2008 BMW X5 Long Term Road Test

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2008 BMW X5: Sticky Situation

March 10, 2008

2008 BMW X5

During my first night in the BMW X5, I had a hard time opening the center console but eventually managed to put my iPod in there for safekeeping. Each side opens up from the center.

Later, when I tried to retrieve my iPod, I couldn't get the doors open again. It took me a good ten minutes to rescue my iPod from the X5's clutches and I was only able to open one side of the console...

For the rest of the weekend, I never managed to open the center console doors. They were just plain stuck.

Here's a view of the buttons from behind the shifter:

2008 BMW X5

Even closer:

2008 BMW X5

It's just a simple button/latch configuration. But somehow they don't want to open for me. Ed went down to our garage with me to check it out. It does open, but you really have to press down on it.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 3,717 miles

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