BMW X5 Lemon Law: Problems, Complaints, & Recalls

The BMW X5 is a midsize luxury SUV that dates back to 1999. To date, four generations of X5 models have been produced. Although each generation has improved from the one that preceded it, many owners have reported BMW X5 problems over the years. 

For those who experience BMW X5 problems, help is available. At Robison Lemon Law Group, we can help you file a lemon law claim based on X5 safety and performance issues. To learn more, please get in touch with us today. 

What Issues Should I Look Out for with the BMW X5?

The 2023 BMW X5 and some of the X5 models that have preceded it have earned high marks from Consumer Reports. Regardless, there is no telling if you will experience BMW X5 problems. If you notice any issues and they do not get addressed, they can put your safety at risk. 

According to RepairPal, some of the most common issues reported with the BMW X5 include:

  • Oil leaks from the engine
  • A water pump that can cause coolant to leak
  • Coolant loss that occurs due to leakage from the expansion tank
  • Engine overheats
  • Windows do not properly open or close

Do not let any of the aforementioned X5 issues or any others you are experiencing go unaddressed. By partnering with a lemon law attorney, you can hold the X5 dealer or manufacturer responsible. Your attorney can help you file a lemon law that allows you to get money based on your X5 problems. 

Does the BMW X5 Have Transmission Problems?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued more than 80 BMW X5 recalls. At least one of these recalls relates to a transmission issue. Per the recall, the transmission problem can diminish an X5 driver’s ability to accelerate or maintain their vehicle’s speed. 

There are many signs of transmission problems with the X5, such as:

  • Transmission fluid leaks
  • Burning smell from the transmission
  • Loud grinding noise occurs when you shift gears
  • Your transmission shifts gears on its own
  • Your vehicle’s check engine light is on

If your X5’s transmission slips or you experience any other transmission problems, Robison Lemon Law Group can help you out. Our team can take a look at your case and find out if you have a viable lemon law claim. For more information, please reach out to us. 

Are There Any Major Safety Flaws with the X5?

Along with transmission issues, X5 owners have reported several other safety flaws, including:

1. Engine Hesitation

Your X5’s engine can have a defective mass airflow sensor or fuel pump. In this instance, your car can be prone to engine hesitation. If you notice your vehicle’s engine hesitates, address the problem immediately since the issue will continue to get worse over time. 

2. Electrical System Problems

Fuse box or battery issues can cause your X5’s electrical system to malfunction. If you notice your car’s radio, power windows, or locks are not working correctly, the problem may be related to your vehicle’s fuse box. Comparatively, if you frequently get a “steering wheel lock” error message when you drive your car in cold weather, you may be dealing with a battery issue.  

3. Faulty Steering Rack

Some X5s were sold that have a steering rack that was not tightened properly during assembly. If your X5’s steering rack is faulty, it can impact your ability to safely drive your car, particularly on rough roads. In the worst-case scenario, your X5’s lower steering rack input shaft can separate from the rack, which can force you to lose your ability to steer your car. 

There have been many car complaints filed by BMW X5 owners. Rather than let an X5 safety problem linger, it is in your best interests to correct the problem. Otherwise, the issue can escalate to the point where it puts you and other motorists and pedestrians in danger. 

What to Do If You Experience a BMW X5 Problem

Before you move through the lemon law process, you need to do everything you can to address your X5 issue. Here are the things you should do prior to submitting your lemon law claim:

1. Find Out If There Has Been a Recall on Your Vehicle

NHTSA makes it easy to look up safety issues and recalls at any time. If you are dealing with an X5 issue that relates to a recall, check your vehicle’s maintenance history to find out if the issue was ever corrected. In instances where your X5 problem is covered under a recall, you can get the issue fixed free of charge. 

2. Notify the Dealer or Manufacturer About Your Vehicle Issue

Give a dealer or manufacturer an opportunity to address your vehicle problem. In many instances, a dealer or manufacturer goes the extra mile to take care of its customers. On the other hand, if a dealer or manufacturer chooses not to cover your vehicle repairs, you may need to move forward with a legal claim. 

3. Connect with a Lemon Law Lawyer

An attorney can teach you about lemon law and all that it entails. They can answer any questions you have about the lemon law and help you decide if now is the ideal time to move forward with a legal claim. After your case is filed, your attorney does everything they can to settle it as quickly as possible. 

When to Hire a Lemon Law Attorney

No one should be forced to drive a BMW X5 or any other vehicle that is unsafe. Yet, there can be times when a dealer or manufacturer knowingly sells a defective X5. If you have bought a lemon, you deserve compensation. 

A lemon law attorney works diligently on behalf of their clients. If you have been dealing with a faulty X5, bring your case to an attorney. From here, the lawyer can help you determine if you have a valid claim in accordance with your state’s lemon law or the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

The team at Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can learn about your BMW X5 problems and help you get started with a lemon law claim. Please contact us today to request a free case evaluation.

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