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2006 BMW X3 Engine Problems and Repair Histories

57 TrueDelta members own a 2006 BMW X3. 18 of these members (31.6%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 25 engine repairs to 2006 BMW X3s--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 BMW X3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 BMW X3 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 BMW X3 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2006 BMW X3 repairs by problem area

45% of the 2006 BMW X3 repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 56 repairs.

2006 BMW X3 engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 BMW X3 engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 36% cost less than $100, 18% between $100 and $499, 36% between $500 and $999, and 9% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2006 BMW X3 Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 BMW X3

Engine not specified

BMW X3 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 113000    
115000 0 SES light came on. Lean Code was reported. Smoke Test performed to check for leaks. None found. Cleaned Mass Air Flow sensor. Light went out, readings normal. However - it is back on again after 300 miles. Back to the shop it goes! 

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2006 BMW X3 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 46000    
62000 0 coolant level low for no clear reason; dealer refilled. 
130000 127 Coolant level keeps falling low. Coolant expansion tank replaced. Still dropping. 
131000  
BMW X3 in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 54000    
81500 380 Had problems with hot starts. Dealer identified as bad fuel pump. During repair, dealer found that fuel check valve/filter was also bad. Fuel pump was covered under warranty ($50 deductible), valve/filter cost $330 P&L. 
83000 858 Crankcase ventilation valve went out. Dealer replaced valve and attached hoses. 
 
BMW X3 in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 80000    
80000 1500 I had an oil leak. My oil pan was damaged. That had to be replaced. 
BMW X3 in Wyoming, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 29000    
33000 20 Check engine light came on, verified fuel trims, off a little - added injector cleaner and told the wife to stop putting around in her car, to drive it like she stole it. It has been very cold this year and she drives 2 miles to work and back. 
35300 50 trip 2 yellowstone,halfway,cel,evap code,finished trip,major snowstorm,lots of fun,car great,chked out,small tear intake boot to air cleaner,replaced,all good,i am a ase master,20+ yrs,easy repair for me-not for normal folks, still love x3 
54000  
BMW X3 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 39000    
39000 0 harsh shifting in standard automatic mode - especially from 3rd to fourth gear - not present in steptronic mode. 
41000 0 bad O2 sensor 
 
BMW X3 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 51000    
56000 0 faulty fuel injector causing hesitation at wide open throttle. One replaced 
76700 50 DISA valve failed, causing lean condition report from both O2 sensors but a normal condition from the MAF, so it threw two faults - P0170 and P0171 
 
BMW X3 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 29000    
32700 0 Replace cracked Coolant overflow reservoir, replace bluetooh module 
49000 100 Replaced torn throttle boot cover 
52000  
BMW X3 in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 70000    
72000 1200 "Check Engine Soon" light came on so I had a diagnostic-check performed ($157.00). DISA valve is cracked and leaking air-needs to be replaced ($250.00 plus $262.00 labor). 
128000  

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2006 BMW X3 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

BMW X3 in Panama
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 27280    
27900 1400 Fuel pump failed unexpectedly; the car had to be towed. The dealer replaced the fuel pump that was not on stock and had to be flown from Germany. 
46500  

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