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2008 BMW X5 fuel system problems

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2008 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 042011


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2008 BMW X5. Consumer states engine lost all power while driving the consumer stated her daughter who was driving, attempted to accelerate, but to no avail. As she steered the vehicle to the emergency lane, the engine was non-responsive. The gear shifted automatically into neutral and then into park from which it would not move. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. An inspection revealed failure of the fuel delivery system that was the subject of a nationwide recall.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152011

X5 6-cyl

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2008 BMW X5 3.0si. Attorney writes on behalf of client in regards to incompetent repairs the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, because the check engine light illuminated. Pursuant to a voluntary national BMW recall, the dealer replaced the fuel delivery unit on the vehicle. Eight days later, the vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. The entire electrical system shut down. The consumer was unsuccessful at trying to restart the vehicle as it would not come out of park. A BMW technician came to the consumers location and his inspection revealed an issue with the fuel delivery system. The exact issue that the dealer had supposedly addressed a week prior. The gas gauge showed the gas level at a little under half a tank, when in fact the vehicle had ran out of gas. Apparently, the level float was stuck on the tank siphon which obstructed a proper reading of how much gas was in the tank.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012009


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2008 BMW X5 has a faulty fuel injector pump and battery. The consumer stated the vehicle suddenly stopped in the middle of the highway. The consumer stated the vehicle stopped again in the middle of the highway after the fuel pump was supposedly replaced. The consumer was told again the fuel pump was faulty. The sunroof was inoperative and the camera used that gives guidance when backing out of spaces was inoperative as well.

- Bronxville, NY, USA

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