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Old 10-09-2022, 05:12 AM
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It's truly annoying how badly these X5 SUVs age. I have a 2011 Land Cruiser, now 215,000 miles, only routine service items. Never any failure.

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Oh, there are bad parts in there for sure. Just nothing you notice or care to fix. No car on the planet lasts 215k with no part failures. They'll keep getting you from A to B though, which is all a lot of drivers care about. I wish I was one of them... I'd have a lot more money in my bank acct.
Well, you may be right, that "No car on the planet lasts 215k with no part failures." As a user, I consider it a failure when the failure evidently presents itself and the car is either undrivable or too dangerous to use. But fact, the Land Cruiser has only been service plus usual wear and tear items.

On the other hand, the E70 has had many, many major issues at a third the mileage of the Land Cruiser, many leaving me stranded, and with no apparent warning. To list but a few:

- Failed starter motor, twice.
- Failed alternator.
- Failed brake master cylinder, car rolled backwards and hit other cars.
- Water ingress into rear fuses, causing myriad of issues out of nowhere.
- Failed fuel pump relay, in traffic (was very, very difficult to diagnose)

Others not stranding me but failures nonetheless:

- EPB (twice, replaced)
- Front wheel bearings
- Pretty much entire front suspension items (from control arms, etc)
- Rear air springs, both, twice.
- Engine motor mounts (all)
- Water valve, various HVAC sensors and items

Currently ignored:

- 4x4 failure, DSC failure, Active steering failure, EPB failed again.

Now you can see my frustration and why I have to, perhaps unfairly, compare the two vehicles, and wonder why the X5 is this unreliable - its mind boggling.







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Old 10-09-2022, 07:15 AM
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@05:15 this morning on my way to work.
1600 miles since the suspension rebuild, alignment, and GMIII module replacement. It's running great. We drove it to San Marcos yesterday to have lunch. Great run at 70-75 MPH. Getting it ready for a 1000 mile run during Thanksgiving week.
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Old 10-09-2022, 09:20 AM
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- Failed brake master cylinder, car rolled backwards and hit other cars.

Holy smokes! That is the sort of thing that terrifies me -- should not ever happen in this day and age.
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Old 10-09-2022, 10:36 PM
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Yeah, another milestone....

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Old 10-10-2022, 08:50 AM
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2006 3.0i - 186,000
2002 4.6is - 112,800

*soon the 3.0i will be on to its next owner.
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Old 10-14-2022, 05:42 PM
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Old 10-14-2022, 06:42 PM
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Gosh, I would kill just to be able to read my odometer
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Old 10-14-2022, 06:59 PM
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Gosh, I would kill just to be able to read my odometer
Had mine fixed. It had a ton of dead pixels. My OCD made me crazy until I had it fixed.
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Had mine fixed. It had a ton of dead pixels. My OCD made me crazy until I had it fixed.

I'd be right there with you if it didn't cost $150 + and require my car to be down for two weeks.
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Old 10-14-2022, 10:26 PM
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I'd be right there with you if it didn't cost $150 + and require my car to be down for two weeks.
Fortunately I live about 30 minutes from a place that does it. They did it while I waited.
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