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BMW X5 Common Problems and Solutions

Engine misfiring

Problem:

Are you having problems with the engine misfiring on your X5? This will be most noticeable when the engine is idling and you may also have noticed that there is a rattling sound coming from the engine. This is caused by a broken unit on the intake actuator.

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Solution:

You can replace this unit to fix the problem. Watch the video below to see how you can do this your self, and save money in the process:

Difficulty level

2

Excessive wind noise

Problem:

Can you hear a lot of wind noise coming through the doors and into the cabin, particularly at high speeds? If so, this is caused by failing door aperture seals.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the door aperture seals, in order to resolve the issue. We can help you to find your replacement door aperture seals, at very low prices:

Difficulty level

3

Electric handbrake problem

Problem:

If you have found that the handbrake is not releasing as smoothly as it once did, it is known for sticking on the X5. This is caused by a software failure, which causes the handbrake actuator to fail, resulting in the handbrake sticking.

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Solution:

You will need to have the software updated, in order to fix the problem. BMW should fix this under warranty, otherwise you are responsible for the cost of the repair.

Difficulty level

5

Automatic gearbox leaking oil

Problem:

The gearbox plug sleeve seal is known for failing, causing the transmission oil to leak out of this area. If you have noticed that the gearbox oil is becoming low, this is the most likely cause.

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Solution:

Replacing the gearbox plug sleeve seal, will stop the oil leak. Watch the video below, to see how to change this seal and stop the leak:

Difficulty level

4

Reading these common BMW X5 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your BMW X5 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your BMW X5 does have one of these issues.