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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,158 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.

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2002 BMW X5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 242015


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 BMW X5. While driving at low speeds, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brake hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 022014


  • 118,475 miles
Brake fluid warning light came on due to low brake fluid. Upon inspection, brake line had corroded and was leaking. Given the age of the vehicle this would appear to be quite premature. Description by mechanic of oem replacement line was significantly more durable than line replaced.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 142011

X5 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Window bust out for no reason, coolant container light on, brake lining, windshield wiper motor quit without notice..motor hot and froze up, lights on dash coming on and off. Sensor had to be replaced. These things happened without notice. Wheels that have to be aligned and still tires have to be replaced often.

- Newport, NC, USA

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