Only got 6000 km on the X.alpac said:You definitely have a problem. How many miles do you have on your X5? Did it start making that noise suddenly? My 2000 4.4i with 50k miles has no play and no noise at all in the steering. You obviously have a problem with some parts of the steering linkage, I would guess a bad ball joint. In any case you need to get your steering checked.