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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Typical Repair Cost:
$100.00
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. use synthetic oil (1 reports)
2003 BMW X5 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 122012

X5 3.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Other than the car costing more per fix than it is actually worth, this car is a bit of a pain in the summer. I just have to use a thicker velocity oil so that it doesn't burn out as quickly, you can do it yourself just being an engine that uses more expensive oil and gas.. and well everything is a bit annoying. I've already sunk about $15,000 on repairs and the car is only worth about $4,000 in trade in, it is fast and luxurious tho.

- , New Milford, NJ, USA

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