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Old 05-03-2017, 09:49 PM
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New to forum. Just bought a 2012 x5m and have questions

I just bought a 2012 x5m with 34000 miles from carmax. The next day I took it to the Bmw dealership for inspection. They found the following needed repair:

Fuel low pressure sensor
Upper oil pan gasket
Vacuum pump
Valve gasket

They quoted me over 8,000 for the repair. I took it back to carmax the next day and threatened a return. They have agreed to repair all items for free at Bmw. My wife is now concerned that more issues will follow. Besides maintenance items that I know will come up are there any other major items that can break? I reassured her that we have a full warranty up to 100k miles with a deductible of 100 dollars per visit.

The car is immaculate cosmetically and has low miles. It has a clean car fax. Please help me justify keeping this car.

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Old 05-05-2017, 08:35 AM
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I just bought a 2012 x5m with 34000 miles from carmax. The next day I took it to the Bmw dealership for inspection. They found the following needed repair:

Fuel low pressure sensor
Upper oil pan gasket
Vacuum pump
Valve gasket

They quoted me over 8,000 for the repair. I took it back to carmax the next day and threatened a return. They have agreed to repair all items for free at Bmw. My wife is now concerned that more issues will follow. Besides maintenance items that I know will come up are there any other major items that can break? I reassured her that we have a full warranty up to 100k miles with a deductible of 100 dollars per visit.

The car is immaculate cosmetically and has low miles. It has a clean car fax. Please help me justify keeping this car.

Thanks for reading

Lee
For starters good thing you have is the N63 engine and a warranty! I have a 2009 X5 (N62) engine with 168k on it now. That engine is strong but has so many flaws as far as seals. Luckily I perform all my own repairs and maintenance, if it wasn't for that the truck would have been sold early on. I didn't have a warranty on it because I been burnt by them before. The warranty I bought years ago for my Silverado didn't cover "seals". That includes Vavle Seals, oil pan, valve cover, rear main seal, etc.

Just keep that in mind befor you decide on keeping it. Does your warranty cover seals, read the fine print. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my X5 but as with any car each model has it's common flaws. Try to do a some research to see if there are any major flaws that may come up on that model (N63 engine). I would Google search an look for key words X5 M forum. It would probably have more info for you. Hope this helps you decide and congrats on your new X.

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Old 05-06-2017, 11:49 AM
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If you have a X5M then it's a S63, dealers always make problem seem more serious then they are! Vacuum pump seal is probably leaking, valve gasket also not expensive, I think you should change your dealer

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Old 05-06-2017, 12:08 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Carmax is fixing all problems and the car will be in the garage 1-2 weeks at the local dealership. I love the car and will keep it.
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:10 PM
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Great news it's an amazing car, wait till you tune it, I'm on my 3rd one now, absolutely love it!

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Old 05-06-2017, 12:20 PM
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I've owned 2 mcoupes an e36 m3 and an e39 m5. I love that this car can haul my 3 kids and still be fun! Can I tune and detune when visiting the dealer? Also what would be the best tuner? AA, dinan?

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Old 05-07-2017, 04:25 AM
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I would go with JB4 there a few guys on the forum running them maybe they can give us more info
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