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BMW X6 Common Problems and Solutions

Tailgate Spoiler is Loose

Problem:

The tailgate spoiler wobbles or vibrates excessively when driving. In extreme cases, it may come off entirely.

Models affected:

Solution:

The problem here is caused by an incorrectly bonded rear spoiler. It tends to come loose on the top edge of the tailgate on the right-hand side, where it meets the rear of the roof. You'll need to browse our parts list for a new bumper, which we can deliver straight to you.

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Spoiler Bootlid Tailgate

Part required

Spoiler Bootlid Tailgate

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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

Part you need

Engine Complete Full

Part required

Engine Complete Full

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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

Broken Isofix Mounting Point

Problem:

Fitting a child seat onto the Isofix mounting has become impossible, and the child seats move more than they should.

Models affected:

Solution:

This should only affect your X6 if it was built between March 2014 and April 2019. If you want to use a child seat safely, then you're going to need to order a new set of mounting points from BreakerYard.

Difficulty level

1

Overheating Engine

Problem:

The engine is overheating, the check engine light is on, and there may be leaks coming from the exhaust pipe.

Models affected:

Solution:

If your X6 was built between March 2014 and May 2017, then there's a good chance that you have a faulty EGR cooler installed. We have replacements in stock that you can order, and installation is relatively straightforward.

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

EGR Cooler

Part required

EGR Cooler

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Loss of Brake Power

Problem:

The brakes take too long to slow down the car to a complete stop.

Models affected:

Solution:

If your X6 was built between February and October 2020, then it's likely that your integrated brake system hydraulic unit is faulty. You'll need to browse our parts page for a new unit and install the replacement.

Difficulty level

2

Engine Won't Turn

Problem:

When you turn the ignition key, the engine tries to start but won't turn over.

Models affected:

Solution:

It's very likely that the battery cables on your 48V starter generator were insufficiently secured in the production stage. This should only affect those X6s built between July 2020 and November 2020. If you're lucky, you'll be able to adjust the screw connection on the starter generator. If it has become burnt out because of the error, then you'll need to order a new starter generator from our parts list.

Difficulty level

1

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.