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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172004

X5 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles


Fuel tank leaking. Took to dealership. Needed fuel tank and lines replaced. Over $4,000 in repairs for a 2001" asked about recall on fuel tanks tsb 165200.. said does not pertain to my vehicle. Whatever"

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 192001


  • miles
Consumer stated that the vehicle shuts off intermittently while making turns.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 162002


  • miles
Consumer states while in reverse the vehicle unexpectantly accelerated and resulting into a vehicle collision. Dealer has been notifed. Vehicle was also inspected by the dealer on several occasion prior to this incident. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Syosset, NY, USA

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