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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8 miles

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2005 BMW X5 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222016


  • 15 miles


Engine cooling system, driver side door damage and transmission failure issues. Sound of a kick in the back of the car when starting motion.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 082013

X5 8-cyl

  • miles
The rear locks are locked jammed and do not have any manual over ride to open the back doors. My kids got trapped in and hac to get out from the front door. If this happens to all the doors the passengers would be trapped in permanently and die from carbonmonooxide poisoining or freeze to death with the cold weather. There are lots of complaints like this on the internet and the dealer says that there is a fault with the electrical connections to open the door. This is a big safety consern that can be life threatening !!! BMW should fix this mechanical problems before any body looses their life or kids get hurt trying to get out.

- Naperville, IL, USA

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