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BMW X5 - 2001 BMW X5 Problems & Complaints

 
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by BMW of North America, LLC

There are 170 complaints filed for the 2001 BMW X5

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2001 BMW X5. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2001 BMW X5, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: COOLING SYSTEM: FAN

9/26/2001 - CORAL GABLE, FL
CONSUMER HAD JUST GOTTEN OUT OF VEHICLE WHEN FRONT END WAS SMOKING/SPARKS FLYING, AND ASHES COMING FROM ENGINE. DEALER DIAGNOSED AUXILLARY FAN AS THE CAUSE. VEHICLE WAS PART OF RECALL 01V20600, BUT CONSUMER DID NOT RECEIVE A NOTICE.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

9/26/2001 - CORAL GABLE, FL
CONSUMER HAD JUST GOTTEN OUT OF VEHICLE WHEN FRONT END WAS SMOKING/SPARKS FLYING, AND ASHES COMING FROM ENGINE. DEALER DIAGNOSED AUXILLARY FAN AS THE CAUSE. VEHICLE WAS PART OF RECALL 01V20600, BUT CONSUMER DID NOT RECEIVE A NOTICE.

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SUSPENSION: REAR

8/30/2001 - BROOKFIELD, MO
TIRES WERE WEARING OUT PREMATURELY. DEALER NOTICED REAR SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM WAS BENT, CAUSING TIRES TO WEAR OUT PREMATURELY. DEALER REPLACED PART.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: COOLING SYSTEM: FAN

7/20/2001 - ORLAND PARK, IL
MY AUX FAN IS NOT PART OF BMW'S CURRENT RECALL DUE TO FIRES HOWEVER, I DO HAVE THE "BAD" FAN AND IT IS SCHEDLUED TO BE REPLACED AS SOON AS THEY CAN GET A PART. MY CONCERN IS THAT BMW HAS NOT EXPANDED THE RECALL TO INCLUDE ALL VEHICLES WITH THE BAD FAN THAT STARTS FIRES UNDER THE HOOD.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: STORAGE: TANK ASSEMBLY

7/16/2001 - BATTON RUGE, LA
FUEL LEAKING FROM FUEL PUMP SEAL INTO PASSENGER'S COMPARTMENT AND OUTSIDE . PRIOR TO THE PROBLEM, DEALER REPLACED FUEL PUMP. SINCE THEN, DEALER HAS INSPECTED VEHICLE AND REPLACED FUEL TANK. PLEASE PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

7/16/2001 - BATTON RUGE, LA
FUEL LEAKING FROM FUEL PUMP SEAL INTO PASSENGER'S COMPARTMENT AND OUTSIDE . PRIOR TO THE PROBLEM, DEALER REPLACED FUEL PUMP. SINCE THEN, DEALER HAS INSPECTED VEHICLE AND REPLACED FUEL TANK. PLEASE PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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POWER TRAIN: MANUAL TRANSMISSION

7/13/2001 - LITLLETON, CO
THE VEHICLE LOOSES ALL POWER TO TRANSMISSION AND GOES INTO A NEUTRAL STATE CAUSING SUDDEN STOP ON ACCELERATION, THIS POSES A THREAT WHILE PASSING VEHICLES OR TURNING OUT NOT THE HIGHWAY. NLM

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: COOLING SYSTEM: RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

7/12/2001 - WILMINGTON, NC
RADIATOR FAN HAD SHORTED OUT AND CAUGHT ON FIRE WHILE DRIVING 60MPH. AFTER STOPPING, HAD NOTICED SMOKE. ELECTRICAL WIRES TO RADIATOR FAN HAD MELTED. VEHICLE TOWED TO DEALERSHIP. MECHANIC INDICATED TO OWNER A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN WAS LISTED FOR VEHICLE.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: COOLING SYSTEM: FAN

7/5/2001 - MELBOURNE, FL
COOLING FAN COMES ON AND OFF WHEN ENGINE GETS TO A CERTAIN TEMPERATURE. ALSO, IF TEMPERATURE GETS TOO HOT VEHICLE CAN CATCH ON FIRE. CONTACTED DEALER AND DEALER STATED FAN WAS DEFECTIVE, BUT DID NOT HAVE SWITCH TO REPLACE.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: ANTILOCK

4/10/2001 - SACRAMENTO, CA
ABS LIGHT HAS BEEN ON, BRAKING ACTION NORMAL. DEALER CANNOT REMEDY PROBLEM. VEHICLE AT DEALER SINCE 25 MAR 2001.

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