BMW X5 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

BMW X5 owners have reported a total of 2,460 problems for their cars built in the 20 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the BMW X5. The 2011 BMW X5 cars have the most problems reported (320 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for BMW X5

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 X5
13
  2018 X5
10
  2017 X5
30
  2016 X5
13
  2015 X5
41
  2014 X5
56
  2013 X5
135
  2012 X5
286
  2011 X5
320
  2010 X5
146
  2009 X5
182
  2008 X5
264
  2007 X5
166
  2006 X5
215
  2005 X5
98
  2004 X5
71
  2003 X5
108
  2002 X5
105
  2001 X5
168
  2000 X5
33

  Common problems of BMW X5

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for BMW X5 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (540 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (478 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of BMW X5

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
540
  Engine And Engine Cooling
478
  Power Train
221
  Electrical System
216
  Other Fuel System
195
  Service Brakes
139
  Equipment
113
  Steering
83
  Seats
71
  Structure
70
   
  Exterior Lighting
59
  Visibility
46
  Seat Belt
39
  Vehicle Speed Control
36
  Latches/locks/linkage
34
  Suspension
29
  Gasoline Fuel System
28
  Electronic Stability Control
21
  Wheel
11
  Tire
10
  Unknown Or Other
9
  Parking Brake
6
  Air Brake
2
  Diesel Fuel System
2
  Interior Lighting
1
  Child Seat
1


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