Engine Cooling System Problems of BMW X5

BMW X5 owners have reported 25 problems related to engine cooling system (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of BMW X5 based on all problems reported for the X5.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2011 BMW X5 1
Failure Date: 08/16/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2011 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18v336000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called BMW seattle at (206) 829-5004 (located at 1002 airport way s, seattle, wa 98134) and was informed that the part was not available. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2012 BMW X5 2
Failure Date: 07/25/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18v336000 ( engine and engine cooling) however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The BMW of peoria located at (1720 w pioneer pkwy, peoria, IL 61615 (309) 692-4840) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. "VIN tool confirms parts not available". As.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2010 BMW X5 3
Failure Date: 07/15/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 BMW X5. The contact advised that NHTSA campaign number 18v336000 (engine and engine cooling) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact received the recall notification the third week of July of two thousand eighteen. The manufacturer advised the contact to wait on the recall. However, the manufacturer did not have parts available repair yet. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Li.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2015 BMW X5 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2015 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18v336000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Erhard BMW of farmington hills (38700 grand river avenue, farmington hills, michigan 48335, (888) 494-0358) was made aware of the recall and stated that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2010 BMW X5 5
Failure Date: 03/30/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2010 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18v336000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2010 BMW X5 6
Failure Date: 02/06/2018

Tl the contact owned a 2010 BMW X5. While driving 35 mph, the contact observed and smelled smoke. The contact pulled the vehicle into a parking lot where it caught fire. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the failure. There were no injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v683000 (engine and engine cooling) and was informed parts were not available. The failure mileage was 47,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2009 BMW X5 7
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v683000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Alexandria BMW of fairfax, virginia was made aware of the recall and stated that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Ad.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 BMW X5 8
Failure Date: 10/30/2017

Tl the contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v683000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called a local dealer (thompson BMW, 450 n broad st, doylestown, PA 18901) and was informed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2010 BMW X5 9
Failure Date: 09/20/2017

The contact owns a 2010 BMW X5. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, that the power malfunction warning light illuminated and the power steering failed. In addition, the �power loss please reduce speed� warning message illuminated. The contact was able to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. The contact turned the ignition off and attempted to restart the vehicle but failed to start. The vehicle was not able to restart. The vehicle was left in that area, and was not towed at the time. The local dealer (santa monica BMW, santa monica blvd, santa monica, CA, 90401) was contacted at 310-829-3535 and made aware of the failure, where they advised to schedule an appointment to have the vehicle diagnosed. The contact was deliberated on the use of an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12v550000 (steering, engine and engine cooling), and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 79,000.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2009 BMW X5 10
Failure Date: 04/10/2017

Tl- takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact stated that a reall notice was received more than 8 months ago for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16v071000 (air bags) and 17v020000 (air bags). The dealer (harold zeigler BMW, 4201 stadium dr suite a, kalamazoo, mi 49008, (866) 430-1812) stated that they were unable to verify when the manufacturer would provide the remedy and repair parts for both recalls and the contact was unable to determine if the parts were unavailable or on a national back order. In addition, the contact was not made aware until months later that the vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v683000 (engine and engine cooling) mid October 2017. The manufacturer was contacted to determine when the remedy and parts may be supplied to the dealer to complete the 3 recall repairs. The contact has not experienced a failure yet. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Dyd.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2009 BMW X5 11
Failure Date: 03/08/2017

The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact stated that when starting the vehicle to drive, a burning odor emitted into the vehicle vent. The vehicle was taken to lauderdale BMW of pembroke pines dealer, located on 14800 sheridan pines, FL 33028, phone: (954) 620-5050, where it was rejected to be serviced due to the remedy part for the recall repair was not available. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: (fuel system, gasoline) and 17v683000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was contacted and made aware of the failure and informed that the part was not available for the repair. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Part distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms part not available.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 BMW X5 12
Failure Date: 07/22/2016

Engine cooling system, driver side door damage and transmission failure issues. Sound of a kick in the back of the car when starting motion.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2007 BMW X5 13
Failure Date: 05/25/2016

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17v683000 (engine and engine cooling), 16v746000 (fuel system, gasoline), and 16v364000 (air bags). The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer (BMW of silver spring, 3211 automobile blvd, silver spring, MD 20904) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 BMW X5 14
Failure Date: 05/25/2016

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16v364000 (air bags) and 17v683000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The dealer was contacted deer automotive group located in randallstown, MD, phone number: 410-922-0327, and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2009 BMW X5 15
Failure Date: 06/09/2015

The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. While driving, the contact smelled something burning from the air conditioning vents and smoke began to fill the vehicle. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the failure. The failure occurred numerous times, which resulted in a crash. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 17v683000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was taken to the dealer (BMW of south atlanta, 4171 jonesboro rd, union city, GA 30291 (770) 969-0755). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was informed that parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 160,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2011 BMW X5 16
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

The contact owns a 2011 BMW X5. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14v176000 (engine and engine cooling) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact did not experience a failure.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2011 BMW X5 17
Failure Date: 04/10/2014

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 BMW X5. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v176000(engine and engine cooling), 16v071000 (air bags), 16v364000 (air bags), and 16v746000 (fuel system, gasoline). The parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The rick hendricks BMW dealer was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available for NHTSA campaign number: 16v364000 (air bags). Parts distribution disconnect for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v176000 (service brakes, hydraulic), 16v071000 (air bags), and 16v746000 (fuel system, gasoline).

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 BMW X5 18
Failure Date: 07/31/2011

Car overheated while driving in the highway and onboard computer disabled the accelerator and message was flashed for the operator to stop driving.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2003 BMW X5 19
Failure Date: 02/14/2010

2003 BMW X5 radiator cracked during driving and water spilled. Car was idling and smoky smell and oil press, stop engine problems. Had 2 children in the car while driving and seems like connection/hose problems which do not allow the engine to work properly. Do not feel safe driving the car, won't hold the coolant water in. A car this expensive should not be so defective.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2003 BMW X5 20
Failure Date: 09/25/2009

The drain valve in 2003 BMW X5 disintegrates due to manufacturing defect, it is inherently defective and is a source of leaks and if not replaced would case the radiator to drain out, causing overheating and ruining the engine. This problem has been noted on BMW owner websites. . Read more...

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2001 BMW X5 21
Failure Date: 01/20/2009

On cold day, '01 BMW X5 3. 0, started, briefly warmed and driven 8 miles b/f engine quits and will not restart. No warning lights, nor overheating involved. Mechanic indicates engine completely seized due to oil separator freezing from residual condensation in air as well as crankcase resulting in oil forced into cylinders, choking motor, and cracking connecting rods. Engine has now failed requiring a new or used motor - estimated at $7,500 replacement (not to mention significantly lowering resale value since new motor will not match VIN). Vehicle has been meticulously maintained beyond manufacturers recommended intervals (oil change every 3k miles with BMW spec'd oil and filters). This is a very common problem with BMW, particularly the X5 - oil separator in subsequent years was redesigned to address issue. No warning from dealership who maintained car until 2 years ago. This is a well documented problem that has now caused catastrophic engine failure and could very well cause catastrophic injury or death of vehicle occupants if engine fails on highway, rather than on a neighborhood road driving @ 5 mph. . BMW should have made a recall on this part before this issue started occurring with regular frequency to anyone living in a cold climate. Old parts and motor are still available - at least for the current time. Will need to be disposed as a core charge in near future once new engine can be located.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2003 BMW X5 22
Failure Date: 01/15/2009

On 01/15/2009, the extremely chilly day, my wife drove the X5 on route 2 east bound around exit 58 in arlington, MA, the exhaust system suddenly emitted heavy white smoke, but the oil warning light did not turned on at all. My wife pulled over the car and turned off the engine immediately. 15 minutes later, she found the engine was disabled when she tried to restart it. After the car was towed to BMW service center ,I was informed the car needs the following replacements crank case vent valve valve cover gaskets and spark plugs transfer case the total cost is $1360+$3125= $4485.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2001 BMW X5 23
Failure Date: 06/08/2008

The contact owns a 2001 BMW X5. While driving between 55-60 mph, the vehicle began to overheat and smoke, and the engine failed. The vehicle had to be towed. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id numbers 01v206000 and 02v138000 (engine and engine cooling: cooling system:fan). The current and failure mileages were 87,000.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2002 BMW X5 24
Failure Date: 05/13/2004

Within 6 weeks of driving in hot weather, the vehicle (2002 BMW X5 3. 0 liter) stalled when turning left. Most recent was in traffic, nearly causing an accident as I was blocking oncoming traffic. Vehicle rolled to a nearby restaurant where on board instrumentation was lit up with all warning lights. Restarted engine in a few minutes of cooling. Reported to BMW dealer on 5/18/2004 - dealer reports no trouble codes or any ability to replicate trouble.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2001 BMW X5 25
Failure Date: 02/09/2004

2001 and later BMW X5's have a known problem with the oil separator freezing in very cold weather, causing the engine to sieze suddenly. This is a majoir issue BMW needs to recall!!!.


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