2002 BMW X5 VIN: 5UXFA53542LP44177

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Normal
Title
Non-Repairable

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Make

BMW

Manufacturer Name

BMW MANUFACTURER CORPORATION / BMW NORTH AMERICA

Model

X5

Model Year

2002

Plant City

GREER

Trim

3.0i

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

SOUTH CAROLINA

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3000

Displacement (CI)

181.8

Displacement (L)

3

Engine Power (kW)

167.7825

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

225

Engine Manufacturer

BMW Manufacturing Corp.

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2002 BMW X5 Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2002 BMW X5 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Tube Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5UXFA53542LP44177

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319639
Consumer Location: WEST SALEM, WI
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASHBOARD WENT DARK, ONLY GAUGE THAT WORKED WAS THE TACHOMETER WHICH I COULDNT SEE BECAUSE I HAD NO DASHBOARD LIGHTS. STOPPED VEHICLE AND TOOK THE KEYS OUT COULDNT TURN MY LIGHTS OFF HAD NO TURN SIGNALS,THE 3RD BRAKE LIGHT WAS ON ALL NIGHT LONG KILLING THE BATTERY I TRIED EVERY FUSE. ALSO MY HEADLIGHTS WOULDNT TURN OFF THE LIGHTING CONTROLS WERE USELESS, AND JUST KEPT SMELLING AN ELECTRONIC BURNING SMELL. I MANAGED TO DISCONNECT ALL THE LIGHTS EXCEPT THE 3RD BRAKE LIGHT. COULDNT DISCONNECT THE BATTERY BECAUSE THE LIFT GATE TO GET INTO THE BACK WOULDN'T WORK AND THE CENTER CONSOLE HAZARDS STUCK ON AND DOOR LOCKS DIDN'T WORK I HAD TO REMOVE THE GLOVE BOX AND ALL THE PANELING AND TRACK DOWN THE SMELL. TURNS OUT THE PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE IS THAT THE RAIN MANAGES TO WORK ITSELF DOWN THE INSIDE OF THE A FRAME ON BOTH DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDES OF THE VEHICLE ON DRIVER SIDE IT DESTROYS THE OBD MODULE BUT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE IT TRICKLES DIRECTLY INTO THE LCM LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE WHICH COMPLETELY TAKES YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD WHEN YOU CANT SEE THE DASHBOARD YOUR HEADLIGHTS START STROBING ON AND OFF AND THEN HALF GET STUCK ON AND HALF JUST DONT WORK BUT WHEN YOU SPEND THE HOURS GETTING TO THE LCM TO FIND OUT IT HAS MELTED RIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF YOUR VEHICLE AND YOU CAN TELL IT WAS ON FIRE !! AND THIS HAS HAPPENED TO NUMEROUS PEOPLE ON THE BMW FORUMS IM JUST HAPPY MY 3 YEAR OLD SON WASN'T WITH ME. AND THE REAL KICKER IS THAT I HAVE NO VEHICLE NOW AND IT COST 600$ FOR A NEW LCM THAT HAS TO BE PROGRAMMED TO YOUR VEHICLE WHICH WILL COST ANOTHER 300$ WHEN I COULD HAVE HURT SOMEONE ELSE OR MYSELF WHEN YOU CANT SEE BUT YOU CAN SMELL SOMETHINGS BURNING ITS A HAZARD TO EVERYONE ON AND OFF THE ROAD .

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

April 07, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10264958
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. ON APRIL 9, 2009, AFTER PARKING IN THE DRIVEWAY, THE CONTACT EXITED THE VEHICLE. SHE WENT TO THE BACK OF THE VEHICLE TO GET HER CHILD OUT, BUT THE DOORS WERE LOCKED. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO UNLOCK THE DOORS MANUALLY AND WITH THE KEYLESS ENTRY, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. SHE CALLED AAA TO UNLOCK THE DOORS. THIS VEHICLE HAS ONLY ONE KEYLESS ENTRY LOCATED ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THIS WAS HER FIRST TIME EXPERIENCING THIS FAILURE WITH THE VEHICLE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 88,022.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 15, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10204185
Consumer Location: BRENTWOOD, TN
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. WHEN MAKING A TURN AT 10 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE RESTARTED AFTER IT WAS SHIFTED INTO PARK. THE DEALER REPROGRAMMED THE DME, HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 63,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 65,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 10, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10145135
Consumer Location: KNOXVILLE, TN
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

I DRIVE A 2002 BMW X-5. I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED AND FRUSTRATED BY THE FAILURE OF A BASIC COMPONENT OF MY AUTO. ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS THERE HAVE BEEN ELECTRICAL SHORTS IN BOTH FRONT TURN SIGNALS AND ONE OF THE BRAKE LIGHTS. AT 58,315 MILES THE RIGHT TURN SIGNAL BULB AND SOCKET BURNED AT CONTACTS AND WAS REPLACED FOR $126.25. AT 85,549 MILES THE LEFT TURN SIGNAL BULB AND SOCKET BURNED OUT AND WAS REPLACED FOR $133.89. AT 88,685 MILES THE LEFT BRAKE LIGHT IS SHORTED OUT. THE DEALER DID NOT HAVE THE PART IN STOCK BUT THE REPAIR WAS QUOTED TO BE $239.00. THE SECOND FAILURE ACTUALLY HAPPENED AS I WAS DRIVING IN A HEAVY RAIN STORM. THE OTHER TWO FAILURES JUST SHOWED UP ON THE CAR'S DIAGNOSTIC SELF CHECK AT START UP. IT SEEMS THE LIGHT FIXTURES AND WIRING ARE PRONE TO WATER EXPOSURE THAT RESULTS IN THE ELECTRICAL SHORT. PERHAPS IT IS FAULTY DESIGN OR SUBSTANDARD MATERIALS. *JB

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 23, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10086968
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE WAS DRIVING HER X5 ON A VERY COLD DAY IN JANUARY. SHE HEARD A LOUD BANG AS IF SHE HAD HIT SOMETHING. SHE STOPPED THE CAR BUT SAW NOTHING SO SHE DROVE ANOTHER 1/4 MILE HOME. AS SOON AS SHE STOPPED THE CAR FUMES STARTED BILLOWING FROM THE ENGINE. ON OPENING THE HOOD WE FOUND A SHATTERED VALVE COVER. SHE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHO WAS VERY GOOD ABOUT EXPLAINING WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND FIXING THE PROBLEM. APPARENTLY, BMW DECIDED NOT TO INSULATE PART OF THE OIL SEPARATOR VALVE FOR SOME OF THE X5 ENGINES. IN COLD WEATHER THE VALVE CAN STICK OPEN OR CLOSED CAUSING EITHER ENGINE FAILURE OR, AS IN MY WIFE'S CASE, A HIGH CRANKCASE PRESSURE WHICH EXPLODES THE VALVE COVER. THE VEHICLE WAS ABOUT 17 MONTHS OLD AND HAD ABOUT 5 THOUSAND MILES ON IT WHEN THIS HAPPENED, SO THE REPAIR WITH REPLACEMENT OF THE INADEQUATE PART WAS DONE UNDER WARRANTY. BMW KNEW THAT THIS PROBLEM COULD OCCUR, THEY HAD ALREADY SENT A BULLETIN TO EVERY DEALER LETTING THEM KNOW ABOUT IT BUT HAVE DECIDED AGAINST ISSUING A RECALL.*AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 05, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10061774
Consumer Location: FAIRFAX, VA
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

STALLING PROBLEM DUE TO LOSS OF BRAKE PERFORMANCE, AND SUDDEN ACCELERATION WHICH DAMAGED OTHER PARTS. (NAR) *PH *CB

Components: VISIBILITY EQUIPMENT

February 15, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10070344
Consumer Location: ITHACA, NY
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

SEVERAL COMPUTER RELATED MALFUNCTION OCCURRED. THE ABS FAILURE WARNING, DSC WARNING, CHECK ENGINE WARNING, ENGINE FAIL SAFE MODE WARNING LIGHT COME ON FREQUENTLY. REMOTE KEY DOES NOT WORK. SEAT MEMORY DOES NOT WORK. I WENT TO SERVICE CENTER TO FIX THESE PROBLEM EVERY MONTH SINCE I BOUGHT THIS CAR. WHEN I WAS ON HIGHWAY DRIVING AT 60 MPH, THE DRIVER?S SIDE DOOR OPENED BY ITSELF IN FEB, 2003.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

May 29, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10021880
Consumer Location: JERSEY CITY, NJ
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY APPLIED BRAKES AND PEDAL WENT ALL THE WAY DOWN TO FLOOR. PLEASE FILL IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 29, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10021881
Consumer Location: JERSEY CITY, NJ
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY AND WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING VEHICLE WAS LEAKING OIL FROM UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. DEALER IS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM.PLEAS EFILL IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *AK

Components: STRUCTURE

February 23, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10014046
Consumer Location: ITHACA, NY
VIN: 5UXFA53542L****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR OPENED BY ITSELF. *JB

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

March 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407235
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5UXFA53592L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE HOOD INADVERTENTLY UNLATCHED CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE HOOD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH NEEDING THE HOOD SHOCKS AND HOOD HINGES TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS STILL AWAITING A RESPONSE FROM THE MANUFACTURER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 117,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406007
Consumer Location: CEDAR FALLS, IA
VIN: 5UXFA53592L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE DID NOT SECURE THE VEHICLE'S HOOD LATCH WHEN HE PUT THE HOOD DOWN. THE CONTACT THEN DROVE THE VEHICLE AT 35 MPH, WHEN THE HOOD FLUNG UP. NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. BMW OF NORTH LIBERTY (525 MADISON AVE, NORTH LIBERTY, IA 52317) WAS CONTACTED AND MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE DEALER INFORMED THAT THEY COULD NOT COME TO A CONCLUSIVE DECISION AS TO DETERMINE IF THE VEHICLE WAS EQUIPPED WITH THE HOOD WARNING SYSTEM. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE SHOCKS INSIDE THE HOOD HAD RIPPED LOOSE AND THE HOOD NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE BUT INFORMED THAT THE REARVIEW MIRROR WOULD ALERT, IF THE HOOD WAS OPEN AND THE COMPLAINT WOULD BE FORWARDED TO THEIR SAFETY ENGINEER, HOWEVER SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A CERTIFIED BMW MECHANIC FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 117,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405711
Consumer Location: MARYVILLE, TN
VIN: 5UXFB33592L****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS PARKED. I TRIED TO UNLOCK MY CAR WITH THE KEY FOB AND NOTHING HAPPENED. I UNLOCKED THE DOOR WITH THE KEY AND AFTER GETTING IN THE CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM WOULD NOT WORK. AFTER RESEARCHING THE PROBLEM I FOUND THAT THE GMIII CONTROLS THE CENTRAL LOCKING AS WELL AS OTHER ITEMS LIKE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS, INTERIOR LIGHTS, SUN ROOF, AND REAR UPPER AND LOWER HATCH. I ORDERS A NEW ONE AND WHEN I TOOK THE OLD ONE OUT TO REPLACE IT I FOUND THAT IT HAD CAUGHT ON FIRE AND BLEW FUSE 14. IT APPEARS A THYRISTOR OR TIAC GOT TO HOT AND SET THE BOARD AND CASE ON FIRE. I HAD SMELT A PLASTIC SMELL EARLIER WHILE DRIVING SO IT MAY HAVE BEEN BURNING BEFORE I PARKED. I AM ATTACHING PHOTOS.

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365964
Consumer Location: CARENCRO, LA
VIN: 5UXFA53522L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SEVERAL WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AT VEHICLE START-UP. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V047000 (AIR BAGS). THE CONTACT SPOKE WITH MOSS MOTORS BMW (1401 SURREY ST, LAFAYETTE, LA 70501) WHERE THEY OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 153,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS

November 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11320264
Consumer Location: FREEPORT, IL
VIN: 5UXFA535X2L****

Summary of Complaint

WAS DRIVING HOME AND MY DASH LIGHTS STARTED TO FLASH ON AND OFF AFTER I SHUT THE CAR OFF MY AND PULLED THE KEYS OUT MY LEFT REAR TAIL LIGHT STAYED ON THE NEXT MORNING MY BATTERY WAS DEAD. SO I PULLED THE BATTERY AND CHARGED IT NOW WHEN I CONNECT THE BATTERY ALL MY LIGHTS FLASH RANDOMLY WITH NO KEY IN IT. I HAVE NOT DRIVEN THE CAR FOR 3 MONTHS IT IS NOT SAFE AND THE NEAREST BMW SERVIES IS 40 MILES AWAY . I HAVE A RECALL FOR THE AIR BAG , BUT NOT TAKING A CHANCE ON DRIVING IT TO GET FIXED

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

March 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11266415
Consumer Location: TOOELE, UT
VIN: 5UXFA53512L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V047000 (AIR BAGS), THE HORN ACTIVATED ON ITS OWN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN FIVE TIMES TO BMW OF MURRAY (LOCATED AT 4735 STATE ST, MURRAY, UT 84107, (801) 262-2479) FOR REPAIRS, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. AFTER THE LAST REPAIR, THE STEERING WHEEL WAS NOT ALIGNED AND THE CRUISE CONTROL DID NOT FUNCTION. ALSO, THE VOLUME CONTROL BUTTON AND HORN FAILED TO FUNCTION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,368.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11257323
Consumer Location: MARTINSVILLE, VA
VIN: 5UXFA53572L****

Summary of Complaint

RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM DMV OF VIRGINIA THAT THE AIR BAG IS RECALLED AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. UPON CALLING THE BMW RECALL LINE, THEY SAID THE RECALL IS NEW AND IS DATED JANUARY 2019. SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BAG REPLACED AT FLOW BMW IN WINSTON-SALEM, NC ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2019, THEY INFORMED THE BAG HAD ALREADY BEEN REPLACED AND THAT NO REPAIR WAS NECESSARY. I CHECKED MY RECORDS ON THIS VEHICLE AND THE AIR BAG HAS NEVER BEEN REPLACED. HOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE WHEN THE RECALL IS DATED JANUARY 2019 AND MY VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN SERVICED DURING 2019 BY A BMW DEALER.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256713
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: 5UXFA53532L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V015000 (AIR BAGS). THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED AND THEY REQUESTED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE STEERING WHEEL. ONCE THE MANUFACTURER RECEIVED THE PHOTOGRAPH, THEY SENT AN E-MAIL TO THE CONTACT STATING THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED TO CONFIRM IF THE E-MAIL WAS RECEIVED. THE MANUFACTURER PROVIDED CASE NUMBER: LP48169. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

February 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11182412
Consumer Location: CHULA VISTA, CA
VIN: 5UXFA53512L****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA INFLATOR REPLACES ON DRIVERS AIRBAG REPLACED APPROXIMATELY 2 YEARS AGO. THEN THE PASSENGER AIRBAG LIGHT SHOWED DEFECTIVE SENSOR. BMW SAID THE WOULD EXTEND WARRANTY 15 YEARS BUT CAR IS NOW 17 YEARS OLD. HAD TO PAY FOR REPAIR OUT OF POCKET. ALSO HAD TO REPLACE GENERAL MODULE FOR REMOTE OPENING OF AND LOCKING DOORS.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

January 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11181196
Consumer Location: NEWARK, DE
VIN: WBADT43462G****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2002 525I WHICH I DROVE TO WORK ON JANUARY 15, 2019. AFTER BEING IN WORK FOR 15 MINUTES, I WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE ENTIRE FRONT END OF MY CAR WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE TOP OF THE HOOD, UNDER THE HOOD, AND UNDER THE FRONT END OF MY CAR WAS COMPLETELY ON FIRE. I HAVE READ ABOUT THE PVC RECALL FOR 2007-2011, BUT I ALSO READ "BMW HAD LOOKED INTO HEAT DAMAGE INVOLVING THE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM AS EARLY AS 2007 BUT STEPPED UP ITS ANALYSIS WORK IN SEPTEMBER." THAT WAS FROM A CHRONOLOGY REPORT PROVIDED BY BMW TO NHTSA, AND QUOTED FROM ABCNEWS.GO.COM. WHAT THIS TELLS ME IS BMW DIDN'T LOOK BACK ANY EARLIER THAN 2007. IT WAS TERRIFYING, AND THANK GOD NO ONE WAS HURT. WHAT IS BMW DOING ABOUT THIS? AND WHAT IS MY NEXT COURSE OF ACTION?

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11169931
Consumer Location: WOONSOCKET, RI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE SUSPENSION/SUBFRAME OF THE VEHICLE IS ROTTED. ALSO, THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IS WACKY. MY SPEEDOMETER AND ABS LIGHT TURN ON AND OFF - INCLUDING MY ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION LIGHT FLASH ON AND OFF. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN CHECK AND THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION.

Components: ENGINE

May 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11100317
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: 5UXFA53562L****

Summary of Complaint

'TAKATA RECALL ' WHEN STARTING MY VEHICLE IT IS A ROUGH START LOTS OF SHAKING CAUSING THE ENGINE TO FAIL AFTER HEATING DRIVES NORMALLY BUT DOES THIS EVERYDAY NO ENGINE CHECK LIGHT . CAR HAS SHUT OFF TWICE PRIOR WHILE DRIVING ON CITY STREETS DUE TO ENGINE FAILURE

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11082006
Consumer Location: SIOUX CITY, IA
VIN: 5UXFB33542L****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE FIRE WAS PARKED FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND OWNER WENT TO CAR AND NOTICE THAT THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE HAD A PAST TENSE FIRE. THE AIRBAGS WERE DEPLOYED EXPECT FOR THE ONE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE DOOR. NO EXTERIOR DAMAGE NOTED TO THE VEHICLE OR IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE FIRE ORIGIN WAS ON THE PASSENGER SIDE DASHBOARD BEHIND THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT AND AIRBAG, PLEASE CONTACT SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Components: SEAT BELTS

September 08, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11076447
Consumer Location: TEMPLETON, CA
VIN: 5UXFA53512P****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT BELT LIGHT IS ALWAYS ON, DRIVERS SIDE MAY BE THE PROBLEM. LIGHT GOES ON AS SOON AS THE CAR IS STARTED. I BOUGHT IT USED AND LIGHT WAS ON. MILAGE WAS 91,050. BMW X5 3.0L6 DOHC 24V

Components: SEAT BELTS

November 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043659
Consumer Location: DREXEL HILL, PA
VIN: 5UXFA53582L****

Summary of Complaint

A CODE IS BEING THROWN THAT TRANSLATES TO "SEAT BELT TENSIONER, DRIVER'S SIDE". I SEE A RECALL IN YOUR DATABASE FOR THIS ISSUE AND 2002 BMW X5'S BUT WHEN I CALL THE DEALERSHIP (BMW OF THE MAINLINE) AND PROVIDE THEM MY VIN#, THEY SAID THE RECALL DOESN'T COVER MY PARTICULAR CAR. UNSURE WHY THAT WOULD BE AS I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM W/THE SAME YEAR AND MODEL CAR AS IN THIS RECALL. OBVIOUSLY, MY CAR SUFFERS FROM THE SAME ISSUE AND SHOULD BE RECITIFIED BY BMW FREE OF CHARGE. THANKS

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

June 06, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10959966
Consumer Location: TEMPLETON, CA
VIN: 5UXFA53512L****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL AND SEAT BELT BUCKLE, PURCHASED FROM HOMELAND SECURITY AUCTION, HAD A LOT OF DAMAGE TO FRONT SECTION AND INTERIOR WAS TORN APART BY HOME LAND SECURITY. I SAW PICTURES OF IT ON THE INTERNET BUT THEY ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Components: AIR BAGS

February 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10954802
Consumer Location: HAMPTON, VA
VIN: 5UXFA53512L****

Summary of Complaint

CAR CAN NOT BE INSPECTED BECAUSE OF AIR BAG LIGHT STAYS ON.

Components: ENGINE

January 11, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10894038
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: 5UXFB33552L****

Summary of Complaint

TIMING CHAIN CUT.CAR DOESN'T START OR RUN.BUT WITH VERY CLEAN BODY IN & OUT.WANTS TO KNOW IF THIS SUV IS UNDER GOVT. RECALL.ODOMETER IS 130,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10820759
Consumer Location: DAYTON, OH
VIN: 5UXFA53572L****

Summary of Complaint

ONE DAY I GOT IN MY CAR TO GO OUT, WHEN I CLOSED THE DOOR THE LATCH WOULDN'T CATCH. I KEPT TRYING AND MY DOOR WOULD NOT CLOSE. AFTER WAITING A FEW HOURS I TRIED AGAIN THIS TIME STANDING OUTSIDE. THE DOOR DID CLOSE, BUT I COULD NOT GET IT BACK OPEN. THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO GET IN FROM THE OTHER SIDE AND I DID, BUT THIS DOOR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE WOULD NOT CLOSE. I FINALLY DID GET IT CLOSE, BUT IT WOULD NOT OPEN. I HAD TO GET IN FROM THE BACK SEAT AND CRAWL OVER TO THE FRONT SO THAT I COULD TAKE IT IN TO THE DEALER. WHAT I WAS TOLD WAS THAT THE LATCH WAS PROBABLY FROZEN. SO DOES THIS MEAN YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE A BMW IN WARM WEATHER? HE ALSO SAID IT COULD BE A BUILDUP OF DIRT. SO I GUESS BOTH MY DOORS GOT A BUILDUP OF DIRT AT THE SAME TIME. SO HE SAID WE WOULD PROBABLY JUST REPLACE THE LATCH. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVING THIS PROBLEM. WHY WON'T BMW TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND FIX THE PROBLEM BEFORE SOMEONE GET KILLED BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET OF THEIR CAR.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 24, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10763466
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 5UXFB33592L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE HOSE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

June 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10735800
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5UXFA53582L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. WHILE REVERSING THE VEHICLE INTO A PARKING SPACE, THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT VARIOUS WARNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED AFTER THE FAILURE AND THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESTART. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BATTERY SAFETY TERMINAL FAILED DUE TO A THERMAL EVENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,003.

Components: VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

September 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10726659
Consumer Location: PENSACOLA BEACH, FL
VIN: 5UXFB33562L****

Summary of Complaint

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2014 MY 2002 BMW X5 FRONT PASSENGER SIDE POWER WINDOW FAILED IN THE DOWN POSITION. UPON TAKING IT INTO MY ORIGINAL DEALER, IT WAS MANUALLY RAISED-CLOSED AND I HAD TO RETURN DAYS LATER FOR INSTALLATION OF A NEW "REGULATOR" AT A COST OF ABOUT $500. I WAS TOLD THIS PROBLEM WAS "UNUSUAL". NOW, NINE MONTHS LATER AND LESS THAN AN ADDITIONAL 5,000 MILES ON THIS VEHICLE (76,710) THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE WINDOW AND REAR PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW HAVE FAILED; THE FRONT MANUALLY TWEAKED INTO THE CLOSED POSITION AND THE REAR OPENING COVERED WITH CARDBOARD EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS AND THEFT WHILE THE SAME ORIGINAL DEALER AWAITS PARTS DELIVERY FOUR DAYS FROM NOW BEFORE SCHEDULED REPAIR...AT I EXPECT ANOTHER COST TO ME OF ABOUT $1000!...I HAVE REVIEWED THE MANY COMPLAINTS IN THIS SECTION ABOUT THIS SAME ISSUE!! TO WIT, IT WAS WELL SAID BY THIS ONE QUOTED HERE: "2002 BMW X5 WINDOW REGULATOR. CAR HAS 41K MILES AND ALREADY GOING ON 5TH WINDOW REGULATOR ISSUE. ALL FOUR WINDOW REGULATORS HAVE BEEN REPLACED AND THE ISSUE OCCURRED TWICE ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW. I HAVE BEEN TOLD MULTIPLE EXPLANATIONS FROM THE DEALER INCLUDING LACK OR USE OR TOO MUCH USE BUT THIS ISSUE OCCURS ON ALL BMW MAKES AND MODELS. BMW STILL HAS NO SOLUTION THAT FIXES THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY AND CHARGES $300 TO $600 FOR EACH WINDOW DEPENDING ON FRONT OR REAR. TOO MUCH TO PAY FOR A BAD DESIGN. *TR" I AGREE!!...IT IS TIME FOR A RECALL ON THIS ISSUE. NOW.....UPDATED 08/17/15 *BF UPDATED 08/20/15*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

February 22, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10689794
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5UXFA53532L****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON CRUISE CONTROL 70 MPH AND WE HEARD A BIT BAMMMMMM AND SMOKED COMING OUT OF THE CRACK OF THE DOOR . IT TOOK A MINUTE TO REALIZE THAT THE AIR BAGS HAS JUST WENT OFF FOR NOT APPARENT REASON. SCARE THE [XXX] OUT OFF ME!!! INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: ENGINE

January 10, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10680661
Consumer Location: LONGMEADOW, MA
VIN: 5UXFA53552L****

Summary of Complaint

I REPLACED THE OIL SEPARATOR AT BMW DEALERSHIP 1/10/08 BECAUSE OIL WAS BECOMING POLLUTED WITH WATER EVEN AFTER I EXPLAINED TO DEALERSHIP PREVIOUS TIMES THE OIL LOOKED MILKY WHEN I DID A DIPSTICK CHECK. THE DEALER TOLD ME THE PART FAILED BEFORE IT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND A CONDITION KNOWN AS HYDROLOCK, WHICH COULD CAUSE ENGINE TO SEIZE. LAST WEEK IN VERY COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS,1/13,2015 MY CARS CABIN FILLED WITH BLACK SMOKE. I PULLED OVER AND FOUND THE ENGINE SPOILED WITH SMOKING OIL, I TOOK IT TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP AND IT WAS THE OIL SEPARATOR AGAIN. THE PART IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE CRANKCASE VENT VALVE I HAD IT CHANGED/REPAIRED, IT IS EXPENSIVE AND CAN CAUSE SERIOUS VEHICLE DAMAGE AND ACCIDENTS. I THINK FOR THIS TO HAPPEN TWICE POINTS TO A DANGEROUS VULNERABLE PART. THIS TIME MY CAR COULD HAVE EASILY CAUGHT ON FIRE, THANKFULLY I WAS CLOSE TO THE REPAIR SHOP.INCIDENTLY THEY HAD THREE BMW'S ASIDE FROM MINE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. ALSO THE TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS WERE REPAIRED WITH COLD WEATHER/INSULATED KITS. I COULD NOT EVEN OPEN MY DRIVERS SIDE DOOR WINDOW TO GET AIR IT WAS INOPERABLE WHEN THE CABIN FILLED WITH SMOKE WHICH WAS ALMOST INSTANTANEOUS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY STRUCTURE ENGINE

December 29, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10668801
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I'VE HAD TO REPLACE ALL 4 WINDOW REGULATORS, MY REAR HATCH SEEMS TO OPEN FOR NO REASON, MY REAR WINDOW WIPER IS WORKING WITH THE SWITCH IN THE OFF POSITION, LED'S ARE GOING OUT AGAIN AND NOW THE DREADED APPARENT OIL SEPARATOR WITH TONS OF GREY SMOKE BILLOWING OUT THE BACK OF THE CAR AFTER BEING LEFT IN AN AIRPORT PARKING LOT FOR 4 DAYS WHILST IT SNOWED OUTSIDE. SEEMS I'VE HAD EVERY TYPICAL PROBLEM OTHER THAN THE CAR CATCHING FIRE FOR NO APPARENT REASON. I HAVE OWNED BMWS IN GERMANY AND THE US FOR A LONG TIME, HOWEVER, I THINK I'LL BE SWITCHING BRANDS WITH MY NEXT VEHICLE. BMW DOESN'T SEEM TO BE PROACTIVE ENOUGH FOR MY LIKING WITH SOME OF THESE WAY TOO COMMON ISSUES. THIS IS A VERY LOW MILE VEHICLE FOR IT'S AGE AND IT'S ACTING LIKE A MODEL T. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

June 12, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10607249
Consumer Location: WEST BABYLON, NY
VIN: WBADT63412C****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING AT 50 MPH I WAS BEING HARASSED BY ANOTHER MOTORIST BECAUSE I WAS DRIVING THE SPEED LIMIT. I DECIDED TO LET HIM PASS BUT FIRST I HAD TO SPEED UP TO 58 MPH INORDER TO COMPLETELY OVERTAKE A PASSENGER CAR TO MY RIGHT (PASSENGER SIDE) I GAVE THE THROTTLE SOME GAS AND THE CAR WENT NOWHERE. THE NEEDLE WENT ALL THE WAY INTO THE RED ZONE ON THE TACHOMETER. THE DRIVER BEHIND ME (ANOTHER BMW 3 SERIES),TAILGATED ME. IT SCARED ME SO BAD, THAT I DID NOT SEE A DEEP POT HOLE IN THE ROAD SURFACE. I HIT IT SO HARD, THAT I SPUN AROUND AND ALL OF MY WHEELS WERE DAMAGED. I HAD ALL FOUR WHEELS REPAIRED AND TIRES AT A COST OF $2000.THE DAY BEFORE, I NOTICED THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT WAS ON. OF COURSE, I WANT THIS CHECKED OUT.SO I SCANNED THE CAR. IT WAS DISPLAYING 000030 BMW/ OR FOR/ P CODE P0741 " TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH VALVE STUCK OFF .SO I WENT TO A BMW DEALER. EXPLAINED EVERYTHING. THEY SHOW ME THE CODES PULLED FROM THE CAR. THE CODE FOR THE TC CLUTCH VALVE NOT WORKING WAS SHOWN.(THEIR EQUIVALENT TO P0741) THEY TELL ME IT IS THE DISA VALVE.???? IS BMW TRYING TO COVER THIS UP?.DISA HAS ZERO TO DO WITH THE TORQUE CONVERTER. I SEE HOW MANY HAVE FAILED AND BMW DOES NOTHING? I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED. THE CAR DID NOT RESPOND WITH MY REQUEST IN A MANNER THAT AFFECTED MY WELL BEING. IF THIS PROBLEM IS INVOLVED WITH MANY, MANY CLAIMS BECAUSE OF A PART THAT IS PROVEN TO BE DEFICIENT AS IT SOUNDS, I AM SURE IF INVESTIGATED YOU WILL FIND SOME INJURIES AND/OR DAMAGES AND DEATHS HAVE OCCURRED AND WHEN THE DEALER SEES A BAD ONE, THEY TRY TO BILL IT OUT AS SOMETHING ELSE. I CAN NOT BE THE ONLY ONE. AND WHY DID THE BMW DEALER TRY TO RIP ME OFF? I LIKE MY CAR BUT THE LETTERS BMW PUT A BAD TASTE IN MY MOUTH. RIGHT DOWN TO THE JERK WHO TRIED TO RUN ME OFF OF THE ROAD. BMW= ? ANYONE ELSE? ANYONE WHO WAS TOLD SOMETHING ELSE WAS BAD WHEN IT IS A BAD SEAL INSIDE THE TORQUE CONVERTER? *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10583360
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
VIN: 5UXFB335X2L****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE FLUID WARNING LIGHT CAME ON DUE TO LOW BRAKE FLUID. UPON INSPECTION, BRAKE LINE HAD CORRODED AND WAS LEAKING. GIVEN THE AGE OF THE VEHICLE THIS WOULD APPEAR TO BE QUITE PREMATURE. DESCRIPTION BY MECHANIC OF OEM REPLACEMENT LINE WAS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE DURABLE THAN LINE REPLACED.

Components: ENGINE

April 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10578900
Consumer Location: NEWTON, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

OVER SEVERAL OCCASIONS, THE CAR ENGINE SHUT DOWN WHILE WE ARE DRIVING. WE CAN TURN IT ON JUST AFTER WHEN WE CAN GET THE CAR TO A SAFE SPOT. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE BMW AND THEY TELL ME NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THE CAR!! THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE AND MY WIFE HAD ALMOST HAD A BAD ACCIDENT FOR THIS. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

November 05, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10559164
Consumer Location: ELMONT, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER'S SIDE LOCKS FAILED TO WORK WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS AN OCCASION WHERE SHE WAS DRIVING IN THE HIGHWAY AND THE DOOR OPENED INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE LOCKS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

Components: STEERING

February 06, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10499408
Consumer Location: GREENSBORO, NC
VIN: 5UXFA53532L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 BMW X5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN ATTEMPTING A TURN IN EITHER DIRECTION, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND REQUIRED TREMENDOUS FORCE TO STRAIGHTEN THE WHEELS. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED FOR THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 180,000.

BMW X5 Sold

bmw x5 2001 vin wbafb33551lh15823
2001 BMW X5 Collision Run & Drive
WBAFB33551LH15823
bmw x5 2001 vin wbafb33551lh13795
2001 BMW X5 Collision Run & Drive
WBAFB33551LH13795
bmw x5 2001 vin wbafb33501lh21352
2001 BMW X5 Normal Unknown
WBAFB33501LH21352