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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-06-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,078
Posted By finnbmw
Electric steering Stop sale due to air bag...

Electric steering
Stop sale due to air bag recall
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-06-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,450
Posted By finnbmw
Hi MRCW, what was the response from BMW NA? Did...

Hi MRCW, what was the response from BMW NA? Did they agree to extend your warranty? Who should we contact at BMW? Thanks!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-05-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By finnbmw
Rolling coal

I think these guys give diesel a bad reputation and hasten it's demise as an engine alternative for passenger vehicles.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By finnbmw
I was just quoting what was written on the...

I was just quoting what was written on the bulletin in verbatim.

Received the official recall letter this week from BMW NA.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By finnbmw
I've had a persistent oil leak on the 2010 X5d...

I've had a persistent oil leak on the 2010 X5d which the dealership has not been able to fix despite three attempts. The leaks started almost immediately after the intake manifold cleaning to clean...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,863
Posted By finnbmw
Good for you. Good luck.

Good for you. Good luck.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,863
Posted By finnbmw
This is a bit off-topic, but I would advise you...

This is a bit off-topic, but I would advise you to pay attention to the tongue weight when you are looking at a new RV. Your X5 is rated for 600 lbs tongue weight, no weight distribution hitch is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By finnbmw
New recall 16V-364 - Passenger side air bag

There is a new recall coming soon for the passenger side air bag, recall 16V-364. This recall is voluntary, for E7x vehicles, according to VIN. There are no parts available yet.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-06-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By finnbmw
Sounds like you should go with Curt hitch. ...

Sounds like you should go with Curt hitch. Inexpensive and minimal cut to the bumper. Here's some installation pictures to give you an idea http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685194
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-17-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,450
Posted By finnbmw
Thanks for the advice. Please let us know how...

Thanks for the advice. Please let us know how your discussions go with BMWNA.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,814
Posted By finnbmw
I bought mine from a local VW dealer, can't...

I bought mine from a local VW dealer, can't remember the exact price. $12? :dunno:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By finnbmw
Thanks for that, very helpful. So it's a...

Thanks for that, very helpful. So it's a campaign, not a recall...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By finnbmw
Doug, thanks for the link. Put in my VIN and it...

Doug, thanks for the link. Put in my VIN and it only shows the airbag recall. Maybe MAF sensor replacement is a "non-safety" recall :dunno:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By finnbmw
MAF sensor recall

Must have missed this one because I was surprised when my SA said that besides the airbag recall, my 2012 X5 diesel has also an open MAF sensor recall. Has anybody had this recall done on their...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-12-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,450
Posted By finnbmw
Michael, If I decide to store our 2012 X5 in...

Michael,

If I decide to store our 2012 X5 in the garage and take advantage of the the free loaner/rental car program, what will happen to the remainder of the factory warranty? Our 2012 has a few...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-11-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,743
Posted By finnbmw
VW not alone

Diesel is taking a hit in EU ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By finnbmw
How long did the repair take?

How long did the repair take?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By finnbmw
the answers to your questions can be found in the...

the answers to your questions can be found in the link Michael provided above, page 4, post #100

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=909783&page=4
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-06-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By finnbmw
If you ever decide to change the oil on your X5,...

If you ever decide to change the oil on your X5, it's very easy. Here's a good explanation on what you need and what to do: ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-06-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By finnbmw
You should have no issues towing such a small...

You should have no issues towing such a small trailer (16 inches). Sorry, couldn't help it :D

To answer your question more seriously, do you feel you have sway when towing? How fast are you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,614
Posted By finnbmw
Can we decline interim repairs? I got a notice...

Can we decline interim repairs? I got a notice yesterday that an air bag replacement, which I have to assume at this point is just a new Takata air bag, is now available for our 2010 X5.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-25-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By finnbmw
Long-term storage

Is there anything diesel-specific advice on long-term storage (3-6 months) for our d's? Any fuel additives etc? Thanks!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-18-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By finnbmw
They will give you an identical model to drive on...

They will give you an identical model to drive on the track. So yes, you will get to drive the diesel. This is based on my experience with 2 factory deliveries.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,305
Posted By finnbmw
Oil level too high

I had the same thing happen to my X5. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890159&highlight=

Turned out that the dealership had added too much oil (I also think that the technician...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,614
Posted By finnbmw
Teenage girl dies from airbag explosion in a Honda

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/06/teenage-girl-killed-by-exploding-takata-air-bag-in-texas.html?intcmp=hplnws
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