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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 10-07-2013, 06:24 PM
stspinner stspinner is offline
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New CPO 2008 X5 tomorrow final warranty check ?

I traded my 2008 X3 for my new 2008 X5 4.8 liter loaded I have had it about ten days and tomorrow they are fixing the Mirror and passenger seat thigh support under the CPO / agreed to at purchase, I have found a couple small items, however I wanted to know if there are any real problems I should be asking to have looked at / fixed tomorrow as they will have my car for a few days to get parts. The service record is very clean, brake padss ft & rr, head light module fault had an wheel electronics (RDC) permanment failure at 14 k miles, E6*E70 N62/TU Fault Code enrty, throttle valve potenionmeter(engine wiring harness) at 68k miles.

Vehicle has 72 K mile CPO and MP till 100,000 K april 2014;
1) Valve train noise, ticking, chain ?
2) rear hatch/Door rattles on bumps
3) Fan,belt or fan clutch has hum seams odd load normal ?
4) oil servive at 65 K mile , micor filter 69 k oil seems very dark for so few miles
5) when should I have the transmission serviced ? I understand this is a 100 k interval and would have to pay out of pocket.

Thanks in Advance !

Scott
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:53 PM
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CPO doesnt cover rattles, etc.

Do the trans service immediately. New fluid, filter. BMW dealer will almost surely talk you out of it. They say 'wait to 100'...then at 100 they say "dont mess with it, it might fail" then when it fails at 120 they say "yup, sure was a 'lifetime' fill!"

Oil service on BMWs is light, consider a shorter OCI (oil change interval)

Look for ANY leaks or weeping... the 4.8 had some potential issues with coolant as I recall. Search is your friend

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:27 PM
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Hey stspinner. If you have sports package (which you do on a loaded vehicle), then you will have adaptive drive. Check the sway bar actuator, it is a hydralic knuckle on the front sway bar. If this shows any sign of concern, make sure they address that. Just a quick thought from experience...

**Remember, plugs and tranny service (both at 100k) will not show in I-drive, you need to advocate to have these done under your maintenance plan, otherwise they will not be.

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Old 10-08-2013, 06:22 PM
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We'll see what they will warranty, SA was gone at 5 pm have to give a call in the AM thanks for the advice !
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:21 AM
brian5 brian5 is offline
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Hey stspinner. If you have sports package (which you do on a loaded vehicle), then you will have adaptive drive. Check the sway bar actuator, it is a hydralic knuckle on the front sway bar. If this shows any sign of concern, make sure they address that. Just a quick thought from experience...

**Remember, plugs and tranny service (both at 100k) will not show in I-drive, you need to advocate to have these done under your maintenance plan, otherwise they will not be.
Did you mean "Active Steering" which was a $1,400 (list price) option? That is not included in the Sport Package (for 2008 anyway).
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:11 AM
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yes it has the active steerinp option
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:13 AM
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Update after an 1 1/2 hour drive to the Dubuque Iowa BWM Dealer ............

1) Valve train noise, ticking, chain ? ( Normal Sound it is a BMW V8 the SA told me)
2) rear hatch/Door rattles on bumps ( Not Cover by warranty)
3) Fan,belt or fan clutch has hum seams odd load normal ? (Did not Duplicate)
4) oil servive at 65 K mile , micor filter 69 k oil seems very dark for so few miles ( Not to worry SA said 17K is average) I will change myself !
5) when should I have the transmission serviced ? I understand this is a 100 k interval and would have to pay out of pocket. ( not nessacary lifetime oil, do you see these fail I asked, SA - I've seen a couple , should I pay to change it no BWM say life time, me how much to service ? SA about $400 but it's lifetime oil why do you want to change it ? At this point I gave up !

Complained about steering knuckle on sway bar - SA Did not Duplicate , I guess next time I will have to sit at the dealer all day to ride with the tech or else not much gets done on an CPO warranty.

I did find out I can extend my vehicle to 84 m/100K ML since it has the MP since new at least this puts the warrany out to April 222, 2015 and I will drive 28K by then.

They are replacing the passenger mirror on the purchase agreement how would not fix the thigh support on the passenger seat as they would have to replace the complete seat, I asked did you even look at it since I can here the motor run maybe it only the clip that holds the drive or something simple ? We dont do it that way >


Here's the way I will do it next time Not buy an third BMW from Doug Warthan at Dubuque Auto Plaza / BMW ... I had a new X3 That it took 4 trips before they would warranty the lifter noise that the SA admitted they had an servive bulliten issued on as they had to build a case file before BMW would warranty it, they finally replaced it but gain I love my new X5 however the warranty dealer experience is EXHAUSTING !
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:22 AM
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FYI, I fixed my door hatch rattle with a few twists of electrical tape around the latch. Quiet as can be for the last few months.
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