The spring pads on the BMW X5 vehicles eventually wear out. These rubber pieces locate the spring and isolate unwanted suspension noise. Over time, like any rubber item in a high stress location like this, the parts deteriorate and must be replaced. Having our factory trained BMW techs perform our free safety and preventive maintenance check can catch these items before they cause further harm and keep your ultimate driving machine performing like when it drove of the showroom floor. The pictures show the telltale signs of a bad spring pad. They are shown bulging out of place and causing the spring to rub on the lower control arm.