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2006 BMW X3 Engine Problems

57 TrueDelta members own a 2006 BMW X3. 17 of these members (29.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 27 engine repairs to 2006 BMW X3s--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2006 BMW X3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 69 repairs.

2006 BMW X3 engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 15 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 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2006 BMW X3

Engine not specified

115000 mi   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

62000 mi   coolant level low for no clear reason; dealer refilled. 
130000 US $127 Coolant level keeps falling low. Coolant expansion tank replaced. Still dropping. 
81500 US $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. 
84000   Crankcase ventilation valve went out. Dealer replaced valve and attached hoses. 
80000 US $1500 I had an oil leak. My oil pan was damaged. That had to be replaced. 
33000 US $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   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 
39000   harsh shifting in standard automatic mode - especially from 3rd to fourth gear - not present in steptronic mode. 
41000   bad O2 sensor 
56000   faulty fuel injector causing hesitation at wide open throttle. One replaced 
76700 US $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 
32000   Replace cracked Coolant overflow reservoir, replace bluetooh module 
49000 US $100 Replaced torn throttle boot cover 
83200 US $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). 

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2006 BMW X3 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

27900 mi US $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. 

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