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BMW X5 – Common problems

Common problems with the BMW X5

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the BMW X5, for which BMW has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your BMW X5. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your BMW X5 have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



Latest X5’s Issues in the EU

BMW-X5-2019-airbag
07. 09. 2021

Due to a production defect affecting the instrument panel, the passenger airbag may not function properly. This will increase the risk … .

BMW-X5-2011-blower-regulator-fire
02. 09. 2021

Friction corrosion on the connector from the wiring harness to the blower regulator may cause fluctuations in the electrical resistance, which … .

BMW-X5-2021-brakes-hydraulic-unit
01. 05. 2021

Defective hydraulic unit of the braking system may cause limited braking support and increased braking distance. Moreover, in such cases, the … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest X5’s Issues in the UK

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