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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,500 miles

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2005 BMW X5 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 032016


  • 118,000 miles


The 2005 X5 BMW V8 has given me all kinds of problems. From replacing engine, transmission, catalytic converter, valve gaskets to fuel injector and ignition problems. The car shuts off while still on drive and sometimes in motion. Car has all types of problem and continues to drain me financially

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 152015

X5 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
Engine iced up and hydro-locked from condensate. Stalled in traffic with slippery roads, in front of a logging truck. Very narrowly escaped collision. Found many incidents of this on internet and it appears that BMW has allowed this to continue over time and is not acknowledging issue. Repair shop I'm using has dealt with many incidents of this, too. Used for 17 mile each way daily commute so short trip-related problems should not be an issue.

- Rice Lake, WI, USA

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