It is super expensive to have any engine work done to it.
Uses a lot of oil. A few oil leaks which in turn are extremely expensive to fix. Didn't come with an auxiliary cable line to listen to music through my phone. But it drives and rides great. Good gas mileage and fun to drive.
Few cosmetic issues and not car seat friendly.
It's a very comfortable and reliable car. The motors that control the windows and the door handles need to be replaced more frequently then I'd like and car seats don't fit very easily but overall I like the car.
Air ride suspension issues...
It runs well, has plenty of room for my family. This x5 has had multiple suspension issues. Mostly with the air ride system and is very costly to maintain.
On certain sport utility vehicles, it may be possible for the front brake line to slip out of the retaining bracket located at the front strut. The brake hose that is attached to the brake line could come in contact with the tire and be subjected to wear and abrasion. This could initially cause some brake fluid leakage and eventually lead to a substantial loss of brake fluid. There could be a noticeable reduction in brake performance if a loss of front brake performance occurs.
Dealers will install an additional retaining clip to further secure the brake line to the front strut. Additionally, if inspection of any brake hose indicates that it has experienced damage, the hose will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during February 2003. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the connection of the safety belt buckle to the steel rope of the tensioner does not meet BMW specifications. In severe frontal crashes, this connection can detach. If the connection detaches, the protection provided by the safety belt is likely to be impaired, and serious injuries to the driver and/or front passenger could occur.
Dealers will inspect both front safety belt tensioner and buckle assemblies, and if necessary, replace these parts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during March 2003. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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