BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Runflat tires


Run-flat tires permit continued driving under restricted conditions even in the event of a complete tire pressure loss.

General information

The wheels consist of tires that are self-supporting, to a limited degree, and possibly special rims.

The reinforcement of the sidewall allows the tire to remain drivable to a restricted degree in the event of a tire pressure loss.

Follow the instructions for continued driving with a flat tire.

Safety information


The vehicle handles differently when a run-flat tire has insufficient or no tire pressure; for instance, reduced lane stability when braking, braking distances are longer and the self-steering properties will change. There is a risk of accident.

Drive moderately and do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.


Heavy trailers can start swinging when continuing to drive with a flat tire. There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Do not exceed a speed of 35 mph/60 km/h when driving with a trailer and a flat tire. Immediately brake in the case of swinging. Apply necessary steering corrections as carefully as possible.


Wheels and tires

The tires are marked on the tire sidewall with Run-flat System Component RSC.

Repairing a flat tire

Safety measures


 Tire repair set

Principle With the tire repair set, minor tire damage can be sealed temporarily to enable continued driving. General information To enable continued driving, liquid sealant is pumped into the tire,

 Tire chains

Safety information Warning With the mounting of tire chains on unsuitable tires, the tire chains can come into contact with vehicle parts. There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property

 Tire pressure monitor

Principle The Tire Pressure Monitor monitors the tire pressure and issues a warning if the tire pressure has dropped. General information Sensors in the tire valves measure the tire inflation pressure


 Replacing Cylinder Head Gasket (N52K)

Special tools required: 11 4 430 11 4 470 IMPORTANT: Aluminium-magnesium materials. No steel screws/bolts may be used due to the threat of electrochemical corrosion. A magnesium crankcase requires aluminium screws/bolts exclusively. Aluminium screws/bolts must be replaced each time they are r

 Lowering/Raising Rear Axle Carrier (Special Tool SWZ00-2040)

Special tools required: 00 2 030 00 2 040 33 5 181 33 5 182 WARNING: Danger to life! Necessary preliminary tasks: Mount securing fixture for vehicle on lifting platform Remove rear wheels Tension both coil springs (and leave on vehicle) Remove complete exhaust system and partially detach

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