat and water pump. 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Nov 2013
Jun 2012

15000 mi
replaced CATs and EGR valves. Replaced hoses to intercooler. Two recalls were resovled. Car was leaking oil when brought in. 
Jun 2013

22000 mi
emission system problem. Dealer replaced the DEF tank and pump. 
BMW X5 in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2014
Oct 2011

16000 mi
Headlight washer covering was broken 
Dec 2011

20000 mi
Hedlight washer cover broke for second time. Fixed on 1st trip. 
BMW X5 in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

11700 mi
engine light went on, recall, software upgrade 
BMW X5 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
May 2012

18300 mi
Charge Air Temp Sensor replaced. Also exhaust smell in vehicle. 
Jul 2012

20700 mi
Oil Change. Exhaust smell in vehicle. 
Nov 2012

26300 mi
Exhaust smell in vehicle. Area surrounding turbo has turned black from soot. BMW says this in "normal". Vehicle inspection. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

56000 mi
DEF temp sensor failed. Replaced under a "good will" program since it was just came out of warranty. 
Dec 2014

59000 mi

US $2350
EGR Valve failed and needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2018

111000 mi

US $400
Blower was squealing 
BMW X5 in California, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

76700 mi
Mass air flow malfunction 
Feb 2016

85700 mi
Turbo leaking oil 
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $135
Loss of power warning. Dealer had to perform a software update/upgrade. 
BMW X5 in Missouri, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2021
Aug 2015

60200 mi
Comfort access module and keyless entry (door handle). 
Jan 2016 This is the third "comfort access" door handle replacement (each a different door). 
Nov 2016

75700 mi
Broken parking brake switch 
Sep 2017

87000 mi

US $2700
Def tank 
Nov 2017

91000 mi
Replacement of second def tank due to sensor failure. 
Jan 2018

92000 mi
Restraint system sensor in passenger side seat was reading that child carseat was present when it was not. Periodic issue. 
Nov 2018

102000 mi
Emmission. DEF sensor failure. Repaired under warranty. 
Oct 2021

124000 mi

US $550
Oil leak to turbo. 
Dec 2021

126000 mi

US $1700
Throttle body replacement 
BMW X5 in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2015

60000 mi

US $50
Noise coming from suspension whenever going over uneven road. 
Oct 2016

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. 
Feb 2017

80500 mi

US $498
Battery needed replacing 
May 2017

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... 
BMW X5 in California, United States
May 2014 - May 2020
Nov 2014

39000 mi
Front brake pads, rotors, sensor wire. Right front brake caliper. Rear brake pads, sensor wire. Brake Fluid Flush, Microfilter. 
Dec 2015

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. 
Jan 2016

65200 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. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2015

49000 mi
Rear hatch rattling. Adjusted Stored settings for iDrive display would change each time I started the car. They replaced the iDrive module and reprogrammed. pump or fan blade noise coming from under the driver's seat. I recorded it and played it for the service advisor. They couldn't duplicate it. Still an issue. Having to live with it. 
Dec 2016

75000 mi
Warning on iDrive that transmission may not be able to shift into Park. No symptoms other than warning. Happens in cold weather. 
BMW X5 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jul 2015
Aug 2013

32860 mi
tire pressure monitor failed. 
Dec 2013

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. 
BMW X5 in Oregon, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

101000 mi
Front axle replacement? 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2014
Oct 2013

42700 mi
usb port and 9v port not working-replaced under warranty 
BMW X5 in Vermont, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2016
Nov 2011

20400 mi
Diesel - Check engine light; intake airflow sensor was replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2014

58000 mi

US $50
While replacing wheel bearing dealer's mechanic discovered a leaking rubber air spring in the rear suspension. 
BMW X5 in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2011 - Oct 2017
Mar 2013

22320 mi
Adaptive headlight failure. The attempted repair did not fix the issue, which continues intermittently. 
Jan 2014

11080 mi
2nd replacement of the "stepper motor control" for the adaptive headlights 
Feb 2015

53320 mi

C $200
Adaptive headlight motor assembly 
Jan 2016

40140 mi

C $1191
Had to replace glow plug module and all 6 glow plugs. 
Aug 2016

73780 mi

C $200
Evaporator replacement 
Dec 2016

79360 mi

C $250
Bushing and bearing replacement Controller failure 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

42300 mi
Electric parking brake failure. Brake seized and required emergency release to make car drive able. 
Dec 2016

61000 mi

US $444
Left Rear inner tail light (LED) assembly had failed and required replacement. 
Apr 2017

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. 
May 2017

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. 
Nov 2017

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. 
Jun 2018

74000 mi

US $550
Mouse chewed an oxygen sensor in turbo. 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2013
Apr 2012

11000 mi
Egr Cooler was cracked and replaced 
BMW X5 in Ohio, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

10300 mi
egr valve failed 
Mar 2012

12000 mi
egr valve failed 
BMW X5 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

11000 mi
Brake pedal sensor needed adjustment. Pressing on the brake to shift transmission into gear didn't always work. Still an intermittent problem. 
Mar 2013

24000 mi
Brake pedal sensor still needed adjustment. Pressing on the brake to shift transmission into gear didn't always work. Still an intermittent problem. 

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