hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,225 miles

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2009 BMW X6 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 BMW X6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012016


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 BMW X6. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled and shut off. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and repaired, but the failure continued. Also, while driving, fuel fumes and smoke were present inside the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 052014

X6 6-cyl

  • 24,450 miles
Was going to lunch approx. 3-4 miles from my home as I pulled into the parking lot, the computer gave a panic warning to immediately turn off the engine as it was overheating and can cause damage. I turned off the motor and was confused as that was the only warning and it appeared that nothing was wrong. I got out of the car and opened the hood. As I was doing so the expansion tank exploded and the hot water shot past me and just caught my right shoulder. Needless to say if this caught me dead on I would have been burned badly. I called the dealer and was told that there was no recall on my vehicle. The dealer also told me to call another dealer as they may have better information. I had the expansion tank replaced and they replaced the coolant. There seems to be a air pocket in the engine and the coolant needs to be topped off after running the engine. If no recall, why not?

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

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