pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,300 miles

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2015 BMW X5 lights problems

lights problem

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2015 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082015


  • 2,599 miles


I was driving my 2015 X5 (bought it new in March and the car only has 2599 miles right when the malfunction happened on Aug 8th 2015) to a local trader joe's after getting off from highway 101 when suddenly everything on the car failed. I was in the middle of a left turn and almost ran into the car next to me which also was turning left when the steering wheel became so stiff that I can hardly turn it. At the same time, the airbag malfunction light is on and the safety belt restraint system failed. The safety belt became so loose that it didn't even hold/restrain me during the turn. The speed meter also failed and it showed 0 and even though when I was driving. Other failures include headlight and turning light. The right turning would always turn itself on no matter what. I was able to park my car in a safe location but this really scared the sh out of me. When I pressed the brake and the stop engine button, the car didn't even shut down the engine. Other failures include tpm malfunction, parking brake reduced, parking assistant malfunction and headlamp vertical aim control malfunction. It's been an hour since I called for a towing car and I'm waiting anxiously for it while my car has its engine on the whole time. I own a 2011 X3 and never had any problem with it. I bought this X5 in March and it only has 2599 miles on it. I can't imagine what would happen if everything failed just when I was driving on the 101 highway which is about 3 minutes before all of these happened. Does anyone know what I can do? I don't know if I can trust this car any more even if after they fix it. This is so dangerous and could be a disaster if it happened on the highway.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 172015


  • 10,000 miles
Tail lights do not light while auto is in drive on city street or highway and vehicle is in motion. This makes the car difficult to see at night from the rear. Headlights, backup lights, and break lights work correctly. There is no computer notification or other indicator inside the vehicle to indicate that the tail lights have failed.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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