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Hi everyone,
Just returned from holidays to find a pool of oil left on the garage floor from what looks like the transmission area on my x5. Being a 2008 model, the car came out of warranty in March, and on phoning my local BMW dealer, they have informed me that the repair will cost approx $1400.00. They seemed to know exactly what the problem was from my description so am under the impression that this is known issue with this model or transmission?? The car has only covered 50,000 Klms.
Can this repair be completed by a specialist mechanic independant of the BMW network, and any advice or experiences with this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again.
 

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The mechatronics sleeve has a tendency to leak on the ZF transmissions. You don't necessarily have to take it to the BMW Centre, just any shop that services or knows how to service ZF transmissions. There was a service bulletin for this issue in the United States on certain models but I'm not sure it included the X5. However, they share a similar transmission so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the issue.
 

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^^ agree

Recent discussion on this as well... Search for mechatronics...

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Hello Vex500...I totally sympathize with you and your situation, I had an evaporator go on my x5 @ 54,000 miles. The dealer worked with BMW, and they did a goodwill repair, since the car was just out of warranty. I was looking at a 3200 dollar repair, my part was reduced to $500. I would ask your SA if something like the above is possible...
 

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The leak has not appeared again since the car has been driven daily. I have cleaned the area where the oil was showing and it hasn't reappeared.......strange! Will keep monitoring.
Thanks again for the replies.
 

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well, while it is nice not to have to deal with this...the longer you wait, the less likely BMW would be to consider a goodwill repair.

Also, you might consider finding a great Indy, talk to other owners, speak to shops, so if it does come back in earnest you arent stuck paying the dealer $1400 becuase you need the car fast.

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