Does your e70 X5 have a bouncy and noisy suspension? We can help! We specialize in affordable BMW repairs in Jacksonville, FL.

When the BMW e70 X5 was released early 2007, luxury SUV enthusiasts were thrilled. This vehicle was a major update to the original E53 X5 by introducing many technology upgrades, a bigger interior, and an optional third row seat, which increased the passenger capacity from four to seven. Even though BMW rolled out the model (F15) late 2013, the E70 X5 had a strong production run from 2007-2013 which shows via its presence on the road. On occasion, some E70 owners complain about bouncy or noisy suspensions.

Instead of the traditional MacPherson suspension, the E70 X5 uses a type of independent suspension system known as “double wishbone suspension.” In order to install a third row of seating, the BMW engineers had to toss the spare tire, which is what required them to adopt run-flats (puncture-proof tires). Run-flats have a harsher ride, so the engineers at BMW selected the wishbone suspension—which is more costly, but more comfortable than the MacPherson.

Most owners who experience a suspension problem experience it after 40,000 miles. When the suspension goes out, going over speed bumps will sound like driving through potholes, and the rear of the car will sag considerably. A once smooth ride  will become jerky and bouncy, with every flaw or patch on the road being felt in the seats. The warning light might come on, but often the car itself won’t show any indication of a problem.

There is no obvious solution for when your X5 has an issue like this. It could be from a need to replace the front thrust arms, the bushings, or even the shocks. Either way, self-diagnosis can only take you so far, so it is always best to bring your E70 to an authorized local BMW service expert like Bavarian RennSport. We will get you back on the road in no time.

Bavarian RennSport is a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics that offer affordable BMW repairs in Jacksonville, FL.

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