2009 BMW X5 VIN: 5UXFF03559LJ97953

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Make

BMW

Manufacturer Name

BMW MANUFACTURER CORPORATION / BMW NORTH AMERICA

Model

X5

Model Year

2009

Plant City

GREER

Trim

xDrive35d

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)

2992.2778864

Displacement (CI)

182.6

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Power (kW)

197.6105

Fuel Type - Primary

Diesel

Engine Brake (hp) From

265

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Dual-stage suppl. restraint system (SRS) certified to the advanced airbag requiremnets of FMVSS 208, S14.

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2009 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:
17.4%

2009 BMW X5 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

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

Air Bags

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

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5UXFF03559LJ97953

Components: STEERING

August 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11252567
Consumer Location: MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY
VIN: 5UXFF03559L****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER SITTING IDLE IN THE CAR FOR 5 MINUTES I DECIDED TO DRIVE OFF, THE STEERING WHEEL STARTED TO LOCK AND A BURNING SMELL CAME FROM THE AC, AFTER TURNING OFF THE AC THE STEERING WHEEL WORKED NORMAL BUT WHEN TURNING IT BACK ON THE SMELL CAME AND THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10993119
Consumer Location: VENTURA, CA
VIN: 5UXFF03559L****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A BMW X5 DIESEL 2009 MODEL YEAR, SOMETIME 2012 THE DEF ACTIVE TANK WAS REPLACED AS COVERED BY RECALL. NOW IT HAS STARTED TO GIVE THE SAME CEL CODE ( ACTIVE TANK TEMP SENSOR FAILURE). THE REPLACEMENT FOR THIS ISSUE IS VERY COSTLY. THIS IS PART OF EMISSIONS AND BMW DOES NOT WANT ANY REPLACEMENT WITHOUT ANY COST TO CONSUMERS.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 04, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10305662
Consumer Location: LEESBURG, VA
VIN: 5UXFF03559L****

Summary of Complaint

THIS ISSUE IS FOR A 2009 BMW X5 3.5D (DIESEL) SUV. WHEN SLOWING DOWN TO A NEAR OR ROLLING STOP AT APPROXIMATELY 2 MPH AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE QUICKLY WHILE TURNING, THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO ROLL WITHOUT POWER FOR UP TO 3 SECONDS. SCENARIO: PULL UP TO AN INTERSECTION FOR A RIGHT OR LEFT TURN, SLOW TO A NEAR STOP, THEN ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE JUST ROLLS FORWARD WHEN CROSSING TRAFFIC OR ATTEMPTING TO PULL AWAY QUICKLY. MEANWHILE, TRAFFIC IS APPROACHING YOU AT SPEED AND AN ACCIDENT COULD EASILY OCCUR. VOLKSWAGEN DIESEL VEHICLES HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH THEIR DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) SYSTEM RECENT. THE KEY FACTOR MAY BE OPERATING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS WHILE ATTEMPTING A TURN, WHICH INVOKES DSC. I HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS SEVERAL TIMES SINCE PURCHASE OF THE VEHICLE IN AUGUST 2009. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11435342
Consumer Location: DES PLAINES, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2009 BMW X5. The contact stated that while approaching a stop, the vehicle would continue to accelerate upon the depression of the brake pedal. The contact also stated that the parking brake failure warning message would appear on the instrument panel. The contact had taken the vehicle to a dealer where they replaced both front and rear brake pads; however, the failure persisted soon after repair. The dealer was notified of the failure and the contact was given a second appointment. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. The VIN was not available.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383710
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, OH
VIN: 5UXFE43599L****

Summary of Complaint

CAR STUCK IN PARK AND IS IN FAIL SAFE MODE ALSO WHEN TRYING TO CHARGE BATTERY WHILE IT'S DEAD IT SOUNDS LIKE THE WHOLE CAR IS CLICKING

Components: ENGINE

July 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338965
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5UXFE43589L****

Summary of Complaint

CAR BEGAN TO OVERHEAT WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY, EXITED HIGHWAY TO CITY STREET, THEN THE ALERT FOR LOW COOLANT CAME ON. IMMEDIATELY FOUND A PLACE TO PARK TO KEEP ENGINE FROM BEING COMPROMISED. ALLOWED TO COOL, OPENED RESERVOIR AND COOLANT WAS LOW. ADDED ONE GALLON OF APPROVED COOLANT. DROVE FOR 5 MILES. CAR SAT FOR SEVERAL HOURS. STARTED CAR, ALERT CAME BACK ON. CHECKED BENEATH VEHICLE, ALL OF THE COOLANT LEAKED ONTO THE GROUND.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328101
Consumer Location: BLUFFTON, SC
VIN: 5UXFE43549L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 BMW X5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V364000 (AIR BAGS) AND REPAIRED AT HILTON HEAD BMW DEALERSHIP (1230 FORDING ISLAND RD, BLUFFTON, SC 29910, (843) 815-1501) HOWEVER, THE ABS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000. *BF*JB

Components: ENGINE

April 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11323731
Consumer Location: BOCA RATON, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2009 BMW X5. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO DEFECTIVE DIESEL ENGINE VEHICLE. *LD *JS

Components: SUSPENSION FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11320844
Consumer Location: SIGNAL HILL, CA
VIN: 5UXFE43549L****

Summary of Complaint

THERE HAVE BEEN TWO OCCASIONS THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE FUEL PUMP ON MY VEHICLE. IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS THAT IT TURNS OFF SUDDENLY. I AM SO AFRAID THAT THIS MIGHT JUST HAPPEN WORST THING IS THAT THERE ARE NO LIGHT INDICATORS THAT WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

October 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11316351
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

LETTER FROM CONGRESSMAN PRAMILA JAYAPAL ON BEHALF OF CONSTITUENT REGARDING VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL THAT DEALER WON'T HONOR FOR HIS 2009 BMW X5. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED 5 MINUTES AFTER GETTING AN OIL CHANGE, THE FUEL PUMP FAILED LEAVING THE CONSUMER STRANDED.*JS

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287653
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: 5UXFF03529L****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2009 BMW X5 DIESEL. BMW HAS RECOGNIZED AN ISSUE WITH A SENSOR IN THE SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION (SCR) ACTIVE TANK. THE TANK STORES DIESEL FLUID. DIESEL FLUID IS ADDED INTO DIESEL TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF EMISSIONS THAT IS RELEASED FROM THE VEHICLE. BMW EXTENDED THE WARRANTY FOR THIS PART BUT IT IS UNKNOWN HOW THEY DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF THIS EXTENSION. MY VEHICLE IS OVER THE EXTENDED WARRANTY BY 4 MONTHS BUT UNDER THE MILEAGE LIMIT BY 40,000 MILES. THIS ISSUE SHOULD BE A RECALL CALL AND NOT AN EXTENDED WARRANTY WITH LIMITED TIME TO REPAIR THE ISSUE. I ATTEMPTED TO RESOLVE THIS WITH SEAN S. AT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS BY INFORMING HIM THAT THIS IS MY COMMUTER VEHICLE AND I HAVE TO DRIVE THIS CAR EVERY DAY. I ALSO INFORMED HIM THAT IF NOT RESOLVED THIS WILL LEAD TO A LARGE AMOUNT OF POLLUTION RELEASED TO THE ENVIRONMENT. SEAN S. ACTING AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF BMW NORTH AMERICA STATED THEY ARE ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS AND THEIR BOTTOM LINE AND ONLY WILL ASSIST ME IF I'M A LOYAL CUSTOMER. THEY VIEWED ME AS NOT A SMART BUSINESS MOVE TO FIX THE ISSUE AND INDICATED THEY ARE NOT CONCERN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND OK FOR ME TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE THIS CAR THAT IS PUTTING OUT 10X THE AMOUNT OF POLLUTION AS GAS. RESEARCHING THE INTERNET THERE ARE MANY BMW X5 OWNERS DRIVING THEIR VEHICLE WITH THIS DEFECTIVE SENSOR AND MANY USING HACKS TO TRICK THE ECU AND MANY USING ALTERNATIVE NON OEM PARTS AND FORCING A FITMENT. ALL OF THIS IS DUE TO THE LIMITED TIME BMW IS OFFERING TO FIX THIS ISSUE AND THE EXTREME COST OF THE REPAIR AT A BMW SERVICE CENTER.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11254331
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: 5UXFE83529L****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE 2009 BMW X5 XDRIVE 48I , 148700 MILE ON IT . I AM FACING A BIG UN SAFETY PROBLEMS WITH THE MALFUNCTION IN DRIVE IN TRANSMISSION AND AWD AND DSC HAVE MALFUNCTIONED. THIS PROBLEMS ON BMW X5 2009 IT'S FROM THE CAR AND THIS MODEL EXACTLY AND THIS PROBLEM HAPPENED WITH ME LAT WEEK AND THE CAR IT START OF WHEN I DRIVE IT SOMETIMES BY IT SELF AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO I CANNOT HANDLE IT AND I NEED RECALL FOR THIS TO FIX IT AT THE DEALER NEAR ME PLEASE

Components: ENGINE

June 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11232366
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 5UXFE435X9L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 BMW X5. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT A STOP, THE ENGINE REVVED HIGH AND THE HIGH TEMPERATURE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT ADDED WATER AND OIL AND CONTINUED DRIVING, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BMW OF MONTEREY (831-920-0743, LOCATED AT 1 GEARY PLZ, SEASIDE, CA 93955) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE WATER PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 43,886. *AS THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AT OWNERS COST OF $1318. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11222355
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 5UXFE435X9L****

Summary of Complaint

BAD WATER PUMP AT 43886 MILES. BMW IS RECALLING X5 FROM 2008 THROUGH 2011 BUT WHEN I CALLED [email protected] THEY TOLD ME THERE IS NO RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE. HOW CAN BMW CALLS THEIR VEHICLES "ULTIMATE DRIVING MECHANICS" WHEN WATER PUMP FAILS AT 43886 MILES WHICH COST ME $1318.29. LABOR COST $803 FOR LESS THAN 1.5 HOURS WORK. BMW MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE WATER PUMP FAILURE AT LOW MILEAGE.

Components: ENGINE

June 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11219967
Consumer Location: CORNELIUS, NC
VIN: 5UXFE43509L****

Summary of Complaint

THE ORIGINAL WATER PUMP HAS BEEN REPLACED THREE (3) TIMES IN FOUR (4) YEARS. EACH TIME THE WATER PUMP FAILED COOLANT STARTED LEAKING OUT OF THE PUMP AND THE LOW COOLANT INDICATOR ILLUMINATED ON THE DASH. THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION FOR EACH OF THE THREE (3) INCIDENCES. THE ORIGINAL PUMP WAS REPLACED IN 2015 AND THE THIRD PUMP REPLACED IN JUNE, 2019.

Components: AIR BAGS SEATS

January 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11209650
Consumer Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
VIN: 5UXFE43599L****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAG SENSOR MAT FAILURE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204941
Consumer Location: HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
VIN: 5UXFE43509L****

Summary of Complaint

LOST POWER WHILE CRUISING AT 60 M/HR. OTHER CARS ALMOST HIT ME WHEN I WAS TRYING TO MOVE TO THE SIDE FOR SAFETY CAUSING LOTS OF TRAFFIC. THEN WENT TO THE BMW DEALER (PATRICT BMW) IN SCHAUMBURG IL FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND FOUND OUT THERE WAS A PROBLEM IN THE FUEL SYSTEM ELECTRICALLY. THE WIRING HARNESS WERE MELTED , BLEW FUSE AND RELAY AND THEY SAID THE MOTOR ALSO BURNED OUT. I WILL ATTACHED DOCUMENT FROM THE BMW DEALER FOR MOE INFO.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11193272
Consumer Location: DANVILLE, CA
VIN: 5UXFF03599L****

Summary of Complaint

2009 BMW X5 DIESEL PASSIVE TANK FAILED. I TOLD THE DEALER AND CALLED BMW CUSTOMER CARE AND TOLD THEM THIS IS EMMISIONS RELATED AND THEY SHOULD HAVE REPLACED IT WHEN THEY REPLACED THE ACTIVE TANK A YEAR AGO. BMW DIESELS WILL NOT PASS SMOG DUE TO DEFECTIVE DESIGNS OF THE ACTIVE AND PASSIVE TANKS THAT CONTAIN DEF. THE SENSORS ARE LOCATED INSIDE THE TANK AND CANNOT BE REPLACED BY AN OVER THE COUNTER BMW PART. HENCE THE WHOLE TANKS HAVE TO BE REPLACED. BMW CUSTOMER SERVICE IS NOT WILLING TO HELP AND BASICALLY TOLD ME TO GO BUY ANOTHER BRAND WHICH I WILL AFTER OWNING 4 BMW. BMW SHOULD BE HEAVILY INVESTIGATED FOR DESIGNING A POOR EMMISIONS SYSTEM FOUND IN THE BMW X5 AND 335D DIESEL VEHICLES SOLD IN THE USA. SHAME ON YOU BMW FOR SCREWING YOUR LOYAL CUSTOMES.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191664
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5UXFE43569L****

Summary of Complaint

3-2-19 I BROUGHT CAR TO BMW IN FT PERCE, FL FOR 4 RECALLS WHICH THEY DID. THERE WAS A PASSENGER AIR BAG LIGHT ON AFTERWARDS WHICH THEY SAID THEY WOULD NOT FIX UNDER RECALL. I HAD A LICENSED ASC MECHANIC SCAN THE CAR AND IT CAME UP OC3 SEAT MAT FAULT. I LOOKED UP THIS AND THERE WAS A CAMPAIGN APRIL 2009 WHICH SPECIFICALLY STATES ON THE 1ST PAGE UNDER SITUATION THAT AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ISSUE IS EXTENDED 10 YEARS WITHOUT MILEAGE LIMIT. I CALLED BMW HEADQUARTERS 3-25-19 AND FILED A REPORT, THEY TOLD ME MY VIN# WASN'T RECALLED BUT I SAID IT IS FOR THE PASSENGER SEAT MAT THAT WAS RECALLED APRIL 2009 AND THIS SHOULD BE COVERED IF IT IS THE SAME PROBLEM. THEY TOLD ME THEY WOULD ESCALATE IT. TODAY, 3-26-19, I RECEIVED A CALL FROM ANOTHER BMW REP AND THEY SAID THEY WERE WORKING ON IT BUT THEY WOULD PROBABLY NOT COVER IT DUE TO THE AGE OF THE CAR AND MILEAGE. I TOLD THEM, "NO,, YOUR APRIL 2009 RECALL SAYS IT WAS EXTENDED 10 YEARS WITHOUT MILEAGE LIMIT, SO IT SHOULD BE COVERED". THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND IF OTHER SAME MAKE,MODEL, YEAR WERE RECALLED FOR THE SAME PROBLEM I AM HAVING THEN THEY NEED TO FIX MY CAR AT THEIR COST. I NEED YOUR HELP IN GETTING THIS CAR RESOLVED AS I JUST RECENTLY BOUGHT IT.

Components: ENGINE

January 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191429
Consumer Location: PORT ARTHUR, TX
VIN: 5UXFE83549L****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IDLE IT WILL HAVE A WHITE SMOKE THAT COMES OUT THE TAIL PIPE. ALSO LOOSING ANTI FREEZE FREQUENTLY

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11181087
Consumer Location: SOUTH GATE, CA
VIN: 5UXFE43529L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 BMW X5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START AND THE FUEL CAP WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MCKENNA BMW (LOCATED AT 10900 FIRESTONE BLVD, NORWALK, CA 90650, (562) 219-4570), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V746000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE) AND THE FUEL PUMP WAS ALSO REPAIRED UNDER WARRANTY AT MCKENNA BMW; HOWEVER, THE REPAIRS DID NOT CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO NHTSA. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,025.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11174784
Consumer Location: AVON, CO
VIN: 5UXFF03519L****

Summary of Complaint

2009 BMW X535D ACTIVE FUEL TANK SENSOR NOT WORKING

Components: ENGINE

July 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11174310
Consumer Location: NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
VIN: 5UXFF03539L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 BMW X5. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V336000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. FERMAN BMW (31400 US HWY 19 N, PALM HARBOR, FL 34684, (727) 400-3542) STATED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11170959
Consumer Location: DALY CITY, CA
VIN: 5UXFF03529L****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2009 BMW X5 IS EXHIBITING THE SAME ISSUES LISTED ON THE NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 13V339000 RELATING TO THE 'FUEL FILTER HEATER/ POSSIBLE FIRE' ISSUE. ALTHOUGH THE MAKE, MODEL, AND YEAR ARE EXACTLY AS LISTED ON THE NHTSA RECALL 13V339000 FOR SOME REASON MY VEHICLE'S VIN IS NOT LISTED ON THE RECALL NOTE. I PLEADED WITH THE BMW DEALERSHIP TO REPAIR THIS SAFETY ISSUE DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE MAKE MODEL AND YEAR ARE THE SAME TO NO AVAIL. MY VEHICLE HAS A WARNING LIGHT INDICATING I HAVE THE ISSUE WITH THE HEATER AS WELL AS BATTERY DRAIN ISSUES RELATED TO THE HEATER STAYING ON NOT BY DESIGN. PLEASE ASSIST ME WITH ADDING MY VEHICLE VIN TO THE RECALL BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT. THANK YOU.

Components: ENGINE

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11166227
Consumer Location: BOWIE, MD
VIN: 5UXFE43509L****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE FAILURE WITH LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE AND PISTON ROD BREAKING OFF THE CRANK CASE WHILE DRIVING ABOUT 60-65 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY

Components: ENGINE

October 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155281
Consumer Location: LOMITA, CA
VIN: 5UXFF03599L****

Summary of Complaint

I AM SMELLING EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR HEALTH EXHAUST FUMES INSIDE THE CAR WHILE DRIVING. THE MORE THE CABIN HEAT IS APPLIED, THE MORE EXHAUST SMELL IS NOTICEABLE. I FOUND MANY FORUMS ONLINE RELATED TO THE SAME ISSUE ON 2009 AND UP DIESEL POWERED BMW X5 XDRIVE35D. PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT FAULTY EGR COOLERS, LEAKING TURBOS ETC. THIS PROBLEM NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AND CORRECTED. THANK YOU.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11151258
Consumer Location: LINCOLN, CA
VIN: 5UXFE43519L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 BMW X5. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE CONTACT WAS INVOLVED IN A MULTIPLE VEHICLE COLLISION. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED BACK, NECK, AND PELVIS INJURIES THAT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE DRIVER OF THE OTHER VEHICLE WAS NOT INJURED. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A COLLISION CENTER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 72,000.

Components: ENGINE

October 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11143076
Consumer Location: GREENSBORO, NC
VIN: 5UXFE43599L****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT MY 2009 BMW X5 VEHICLE IN JUNE 2018, WITH APPROXIMATELY 61,630 MILES AND A LIMITED WARRANTY WITH 'POWER TRAIN COVERAGE', WHICH INCLUDED 'ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, AND REAR WHEEL DRIVE'. IN MID-OCTOBER 2018, MY VEHICLE BEGAN SHOWING THE 'LOW COOLANT LEVEL' LIGHT AND 'LOW OIL LEVEL' LIGHT. I CALLED THE FLOW BMW DEALERSHIP FOR SERVICE AND TOOK MY VEHICLE IN FOR SERVICE ON 10/19/18. FLOW BMW DIAGNOSED A LEAK IN THE RADIATOR. AFTER CONTACTING THE WARRANTY COMPANY (ASSURE) THE WARRANTY COMPANY INFORMED THE SERVICE MANAGER THAT THEY WOULD NOT COVER THE COST OF A NEW RADIATOR ($1,300.00) BECAUSE IT WAS NOT COVERED BY THE LIMITED WARRANTY UNDER 'POWER TRAIN COVERAGE'. THE RADIATOR IS ONE OF THE ENGINE'S UNSUNG HEROES. IT'S RESPONSIBLE FOR ESSENTIAL HEAT EXCHANGE FUNCTIONS IN YOUR CAR'S COOLING SYSTEM. THE NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE OF THE AVERAGE CAR ENGINE IS AROUND 190-210 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. WITH A DEFECTIVE RADIATOR, THE INCREASED HEAT STARTS TO WEAR ON OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS, AND THE RESULTING STRESS CAN SHORTEN ENGINE LIFE DRAMATICALLY. THE COOLANT SYSTEM IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO KEEPING THE ENGINE RUNNING. THIS IS A DANGER TO THE DRIVER AND TO OTHERS ON THE ROAD. THE RADIATOR ISSUE AND INEVITABLE ISSUE WITH THE ENGINE CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY TO OTHER DRIVERS ON THE ROAD IF THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE SEIZES ARE STOPS IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC. AFTER SOME RESEARCH, I LEARNED THAT OTHER BMW CUSTOMERS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE RADIATORS IN BMWS FROM THE YEARS 2007-2013 (DOCUMENTS ATTACHED). AGAIN, THE RADIATOR IS A VITAL PART OF ENSURING THAT THE ENGINE RUNS APPROPRIATELY, AND IF THERE IS EVIDENCE OF CONSISTENT LEAKING WITH BMW VEHICLES WITH VERY FEW MILES DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ERROR, THEN THIS PROBLEM SHOULD BE CORRECTED. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11132254
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5UXFF03509L****

Summary of Complaint

2009 BMW X5 35D VEHICLE STARTED TO DISPLAY VARIOUS MALFUNCTION CODES GOING INTO LIMP MODE SEVERAL TIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC LOOSING POWER OR SUDDEN SHUT DOWN OF ENGINE ESPECIALLY GOING OVER PUMPS OR ROUGH AND UNEVEN SURFACES SMOKE WAS SEEN COMING FROM UNDER HOOD. VEHICLE EVENTUALLY HAD A NO STARTING CONDITION. LAST DISPLAY ON IDRIVE SAID IGNITION MALFUNCTION. MECHANIC FOUND MAIN ENGINE HARNESS AT BACK OF CYLINDER HEAD WAS BURNT FROM THE ENGINE HEAT CAUSING THE INSULATION ON THE WIRES TO BE MELTED AND IN TURN WELDED THEMSELVES TOGETHER,USED WIRE HARNESS WERE PURCHASE TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE HARNESS BUT THEY ALL HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AFTER CONTACTING THE DEALER ABOUT UPDATED HARNESS TO CORRECT PROBLEM THE DEALER ADMIT THAT THEY DO KNOW ABOUT THIS ISSUE BUT THERE IS NO RECALL FOR IT. THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD AND SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE BY THE MANUFACTURER TO CORRECT IT NEW HARNESSES WILL BE BURNT JUST LIKE THE OLD ONES IF IT'S NOT RECTIFIED

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11130390
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5UXFE43559L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 BMW X5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE INADVERTENTLY PLACED THE VEHICLE INTO REVERSE AND THE AUTO PARK FUNCTION SHIFTED INTO PARK. WHEN THE CONTACT EXITED THE VEHICLE, THE AUTO PARK DISENGAGED AND THE VEHICLE ROLLED BACKWARDS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO FLOW BMW (2565 PETERS CREEK PKWY, WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27127, 366-788-3333) FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND A FIELD REPRESENTATIVE CAME TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS WATER IN THE TRANSMISSION CASE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 93,000.

Components: AIR BAGS SEATS

September 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11127884
Consumer Location: WATSONVILLE, CA
VIN: 5UXFE43579L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 BMX X5. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED, WHICH WAS A SAFETY CONCERN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BMW OF MONTEREY (1 GEARY PLAZA, SEASIDE, CA 93955, (831) 920-0743) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE PASSENGER SEAT MAT SENSOR FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,116.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11124148
Consumer Location: WOODLAND, CA
VIN: 5UXFE43539L****

Summary of Complaint

I STOPPED AT A DRIVE THRU WINDOW AND THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING. I COULDN'T GET IT STARTED AND THE POLICE TRIED TO PUT IN NEUTRAL TO MOVE IT OUT OF THE WAY. NO LIGHTS OR ANYTHING INDICATED THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG. I HAVE ONLY HAD THE VEHICLE FOR 4 DAYS.THE AIRBAG RESTRAINT LIGHT IS ON AND WAITING FOR THE SENSOR. NOT SURE IF THIS IS A RECALL. IT WAS TOWED TO A SHOP AND THEN IT STARTED WHEN GETTING IT OFF THE TOW TRUCK. I DON'T TRUST DRIVING IT NOW BECAUSE IT CAN GO OUT WHILE I'M ON THE FREEWAY OR HIGHWAY AND CAUSE A MAJOR ACCIDENT. THERE ARE NO REPORTS BECAUSE I WAS AT A DRIVE THRU AND JUST TRIED TO GET IT OUT OF THE WAY. WE HAD THE LATEST RECALL DONE ON 08/31/2018.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11113332
Consumer Location: MOUND, MN
VIN: 5UXFF03519L****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENGINE IDLER PULLEY BOLT BROKE WHILE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION ON HIGHWAY. VEHICLE IOST ALL POWER STEERING. ALTERNATOR WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED ALONG WITH WARNING MESSAGE "CHARGING MALFUNCTION". THE BOLT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPLACE IN 2012.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING SERVICE BRAKES

June 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11105182
Consumer Location: EDGEWATER, MD
VIN: 5UXFE435X9L****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE LIGHTS ARE FAILING CAUSING A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE. BMW ISSUED A SERVICE BULLETIN ON THIS PROBLEM (SB-10040177-8428 / SI B63 10 09) IN MARCH 2011. THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN SERVICED BY THE BMW DEALERSHIP MANY MANY TIMES, BUT THE SERVICE BULLETIN WAS NEVER MENTIONED OR EXECUTED. WARNING LIGHTS APPEAR ON THE DASH - ISSUE IS PRESENT BOTH MOVING AND STATIONARY. HTTPS://STATIC.NHTSA.GOV/ODI/TSBS/2013/SB-10040177-8428.PDF HTTPS://STATIC.NHTSA.GOV/ODI/TSBS/2013/SB-10040177-8428.PDF

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11103081
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA
VIN: 5UXFE43589L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 BMW X5. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V683000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. BMW OF FAIRFAX (8427 LEE HWY, FAIRFAX, VA 22031) WAS MADE AWARE OF THE RECALL AND STATED THAT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: WHEELS

May 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11098099
Consumer Location: WILMINGTON, DE
VIN: 5UXFF03529L****

Summary of Complaint

SIR, BMW INSTALLS RUNFLATS ON ALL THEIR CARS. ON THIS X5 I'VE REPLACED THESE TIRES 3 OR 4 TIMES AT MY OWN EXPENSE AS RUNFLATS EITHER GET PUNCTURE OR LEAK AND ONE CAN'T REPLACE @3/32 OLY ONE.THESE TIRES ARE DEFECTIVE AND HAVE NOT SERVED THIS SUV WELL. IN FACT, MY WIFE'S [email protected] 535XI I DID THE SAME AND THREW OUT OEM TIRES WITH NEW MICHELIN AND SPARE. BRIDGESTONE HAS A WARRRANTY IF WITHIN 3YRS THEY WILL REPLACE @ VERY LARGE PRORATED DISCOUNT. I'VE SPENT $270 EACH TIME PLUS HEADACHES OF BREAKING DOWN IN PHILA OR IN NYC ON WAY TO PICK UP WIFE FROM JFK @ MIDNITE. FILE SIZE IS OVER 5GB SO HOW DO I LOAD IT???

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING SERVICE BRAKES

April 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11090162
Consumer Location: WESTMINSTER, MD
VIN: 5UXFE43589L****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2009 X5 WITH 127000 MILES RECENTLY INDICATED A BURNT OUT BRAKE LIGHT. WHILE REPLACING THE LIGHT, I FOUND THE REAR UPPER RIGHT BRAKE LIGHT WAS BURNT OUT, THE TAILLIGHT ITSELF IS MELTED, AND THE SOCKET IS SEVERELY MELTED AND SCORCHED. ON FURTHER INVESTIGATION, THE OPPOSITE SIDE (LEFT/DRIVER'S SIDE) WAS ALSO MELTED! CHECKING ONLINE, THIS APPEARS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM. I AM AFRAID THIS COULD BE A FIRE HAZARD AND WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN THERE IS NOT AN OUTSTANDING RECALL ON THE TAILLIGHTS FOR THIS VEHICLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11084282
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 5XUFE43559L****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR CAUGHT FIRE WHILE DRIVING UNDER MY PASSENGER BACKSEAT WHERE THE FUEL PUMP IS LOCATED UP UNDER. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAME, SNATCHED OUT SEAT AND PUT THE FLAME OUT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11080008
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WBAFE41039L****

Summary of Complaint

MY TRUCK BMW PARKING FOR MORE THAN 6 HOURS, FIRE WITHOUT A KNOWN CAUSE, REMAINING WITH TOTAL LOSS, I COMMUNICATED VIA EMAIL WITH THE BMW, AFTER REVIEWING THE INTERNET AND FIND THE RESEARCH DONE BY YOU, AND RECEIVING THE POSSIBLE DIAGNOSTIC OF WHAT HAPPENED "AN OVERHEATING IN THE PCB VALVE THAT RUSTED AND CAUSED THE TRUCK TO FIRE", AND KNOWING THE BELLS THAT ARE REAPING TO PICK UP THE VEHICLES IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, BUT THAT THEY KNOW SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO OTHER COUNTRIES, I PUT IN I KNOW THE FACTS, RECEIVING FROM THEM, EXACTLY THE BMW GROUP MEXICO, THE ANSWER THAT THEY HAD NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE EVENTS, BECAUSE TWO YEARS AGO I DID NOT MAINTAIN OR WASH THE ENGINE WITH THEM; FACTS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEFECT OF THE VEHICLE. PLEASE ASK FOR YOUR HELP AND COLLABORATION, THE INCIDENT OCCURRED IN CUCUTA, COLOMBIA. THE POLICE OF MY COUNTRY MADE AN INSPECTION OF THE EVENTS, WHICH RESULTED IN THE FACT THAT THERE WAS NOTHING EXTERNAL THAT HAD CAUSED THE FIRE, WHICH WAS THE TRUCK ALONE, WHICH CAUGHT ON AND IN VERY SHORT TERMS WAS BURNED AS A TOTAL LOSS. I REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS RULES THAT CAN GIVE ME A PROTECTION, BUT THE BMW IS ONE, AND THE MANUFACTURER MUST RESPOND FROM ANY POINT OF VIEW, BY VEHICLES THAT MANUFACTURE NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE. REVIEWING THE MODELS AND YEARS TO WHICH THEY ARE PREDICTED TO HAVE THIS DEFECT, IS THE X5 SERIES, BETWEEN THE YEARS OF MANUFACTURE 2007 TO 2011, AND THE TRUCK OF MY PROPERTY IS X5 - 2009. THIS IS THE ANSWER THAT THE BMW INVIA "DEAR [XXX] : THANK YOU FOR CONTACTING THE BMW GROUP. BASED ON YOUR EMAIL, WE INTERNALLY REVIEW THE HISTORY OF YOUR BMW XDRIVE30I, VIN [XXX], WITH FACTORY WARRANTY EXPIRED IN APRIL 2011. WE FOUND A PAIR OF KEYS READING, WHICH SHOWS LAG IN THE REQUIRED MAINTENANCE SERVICES ACCORDING TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: SEATS

December 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11075578
Consumer Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
VIN: 5UXFF03589L****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEATED SEATS IN MY 2009 BMW X5 GOT SO HOT THAT IT BURNED A HOLE THROUGH MY LEATHER SEAT AND MY CLOTHING. THERE IS A BURNING SMELL WHEN I TURN IT ON. I'M UNABLE TO USE IT NOW.

BMW X5 Sold

bmw x5 2004 vin 5uxfb53504lv02499
2004 BMW X5 Collision Run & Drive
5UXFB53504LV02499
bmw x5 2004 vin 5uxfb53534lv09138
2004 BMW X5 Collision Run & Drive
5UXFB53534LV09138
bmw x5 2004 vin 5uxfa13584lu35212
2004 BMW X5 Other Unknown
5UXFA13584LU35212