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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 12-22-2010, 12:22 PM
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Has anyone had an issue with the BMW rubber mats for the X5. My rubber mats do not have any security support to keep them in place and they eventually end up over the gas petal which then causes the car to accelerate.
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:12 PM
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Mine came with anchors. You have to unscrew the velcro anchors in place for the carpet mats and screw the new anchors in, they have a small tab that hooks through holes in the mat. Your set should have come with them. And, for the record, this is really a bad design. Why not just use the hooks for the carpet mats? My fingers were killing me after unscrewing them, it was so cold and the plastic circles are rather sharp.
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:37 PM
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Mine came with anchors. You have to unscrew the velcro anchors in place for the carpet mats and screw the new anchors in, they have a small tab that hooks through holes in the mat. Your set should have come with them. And, for the record, this is really a bad design. Why not just use the hooks for the carpet mats? My fingers were killing me after unscrewing them, it was so cold and the plastic circles are rather sharp.
Where were your anchors? I have the mats from my '08 X5 - they have holes that went on the anchors. I was disappointed to see the velcro circles on my '11 - would love to have anchors but if they came with the car I'd have no idea where they are.

Or do you mean the anchors came with the mats?
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:53 PM
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Correct, new anchors come with the mats, should be available from your service dept if they forgot to include. No anchors for back mats, just for front.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:16 PM
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my mats did not come with anything.. the dealer just put them in the car...
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:10 PM
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The anchors for the rubber mats were in a little plastic bag, clipped to the wrapper on the mats. Your dealer should have provided them, they are part of the mats. Now I just hope I don't lose the velcro ones!
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:28 PM
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There are at least two different types of rubber floor mats. One is labeled on Tischer's site as a Liner while the other is called a Mat. I think they are both made by WeatherTech. The Liner which I have comes with the anchors that Bobamoo describes. They were very easy for me to install and I didn't have any of his trouble with installing the anchors. They have a lip that fits around the accelerator pedal. Highly recommended. No worries of trapping the accelerator.

Liner
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

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http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:12 PM
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my wife's CPO 328 came with mats and no anchors. real PITA. i boosted some of the pins from a loaner but they didn't last but a day or two. i'm thinking sheetrock screws might work best.

since the accelerator pedal is hinged at the bottom it would seem the brake pedal might be the worrisome issue with these mats.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:08 PM
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Makes no difference if you have liners or Maya the hook anchors are the same. I have/had both and they use the same. The dealer have unscrewed the Velcro attachments and screwed in the rubber anchors.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:11 PM
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my wife's CPO 328 came with mats and no anchors. real PITA. i boosted some of the pins from a loaner but they didn't last but a day or two. i'm thinking sheetrock screws might work best.

since the accelerator pedal is hinged at the bottom it would seem the brake pedal might be the worrisome issue with these mats.
So instead of asking for the anchors or just buying them you "boosted them" from a loaner? So you can afford a BMW but not the anchors........ Welcome to modern day America
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:49 AM
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So instead of asking for the anchors or just buying them you "boosted them" from a loaner? So you can afford a BMW but not the anchors........ Welcome to modern day America
no Chester it didn't quite go like that. i did ask to buy some anchors from the Parts Department but was told they didn't have anything that would work. i feel no karma fluctuation regarding my "boosting" is due.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:52 AM
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yup you need the anchors, otherwise they ride up
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:03 AM
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My wife's 2007 335 front mat started riding up and trapping the gas pedal> she took it to local dealership and mentioned how this was toyota all over again and within minutes she had new set of properly fastened mats fitted no charge.
Seem like poor design from BMW and a huge liability if you recall the Toyota issues ( just in bad press alone)
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:06 AM
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I called my local BMW dealer's parts department and was told to just stop by and they'd give me some anchors - he says they have a bag of them to hand out.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:04 AM
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Picked up my 50i on Dec. 10 and the dealer had already installed the winter mats. They are anchored and I have no slippage. I personally think they are better mats than the Weathertech mats I had in my Cayenne S and still have in my E350. They fit like a glove. Whatever you do, make sure your mats do not slip and cause the car to accellerate.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:17 AM
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I lost some anchors on a previous BMW. The parts department just gave me however many I needed at the time.

On the X5, the anchor on the passenger side didn't line up with the new mat. I had to make a new hole for the anchor to screw in to.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:22 AM
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My wife's 2007 335 front mat started riding up and trapping the gas pedal> she took it to local dealership and mentioned how this was toyota all over again and within minutes she had new set of properly fastened mats fitted no charge.
Seem like poor design from BMW and a huge liability if you recall the Toyota issues ( just in bad press alone)
It's not a bad design - they have anchors that keep the mat locked. Perhaps your 335 was different, but the E70 def. has anchors (velcro for the regular mats, plastic hooks for the all weather).
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:13 PM
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It's not a bad design - they have anchors that keep the mat locked. Perhaps your 335 was different, but the E70 def. has anchors (velcro for the regular mats, plastic hooks for the all weather).
Design is fine. Sounds like you had a lazy-azz install them if he/she forgot to put the anchors in. (Either that, or his manager told him to hold them back because somone keeps boosting them from the loaners )
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:37 AM
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Has anyone bought the rubber mats online or are they the same price at the dealer parts dept??

I would find the latter almost miraculous...
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:34 PM
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On the X5, the anchor on the passenger side didn't line up with the new mat. I had to make a new hole for the anchor to screw in to.
I had the same issue on the driver's side of my '08 X5 - just installed the mats today and have to use a tiny screwdriver to make exact holes to screw in the anchors (took a couple tries to get it perfect). The mat ended up being too close to the accelerator for my liking with the "stock" holes, although admittedly I'm obsessive.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:11 AM
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the mats are weak sauce.....leave too much carpet exposed.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:10 AM
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Too much exposed on the driver's floorpan area.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:31 AM
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The problem with my stock mat is that the anchor is very loose so there's no unscrewing to be done. I thought it's normal to be able to just pull out the anchor from the little holes on the floor but reading someone mention that they had a hard time unscrewing the anchor then there's something wrong with mine. When I install the mat back in after cleaning, all I need to do is just push the anchor down though it's loose so I apply more pressure but it's still loose. What should be done?
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:04 PM
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Best thing is to take cloth and stick it into the hole and then screw in your anchor or push down. It seems like the hole is stripped or your anchor is defective.
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