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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
This This “Sports Activity Vehicle” – a moniker bestowed by its maker – is one of those few cars that toes the line between SUV, hatchback sedan, and a just plain quirky car. Regardless of its true identity, however, the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW X6
The The X6 is a study in identity crises. While the sleek fastback styling and cozy interior suggest a sporty coupe, the hatchback and SUV platform speak to a weak attempt at imitating a wagon (without the roomy passenger capacity)....

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Rattling sound from engine when AC unit is turned on

It sounds like you may have a faulty AC Compressor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/ac-compressor-replacement) or potentially a leak in the AC lines somewhere. Car air conditioners work on a simple principle of heat transfer, relying on the fact that heat will always transfer...

Should I buy a x6 or is it a money pit?

Hi there. Just like any other vehicle, depending on how well the vehicle was maintained will depend on whether or not you're buying an investment of a money pit. Without knowing this data, it's really hard for us to give...

I just a BMW X6 and I want to know the ideal grade of gas I use in the car

Use at least 91 Octane fuel, commonly known as premium. Modern vehicles have knock sensors so you might be able to use as low as 89 octane but 91 octane is preferred. If you have further questions or concerns, do...

My BMW X6 fuel range display just stoped working, it went from 78 mls to ---- so now i don't know the level of fuel remaining on m

Hello: In most cases this issue is caused by one of two things. First, it could be due to a bad EVAP solenoid or other EVAP system component near the fuel tank that is causing a disruption of fuel capacity...

Loss of control over vehicle on a bumpy road

Hello. There are several things that could be causing this problem. The struts (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/strut-assembly-replacement) of the SUV could be weak or bad causing unstableness. The upper and lower control arms (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/control-arm-assembly-replacement), ball joints (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/ball-joint-front-replacement), inner and outer tie rods (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/tie-rod-end-replacement)...

Car odor, coolant leaks, and low oil light on - 2010 BMW X6

Hello. It sounds like there is still some coolant leaking, and it may be leaking on the exhaust. The low oil light may be on because it is time for an oil change (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/change-oil-and-filter) or because there is also an...

IM intererested in a 2011 BMW X6 - it has over 100k miles. going for 22k. Is the maintenance high as I hear on these cars?

Hi there. In short - yes; maintenance costs on BMW's are above average. With 100,000 miles on the vehicle, it's likely that you'll have to budget for possible major repairs in suspension, transmission and oil seals and gaskets that tend...

HI, I have a BMW X6 2012. Everything works fine except that my phone doesn't detect the bluetooth and the usb port in arm rest is

Hello, thank you for writing in. Your are dealing with two separate issues. The USB port may need to be replaced, as they are prone to failure, but make sure you check the fuse first. It should be located in...

I got a diagnosis for a 2012 X6 saying the combustion misfires due to faulty ignition coil and I've gotten a recommendation to rep

Hello, and thank you for writing in. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea. Replacing the spark plugs is a very necessary part of maintenance that is often overlooked. It is never a bad idea to replace your...

Is there a recall for the hybrid battery? 2010 BMW X6

Hi, thanks for writing in. I checked our aftermarket system and it does not list any recalls for the Hybrid system, but you should contact a local dealer to have them check to see if there is recalls that is...

Car stalled at 70 mph, SOS warning on

Hello. The purpose of the SOS button is to enable you to call BMW when there is a problem with the car or in the event of an emergency. It sounds like there is a problem with the transmission and...

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