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6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,500 miles

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2009 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 222010

X5

  • 14,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55-65 mph, the vehicle would suddenly decelerate to about 25 mph. The vehicle would then completely shut down with no power steering or power brakes. After the failure, the check engine light would illuminate. The contact pulled the emergency brake and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealership. The dealer stated that they made repairs to the computer. The contact experienced the same failure the day after receiving the vehicle from the dealer. The vehicle was being repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they would investigate but had not corresponded with the contact since. The VIN was unavailable when the complaint was filed. The current mileage was approximately 15,000. The failure mileage was approximately 14,000.

- Grundy, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 042010

X5 Diesel

  • 5,000 miles
This issue is for a 2009 BMW X5 3.5D (diesel) SUV. When slowing down to a near or rolling stop at approximately 2 mph and then attempting to accelerate quickly while turning, the vehicle continues to roll without power for up to 3 seconds. Scenario: Pull up to an intersection for a right or left turn, slow to a near stop, then accelerate. The vehicle just rolls forward when crossing traffic or attempting to pull away quickly. Meanwhile, traffic is approaching you at speed and an accident could easily occur. Volkswagen diesel vehicles had a similar problem with their dynamic stability control (dsc) system recent. The key factor may be operating under these conditions while attempting a turn, which invokes dsc. I have experienced this several times since purchase of the vehicle in August 2009.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

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