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Hello all,
I am new to this forum, so forgive me if this has been discussed before. I searched the posts and didn't find anything.

I have a CPO 2014 X5 50i with the N63TU engine. I see that all the older variants of the N63 have been subject to a "quiet recall" but not the TU, presumably because the problems have been fixed. Mine still guzzles a ton of oil, but we could live with this. This past week, however, I had the misfortune of taking the car on an extended roadtrip.

We headed out of Memphis on a Wednesday and intended to stop off in New Orleans for a few spdays before spending a week in Panama City Beach, FL. An hour out of New Orleans, I got the dreaded Drivetrain Malfunction warning light and car went into limp mode and began shaking uncontrollably
. I pulled off, turned the car off, and called BMW roadside assistance. By the time I restarted the car, the light was off and I was able to bring the car to the BMW dealer in New Orleans. They looked at the car and said it was an ignition coil...they replaced a single coil and we were on our way again...it only delayed us a few hours.

On Saturday, we left for the beach. We did not have any problems with the car in New Orleans. However, as we neared Pensacola, we again got the same warning light and the car began to shake again in limp mode. We got it to the nearest BMW dealer again...unfortunately their service dept was closed. Monday rolled around and we finally got a call...apparently the same cylinder was still sending out a problem code. This time they said they need to replace the cylinder fuel injector.

We've got a long drive to get home. Does it sound like this is going to fix the problem? Do we have any recourse as owners of an N63TU? Has anybody else had similar problems with their N63TU? Thanks guys.
 

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My 750Li had this similar issue. They replaced all the injectors and spark plugs. But before I could get my car back it got in an accident and was totaled while it was at the dealership.



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Sorry to hear about you troubles. Car problems on vacation are no fun

Mileage? Towing?

Mine needed new valve stem seals on 5 and 6 and an upper oil pan gasket at 45k some towing.

I had it stumble and then blow white smoke in limp mode on a weekend road trip

The dealer replaced all valve stem seals, injectors, plugs, upper oil pan gasket. Now over 47k without any further issues.

That has been my experience. Will renew service contract shortly for peace of mind.

2014 F15 x5 xdrive 50i
 

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Well, the car has 42K miles. Fortunately, it did not need towing in either case...we were able to limp off the highway and pull over. Then, after turning it off and giving it a few minutes, the warning light went off.

I have to say that I have mixed feelings about BMW roadside assistance. I had a terrible experience in the past...on Wednesday, they were surprisingly nice...they stayed on while I spoke to the engine tech, and called the New Orleans dealer for us and got us in expeditiously. Unfortunately, the Saturday crew lived down to my expectations, basically telling me I was S.O.L. when it turned out the service dept was closed at the second dealer. I had to raise a fuss to speak to a supervisor who subsequently put me in touch with the "concierge". They made the reservation for a rental car for me, but told me I had to pay! I made another fuss and was told I would have to submit a written claim to be considered for reimbursement. Uggh. I am really regretting this C.P.O. purchase...it has been nothing but problems for us.
 

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Now it needs a new engine

So after driving a total of 5k after the valve stem seals, injectors and oil pan gasket I noticed more soot on the tail pipes and I got a add oil light. Put in 2 quarts as directed. Since I was just a few miles away from my warranty expiring I took it in (oil service light and air cleaner replacement) I inquired about the oil consumption. Initially they said it was the booster hoses leaking. Now the SA called and said they are replacing all the injectors and hoses and putting in a new motor!

Actually kinda happy about that...:p
 

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I had a 650i gran coupe with 13k miles on it. After 60 days in the Bellevue BMW dealer they flew an engineer out from BMW. The issue cannot be resolved according to BMW. They said if you replace every part the engine will still have this issue.

I can***8217;t believe that BMW sells that engine - they know it doesn***8217;t work reliably. The good news is I upgraded to a M157 engine and have had a single issue. The car also doesn***8217;t rattle - the combination of running when it is suppose to and not rattling is something everyone should have given the price we pay for these rides.

My advice - trade it in for a different brand.
 
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