Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 BMW X5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 052002

X5 4WD

  • miles


Fails to start aftter multiple stops and hot engine on several occations even after two repair at seattle BMW dealer. Failure last from 2 -40 minutes with multiple attempts to start. Tailgate remote located "on key" opens tailgate at touch attempt to start or bunp on key. Letter to BMW dated 1/6/02

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012000


  • miles
Engine will stall at low speeds. Consumer feels this is dangerous on highway, because has to stop car to start it again.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 072000

X5 4WD

  • miles
BMW has a stalling problem with their 2001 3.0 liter engines especialy in the X5 sport utility vehicle. Supposedly there is a modification to correct the problem (which our vehicle has had) but our vehicle still stalls. I know we are not the only owners who have made this complaint. Maybe a recall is in order!

- Jupiter, FL, USA

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