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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 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.

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2002 BMW X5 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 132004

X5 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


Within 6 weeks of driving in hot weather, the vehicle (2002 BMW X5 3.0 liter) stalled when turning left. Most recent was in traffic, nearly causing an accident as I was blocking oncoming traffic. Vehicle rolled to a nearby restaurant where on board instrumentation was lit up with all warning lights. Restarted engine in a few minutes of cooling. Reported to BMW dealer on 5/18/2004 - dealer reports no trouble codes or any ability to replicate trouble.

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

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