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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 28,936
Posted By Joegoesfishing
I have been towing with my X5 Diesel since 2009. ...

I have been towing with my X5 Diesel since 2009. I call the vehicle the "Ultimate Towing Machine". It handes 5000lbs.+ of boat & trailer like it wasn't even there. The torque, handling and braking...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Joegoesfishing
My experience with a 2009 X5 35d with 100,150...

My experience with a 2009 X5 35d with 100,150 miles is as follows:

- multiple DEF System Failures
- Intake Air Temp Sensor Failure
- Nav System DVD Failure
- Electronics Getting Hung Up...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,438
Posted By Joegoesfishing
The failures were spaced just far enough apart...

The failures were spaced just far enough apart over a period just long enough to avoid the lemon law. Just sharing my experience so others can be informed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,668
Posted By Joegoesfishing
No BS, Fact. Been back multiple times for...

No BS, Fact. Been back multiple times for defects with DEF System, Intake System, Interior Electronics, Electrical Battery System Failures, Emmission Control Components Failures and several other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,438
Posted By Joegoesfishing
I posted before and report that I continue to...

I posted before and report that I continue to have constant problems with my 2009 X535D. Very unreliable & disappointing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,668
Posted By Joegoesfishing
2009 X5 35D Issues

In short, just about everything on my X535D has had problems. I purchased it new in 2009. I'm really disappointed in the quality & reliability. Great to drive when its running, but it spends a lot...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,453
Posted By Joegoesfishing
That's exactly what happened with mine. I...

That's exactly what happened with mine. I couldn't be diagnosed until it got bad enough to leave soot on the front of the engine, which took 2 years.

If you want a shortcut to the diagnosis, have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,417
Posted By Joegoesfishing
The insurance is not worth the investment. The...

The insurance is not worth the investment. The wheels on the X5 are not as prone to road hazards as low profile tires would be. For the cost of the insurance you can just about replace all the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,453
Posted By Joegoesfishing
I had the same smell, for 2 years. It finally...

I had the same smell, for 2 years. It finally got to the point where smoke was being emitted from under the hood for a short time after startup. There was soot visible on the front of the engine. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,438
Posted By Joegoesfishing
The reliability of these vehicles is pathetic. ...

The reliability of these vehicles is pathetic. I've been back for DEF Issues, Air Sensor, Nav System Problems, Battery/Electrical Issues, EGR Leakage, Induction Problems. I like the vehicle, but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,829
Posted By Joegoesfishing
Aside from an early problem with the urea...

Aside from an early problem with the urea injection system, my 35D has been flawless & the most enjoyable vehicle to drive bar none. Definitely a great vehicle.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-11-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,829
Posted By Joegoesfishing
New GT - I don't think you should be getting...

New GT - I don't think you should be getting recurring Low DEF warnings, especially not at 4000 miles. I went over 11,000 miles before getting the warning after a top off at oil change. I don't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,436
Posted By Joegoesfishing
This does not happen with my 35d. Something is...

This does not happen with my 35d. Something is just not right with the M's setup!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,829
Posted By Joegoesfishing
Approx 25mpg (70% hwy) on mine. 27,000 miles on...

Approx 25mpg (70% hwy) on mine. 27,000 miles on the odometer. I do put my foot into it often.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By Joegoesfishing
Not at that time, but I get smoke from under the...

Not at that time, but I get smoke from under the hood on cold mornings upon startup. There is a little odor with the smoke. Not exactly sure what it is, but I'm almost certain it's related to the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By Joegoesfishing
When mine was new, about a week into owning it I...

When mine was new, about a week into owning it I had a strong burning odor. Turned out to be coating burning off of the exaust. Never happened again.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,756
Posted By Joegoesfishing
I bought an X5d & will never look back. fabulous...

I bought an X5d & will never look back. fabulous in every way. Super broad power band, great mileage. Even when I'm towing a 5500lb. boat & trailer I can still win drag races plus get decent...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,829
Posted By Joegoesfishing
In my case the tank outlet & ends of the tubing...

In my case the tank outlet & ends of the tubing were all capped. Thus no fluid was pumped out of the passive tank. The dealer did replace the pump for fear that it was worn from running...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,829
Posted By Joegoesfishing
I'm not sure if I ever reported what was wrong...

I'm not sure if I ever reported what was wrong with my urea system. Turned out that the factory never attached the tubing from the passive to active tank. So my active tank was never being refilled...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-06-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,213
Posted By Joegoesfishing
Tour works well. I did have the bluetooth...

Tour works well. I did have the bluetooth connection freeze up once. It requires that you pull the battery out of the tour & reinsert, ths clearing up whatever problem existed. Other than that no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,168
Posted By Joegoesfishing
FYI When I powerbrake my 35d, I get the...

FYI

When I powerbrake my 35d, I get the RPM's up around 3K. The launch is very hard & fast; almost feels like the vehicle is being distorted. I never felt any bogging or stuttering as mentioned...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By Joegoesfishing
Turns out that its a known problem with some cell...

Turns out that its a known problem with some cell phones. It requires that the cell phone battery be removed to reset the cell phone. Works fine now.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-08-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By Joegoesfishing
2009 X5 Bluetooth Gone Bonkers

After using my Blackberry for months without a problem, my connection has gotten really squirelly. When my phone pairs up, the bluetooth now shows that I'm on a call to a number that is four...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By Joegoesfishing
Angry Deer Head Butts BMW

Both go down for the 10 count.

I was 1/8 of a mile down the road from my house when a deer charges full bore into the left front corner of my X5. I was traveling at about 35 mph when this...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By Joegoesfishing
The quality of the Premium Sound is worlds apart...

The quality of the Premium Sound is worlds apart from standard. Standard is good; Premium is exceptional. That assessment comes from not only I but a car stereo expert.
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