Consumers have filed a total of 51 complaints related to BMW EXTERIOR LIGHTING.
Instrument cluster goes blank which you can not see how much gas is in the car, how fast you are going or anything. Which is a huge safety hazard.
Vehicle gave warning of "left rear turn signal malfunction" and "left brake lamp malfunction". Checked lights and they are very dim and not functioning properly. Removed tail light assembly and the ground wire terminal is partially melted.
When driving the car during the day the infortainment digital display and dash board dims to almost black intermittently making it dangerous and distracting to operate the vehicle if trying to use the radio, the phone, or driving miles mph and milage gauges. The screens brighten up if the driver window is opened up. But, it is impossible to do this when driving at freeway speeds. The problem has been complained about within two months of driving it off the showroom floor in dec 2019. I have been told 10 times so far, that there is no fix for this problem.
Half the windshield goes very dark , nearly black at night. It is factually dangerous and if i have to drive at night my speed is greatly reduced as i cannot see at all. I cannot see more than 30 feet in front of me and cannot see turns and cannot see at all with hills. Even driving very slow, 10mph or less in a parking lot the extreme lack of visibility becomes 100% obvious and extremely dangerous. Bmw corporate office says they are not aware of any technology that dims the windshield, the local dealership is clueless to this as well. I have read that a savvy and honest dealership can adjust this through the on board computer controls. I really dont know. I am scared to drive at night that is bottom line, no one can seem to help me despite it being all over the internet with all types of vehicles. I want this documented if crash or injury occurs i want protection legally. Example-driving posted speed no oncoming traffic at night approach slight turn or incline and in an instant the darkness descends and the reaction is to hit the brakes as you don't know where you are on the road. This is the front windshield. I beg of you please investigate this, i am shocked there has not been more deaths or crashes and injuries. I brought a 3rd party with me to show them and the reply was, "i cannot see and i am the passenger" "oh my god its black in front of me" all you need to do is drive any number of vehicles at night and you will see. Adaptive headlight issue, some chemical activated thing in windshield? Dont really know.
The auto-dimming feature of the digital instrument panel on 2020 bmw x5 models is poorly implemented, and under variable lighting conditions (cloudy, snowy, sunrise, sunset), it dims at inappropriate times, such as when driving toward the sun at sunrise or sunset. This makes the display extremely difficult to read and unsafe. The auto-dimming feature for the instrument panel is only appropriate under night-driving conditions.