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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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2011 BMW X5 wheels / hubs problems

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2011 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022014

X5 6-cyl Diesel

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 BMW X5. The contact stated that his tire constantly lost air pressure. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the rim was cracked. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000....updated 03-12-14 the consumer stated the rim had a stress fracture/ updated 04/01/14

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #1

Jun 122012

X5 6-cyl Diesel

  • 15,000 miles
Our 2011 BMW X5D (diesel) started having steering issues in Jun of 2012. Multiple repair attempts have been unsuccessful. Later it was involved in a low speed crash, injuring the driver in Dec 2012 due to a sudden loss of power steering. This was just months before issuing a recall for the identical problem although BMW identified problems before the initial problem was noticed. The vehicle still to this day has a problem with the sudden loss of power steering, difficult low speed maneuvers and unusual tire wear. We do have a recording of a BMW of North America master technician admitting to the problem that BMW refuses to correct. In fact BMW refuses to even perform work on our vehicle even though it's advertised as "no maintenance for 4years/50,000 miles" this is at any dealership we have gone to due to a note in the database from BMW of North America. Also vehicle service history has been fraudulently erased from their database and BMW refuses to further investigate the safety of this vehicle which was purchased new in 2010 and is still under full factory warranty. They insist the vehicle is safe to drive officially, while unofficially admitting that it is dangerous.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

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