Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used BMW X5 4x4?
The X5 is an extremely versatile car and can cover big distances with ease, making it ideal for families who do lots of travelling. As such, it’s important to go over the interior carefully to look for wear and damage.
Being such a wide car, it’s also susceptible to scuffs and scratches on the body panels and wheels, so check these properly. Include the roof in your inspection, just in case it has been used to carry bicycles or a roof box.
The seatbelts on X5s equipped with comfort rear seats that were produced between 13 and 22 September 2014 might not restain occupants in a collision.
Engine cutting out and EGR cooler issues
Some examples built on 18 August 2015 may have an issue with the engine cutting out and the exhaust gas recirculation cooler could be leaking on X5s made between 12 November 2014 and 8 September 2016.
Finally, wheel bolts on cars manufactured between 13 July 2018 and 2 August 2018 need to be checked, because they might not have been tightened correctly at the factory.
Any BMW dealer will be able to tell you if your car has had any appropriate recall work carried out.