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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,745 miles

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2006 BMW X5 lights problems

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2006 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 282016

X5 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2006 X5 VIN [xxx] while in motion on a city street and hwy! 1. brake booster / vacuum line failure same as recalled 2007-2010 issue. Why is my 2006 X5 BMW not covered when there is clearly a systemic failure of this same system" I seek immediate relief and demand upon you a recall for my specific BMW now today. [xxx] call me! 2. alternator failure X5 acted possessed with all lights going on and off before shutting the car down on a freeway while at max legal speed. Alternator is placed low on the left side where oil leaks into it causing a failure mode. The same oil leaks cause other rubber components to swell up crack and fail such as boots and rubber bushings on arms. Where is the recall?? 2006 where is it?? 3. brake light system failure back R/H and changing light bulbs didn't bring it to working condition. BMW used a screw driver to make it work again after the airbag and alternator repair they did..I paid for the alternator but it should have been a recall item! now my brake lights don't work back R/H side. 5. 1 head light out 6. engine leaks oil on the side onto my X5 rubber components and I already had to pay for a new boot and arm! other rubber items are all bad and getting worse! where is the recall? why are these safety items not being recalled by your governmental organization" information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 042014

X5 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
My passenger side light keeps burning out causing my brake light not to work.when I went home my husband found out the socket that holds the light was burnt. There are many X5 owners with this problem, this could be very dangerous. There should be a recall for these vehicles with these unsafe recurring problems!!

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 162014

X5 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The "check brake light" warning light came on. It continued to persist even after I replaced the bulb. This has happened before to both brake lights (driver and passenger sides). I replaced both taillight assemblies 6 months ago to solve the problem. The occurrence of the problem is an indication of a design flaw and not due to poor maintenance. In searching the internet there seems to be a large number of X5 owners have experienced the same issue. Please help with making ibm recall and fix this issue. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #2

May 222014

X5

  • 78,727 miles
My right tail light keeps burning out causing my brake light not to work. I didn't know this until I was stopping at a corner and someone came very close to my rear end, blew his horn and yelled get your brake lights fixed. When I went home my husband found out the socket that holds the light was burnt. We bought another 1, days later it happened again. We kept replacing the socket until one day I research only to find that this is an ongoing problem with these SUV's that is very costly to fix. I am scared that it will cause an accident and my children are always with me. My notification for the bad light never came on until after the fact, now its on constantly even after replacing the unit. There are many X5 owners with this problem, this could be very dangerous. There should be a recall for these vehicles with these recurring problems!!

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 202011

X5 6-cyl

  • miles
Tail lights assembly (sockets) on both sides burns and melts easily causing bulbs to die.

- Trumbull, CT, USA

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