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BMW X6 Common Problems and Solutions

Diesel engine problems

Problem:

On the diesel engined BMW X6 there is a part called the swirl flap, which is prone to breaking. If this part breaks, it can allow metal debris into the engine, which can have serious consequences, even leading to a new engine being needed. The best way to check for this problem is checking around the intake manifold for signs of oil leaks.

Models affected:

Solution:

At the least, you will need to replace the swirl flap, but have the engine checked by a specialist, so as to check for any engine damage. If you need a new engine, we can help you to find a replacement one, at a very low price.

Difficulty level

5

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Electric handbrake problems

Problem:

Are you having any difficulty releasing the handbrake on your X6? If so, this is caused by the handbrake actuator failing, which is a result of a software failure.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to have a software update, in order to fix the problem.

Difficulty level

5

Rattling from doors

Problem:

Can you hear a rattling noise coming from the doors when driving? If so, this is caused by poor fitment of the door cards (this is the trim that fills the inside of the door panel). This sounds like a buzzing sound, which will be most noticeable when driving over speed bumps, or poorly surfaced roads.

Models affected:

Solution:

The door cards need to be adjusted slightly, to make sure they are fitted correctly. This should stop the rattling noise.

Difficulty level

3

Electric seats/steering column problems

Problem:

Are you having any problems with the adjustment of the electric front seats, or the steering column? If so, both these systems are run by the same switch assembly, which is known for having problems. If there is any hesitancy in adjusting any of these, then the switch assembly is faulty.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement switch assembly, in order to fix the problem. If this is covered under warranty, BMW will fix it for free, otherwise you are responsible for the repair costs.

Difficulty level

3

Reading these common BMW X6 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your BMW X6 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your BMW X6 does have one of these issues.