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2005 BMW X3 Repair Histories

56 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 BMW X3. 20 of these members (35.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 40 repairs to 2005 BMW X3s--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 40 repairs.

2005 BMW X3 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 BMW X3

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BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - May 2011
55800 mi C $2500 Sunroof stuck open, replaced track system 

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2005 BMW X3 4dr SUV

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW X3 in Virginia, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2012
92000 mi US $1000 Tie rod bushings were cracked and worn causing knocking noises and were replaced 
98000   Failed safety inspection. Bad thrust rod bushings - not covered under CPO warranty. Rear spring coils covered under CPO. 

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2005 BMW X3 4dr SUV

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

BMW X3 in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2014
110000 mi   Moonroof didn't slide. Replaced the cassette. 
114000 US $625 Replaced transfer case (had warranty) Thermostat failed 
116000   headlamp and turn signal module out - replaced + battery draining issues + a gasket replaced 
116000   Another valve gasket replaced, spilling oil into the spark plugs case - car running rough and spewing black smoke; fix the leak. Battery draining constantly - traced to the moonroof module; replace the module and reprogram 
BMW X3 in Mississippi, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2013
81000 mi US $78 Rear passenger side window produced a "snap" sound and window stop working. Window regulator was good, "driving dog" replaced. 
120000   Starter failed and was replaced 
125000   Driving dog for left-rear window replaced. 
131000   DSC (4X4) light came on, XDrive and stability control got disabled, took it to read the codes, it said no signal from the yaw sensor. Ordered a new sensor from the dealer, replaced my self and took it to local shop to clear codes 
137000   Started doing a humming noise and some drivetrain vibration at 35-40 mph, and then at highway speeds. Rear drive-shaft was starting to fail and was replaced along with the guibo. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2014
31000 mi US $50 Replaced passenger side exterior rear view mirror motor under BMW CPO warranty. 
65000   Needed new front brakes. 
BMW X3 in Utah, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2013
59000 mi US $220 Replace wiper motors - both front and rear. 
66000   Replaced transfer case and actuator. 
89000   Windshield wipers got out of alignment and they crossed and would then not work. Shop replaced blades and aligned wipers. They work fine now. 

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2005 BMW X3 4dr SUV

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
61380 mi C $850 Replaced left front wheel bearing and hub. 
BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Dec 2012
45260 mi C $380 brake rotors were worn down past the limite. 
BMW X3 in Ohio, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2014
80000 mi US $320 Leaking valve cover gasket 
106000   Oil filter housing gasket leak. Required new gasket ($6 part) and 4 hours of labor. Oil change (~$130) and cleaning (0.5 hour labor) was included in this repair estimate. While oil filter gasket was being replaced, had all serpentine belts, pulleys, and tensioners replaced. Tensioner was loosing tension but still functional, so repair was primarily preventative. Also brake flush completed during this trip. 
118500   Replaced leaking VANOS oil line ($230) while doing 100,000 mile service. 
BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jul 2014
80800 mi   Noise comming from right rear tire 
81840 C $2400 Propeller shaft bearing (noise at low speed)  rear springs 

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