2011 BMW X5 SAV Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2011 BMW X5 SAV Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1112995
 Internal NHTSA #10638026
 ManufacurerBMW of North America, LLC
 ModelX5 SAV
 Model Year2011
 File date19/09/14
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThis complaint specifically addresses the recall listed below. Even though this recall was issued in april, no resolution has been available. The very thing the recall was trying to prevent, happened to me and my family. Report receipt date: apr 10, 2014 nhtsa campaign number: 14v176000 i was stranded friday, 09/19/14, along with my wife and dog by my new to me x5. Yes, it was the vanos recall bolts that failed. The car only made it a few hundred yards after the cel and engine malfunction lights came on. The car shook, sputtered, and died and would not restart. We were left in a dangerous situation. Additionally, since the car would not start, we could not get it into neutral. It ended up taking us more than 5 hours to get a tow truck that had the equipment that would help us. No tow truck operator knows how or is willing to crawl under and remove the transmission cover and unlock the gears. The lack of ability to go this electronic transmission into neutral is really unbelievable. I cannot imagine a much more unsafe scenario. I checked on the vanos bolts recall twice in the last month and was told no parts were available. This recall should have been handled in a timely manner and not left until the car fails and places it's owners in a very dangerous situation. I'm waiting to hear back from bmw of nashville about how extensive the damage is to internals, but they already called and said it is sheared / broken vanos bolts. Specifically the recall issue. P. S. This happened on friday. I tried to get a loaner car, friday, saturday, and today and am told none are available. We never ran into that situation with our last 2 vehicles, which were both infiniti's. It's ridiculous that i am stranded and can't even get to work due to a recall for a car that only has 47k miles.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure47100
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase28/01/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeAWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed40
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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