Common Repairs on the BMW X5 Series - E70 Second Generation

Distributed in the United States from model years 2006-2013, the BMW E70 X5 is a mid-sized crossover Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV). This model of Bimmer replaced the popular E53 X5, and featured a wealth of new upgrades. These included a double-wishbone suspension, third-row seating, and the state-of-the-art iDrive system. As with any new model of vehicle, there are sure to be some inherent bugs. In the case of the E70, there were a few common problems, including:

iDrive Failures: Controlling the climate, navigation and communication, the iDrive is integral to the BMW experience. In some e70s the iDrive malfunctions with faulty error messages, unwarranted resets and more.

Noisy Cabin: Some owners have noticed cracking and popping noises coming from the climate system, especially when the AC is running.

Transmission Issues: At around 50 mph, or during long drives or commutes, some Bimmers will not be able to shift into higher gears. Letting the engine cool will sometimes solve this problem.

Fuel System Issues: Some owners reported problems with the fuel pump or fuel injectors, leading to poor engine performance. We recommend taking your E70 to a trusted BMW mechanic for proper diagnosis.

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