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The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 12-02-2019, 11:24 AM
gohan408 gohan408 is offline
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F15 X5 Air suspension acting up!

I did extensive searches on the internet before I posted this but found the answer to my specific situation.

My car is a 2014 X5 with 3rd-row seating.

No warning lights from the computer, the rear of the car sometimes stays completely bottomed out. Until you open the door or start the car it slowly begins to raise.

One day I drove it w/o realizing the rear didn't raise up(it was dark), and let me tell you, the ride was terrible!

Anyway, I got home, turned off the car and let the car sit a bit. Started her up after a few minutes and the rear begins to raise again.

I've let the car sit in my garage for about 3 days now. and the rear hasn't really dropped at all.

What do you think is happening? If its a leak wouldn't the rear slowly go down over the course of the 3 days? Mind you no warning lights on the dash and I also used one of those code reader devices and nothing either.

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Old 12-02-2019, 02:51 PM
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Yes, it is about time for a new pair of air struts (just the rubber bags). If you wait longer, you will damage other components and it will be more costly to replace, unless you have Geico Mechanical Insurance or similar.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:19 PM
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Make sure to replace both sides, they are fairly cheap compared to other BMW models or cars/trucks with air suspension.
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Old 12-14-2019, 12:29 PM
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Not sure if it's relevant but my parents have a GL550 and same thing happened with their front and rear. There was a leak in the bags and so $2500 later, it seems to be fine now
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Old 12-29-2019, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by gohan408 View Post
I did extensive searches on the internet before I posted this but found the answer to my specific situation.

My car is a 2014 X5 with 3rd-row seating.

No warning lights from the computer, the rear of the car sometimes stays completely bottomed out. Until you open the door or start the car it slowly begins to raise.

One day I drove it w/o realizing the rear didn't raise up(it was dark), and let me tell you, the ride was terrible!

Anyway, I got home, turned off the car and let the car sit a bit. Started her up after a few minutes and the rear begins to raise again.

I've let the car sit in my garage for about 3 days now. and the rear hasn't really dropped at all.

What do you think is happening? If its a leak wouldn't the rear slowly go down over the course of the 3 days? Mind you no warning lights on the dash and I also used one of those code reader devices and nothing either.
This happened to me last summer -- one side was failing occasionally and then the entire rear flopped soon after. It was very was expensive because I didn't realize one side had been leaking for some time. Not only did both air bags need replacement but also the air compressor b/c it had basically worn itself out trying to keep up with a leaking airbag. Have it checked out ASAP and be ready for a very costly experience but hoping you got it in time to avoid a compressor issue, the struts aren't terrible all things considered.
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