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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 12-10-2013, 05:45 PM
Amoneyfresh Amoneyfresh is offline
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2008 X5 leaning

Hello everyone how are doing today. I recently had a slow leak and went to a neighborhood tire shop. They used a floor jack to remove the tire and ever since my 2008 X5 has been leaning in the rear. Is there a way to reset this problem. It only leans when the vehicle is turned off. Please help and thank you

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Old 12-10-2013, 06:54 PM
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You've got a leaking airbag in the rear 'self leveling suspension'

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:33 PM
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I listened to it and its not leaking plus I checked the idrive and it was good. I did have one leaking a few months ago and it wasnt a comfortable ride

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:35 PM
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OK, then I guess you're good to go.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:18 PM
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OK, then I guess you're good to go.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:08 AM
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I have the same problem. It also occurred after a tire change. It leans to the left in the morning and levels after driving. Any other results from your research?
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Hugh gilbert Hugh gilbert is offline
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Hello everyone how are doing today. I recently had a slow leak and went to a neighborhood tire shop. They used a floor jack to remove the tire and ever since my 2008 X5 has been leaning in the rear. Is there a way to reset this problem. It only leans when the vehicle is turned off. Please help and thank you

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I have same problem any ideas?
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:03 PM
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Re: 2008 X5 leaning

As Ard well said above, you have a leak in one of your rear self-levelling suspension air struts. You need to replace it! I had to do that a couple years ago to my previous '07 E70... luckily the repair was done under warranty!

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Old 12-21-2013, 09:51 PM
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Hello everyone how are doing today. I recently had a slow leak and went to a neighborhood tire shop. They used a floor jack to remove the tire and ever since my 2008 X5 has been leaning in the rear. Is there a way to reset this problem. It only leans when the vehicle is turned off. Please help and thank you

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Mine happen only when the weather is too cold -0 and under Celsius, I think it has a minor leak and I just bought a set of Arnott suspension airbags made by Continental and I will replace them when the weather allows. hope it will fix the leaning problem.....
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:26 PM
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Re: 2008 X5 leaning

For some reason lately it hasnt been doing it. But I still keep a eye out every time before I turn the car on. I hardly doubt it was a leak because the last time I had a leak it showed up on the screen that something was wrong with my suspension. I recently changed my battery also so I don't if when the mechanic program the car again it that cleared a code. Next time im not letting them change my tire with a floor jack tho thats for sure

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