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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 08-02-2012, 12:00 AM
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rust? on gas tank

I have 09 X5, does anybody else see hideous discoloration on the gas tank underneath that looks like rust, can anything be still done about it since the car is still under warranty?
I did show it to the dealership couple of months ago and they said it is stainless steel which does not get rusted and kinda blew me off

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:45 AM
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Definitely take your car in for a pitstop inspection if it is still under warranty. This may have been caused by your car being exposed to chemicals on the road. Get the service mechanics to inspect the undercarriage.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:49 PM
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Has anybody had something similar?
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:55 PM
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That looks like your muffler. Your gas tank is black plastic.

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:54 AM
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Can't say if it will be covered, but I doubt it. They will say it needs to be rusted through to be claimed. IMO
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:45 AM
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This is very common, I have seen this on virtually every X5. With the factory hitch and cut out, the rust is especially noticeable. I ended up buying a can of black high temperature barbeque paint. It seems to work well.
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