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:
70,000 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.

2005 BMW X5 engine problems

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2005 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 242011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 BMW X5. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle started to shutter and then it suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who informed the contact that she needed to replace the crankcase vent/oil separator the manufacturer was contacted and offered her a discount on the parts and for the labor. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. Updated 03/28/12 updated 05/10/12

- St. Paul, MN, USA

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