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6.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,571 miles

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2001 BMW X5 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 152007

X5

  • 88,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 BMW X5. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions with the air conditioning system in activation. The air conditioning system began to circulate warm air. Immediately, the air conditioning system was deactivated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure was contributed to the cooling fan. There were two recalls under the NHTSA campaign id number 02V138000 and 01V206000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). The VIN was excluded from the safety recall. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 88,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- O'fallon, IL, USA

problem #6

Jun 152002

X5

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The cooling fan began turning on and blow at maximum power by itself. This happened several times. I was not until we talked with a another person who also experienced the same problem, that we found it there was a recall by BMW. We took our vehicle to the dealer (in buena park, ca) and was told that we had to pay for repairs because we waited to long to bring the vehicle in! remember - neither savage BMW nor BMW North America notified us about the defect! so we had to pay for the repairs out of pocket and the dealer refused to reimburse us.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012001

X5

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall on engine cooling fan was done. Vehicle has been taken back to dealer 4 times because of stalling and smoking. Dealer unable to remedy the problem. Please provide additional information.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 082001

X5

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Recall 01 V 206 003/engine auxiliary cooling fan: Unable to get dealer ; global import; atlanta, ga; phone# 770/951-9382 to honor recall, parts were unavailble. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 232001

X5 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had just gotten out of vehicle when front end was smoking/sparks flying, and ashes coming from engine. Dealer diagnosed auxillary fan as the cause. Vehicle was part of recall 01V20600, but consumer did not receive a notice.

- Coral Gable, FL, USA

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problem #2

Jul 012001

X5 4WD

  • miles
My aux fan is not part of BMW's current recall due to fires however, I do have the "bad" fan and it is schedlued to be replaced as soon as they can get a part. My concern is that BMW has not expanded the recall to include all vehicles with the bad fan that starts fires under the hood.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 272001

X5 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cooling fan comes on and off when engine gets to a certain temperature. Also, if temperature gets too hot vehicle can catch on fire. Contacted dealer and dealer stated fan was defective, but did not have switch to replace.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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