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Wow! I have a 2007 X5 4.8 and the wholesale dealer I purchased it from said, quote "why don't you grab a Benz, as these Krout wagons shut down after 50,000 miles" end quote. Well, let's just say that was the best advise I have never taken. All of the items james230 listed above happened to me, not only once but twice. The fist time my wife was driving and the electronics started going crazy and it stopped in the middle of the freeway. BMW replaced the battery???? $1,250.00 The 2nd time I was driving from Whistler on the Sea to Sky and it started flashing parking break, passanger restraint, ABS and all wheel drive malfunction. It completly shut down on the freeway with my entire family. It happend so fast, it did not give us enough time to pull off the road. Stuck again! So this time they are telling me it is the Alternator (1,600.00). WOW! No more Krout wagons for this guy. It runs great when it's running, but when it's down.....boy does it cost you dearly! It will surley go on the trading blocks....Report it
I had the same exact thing happen to my 07' X5 with 30k miles, but 30 days outside of the warranty window, the dealer stated that I need an 180 amp alternator, they suggest all the power gadgets on this vehicle drains the power. What was your faulty part. When this car is running, it is great in terms of performance, but it seems there is never a low cost repair cost with these. Wife drives a $24k Caravan with 125k miles and still going... It did contact BMW and they are looking into covering this...this is my 3rd BMW overall and in the past they have come through...after a few phone calls though.Report it
Has anyone out there had any luck with asking BMW to recall the factory alternator? TKs...Report it
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