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Old 04-22-2013, 12:21 PM
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Talking Bye Bye X5

I had so many problems with my 2007 X5. When the recall came out I had had enough. I was spending all my time @ the dealership 45 miles one way from my home. My neighbors thought the loaner vehicles were mine. I couldn't take it anymore with the warranty company. I paid my last $100 deductible last week. I traded in my vehicle for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. I was so frustrated with my BMW they appraised my vehicle while the vehicle was still torn down. Good bye X5! Hello to my new baby! Smooches! Ahhhh the luxury I have now! Oozing wood grain, leather, pnoramic roof, navi, all the niceties Hemi V8. Did I say regular gas?
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:59 PM
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Thats a shame to hear but, this is the wrong forum this is for up to 06.
Sorry for your misfortune and bmw first year models are notorious for being a horrid experience.


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Old 04-22-2013, 04:13 PM
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:16 PM
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I had a jeep. Traded it in for my X. Hope i dont have as many problems as you did. The jeep was no walk in the park either as far as things going wrong go. It seems the more high tech you go the more issues you can have
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:38 PM
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Suffolk where, Virginia?
Was this Checkered flag BMW?
Hopefully it was the vehicle itself, and not the dealership.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:09 PM
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I bet you the OP is comparing his experience owning a 3-4 year old used X5, with who knows how many owners and with what maintenance history, to a new or nearly new Jeep with a full warranty.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:20 AM
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I bet you the OP is comparing his experience owning a 3-4 year old used X5, with who knows how many owners and with what maintenance history, to a new or nearly new Jeep with a full warranty.
That's usually the case. The X is pretty reliable for what it is.
It's been the worse (reliable) in my stable, but it also has the second most miles I've had on any vehicle I've owned, and is still taking care of my family today!
Take care of it and it will take care of you!
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:57 AM
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That's usually the case. The X is pretty reliable for what it is.
It's been the worse (reliable) in my stable, but it also has the second most miles I've had on any vehicle I've owned, and is still taking care of my family today!
Take care of it and it will take care of you!
I had mine from 2001 to 2007, 92,000 miles, and aside from needing a new O2 sensor every 12K or so, it didn't give me much trouble.
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I had mine from 2001 to 2007, 92,000 miles, and aside from needing a new O2 sensor every 12K or so, it didn't give me much trouble.
What happened to the O2 sensor? They're 100K miles maintenance items, not 12K. There are 2 pre-cat and 2 post-cat O2 sensors.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:00 PM
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What happened to the O2 sensor? They're 100K miles maintenance items, not 12K. There are 2 pre-cat and 2 post-cat O2 sensors.
Not sure, I never sunk my teeth into it. My check engine light would come on and that would be the problem each time. I can probably dig out an old service record if you're curious.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:14 PM
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Never had an O2 sensor fail on my M62 at 186,000 miles.
Of course I've had plenty of other issues.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:44 PM
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I had a look back at my history, and honestly the only actual "problems" I've ever really had with my X5 was the drivers door actuator, one window regulator, trunk actuator, and two transmission issues.

Everything else would be regular maintenance items that should be changed regularly/normally. CV boots twice, self leveling bags once alternator once, brakes linings, one pink xenon bulb, one fog light bulb, many rear bulbs, two radiators and a reservoir, one ruptured upper rad hose that I fixed on the side of the road (at 130,000 miles my fault because I had been through two radiators at that point, but only changed the belts/hoses once and the dealer didn't give any insight when they replaced gaskets and radiators) suspension bushings once, passenger side seat control (I fixed myself) one fuse 48 HVAC control replacement, one valley pan and a few other engine gaskets. I've had those issues, but they have to be there. There are a few more not listed. I had one "issue" where the dealer left a fuel line detached and the vehicle stalled on the road.

I won't really count that because I found the issue after a day of searching. I almost gave up and returned it to the dealer, but they would have lied about it.
You have to expect more issues the older the vehicle gets, but if you're getting your maintenance done at timed intervals, problems should happen less frequently. Every vehicle WILL have issues when maintenance is neglected, and hopefully the OP understands that.
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