hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,500 miles

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2006 BMW X5 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 112014

X5 6-cyl

  • 134,000 miles


Complete BMW diagnostic done in October 2013, repairs done except brakes. While stopped at red light at northside dr. & 8th street(approx.) my X5 shut off & would not crank until 10 minutes later. Fire truck was on an emergency & my X5 blocked it's motion. Immediately took X5 to auto repair, rented a car & no problem diagnosed. 06/02/14, on my way to bible study, stopped at light, stuttered upon gas petal push to drive. Drove up hill & X5 shut off then dash light read stop! oil pressure, coasted to nearest lot. Oil added then drove for 5 more minutes, stopped for officer to direct school zone traffic, shut off again. Engine turns on but won't completely start. Police pushed me into nearest parking lot.

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 232011


  • 73,000 miles
Oil separator problem with 2006 BMW X5, caused engine to shut down in the middle of the highway. I'm told that this is a problem when driving in cold weather and there is nothing I can do to fix it. $1500 repair and still no assurance it won't happen again.

- Pittsford, NY, USA

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