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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,628 miles

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2011 BMW X5 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2011 BMW X5 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #1

Nov 282009

X5 8-cyl

  • 610 miles


On November 28, 2011, transmission malfunction warning came on and vehicle could not be shifted into gear. After 30 minutes, fault went away and vehicle was moved to home address. On December 14th the same fault appeared and the vehicle had to be sent to the BMW dealership. It took BMW 8 days to replace the transmission 'mechatronic' unit. On December 22, the xdrive system malfunctioned and the vehicle will be returned to the BMW dealership.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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