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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 03-19-2013, 12:50 AM
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X5 Warranty running out

My X5 warranty runs out next month. Any pointers of what I should be looking out for?

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:48 AM
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This question has been asked once a week forever. Did you try to research it? Do that, then if you have questions come back with specific points of inquiry.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:16 AM
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Yes, I did a search but most of the threads are on extended warranties. I am not planning to buy extended warranty. I am going to an indy for an inspection this week and would like to know if there is anything in particular I should watch out for.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:16 AM
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Leaks- ANY wetness around any seal, weeping, etc. Any rubber component that shows any signs of cracking or degradation. Vibrations. Pull codes from the DME, look for any faults.

Over the next 50k miles do you anticiapte any failures to be less than ~$2600 total? Thats break even on the BMW gold plan, AFAIK.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:44 AM
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Yes, I did a search but most of the threads are on extended warranties. I am not planning to buy extended warranty. I am going to an indy for an inspection this week and would like to know if there is anything in particular I should watch out for.
Cracked CV boots.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:00 PM
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My X5 warranty runs out next month. Any pointers of what I should be looking out for?

Make sure there is no peeling on the steering wheel, since they took care of that for me.

Make sure your transmission feels fine, as there are transmission reprograms for certain problems.
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This question has been asked once a week forever.
He is asking something different than the usual extended warranty question.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:02 PM
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I am going to an indy for an inspection this week and would like to know if there is anything in particular I should watch out for.

Thats pretty hardcore. I never heard of people doing this before.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:07 PM
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Thats pretty hardcore. I never heard of people doing this before.
Considering the cost of BMW repairs, that sounds like a good investment to me, if one is not getting an extended warranty.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for your responses. Just out of curiosity, is cracked CV boot covered under the 4yr/50k mile warranty? Or can it be classified under wear and tear?

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:30 PM
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Thanks for your responses. Just out of curiosity, is cracked CV boot covered under the 4yr/50k mile warranty? Or can it be classified under wear and tear?
I'm not a warranty expert, but I believe it is covered under the original warranty, but not under the extended warranties.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:25 PM
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Thats pretty hardcore. I never heard of people doing this before.
I've done this personally with ever car Ive had under warranty. A very detailed punch list of items that I have the SA write up, as verbatim as I can get them to.

I got a new rear main seal on the M5 at 98,500. $0. Charged parts to pop in a new clutch disc and pressure plate. Also valve covert gaskets.

Even if they take no action, the record in the work order from before the warranty expires can be helpful if something crops up later, particularly a transmission issue.

I've heard of folks paying an indy to do it for them too.
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Over the next 50k miles do you anticiapte any failures to be less than ~$2600 total? Thats break even on the BMW gold plan, AFAIK.
ard, the BMW Gold plan is now about $3,500 and up for an 6/100k extended warranty. The 5/100k is less, but still about $2,800.
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Peeling interior trim, but this one is all up to the dealer. Some dealers will fix it, some will ignore it by calling it "wear and tear"
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:35 PM
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Just had the going out of warranty inspection done today. The only finding is minor oil seep at the cap seal - no repair recommended at this time. The car was in such good condition that it only took 30 mins for the inspection. Showed me underneath the car, all the CV boots look OK, no seepage at the transmission case, everything looked clean. So I'm really glad with the outcome. Will try to get the dealer to replace the seeping oil cap next week.

Thanks everyone for your advices.

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:36 PM
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I was originally quoted for 2 hours work but only took 30 mins.

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I have had some high dollar electronic issues repaired under the extended warranty. I would strongly suggest you reconsider your decision. There is no way to accurately diagnose future electronic failures that I am aware of.

The last repair was at 94603 miles. $2092.32 of which I paid $100 in deductible. At 77817 miles $1249.56 ($100), so if nothing else I broke even.


Additionally, while under the 4yr/50k warranty I had a major electronic failure involving the SOS system. At 33115 miles the TCU failed. If I had to guess this would be $3K out of warranty.
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