hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,400 miles

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2007 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 032013

X5 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles


The electric water pump has constantly failed even after replacing it and caused also damage to fuse box and thermostat most of the time. BMW must be forced to recall the 2007 X5 3.0I and get this problem fixed once and for all.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 052013

X5 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the overheat warning message illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to coast onto the road shoulder where the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer performed diagnostic and located the failure at the electronic water pump. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 107,000. Updated 3/5/13 the consumer stated the water pump failed twice. The consumer stated the vehicle suddenly shut down while driving in traffic. The vehicle never ran hot or leaked any coolant.

- Elizabethton, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 212011

X5 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
BMW recalled X5 from 2008-2011 for water pump failure. My X5 is 2007 and it is identical model as 2008-2011 BMW X5. Same design and same water pump part. However BMW manufacturer said it will not be covered by recall because it is not 2008-2011 model. This does not make sense that they do not recall 2007 X5 even if it is identical car to 2008-2011 BMW X5.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142011


  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X5. The contact was driving 55 mph when the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle began to overheat. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road and was towed to a mechanic who advised that the water pump had failed. The dealer was notified who stated there were no recalls on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 53,000.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112010


  • miles
In May 2007, I purchased a new BMW 2007 X5 4.8 vehicle. Since then, I have experienced "high battery drainage" warnings at least 12 times. The dealership says the computer doesn't show a history of this message and it does not find a problem with the battery. The car engine also fails to start after repeated attempts- the lights, radio and air turn on, but the engine does not. After several hours, the engine starts. This has occurred at least 12 times since 11/2007 as well- but independently of the "high battery drainage" warning. The dealership fails to find a problem with the engine starting when I take the car in. In addition, the engine (automatic transmission) stays locked in one gear and the engine revs up while driving, failing to automatically shift to the next gear unless the driver releases the gas pedal or pushes the gas peddle to "throw it" into the next gear. It would also lurch on inclines, but stopped experiencing this problem (perhaps coincidentally) when I removed my cellphone from the car's bluetooth/hands-free system. The dealership again said that it could not detect any problems. BMW usa is no help either, since they rely on the dealerships to report issues to them. If the local dealers aren't reporting the issues that owners experience simply because they can't find an answer, then nothing can be done to ensure the safety of the owners and their passengers driving their vehicles. I believe a problem exists with the electronic system and perhaps something else. I have seen complaints by other 2007 X5 owners for the same issues on websites such as edmunds.com and owners locally where I live. Please assist us, because it's become clear that we have exhausted our recourse with the BMW dealerships. Below is the date of the most recent incident.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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