C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

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Which of the following failures/replacements (past & present) have you had on your C5 (X7)

A/C Compressor
5
3%
A/C Condenser
8
5%
Alternator
6
4%
BHI (Hydraulic Pump / Motor)
4
2%
Blown Air Module
0
No votes
BSI
0
No votes
Car Battery (<3 Years)
6
4%
Clutch (< 40k Miles)
2
1%
Clutch (40-80k Miles)
3
2%
Dual Mass Flywheel (<40k Miles)
2
1%
Dual Mass Flywheel (40-80k Miles)
3
2%
EGR Valve
5
3%
Electric Parking Brake
4
2%
Electric Window Regulator
12
7%
Engine Fuse Box
5
3%
Front Height Sensor
1
1%
Front Suspension Pipe
1
1%
Front Suspension Strut
24
14%
Head Unit/Audio/Sat Nav
2
1%
Heater Resistance Module
1
1%
MAF
2
1%
Manual Handbrake Cable
0
No votes
Parking Sensor(s)
9
5%
Particulate Filter (FAP)
1
1%
Power Steering Pump
1
1%
Rear Height Sensor
8
5%
Rear Suspension Pipe
4
2%
Rear Suspension Strut
3
2%
Screen Wiper Motor
8
5%
Starter Motor
1
1%
Steering Rack
30
18%
Turbo
2
1%
Tyre Pressure Sensor(s)
7
4%
Vacuum Solenoid
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 170

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Lenny » 22 Mar 2019, 21:49

Lenny wrote:
03 Mar 2018, 23:39
I don't want to tempt fate but my X7 has been brilliant.
I don't 'do' modern cars really and was expecting to spend as much repairing it as my last company car cost (a BMW 120D Sport - hateful thing).
It's been 2 years and 20,000 miles now and I've forked out for an EGR valve (about £150ish I think) when I first got it, then one of the reversing sensors (about a tenner off Ebay and 5 mins to fit) about a year ago.
No leaks, no squeaks, nothing has broken or fell off. Not even had a bulb.
Maybe I've been lucky but the warranty I bought with the car 2 years back has thankfully been a waste of money.

Compared to that awful, unreliable, cramped, uncomfortable BMW this C5 is an absolute dream.



...And another year / 10,000 miles down the line I've still nothing of note to report.
I've serviced it again (genuine parts) and put a couple of tyres and bulbs on it but nothing more.
I sometimes wonder if the ridiculously regular servicing it's received throughout it's life has had some influence?

At the risk of tempting fate once again, I'd go so far as to say it's the most reliable car I've ever ran.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by GiveMeABreak » 23 Mar 2019, 10:23

Servicing won’t have anything to do with steering racks and hydraulic struts that are the most failing items. These failures are down to poor design and / or how they are applied to the particular vehicle / exposure to the elements.

I’m on my third rack now, but as this has been replaced with a coated one and also had a boot fitted over the pinion, I eagerly await to see if it outlasts the other 2 new OEM ones!

Glad you are problem free at present.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Lenny » 23 Mar 2019, 22:32

I fully expect a large puddle of LDS to appear the day after the warranty expires.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by exasperated » 21 Apr 2019, 09:43

Hello All,
I think the idea is a good one,and would like to see it extended to the C5 series 2. Particularly if the distance covered is included.
Regards from 'exasperated'

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Apr 2019, 08:27

Lenny wrote:
22 Mar 2019, 21:49
Lenny wrote:
03 Mar 2018, 23:39
I don't want to tempt fate but my X7 has been brilliant.
I don't 'do' modern cars really and was expecting to spend as much repairing it as my last company car cost (a BMW 120D Sport - hateful thing).
It's been 2 years and 20,000 miles now and I've forked out for an EGR valve (about £150ish I think) when I first got it, then one of the reversing sensors (about a tenner off Ebay and 5 mins to fit) about a year ago.
No leaks, no squeaks, nothing has broken or fell off. Not even had a bulb.
Maybe I've been lucky but the warranty I bought with the car 2 years back has thankfully been a waste of money.

Compared to that awful, unreliable, cramped, uncomfortable BMW this C5 is an absolute dream.



...And another year / 10,000 miles down the line I've still nothing of note to report.
I've serviced it again (genuine parts) and put a couple of tyres and bulbs on it but nothing more.
I sometimes wonder if the ridiculously regular servicing it's received throughout it's life has had some influence?

At the risk of tempting fate once again, I'd go so far as to say it's the most reliable car I've ever ran.


Remove the inspection plate and have a good look maybe ?

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Lenny » 26 Apr 2019, 21:11

Remove the inspection plate and have a good look maybe ?
If you mean for the steering rack, I did that a year or so ago after reading about the issues on here.
The pinion wasn't exactly gleaming but I cleaned it up a covered it in Bilt Hamber anti-rust wax.

I know it will go eventually though, and I'm almost willing it to go before the warranty expires!

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Stickyfinger » 22 May 2019, 07:21

Have another go, fill the depression around the pinion with marine grease and it will not fail.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Lenny » 24 Jun 2019, 21:23

Have another go, fill the depression around the pinion with marine grease and it will not fail.
I shall do that.
Is there a particular brand you'd recommend or is one marine grease pretty much the same as another?


Whilst I'm here, I've another problem to report...

Both front track control arm rear bushes are toast. It'd normally be the sort of job I'd enjoy getting stuck into and the parts are as cheap as chips but the warranty company are stumping up for my local garage to do it. I'm not complaining.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by GiveMeABreak » 24 Jun 2019, 22:18

Please don’t post specific issues here - this is about component fails in the Poll.

Create another post for specific issues. There are several topics on steering rack issues.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Y Cymro » 29 Aug 2019, 23:55

Hi Marc
Don’t know if the thread is still live as I don’t see a submit button, but would you please add a vote for EPB and another for TPS for me.
thanks!

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by myglaren » 30 Aug 2019, 07:31

Submit button is at the bottom of the list.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Paul-R » 30 Aug 2019, 09:34

I think if you've already voted (for something else) the button has to be reinstated by a staff member. The button isn't there for me as I've already voted for other items.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by GiveMeABreak » 30 Aug 2019, 14:54

Update

Having looked more closely at the permissions, I've made a change that should allow members to change their original votes. So if you need to add something, please do go back in and try it. Obviously, your original choices will remain, but you should be able to tick any additional boxes now.....

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Y Cymro » 30 Aug 2019, 18:13

myglaren wrote:
30 Aug 2019, 07:31
Submit button is at the bottom of the list.
Unfortunately, no submit button can be seen when viewing using an iPad.

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Y Cymro » 30 Aug 2019, 18:14

Blooming heck, now they’re there! Witchcraft!!