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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,892
Posted By Billyraymallard
Sorry to say mine too. Truth is the electrical...

Sorry to say mine too. Truth is the electrical tape fix worked much better than dealer attempt. I put one full turn on right lower latch and one and a half on the center. Nothing on left. Not 100%...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,408
Posted By Billyraymallard
It is what it is. Havent been stranded by a car...

It is what it is. Havent been stranded by a car since the early 90's. That is, until I bought a BMW. Have some fun and talk with a tow truck operator. Ask how often he has a Lexus or BMW on a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Billyraymallard
Colder weather will do that. Plus vehicle age has...

Colder weather will do that. Plus vehicle age has something to do with it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Billyraymallard
BMW isn't exactly known for reliability. I've had...

BMW isn't exactly known for reliability. I've had 2011 and 2012 models and they earned their reputation. Needless to say, I'm very disappointed with both quality and service. Nice car, though, if you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,956
Posted By Billyraymallard
Paid product warranties, especially auto...

Paid product warranties, especially auto warranties, are nothing more than prepaid repairs. Sure, you can win. But it is a lot like playing blackjack against the house. Maybe you get lucky, but if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By Billyraymallard
No door, no bag. Maybe you don't have the cold...

No door, no bag. Maybe you don't have the cold weather package.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Billyraymallard
Ray Catena in White Plains. Usual dealer BS like...

Ray Catena in White Plains. Usual dealer BS like anywhere else but GM is stand up guy. If close enough, worth the trip for the accountability alone.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-13-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By Billyraymallard
Still creaks but for me went away after break-in...

Still creaks but for me went away after break-in period. Teflon tape fix should work too.

For what it's worth, have had on other cars, too. But went away.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,497
Posted By Billyraymallard
I bet she misses that MDX as soon as the check...

I bet she misses that MDX as soon as the check engine light comes on, or the welds fail, or the electronics go on the fritz, again, again and again! Being a BMW owner requires patience for sure.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By Billyraymallard
Lots of issues on lots of cars. Quality doesn't...

Lots of issues on lots of cars. Quality doesn't compare to that of other manufacturers. Very disappointing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Billyraymallard
Interesting problem. What's the downside on a...

Interesting problem. What's the downside on a rental? Seems to me BMW owns the car no matter what.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Billyraymallard
What does that even mean?

What does that even mean?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Billyraymallard
Thanks, Ard, but this is a 2012 and gas cap was...

Thanks, Ard, but this is a 2012 and gas cap was the first thing I thought of. Checked and rechecked.

Told the rep I wanted full paper accounting of fault codes, diagnosis and remedy. We'll see....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Billyraymallard
Fuel Tank Breather Fault

In the shop. Dealer saying CEL fault attributed to fuel tank breather. Wondering if anyone here has any experience with this. Forum search came up with very little.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,417
Posted By Billyraymallard
Ask about the deflector pulley. My dealer swore...

Ask about the deflector pulley. My dealer swore that was it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,462
Posted By Billyraymallard
Sounds like some trim adjusting. Have had same...

Sounds like some trim adjusting. Have had same thing on multiple cars. Leave it in the hot sun for a while, then hear all the popping a creaking as you drive it away until the cabin fully adjusts to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Billyraymallard
For me it is the sunroof liner at the right side...

For me it is the sunroof liner at the right side rear corner. Can reproduce sound just by touching it while parked. Makes noise over rough pavement. Simply open the shade to make the noise stop but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By Billyraymallard
Have the same. Seems a trim issue. Haven't...

Have the same. Seems a trim issue. Haven't brought in yet as noise isn't too bad. Let me know what happens.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-06-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Billyraymallard
Mine does the same. I think it is from the fit of...

Mine does the same. I think it is from the fit of the plastic trim. When I press on them, the sound goes away.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,019
Posted By Billyraymallard
Often the cargo cover. Sometimes the rear...

Often the cargo cover. Sometimes the rear seatbelts. Sometimes the folding seats aren't sitting right due to changes in temp and what not. Fold them down and back up again. I've had minor rattles in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Billyraymallard
Black on black. Only way to go. Always looks...

Black on black. Only way to go. Always looks great.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,671
Posted By Billyraymallard
How new is the car? In brand new vehicles, the...

How new is the car? In brand new vehicles, the sound may often go away during the break in period. If it persists, there is a silicone tape fix that you can get from your dealer. In periods of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,370
Posted By Billyraymallard
Try lowering the window just a bit so that it is...

Try lowering the window just a bit so that it is still closed but not pressing hard up against the door frame.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,370
Posted By Billyraymallard
Listen to the sound. Some felt tape or silicone...

Listen to the sound. Some felt tape or silicone grease can likely fix the noise.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By Billyraymallard
I agree, Ard. But not sure how to best take it...

I agree, Ard. But not sure how to best take it forward as my journey is hopefully at an end.

I met with the very understanding and professional GM this morning who immediately offered to put me...
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