Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-20-2013, 12:48 AM
zerobama zerobama is offline
Registered User
Location: San Jose
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 24
Mein Auto: Honda
Talking First maintenance

Hello guys!

I want to understand when I can schedule my first maintenance. My meter tells me there is about 2000 miles from the first maintenance. And in bay area there seems to be a wait peroid for making an appointment--I heard from a friend that you cannot just show up and expect service on the same day.

So I want to ask if you have to wait until this 2000 mile really run out, or you can go and have the maintenance done a few hundred miles or even 1000 miles before it is really due.

Thanks a lot!!


Kevin
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 02-20-2013, 06:26 AM
Die Wolfe's Avatar
Die Wolfe Die Wolfe is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northern California
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,050
Mein Auto: '12 535i Msport/'13 X5M
Quote:
Originally Posted by zerobama View Post
Hello guys!

I want to understand when I can schedule my first maintenance. My meter tells me there is about 2000 miles from the first maintenance. And in bay area there seems to be a wait peroid for making an appointment--I heard from a friend that you cannot just show up and expect service on the same day.

So I want to ask if you have to wait until this 2000 mile really run out, or you can go and have the maintenance done a few hundred miles or even 1000 miles before it is really due.

Thanks a lot!!


Kevin
I took my wife's 535i in last night so I'll let you know this afternoon what they say! She had about 2k miles until service too but I'm giving it a shot.

And you're right about a wait line. I had to make my appointment last week just to get it checked out today (last night was an early bird drop off).
__________________
2013 BMW X5///M
2012 BMW 535i M Sport

2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS (Sale pending)
1971 Buick Skylark

Last edited by Die Wolfe; 02-20-2013 at 06:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2013, 06:29 AM
jesus_man jesus_man is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Germany
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 157
Mein Auto: 2012 X5 3.5d
Service before your interval/time is not a problem. You just want to get as close to that as possible so you're not wasting money and resources. I'd say you'll want to call a few weeks prior to you reaching that limit and schedule an appoint for a couple weeks out.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-20-2013, 12:20 PM
RockChips RockChips is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Location
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 631
Mein Auto: 2008 X5 3.0si
Just curious, how many miles are you at for this "first maintenance"?

Last edited by RockChips; 02-20-2013 at 12:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-20-2013, 01:40 PM
Die Wolfe's Avatar
Die Wolfe Die Wolfe is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northern California
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,050
Mein Auto: '12 535i Msport/'13 X5M
Woohoo! Just over 16k miles and approximately 1k to go for service when...the dealer just serviced her today! Couldn't be happier, not to mention they resolved the front brake vibration.
__________________
2013 BMW X5///M
2012 BMW 535i M Sport

2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS (Sale pending)
1971 Buick Skylark
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-20-2013, 02:19 PM
ard ard is offline
Resident Curmudgeon
Location: CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 9,484
Mein Auto: '12 X5 35d/E39M5/996TTX50
Just make an apointment a month out, make sure they put you down for a BMW loaner. In a month you'll be within a few hundred of 'due'.

A
__________________
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-20-2013, 10:58 PM
gcaa gcaa is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: West Coast - USA
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 172
Mein Auto: 2012 X5 35i Premium
Make an appointment at least 3 weeks prior especially if you need a loaner. Treat your service advisor with respect and expect the same in return. A good relationship with you SA can come in handy.
__________________
Present: 2012 X5 35i Premium
Present: 2006 Audi A6 Quattro

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-20-2013, 11:20 PM
jesus_man jesus_man is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Germany
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 157
Mein Auto: 2012 X5 3.5d
I thought maintenance was every 15k? Am I wrong?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-21-2013, 05:02 AM
boostedX5SAV boostedX5SAV is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New York City
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 266
Mein Auto: 2012 X5
I am at 10,500 miles now. What do they do for the first maintenance that would require you to get a loaner? I thought it was just an oil change
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms