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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:26 PM
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2012 x5 with no heat

just drove home form patriots win over miami
temp outside is 16F
no heat comes out and then after 10 minutes driving a warning came on that engine temp is high and drive moderately
any idea what this is???????????????????????????????
x5 is 12 months old
thanks for any help
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:33 PM
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Did you check the coolant level?
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:27 PM
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Did you check the coolant level?
+1 Sounds like a loss of coolant.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:33 PM
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just drove home form patriots win over miami
temp outside is 16F
no heat comes out and then after 10 minutes driving a warning came on that engine temp is high and drive moderately
any idea what this is???????????????????????????????
x5 is 12 months old
thanks for any help
dd
Water pump? No actual idea, just guessing...
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:49 PM
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nothign checked yet

havent been getting heat for 1 week but tonight was first time i had a warning light
engine should not have been hot from only 5 minutes of driving in 16 degree weather
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:04 AM
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havent been getting heat for 1 week but tonight was first time i had a warning light
engine should not have been hot from only 5 minutes of driving in 16 degree weather
No heat for a week and you are still driving it?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:12 AM
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Definitely take it back to the dealer. Sounds like someone didn't screw something on tightly. You never smelled or noticed any coolant leaking?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:15 PM
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electronic control failure

dealer tested it and believes that electronic control failed
but not 100% sure so they are doing test drive
we shall see
no smell nor sign of coolant leak
had 1 year/15k service only 1 month ago
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:50 PM
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just had 1 years service

just sent in x5 for yearly service
wonder if they messed something up
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:58 PM
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Yeah, its freezing in Boston today. Thank god for heated seats and steering wheel
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:40 PM
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just drove home form patriots win over miami
temp outside is 16F
no heat comes out and then after 10 minutes driving a warning came on that engine temp is high and drive moderately
any idea what this is???????????????????????????????
x5 is 12 months old
thanks for any help
dd
Water pump failure? When this happens the engine can heat VERY, VERY fast. Within a minute you can go from "ok" to "dead engine".

Once water stops circulating, the small volume within the engine overheats. Not getting circulation out of the engine to your heater core explains the lack of heat.

Did you stop driving????? You need to get it to the dealer.

A

PS What does 'patriots win over miami' have to do with the car?
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:59 AM
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thanks

called dealer
dealer wants to be safe, so tow truck on the way
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:13 AM
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dealer replaced water pump but still has engine warning

warning light for overheating still coming on after few minutes of driving
dealer replaced water pump but it hasnt stopped the warnings from coming back on
any suggestions????????????????
thanks!!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:20 AM
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Not a mechanic nor a engineer here so my advice; take with a huge truck load of salt.

A) do you have sufficient coolant after you get the warning. If not, maybe a pinhole leak somewhere

B) It may be as simple as you need to burp the radiator, cause you may have air in your system. Their is a published DIY on how to bleed air from the system on either xoutpost or on here. Search is your friend.

Couple of options WHO KNOWS!.

Hope you get it fixed asap!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:29 AM
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