Car Accelerates On Its Own Problems of BMW X5

BMW X5 owners have reported 3 problems related to car accelerates on its own (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

1 Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2019 BMW X5

While I was driving the car alone around 7:30pm 5/13/2021 on the way to a restaurant, after I pushed the gas pedal to pass another car (accelerated to about 50mile-55mile/hr), the car all of a sudden accelerated on itself. I noticed right away after my right foot moved away from the gas pedal (from 50 to 55 then up to 65mile/hr, I stopped my observation since it was getting too fast). I have to constantly hit the brake pedal to reduce the speed for about a mile or two. After I reached the next traffic light, I had to push the brake pedal very hard to make the car fully stop, so I decided to switch the transmission from d to p to see if it could get out of acceleration problem. Once I switched to park, I tried to switch it back to drive mode, however the car did not respond and stayed in parking mode. I then tried to turn off the engine and turned it back two to three times, it just didn’t allow me to change back to drive mode. I also noticed that the car made a lot of noise since it accelerated on its own. I realized it was too dangerous to sit in the car in front of the traffic light even with the emergency light on. So I decided to turn it off and left the car. I smelled a very strong burning smell even though I quickly moved away from the car. I waited on the street side for about 2-3 minutes and went back to the car, I was finally able to switch to d mode and drove away slowly. I had similar problem happened last year around October for 3-4 times (not as bad as it was today, I can turn engine off and turn it back on, it will return to normal) and I brought the car back to BMW dealership (BMW at gwinnett place in duluth GA, where I bought the car in Nov 2019) and they won’t be able to create the problem. The technician just told me to drive slowly (25-35mile/hr for the first 3-4 min) everyday at the beginning. I recorded two videos at the traffic light.

2 Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2017 BMW X5

Tl the contact owns a 2017 BMW X5. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated spontaneously in the presence of electric radio waves. BMW of peabody (221 andover st, peabody, MA 01960, 1-(877) 530-0807) indicated that the failure was a safety liability and turned over the technical guidance to a BMW engineer. A loaner vehicle was provided by the BMW manufacturer. The failure was unable to be duplicated and diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired and was to be traded for another vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure several times and provided no remedy. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

3 Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2001 BMW X5

The contact owns a 2001 BMW X5. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated when she attempted to park the vehicle although her foot was on the brake pedal. She engaged the brake pedal continuously in order to stop the vehicle from accelerating. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer when the complaint was filed. The current and failure mileages were approximately 66,500.