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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,000 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.

2004 BMW X5 engine problems

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2004 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 182010


  • 102,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW X5. While driving approximately 35 mph the battery, 4X4, and trans fail safe lights illuminated on the dashboard. The windshield wipers turned on and the vehicle stalled. Once the vehicle stalled the brakes no longer functioned causing the contact to coast in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle would not restart so it was towed to an authorized dealer where the failure was in the process of being diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 102,000.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

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