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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 03-06-2012, 04:31 PM
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First issue with X5

My 2012 X5 just went dead today. I was trying to start it up in my garage and I heard a click and all power went out with the key stuck in ignition. No lights, nothing. Any idea if this could just be a blown fuse perhaps? Anyone with similiar experience?
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:41 PM
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Did you try to jumpstart it? I had similar issue after about 5 days. Had to jumpstart it.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:23 PM
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Did it work ok after jump starting? I didn't think it was the battery since I had just driven it 100 miles before pulling into garage. About an hour later this happened.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:37 PM
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Yeah, works fine after the jumpstart. Mine was sitting in the garage overnight.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:54 AM
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My 2012 X5 just went dead today. I was trying to start it up in my garage and I heard a click and all power went out with the key stuck in ignition. No lights, nothing. Any idea if this could just be a blown fuse perhaps? Anyone with similiar experience?
Do you have Comfort Access? If so, do you keep the keyfob WAY FAR AWAY from the car at night? If you don't, the car doesn't "go to sleep" and will drain the battery.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:37 AM
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This is a new car -- it should not do this -- take it back to the dealer and have them fix it. At the very least it will start a time line of problems (keep good records!) so if you continually are having problems you will have proof of when it started. This is useful for your lemon law and buyback info.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:29 AM
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Do you have Comfort Access? If so, do you keep the keyfob WAY FAR AWAY from the car at night? If you don't, the car doesn't "go to sleep" and will drain the battery.
I do have Comort Access. The car was parked for all of an hour before I tried to start it again. Anyway, they towed it to the dealership yesterday. Got it back today and they said all was fine except for a "loose ground wire." Sounds strange but whatever. I think I'll have to carry a jumper cable and maybe even a spare battery now. I guess I was somewhat lucky it happend in my own garage. Would have been really bad if it happend while on vacation or something.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:06 AM
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How far away from the car when you have CA? Few blocks?

I hang the keys to close the garage door and had no problem so far.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:33 PM
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I leave the FOB in the car all the time. I have a MINI with CA as well that I drive on the weekends. I leave the FOB in that car sometimes for weeks.

I never had a problem with either car related to CA or the battery. Must be something else.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:38 PM
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Get the dealer to check the battery *and* charging system.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:09 PM
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I think I'll have to carry a jumper cable and maybe even a spare battery now.
Sounds like a good plan.....
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