She scheduled a service appointment for December 30, 2008. If anyone knows please let me know. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. I have gone online and there are many X5's that have spontaneously caught on fire for no apparent reason. We sat on the highway for approximately two hours in 18 degree weather until the tow truck arrived. The dealer could not find any failures.
After about 5 minutes I noticed smoke coming from engine compartment and from exhaust pipes. In cold weather the oil separator cracked and caused oil to leak. Consumer states that the oil separator failed. Now the car with my mechanic for diagnosis. I still get this noise when warmed.
Both happened under cold weather conditions. I'd to had it replaced also with a new one. I haven't replaced intake manifold gaskets that go to cylinders, or upper engine part. In both instances of my car's failure, the valve cover gasket failed under pressure and oil leaked out onto the exhaust manifold. As a prevented measure I've changed the following parts: - Tensioner to a new one with the revised version, however it didn't make any difference either. The car is totaled with all windows melted as well as the entire engine compartment.
About two months ago, the car's front fan that cools the engine failed to work all of a sudden while I was driving it on a highway with the ac on. I had to pull over on side of the road as the temp gauge went straight into the red zone. She heard a loud bang as if she had hit something. The windshield wiper inserts were replaced. Consumer was shown that water was mixing with the oil creating a foamy sludge.
Nothing was done to correct the problem to date. I took the vehicle back to dealer for repairs several times. This recall affects certain vehicles where the original steering wheel has been replaced with the optional sports steering wheel. He and his fiance quickly ran down the road and the car was fully engulfed in flames with black smoke filling the sky within moments. After 45 minutes of unsuccessfully waiting for someone to pick up the phone, my wife hung up, because I had already contacted our insurance company and a tow truck.
The car vibrates when braking, and sometimes has no power. Handling is agile and secure, while the all-wheel-drive system provides good traction. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. The mileage on the car is about 47000 miles. So, I have no clues of what exactly is going on with this engine. She took the vehicle to the dealer who was very good about explaining what had happened and fixing the problem.
While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled and smoke was emitting from under the hood. The car starts fine, but has a rough idle, it doesn't feel smooth as silk as I expected it to be. Luckily the problem did not affect the engine. Engine mounts are fine just in case. The manufacturer is only repairing vehicle's that are still under warranty. The failure and current mileages were 73,709.
As soon as she stopped the car fumes started billowing from the engine. I also purchased an extended warranty, that was not honored. After that I changed the oil to the same one that was using the last owner, but didn't make any difference. He diagnosed the issue as a failure of the separation valve that caused the increase pressure under the valve cover. The consumer heard that the new part is the same as the old part except the new part has a foam insulator. I'd to thank god she was not driving on a highway when it stalled. She spoke with saun, a service rep, and told him about the stalling incident.
Our car stopped twice and put my wife, her parents, and me in harm of bodily injury. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000. I had to get it replaced with a new one. The sports steering wheel has a frontal air bag inflator that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling. The recall began March 15, 2017.
The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technicians stated that the oil separator was frozen. We drove the car less than 6 miles before it stalled and stopped on the highway entrance ramp as three lanes merge on January 1, 2009 with my wife and me in it. I stopped the vehicle and had it towed to a certified mechanic. We drove the car out of town for the holidays and the service engine light illuminated on December 26, 2008.