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2007 BMW X3 repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 166 repairs.

2007 BMW X3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (30%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 56 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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2007 BMW X3 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2010
Aug 2010

33000 mi
The coolant light was on Steering wheel was peeling 
BMW X3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2011
Sep 2010

34000 mi
headlight washers broken transmission pan leaking 
Oct 2010

35000 mi
engine oil solenoid 
Feb 2011

39000 mi
valve cover leaking oil all over motor not a little oil but alot of oil 
BMW X3 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2015
Sep 2010

46400 mi

US $46
Replaced final drive because of humming/noise in the rear of the vehicle when driving 30-40 mph or decelerating/coasting. Also rear heated sets would not turn on, fixed but not under warranty, some wires were unplugged!? 
Oct 2010

47700 mi
thermostat and VANOS "intake solenoid" replaced. Also trim was peeling around the steering wheel. 
Nov 2010

49000 mi
Butterfly valve was making rattling noise so dealer replaced the whole muffler. Sunroof rattle with sunroof closed 
Mar 2013

70000 mi

US $350
Coil Died, car was misfiring 
Dec 2013

82000 mi

US $900
Cracked valve cover on the back side of the engine so no way to tell before taking it off. Also had mechanic replaced Plugs and coolant flushed while at it. 
Nov 2014

93700 mi

US $100
Transfer case harness wiring was damaged somehow and 4x4 light was on dash. My mechanic was able to splice and repair it without having to replace the whole car wiring. Car was in RWD mode wit no traction or stability control 
May 2015

95000 mi

US $2000
Transfer Case died 
BMW X3 in Texas, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2013
Jun 2010

26000 mi

US $50
Vehicle was slightly vibrating during deceleration at or around 20 miles per hour. Seemed to be transmission related. 
Sep 2010

28000 mi
Replaced transmission made the vehicle vibrate when slowing down. Owner realized that this slight vibration is simply native to type of vehicle. 
Apr 2011

35000 mi

US $50
Dealer replaced left rear tail light bulb. 
BMW X3 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

20000 mi
water leak into car from faulty seal in rear passager door 
BMW X3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2012
Oct 2009

48000 mi
Harsh and abrupt shifting of automatic transmission. Computer module changed. Techs had repeated trouble with computer crashing. Solved sucessfully. Improved smoother shifting. 
Jul 2010

53000 mi
full brake replacement 
BMW X3 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2010
Nov 2009

39000 mi
Steering wheel trim pieces and shift knob flaking. Parts ordered.  Ordered parts replaced.  Radio goes out on AM and FM, comes back on automatically. New radio ordered under factory warranty.  
Dec 2009

40000 mi
Transmission reflash needed, now shifts smooth. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
Mar 2010

30000 mi
some minor valve lifter noise fixed 
Jul 2010

30000 mi
Valve lifter noise 

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2007 BMW X3 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW X3 in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2015
Sep 2010

39000 mi
Electronic Oil Sensor reading "over-filled" one week after basic service maintenance done. Returned car to dealer, they check and reset sensor. Found oil mess in engine compartment. Sensor issue and mess now resolved. 
Jan 2011

42000 mi
Oil Sensor switch reading "over-filled" after routine oil change. Software reset corrected problem. 
Mar 2013

59000 mi

US $222
Drivers side Headlight washer leaking and needed to be replaced. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2015
May 2010

34000 mi
Valve lifters repaired/replaced based on BMW service bulletin 
Apr 2011

41000 mi
Slight noise coming from rear drive area. Dealer lubed and replaced seal where driveshaft meets differential. 
May 2011

42500 mi
Grinding noise in the driver power seat mechanism. Dealer replaced entire seat track assembly. In a previous visit, dealer lubed the seat tracks, but noise recurred, hence the replacement. Engine cylinder head was replaced under warranty to eliminate valve ticking noise. Valve lifters had been replaced a year earlier for the same problem, but the problem came back. 
Jun 2011

44000 mi

US $50
Engine oil sensor was showing overfill condition even though there was no overfill. Dealer replaced the sensor under CPO warranty. 
Oct 2012

65000 mi

US $50
Noisy heater fan. Replaced under CPO warranty. 
May 2013

77000 mi
Replaced valve cover gasket due to very slight leak. No charge repair under Calif 7yr/70K emissions warranty. 
Dec 2013

86000 mi

US $25
Rattle from tailpipe valve. Shop reattached vacuum line to tailpipe valve. Part fell off door for fuel fill. Shop rearranged. 
Jun 2014

99000 mi

US $1100
Replace thermostat, old thermostat threw codes 
May 2015

116300 mi

US $250
Replaced front and rear window washer pumps which had failed 
Sep 2015

123000 mi

US $875
Replace front control arm bushings Replace clutch master & slave cylinders 

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2007 BMW X3 Repair Histories

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