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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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.

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2008 BMW X5 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202012


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I was driving under heavy rain on April 20, 2012 in houston, tx. I first saw engine overheating warning sign on the dash and then misty smoke came out under the hood. I had to get off the highway and drove to a nearby repair shop. It was determined that the failure was due to a faulty water pump. I had a friend who has a 2008 BMW X5 and recently had the same issue. We believe that recall #11V521000 that concerns only 2010-2011 BMW X5 needs to be expanded to X5S of earlier years. Thank you for your consideration.

- Houston, TX, USA

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