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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2003 BMW X5 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152006

X5 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


No event necessary leading up to failure air strut failed which causes a significant steering and handling problem because the computer thinks the car is in a possible roll, and begins to compensate by automatically braking. I have replaced three air struts - all in the front over the past two years. The cost is approximately $2,000 per. The air strut option was not on very many BMW X5 autos - but they are a serious problem when they fail. The dealer replace the first one - and would not let me drive the vehicle because it could be "dangerous".

- Surfside, CA, USA

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