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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2003 BMW X5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 072005

X5 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


BMW X-5 has caused two accidents by spontanous accelleration - after first accident BMW was contacted and engineers kept vehicle and determined that cause of accident driver error-we paid for repair of vehicle. Same "acceleration" happened about six months later on January 7 sending car crashing through front of building - only by miracle people weren't ingured in these accidents (the building was a a retail store). This is a leased vehicle and we don't know what to do. Lso, these incidents have caused our insurance to skyrocket.

- Vienna, GA, USA

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