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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,500 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.

2009 BMW X5 steering problems

steering problem

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2009 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012012


  • 30,000 miles


Power steering does not work when driving.

- Ny, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012012

X5 6-cyl Diesel

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5 diesel. The contact stated that when completing a turn, the steering wheel would become extremely stiff. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised him that the steering bolts were loose and needed to be tightened. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 41,000. The current mileage was approximately 42,000.

- Handover, MA, USA

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