2005 BMW X5 Consumer Review: BMW Quality FAIL

2005 BMW X5 - Consumer Review

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4.4i 4dr SUV (4.4L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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BMW Quality FAIL
By chief770 on


2005 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


I bought my X5 a few years back. I've been a loyal BMW owner since my first 2002 I bought back in the late 70s. I have had pretty good luck through the years until I bought this thing. My transmission went out at 75K, the tail light housing needs replacing so the lights don't continue to go out (not burn out, just not seating properly), the oil changes produce parts of a know flaw in the oil pump non-return valve ($2500 fix) and numerous issues with the mirrors, window washer motor, etc. Honestly, this is my last BMW as I no longer feel confident in their product. Lexus, here I come..........

Best Features

Has the potential of being a great SUV as the interior room is great.

Worst Features

Stop producing products in Mexico and bring back BWM's famed quality control.
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