Battery red light on - battery not charging

Asked by Sep 12, 2016 at 01:07 PM about the 2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 2003 X5, 3.0 l. Yesterday I drove to the store (4 miles from home)
and after getting back into the vehicle it would not start. I jump-started it
and after getting back home I noticed the red battery light stated on after
turning the engine off - and the engine would not start again. I checked the
accessory belts and they look fine, so I think the alternator's bad.  My
batery is over 6 years old.  Is it possible that the battery is bad and will not
charge?

3 Answers

1,925

I bet it's your alternator. If you still think your battery might be bad, you can bring it to Autozone and they will load test it for free.

Thank-you apbimmer9i, I'll take the battery to Autozone, it may be I have to replace both the batt and the alt.

1,925

It's definitely possible that both are bad. Good luck!

Your Answer

X5

Looking for a Used X5 in your area?

CarGurus has 18,106 nationwide X5 listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

BMW X5 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,040
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    790
  • #3
    Asiamah6910
    Reputation
    750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW X3
188 Great Deals out of 11,334 listings starting at $1,900
Used BMW 5 Series
398 Great Deals out of 16,350 listings starting at $1,650
Used BMW 3 Series
860 Great Deals out of 32,463 listings starting at $900
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
237 Great Deals out of 5,954 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
788 Great Deals out of 75,842 listings starting at $899
Used Porsche Cayenne
98 Great Deals out of 5,286 listings starting at $3,995
Used BMW 7 Series
120 Great Deals out of 4,794 listings starting at $3,950
Used Acura MDX
255 Great Deals out of 14,700 listings starting at $1,271

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW X5 For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 9,983 listings starting at $46,556
2017 BMW X5 For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 742 listings starting at $39,000
2016 BMW X5 For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 356 listings starting at $28,881
2015 BMW X5 For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 2,133 listings starting at $20,998
2014 BMW X5 For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 532 listings starting at $24,795

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.