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The 5 Series Gran Turismo - 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:35 AM
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Question 2011 X5 Parking Brake Malfunction + Recall

After a year and a half of owning my 2011 X5 35i Premium, I started getting an intermittent "Parking Brake Malfunction" along with the Yellow "Park" staying lit on the instrument console. So Tuesday morning, drive to work, no lights or anything, go to leave the office at the end of the day and all kinds of lights, warning messages on the NAV etc... and couldn't even acknowledge them to get them to go away for the drive home.

I take it into the dealer and sure enough error codes all over the place. They then called later in the day and said that they needed to order a "connector" and the part wouldn't be in till Monday, so I'm still driving my 328xi courtesy car.

So while I'm there, the SA starts telling me that there are two recalls, one for an engine compartment water leak....? and one for a software update....?

Anyone else have these done, or know what they are all about? I couldn't find anything doing a search.

I think my 2011 X5 was built in 07/2010 if that helps or matters any...

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Old 11-03-2015, 06:29 AM
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I have owned my 2011 X5 35d for less than a year and I am now getting a parking brake malfunction every time I open the door and/or start the car. What was the result of your software update and the recalls you mention?

I plan on bringing it to the dealer (sigh) tonight to look into any recalls like this.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:23 PM
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Shouldn't this post be in the X5 forum?
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