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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500,000 miles

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2004 BMW X5 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 182014

X5 8-cyl

  • 1,500,000 miles


While I was driving with my small child inside the SUV, all sudden I smell gas and then the SUV shut off and locked up. White smoked came out of the engine. Opened the hood and saw gasoline flooded all over inside on the engine, hood, radiator and all component of the SUV. Was in shock as I have never seen or experience any thing like this with at least 5 to 10 gallon of gasoline leaking every where. If the SUV hadn't stop on it's own it would have start a fire.

- St.Paul, MN, USA

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