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 01-25-2011, 05:49 PM
BimmerVSR BimmerVSR is offline
Lifetime Bimmer Fan
Location: CT, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 167
Mein Auto: 2012 535 xi GT
Braking/Chassis/All Wheel Drive Stabilization Malfunction

ABS, Brake Force Distribution and XDRIVE malfunction. Avoid hard braking. Traction reduced. Go to your nearest service center.


OK, so all was fine with my X5 until I left work. As I was pulling out of my slushy parking spot the XDRIVE error popped up. I called my service center and was told that the fault would go away after turning the X5 off for more than 16 minutes. Was told the XDRIVE must have detected a severe slip and it was just warning me to drive cautiously.

So, after an hour stop, I started it back up and drove away only to be serenaded by 3 warnings...XDRIVE, ABS and Parking Brake.

Anyone ever have a similar issue? Possible some sensor simply got wet and maybe by morning it will have dried out?


Guess I will be calling my service center in the AM.
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 01-26-2011, 03:30 AM
JMK's Avatar
JMK JMK is offline
'Fester
Location: SC
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 401
Mein Auto: '11 X5 35d
it will be interesting to hear what they have to say. Good luck and be safe!
__________________
2011 X5 35d Alpine white/black leather, bamboo, Prem, Prem Sound, Cold, Tech, Sport, Adaptive drive, 20" 214's, CA, spare, active seat package, multi-contour seats, rear climate, roof rails, side-view cam, heated rear seats, auto high beams.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2011, 05:17 AM
BimmerVSR BimmerVSR is offline
Lifetime Bimmer Fan
Location: CT, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 167
Mein Auto: 2012 535 xi GT
What fun...I'll have to fully sand down my driveway as my X5 cannot make it up the grade this morning to take it to the dealership.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-26-2011, 05:47 AM
stutgartX5M stutgartX5M is offline
Registered User
Location: Stuttgart
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6
Mein Auto: 2010 X5M
While in Bastogne, Belgium December 2010 I experienced the same issue with my 2010 X5M. I was parked in a very snowy/slushy parking area, I was attending the 65th Annual Perimeter Walk around Bastogne. As I was trying to move forward, the tires started spinning and all in the sudden, the dash lights lit up with warnings "XDRIVE error". I took it to the local dealer once I returned to Stuttgart and they saw the error codes but stated "all was ok" and if it does it again to return. I have had no issues since.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BimmerVSR View Post
ABS, Brake Force Distribution and XDRIVE malfunction. Avoid hard braking. Traction reduced. Go to your nearest service center.


OK, so all was fine with my X5 until I left work. As I was pulling out of my slushy parking spot the XDRIVE error popped up. I called my service center and was told that the fault would go away after turning the X5 off for more than 16 minutes. Was told the XDRIVE must have detected a severe slip and it was just warning me to drive cautiously.

So, after an hour stop, I started it back up and drove away only to be serenaded by 3 warnings...XDRIVE, ABS and Parking Brake.

Anyone ever have a similar issue? Possible some sensor simply got wet and maybe by morning it will have dried out?


Guess I will be calling my service center in the AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-28-2011, 06:01 AM
BimmerVSR BimmerVSR is offline
Lifetime Bimmer Fan
Location: CT, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 167
Mein Auto: 2012 535 xi GT
A resolution!

All of these errors I received were due to a faulty pin in the VTG plug. I guess the loose pin was causing something to short thereby throwing the errors. And I suppose the AWD shut down because it thought there was an error.

VTG Fault 5208, 52D1, 54C9
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-08-2011, 09:59 AM
Jimnybf Jimnybf is offline
Registered User
Location: New York
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 19
Mein Auto: X5
When was you 2011 X5 built? Maybe I am part of the bad batch. Same error happened to me yesterday. Turning off for a day didn't seem to solve it, taking it in to dealer tomorrow. I also have a 2011 X5 3.5d! Mine was built around End of Nov, right around Thanksgiving! Hope it is not like an "octoberfest built"....
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-08-2011, 07:19 PM
BJKBerg BJKBerg is offline
Registered User
Location: Metro Atlanta
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 77
Mein Auto: 2010 X5d, 2009 128 Conv.
This past Saturday I had a similar error DSC/XDrive Stabilization Error Proceed to drive with caution to the nearest BMW service center. I was not driving in slush since the weather in Atlanta warmed up to the mid 60's and since the X5 also had my third check engine light in last 6 months I called my dealer and told the service manager it was being towed in and to have a loaner or rental ready for me. Car has been in shop now for two days and now I am told they are calling in the RTE. Will post what they find when I get the vehicle back.
__________________
BJKBerg

2010 X5d Vermillion Red, Sand Beige Nevada, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather, 3rd Row Seat, Tech Pkg, Trailer Hitch, Ipod
2009 128i Crimson Red, Boston Terra Leather, Premium Pkg, Nav, Heated Seats, Ipod
2008 X5 3.0si (Traded In)
2005 X5 3.0 (Traded In)
2003 325i (Sold)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-08-2012, 07:50 PM
TRIPLE_O TRIPLE_O is offline
OOO
Location: UPSTATE NY/NORTHERN NJ/NYC
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 192
Mein Auto: E90 335i
Any update on what caused it?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-08-2012, 09:11 PM
ard ard is online now
Resident Curmudgeon
Location: CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 9,361
Mein Auto: '12 X5 35d/E39M5/996TTX50
^^ BJKBerg sold his X5 after he could get it fixed. Dont know if he lemoned it (which would have been a better financial decision, IMO- but a huge PITA) or just traded it on a lexus.
__________________
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-11-2012, 07:24 PM
ktono ktono is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Kansas
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 117
Mein Auto: '13 X5 50i
I received the same Chassis Stabilization error and this is what the service ticket said:

37BMZ Default

Parts:
41297 55C3 VTG Limp home mode, refer to SIB 34 03 07

Tech wrote - I found a wire too tightly tensioned at the DSC sensor in the in the passenger footwell.


Not sure what all the codes are but the problem was resolved. I had this happen intermittently for several months after the car ran for about 15 minutes with nothing happening to impact the driving characteristics. Hopefully this helps and they can resolve your issue.
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 08:52 AM.


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