BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Maintenance

BMW maintenance system

The maintenance system provides service notifications and thereby provides support in maintaining road safety and the operational reliability of the vehicle.

In some cases, scopes and intervals of the maintenance system may vary according to the country version. Replacement work, spare parts, fuels and lubricants, and wear materials are calculated separately. Further information is available from a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Condition Based Service CBS


Sensors and special algorithms take into account the driving conditions of the vehicle. CBS uses these to provide maintenance recommendations.

The system makes it possible to adapt the amount of maintenance corresponding to your user profile.

General information

Information on service notifications can be displayed on the Control Display.

Service data in the vehicle key

Information on the service notifications is continuously stored in the vehicle key. The service center can read this data out and suggest a maintenance scope for the vehicle.

Therefore, hand the service advisor the vehicle key with which the vehicle was driven most recently.

Storage periods

Storage periods during which the vehicle battery was disconnected are not taken into account.

If this occurs, have a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop update the time-dependent maintenance procedures, such as checking brake fluid and, if necessary, changing the engine oil and the microfilter/ activated-charcoal filter.

Maintenance Booklet for US Models

Please consult your Maintenance Booklet for additional information on the performance of service and maintenance work.

The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that maintenance and repair be performed by a service center or another qualified service center or repair shop. Records of regular maintenance and repair work should be retained.

Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis

General information

Devices connected to the OBD socket trigger the alarm system when the vehicle is locked. Remove any devices connected at the OBD socket before locking the vehicle.

Safety information


The socket for Onboard Diagnosis is an intricate component intended to be used in conjunction with specialized equipment to check the vehicle's primary emissions system. Improper use of the socket for Onboard Diagnosis, or contact with the socket for Onboard Diagnosis for other than its intended purpose, can cause vehicle malfunctions and creates risks of personal and property damage. Given the foregoing, the manufacture of your vehicle strongly recommends that access to the socket for Onboard Diagnosis be limited to a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop or other persons that have the specialized training and equipment for purposes of properly utilizing the socket for Onboard Diagnosis.



Located on the driver's side is an OBD socket for reading the vehicle data.



 Replacing components

 Vehicle tool kit

The onboard vehicle tool kit is located under the cargo floor panel. Wiper blades Safety information NOTICE The window may sustain damage if the wiper falls onto it without the wiper blade installed.

 Vehicle battery

General information The battery is maintenance-free. More information about the battery can be requested from a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop. Safety info


 Exhaust Manifold

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING FRONT EXHAUST MANIFOLD (N52K) Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove rear exhaust manifold. NOTE: The oxygen sensors are in danger of being damaged when the exhaust manifolds are removed and installed. Remove control sensor from cylinders 1 to 3. Remove monitor se

 Checking Thickness Of Brake Pad

Special tools required: 34 1 260. NOTE: The thickness of the outer brake pads can be determined without removing the wheels. If necessary, move car until opening for brake pad wear indicator (brake pad) can be seen through rim styling. Insert special tool 34 1 260 through rim into opening for b

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