Bmw x5 transfer case problems




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  • The reason I suspect normal operation is because: BMW's xDrive seems to be a few transfer box issues starting to appear on these cars.

    BMW X3/X5 Brake, ABS, and 4x4 warning lights all on at the same time. Information on the probable cause (defective BMW transfer case.

    I have 80K miles on mine and no problems, and I use it to tow trailer and I did a google search on "BMW X5 transfer case defect" and didn't.

    Oh, wait, you're too much of a [Oops! The mechanic stated that the drive shaft and transfer case had chipped. Stopped at red light and when resumed driving at green light, suddenly heard loud grinding noise in drive mode d. My rear tyres are 6. I notice when turning a vibration or shudder coming from the front of the vehicle.

    Warning X5 Transfer Cases Flawed - Class Action?

    Was wondering if anyone has ever had to replace the drive shaft on the x5? Just last Friday I ended up having my 03 x5 85k mi towed to a mechanic!!! I was on my way to work and just got off the Interstate, waiting for the light to change. When I pressed the gas pedal to take off all of a sudden I hear an awful gringing noise.

    Luckily I was able to get into a nearby parking lot where I immediately parked the car. Grinding noise when in d or r when the accelerator is pressed. The mechanic says my front drive shaft completely came apart and a may need a new transfer case!!! He says he's never known this part to go bad on x5's which makes me feel even more special He suspects my a bad transfer case is where the problem originated but says he can't be sure until the drive shaft is replaced?

    And that the transfer case will def make a bad noise if it is malfunctioning after replacing the drive shaft? Well why wasn't the transfer case making noise prior to it causing the drive shaft to fail to begin with? Now its looking like I will have to replace both Is anyone familiar with this problem on an X5? You can probably save a lot of money here using used parts from a dismantled X5. Check with your indy mech to see what he thinks. Seems like 85K miles is not enough to wear those parts out without something else severe service, etc.

    I was sitting at a light waiting to turn and it felt like someone had bumped me from behind and then I heard this awful whirring sound. Car would not move. I was towed and when it came off the truck, the driver put it in Park and the car kept rolling He looked at me and said it's your tranny. Turns out it is the transfer case and drive shaft.

    What does this repair cost? Originally Posted by Diane Gibbs. I am also having trouble with my transfer case. It seems to make a noise when i speed up from a dead stop. I have read on the internet about a problem with the chain or the drive shaft. Any idea which would apply to my situation? Any help would be appreciated thanks.

    I am having the same exact issue with my x5 E53 Did you ever find out what the issue was? Hi rad98, I took it to my mechanic and he took it apart. It ended up being the chain. My X5 is working find now. My wife had the same problem apparently it's a common problem with the X5.

    The factory drive shaft dosn't fully insert into the transfer case only half way making it that the weak link of the drive train. We were lucky that we didn't have to replace the transfer case and only paid for the shaft and labor. Last edited by sweete36; at Originally Posted by sweete Last edited by DuffMan; at I'm in the same boat as far as the driveshaft and transfer case.

    Just got off the phone with BMWNA, they told me that they know about the issue but is wasn't documented enough to issue a bulletin or recall. Just received a letter from BMW. They are providing a limited extended warranty for propeller drive shaft for my X5.

    Did not know this was an issue And we tow a lot I was driving when I heard a bang and then I heard like loud grinding. I immediately put the car in neutral, then I pulled over I'm only at 88k on my bmw x5.

    BMW X5 Transfer case motor repair



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