really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2002 BMW X5 miscellaneous problems

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2002 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 282018


  • 142,000 miles


Vehicle fire was parked for a couple of days and owner went to car and notice that the interior of the vehicle had a past tense fire. The airbags were deployed expect for the one on the passenger side door. No exterior damage noted to the vehicle or in the engine compartment. The fire origin was on the passenger side dashboard behind the glove compartment and airbag, please contact sioux city fire rescue for further information.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102016


  • miles
One day I got in my car to go out, when I closed the door the latch wouldn't catch. I kept trying and my door would not close. After waiting a few hours I tried again this time standing outside. The door did close, but I could not get it back open. The next day I went to get in from the other side and I did, but this door on the passenger side would not close. I finally did get it close, but it would not open. I had to get in from the back seat and crawl over to the front so that I could take it in to the dealer. What I was told was that the latch was probably frozen. So does this mean you can only drive a BMW in warm weather? he also said it could be a buildup of dirt. So I guess both my doors got a buildup of dirt at the same time. So he said we would probably just replace the latch. There are a lot of people having this problem. Why won't BMW take responsibility and fix the problem before someone get killed because they can't get of their car.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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