bmw X5 E53 will not restart after the interior rear boot switch has been used!

Asked by Dec 31, 2014 at 06:13 AM about the 2002 BMW X5 3.0i AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Last night a breakdown service was called & accidentally the key fob switch was touched
& the boot closed - it all worked fine!
Keen to replicate the fault this morning we touched the interior boot switch & hey presto it
won't start.
However we can not get it to work. Used car before trying to replicate = fine. How does the
interior boot switch immobilise the car? (so i can get it going)?!

1 Answer

It works. From other forums tried the master key. Unlocked car with master key, opened door...car started beeping, used normal key fob to override. inserted normal key engine cranked but nothing. removed key, locked car with me still inside popped key in and it fired up. Turned it off, unlocked car and now everything is fine. Still no idea whats up or even how its been corrected! Difficult to trust car.

Your Answer

BMW X5 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,850
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    760
  • #3
    Asiamah6910
    Reputation
    660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
556 Great Deals out of 15,780 listings starting at $1,650
Used BMW 3 Series
1,119 Great Deals out of 32,916 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
344 Great Deals out of 6,338 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,055 Great Deals out of 72,199 listings starting at $1,195
Used BMW 7 Series
116 Great Deals out of 5,206 listings starting at $1,750
Used Porsche Cayenne
108 Great Deals out of 5,192 listings starting at $4,900
Used Acura MDX
484 Great Deals out of 16,228 listings starting at $2,000
Used Land Rover Range Rover
62 Great Deals out of 4,277 listings starting at $3,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW X5 For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,721 listings starting at $43,988
2016 BMW X5 For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 325 listings starting at $31,900
2015 BMW X5 For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 1,618 listings starting at $25,990
2014 BMW X5 For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 888 listings starting at $24,453
2013 BMW X5 For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 689 listings starting at $13,799

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.