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2007 BMW X5 repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 79 repairs.
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2007 BMW X5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (9%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (13%)

< $100 (42%)

Chart based on 67 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 BMW X5

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BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2012
Mar 2012

66000 mi

US $1700
Radiator had a crack and had to be replaced 
Apr 2012

66000 mi

US $1850
Sun roof drain channels clogged; caused short and replaced tailight and effected wiring harness and electrical components 
BMW X5 in Mauritius
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

97960 mi

transmission failure 
BMW X5 in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

24000 mi
Glove compartment door warped, preventing it from opening. Upper compartment door was replaced. Dealer had part in stock, so I waited under an hour for the complete repair. 
BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

87000 mi

US $1500
Water pump and thermo stat 

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2007 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in California, United States
- Dec 2007
Dec 2007

3500 mi
low oil indicator on for no apparent reason and parking brake malfunction 
BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

12 mi
At delivery...Threw a "fault" due to a failure of steering angle sensor. Advised to return to service center. 
BMW X5 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
Dec 2013

46000 mi

US $2100
Secondary HVAC fan failure. Fan and belts replaced. 
Jul 2014

58000 mi

US $1550
Front left brake seized and warped rotor. Both front rotors and calipers replaced. 
Mar 2015

61000 mi

US $500
Cable to window control unit was pinched in door frame from the factory and had worn until it shorted. Cable had to be spliced from controller to door opening. 
Jun 2015

61000 mi

US $1950
A/C compressor had lost oil and was about to fail. New compressor and belts replaced 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

88300 mi

US $200
Oil leak. Transmission fluid leak. 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
Aug 2012

56000 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!!! We picked up the X5 from the shop because we were told it was ready to go, we made it less than five miles and the A/C quit blowing, we turned around and took it back. They told us the alternator failed. 
BMW X5 in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

69440 mi
The leveling function of the rear suspension. 
BMW X5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jul 2015
Mar 2011

21700 mi
Water was pooling in the tail lights after the vehicle went through a power washer. Dealer replaced tail light assembly and associated seals. 
Feb 2014

52740 mi

C $200
Valve cover gasket leaking 
Sep 2014

61380 mi

C $150
Plastic piece off of the parking brake e-swith broke. Was replaced with a new switch. 
Feb 2015

65060 mi

C $1000
Alternator was malfunctioning. This caused the battery to not charge, alternator was replaced. 
BMW X5 in Oregon, United States
- Mar 2010
Nov 2007

3026 mi
No cold air at time from air cond 
Feb 2009

11374 mi
no cold air repaired after 2 weeks 
Jun 2009

11495 mi
No cold air 
Jan 2010

15812 mi
leaking washer fluid unrepaired from earlier 
Feb 2010

15940 mi
battery drain car in 30 plus days so far 
Mar 2010

15940 mi
Terrible auto two dead batteries and can not use 
BMW X5 in New Jersey, United States
- Oct 2008
Sep 2007

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 
Dec 2007

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. 
Feb 2008

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. 
Oct 2008

36000 mi
"transmission failure" warning - trans may not engage in park even if indicated. 2nd time this yr. resolved itself prev, but using parking brake all the time now. going to shop again tomorrow for sched maint. 
BMW X5 in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2017
Dec 2011

30000 mi

US $900
Replace one oxygen sensor 
Mar 2016

45000 mi

US $3322
Faulty Air Suspension and rear height level sensor 
BMW X5 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 Engine overheated due to coolant leak. Loud noise from front sway bar. 

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2007 BMW X5 4dr SUV

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

BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

170000 mi

US $400
would lose charge after about two weeks of use, alternator working, new battery installed, 
Jan 2015 After the third attempt the came to the conclusion that the car needed a new alternator. The car now seems to be running fine. 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Jan 2015

103000 mi

US $1200
Misfiring valve One cyclinder down 
Sep 2015

110000 mi

US $300
Water sipped into the back trunk near the storage compartment and down onto the electronic module near above the right wheel well causing the OBC to malfunction throwing multiple error codes while driving. 
BMW X5 in Pennsylvania, United States
- Apr 2007
Apr 2007

1200 mi
Steering wheel does not return to driving position; Rattle in sunroof; leaking strut on rear hatch 
BMW X5 in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Nov 2014

117100 mi

US $1400
Ignition coils and plugs. All 6 of both replaced 
Oct 2015

127000 mi

US $3500
Dead battery Struts went bad 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

44000 mi

US $250
Valve cover leaking oil tensioner for belt defective 
BMW X5 in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

61000 mi

US $250
A diagnostic was done and the battery needed to be changed.Maybe the problem is not over because my son said the battery has to be registered with BMW !? 
Oct 2013

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. 
BMW X5 in United Arab Emirates
Jan 2013 - Aug 2014
Jun 2014

50220 mi

Windshield water pumps in both front and back has to be replaced. 
BMW X5 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2017
Sep 2008

9426 mi
Replaced Nav DVD drive 
Nov 2010

30000 mi
Warped glove box leather panelling impeding opening of glove box 
BMW X5 in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2010
Nov 2010

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. 
BMW X5 in New South Wales, Australia
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

49600 mi

A $1200
Front Suspension Arm Brushing Replaced 
BMW X5 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2007 - Mar 2014
Oct 2007

7440 mi
Oxygen sensor replacement 
Jul 2011

79980 mi
Fan failed taking out other fan Vanos solenoid replaced for the second time in two years. 
Dec 2011

86180 mi

C $500
iDrive Screen needed to be replaced Leaking rear doors were wetting rear floor 
Jul 2013

110960 mi

C $2000
Suspension air bags needed replacement 
Aug 2013

112660 mi
Suspension air bags failed again and needed to be replaced again (improper installation) 
BMW X5 in Hawaii, United States
May 2013 - Aug 2014
Apr 2014

71700 mi

US $1500
Leaking air springs in the self-leveling suspension 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Sep 2009

45000 mi
Cracked Radiator 
Jan 2010

51000 mi
TWVP Pump? (something to do with the gas tank) Dealer agreed to fix for free, even though out of warranty. 
Oct 2010

64000 mi

US $1500
Electronic Water Pump Failure and resulting thermostat destruction. Totally lame. $1500 at the dealership to fix. 
Sep 2011

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. 
Jan 2015

135000 mi

US $1500
Transfer case actuator replacement Oil Pan Leak (Moderate) 
Feb 2015

135300 mi

US $5200
Catalytic Converter #1 & #2 required replacement; Replacement of Oxygen Sensors; Replacement of Cam Sensor Replacement of Serpentine Belt Pulleys/Tensioners 
Jun 2015

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. 
BMW X5 in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2017
Feb 2008

16678 mi
Defective Battery, warranty 
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $1200
Water pump failure. Towed to shop. 
Oct 2015

63000 mi

US $900
Water pump failure 
Nov 2016

67500 mi

US $4000
Leak in transmission fittings.  Air only through the defroster vents. No air through dash or rear vents Sway bar replacement 
Apr 2017

70000 mi

US $996
New spark plugs and coils 
BMW X5 in Great Britain
Jul 2014 - Dec 2015
Sep 2014

98000 mi
Aircon was over gassed previously which caused problems. Aircon regas and software update of sensors required 
Nov 2014

100000 mi
AC Control Panel reinstalled. Worked for that day and failed again 
Dec 2014

102000 mi
Compressor, Condenser and Controller replaced under warranty. Actual fault linked to relay by wheel arch but new items remain on vehicle 
Feb 2015

104000 mi

Rear Inner Lights failed due to either vibration or moisture ingress 

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