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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,300 miles

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2013 BMW X5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 142014

X5 6-cyl

  • 15,300 miles

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

On 3 separate occasions the electric door locks have locked the car with the key fob inside the car. On the 1st occasion, a 2 Y/O child had just been strapped into his car seat, a purse with the key inside the purse, was placed on the floor behind the driver's seat, the rear door was closed & all locks were activated. This occurred in the heat of summer & required another driver with a spare fob to quickly drive to the site of the parked car & avoid having to break a window. This was a very scary moment ! same thing happened ( no child in car ) ; all doors locked when a briefcase containing both key fobs was placed on back seat & rear door was closed. A call to BMW hot line resulted in the doors being unlocked via the airways.the same incident occured this week with only one key fob in the car. The vehicle was checked by the local dealer & no problems were found. It seems there is a potential problem & I wish to document such fact so as to hopefully prevent unexpected door lock activation with small children in the car.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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