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2007 BMW X3 repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

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

Other (6%)

Chart based on 188 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

Engine not specified

BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

126920 mi

C $1300
Starter failed 
BMW X3 in Indiana, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

78000 mi

US $50
Reset Transmission 
BMW X3 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2012
Sep 2011

37000 mi
Head was replaced. 
BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jul 2012
Mar 2012

70060 mi

C $500
Dashboard cubby hold door clip was broken. Needed replacement in order to close door. 

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2007 BMW X3 4dr SUV

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

BMW X3 in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2016
May 2013

37000 mi
The car would stall out in the middle of driving. Happened 2 times and took 2 separate visits. No repair either time but now there are no problems. 2nd time car stalled again this time drove it back to dealer for service- no tow...dealer kept car for 5 days no repair 
Aug 2013

39300 mi
Emissions system sounded throaty with and taht was without AC on. The car was brought in twice for the same issue as it was said the first time that it was the butterfly controller. (vibrating). Second time it was reported as muffler 
Aug 2014

48300 mi

US $1956
replaced ignition coil- 1 coil one spark plug #6 vanos solenoid faults intake and exhaust VVT Motor connector fault, VVT Motor connector and gasket replaced warning light for washer fluid- 2nd visit. Repair did not hold. 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
Washer warning light came on again within a week of last repair visit. It was reported last time that a wash pump and strainer with top-off of fluid had been done. Problem light magically disappeared after car was left in the shop overnight 
Dec 2015

56000 mi
Windshield washer well repair... had brought it to the dealer more than a year and a half ago- never repaired properly. Still having a problem. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

68000 mi

US $50
Expansion tank leaking and thermostat replaced at the same time 
Dec 2014

89000 mi

US $400
car was running very sluggishly intermittently (shudder jerking)...SES light on and off at times...changed coil, plug as i recall cracked valve cover...slight seepage. will have it repaired on next trip...estimate given $1000 
Apr 2015

92000 mi

US $1315
valve cover cracked and valve cover leak expansion tank leaking 
Jun 2015

92000 mi

US $400
Control arms as I recall leaking ---went in for wheel alignment and they said they needed to be changes 
BMW X3 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

63000 mi

US $1600
After replacing expansion tank (went into limp mode, had to be flatbedded $588), car overheated again; replace cooling fan and thermostat 
BMW X3 in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2012

100000 mi
starter replaced 
Jun 2015

150000 mi

US $900
Valve cover needed to be replaced due to the integrated CCV diaphragm going bad. 
Jun 2016

168000 mi

US $400
Vanos Solenoids Replaced 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2016
Jan 2013

63300 mi

US $1700
Replace valve cover and oil filter assembly 
Aug 2014

72000 mi

US $460
thermostat failure 
BMW X3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

60000 mi

US $200
Valve lifters were noisy, making "clicking" sound. Common problem covered under warranty. Valve lifters replaced, valve cover gasket replaced. Vapor barrier in rear door failed and rain was leaking into the rear footwell instead of draining outside. Not covered under extended warranty, BMW doesnt believe keeping water outside to be a major function of the car. 
BMW X3 in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Oct 2015
Aug 2012

7200 mi

US $50
HID headlight failure 
Aug 2013

84000 mi

US $50
AWD transfer motor (?) on the transmission was failing, causing the X3 to be undrive-able Intermittent problem. The system failed twice and we took it in. 
Apr 2014

94000 mi

US $1100
Replaced strut mounts replaced bushings replaced seized tie rod end 
Aug 2014

96700 mi

US $1000
Cracked rear springs needed to be replaced Cracked radiator expansion tank and seized cooling fan 
BMW X3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - May 2014
Nov 2013

70000 mi

US $1300
Coolant pump failed. Replaced coolant pump and thermostat. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2014
Nov 2012

67000 mi

US $100
Rear window washer leaked into interior Belt driving the power steering broke 
Dec 2012

67000 mi
Rear window washer fixed. 
May 2013

70700 mi

US $50
Loss of power when accelerating, engine ran rough 
Feb 2014

73000 mi

US $900
Needed new ignition coil and new belt tensioner. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2014

42000 mi

US $2500
The ABS and 4x4 lights came on. Backing up and steering was sluggish. The issue is the transfer case actuator. 
Aug 2014

46000 mi

US $930
Changed brake pads and rotors for all wheels. 
BMW X3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

57000 mi

US $118
The original BMW Battery needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2015

67000 mi

US $485
Needed full service for 60,000 but starter motor was shot- replaced starter 
Feb 2016

63000 mi

US $850
Ignition switch - car would not turnover in cold weather - no power to starter - traced to ignition switch 
BMW X3 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

81000 mi

US $6500
Transfer case 
Dec 2015

85000 mi

US $400
A few lights were on in the dashboard. The mechanics couldn't figure out what was wrong. So it wasn't fixed. 
BMW X3 in Maryland, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

125000 mi

US $85
Slight shake when braking at higher speeds. Plus reset a warning light. 
BMW X3 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

98000 mi

US $1636
Oil was leaking out of the top near the oil filter and valve cover gaskets. I had the valve cover gaskets and a oil heater valve replaced. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
- Jan 2009
Jan 2009

35000 mi
Oil, Rear End Gear Replaced, Computer Replaced 
BMW X3 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

47000 mi

US $750
Power mirror inop. 
Oct 2015

47300 mi

US $1120
Water pump broke  Coolant sensor broke 
Dec 2015

48000 mi

US $500
Replaced rear pads + rotors Drivers side door handle broke 
BMW X3 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2016
May 2015

117000 mi

US $190
No start condition, Removed old starter. Replaced with new Starter and new Aluminum bolts. 
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
Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
Aug 2013

77300 mi

US $1000
fluid leak from shock and then replaced with new one 
Aug 2014

86700 mi

US $100
back up light and replaced bulb 
Feb 2015

93000 mi

US $380
coil misfire and spark plug replacement 
BMW X3 in Greece
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

54520 mi

€450
Cooling system, replaced coolant tank. 
Sep 2015

66340 mi

€900
4w drive and abs sensor not eorking 
BMW X3 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Sep 2014

61000 mi

US $400
leaky valve cover 
Nov 2014

63000 mi

US $700
Replace sun roof gasket. 
Feb 2015

65000 mi

US $1100
replace starter 
May 2015

68000 mi

US $1000
Broken head bolt, replace oil filter housing seal A/C failed 
Dec 2015

72000 mi

US $700
Replaced ignition coils (6) 
BMW X3 in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

73700 mi
Coolant fill tank replaced - was cracked, leaking 
Dec 2014

90000 mi

US $90
Ignition coil died. Replaced one coil. 
Jan 2015

90000 mi
Replaced transfer case 
BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2012

59360 mi

C $1300
Water Pump & Thermostst 
BMW X3 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 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 
Nov 2015

100300 mi

US $400
front end suspension components 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2010
Sep 2010

39000 mi
Found transmission leaking; resealed. 
BMW X3 in Florida, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2013
May 2007

2856 mi
Adaptive transmission software updated to provide smoother shifting. 
Oct 2007

6892 mi
Rear differential assembly replaced to eliminate noise when decelerating from 40 mph. 
Aug 2008

15462 mi
Replaced malfunctioning front passenger seat occupancy sensor which was causing 'airbag will not deploy' message indicator to be on when seat was properly occupied. Note: There is an announced recall for this problem on pre-2007 models. 
Nov 2010

37000 mi
Camshaft position sensors replaced. Passenger side rear window mechanism noisy. Parts replaced. 
Dec 2011

45000 mi

US $140
One OEM headlight bulb failed. Replaced both bulbs with upgraded higher output ones. 
Oct 2012

48000 mi

US $1100
Starter motor stopped working. Replaced with a remanufactured one 
BMW X3 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2016
May 2011

55000 mi

US $350
Rotors had to be replaced at first brake service/pad change. 
Sep 2013

69000 mi

US $1000
Replaced tires to pass inspection 
Jul 2014

80000 mi

US $4000
valve cover gasket failed. oil leaking and dripping on driveway. During visit to check oil leak, deal found 1 rear spring broken and the other had crack developing. Replaced both springs. 
Jan 2015

86700 mi

US $1200
Oil pan developed leak. Scheduled return visit to replace. 
Apr 2015

88300 mi

US $1500
Oil pan/gasket leak repair 
Apr 2016

92300 mi
Car in shop now found leaking oil/fluid in left front wheel well and covering LF strut. Waiting for dealer response on what needs repair. Initial guess was CV boot. 
May 2016

92700 mi

US $1800
Left front strut was leaking fluid - strut replaced. Also needed to replace Right front strut. Leaking fluid damaged rubber brake lines, had to replace rubber brake lines on both left & right front wheels. 
Jul 2016

93000 mi

US $800
Steering very difficult, battery light on. Dealer found bolt mounting alternator drive belt broke and idler wheel failed and broke belt powering alternator & power steering pump. Belt replaced, idler wheel & bolt replaced. 
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 Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2010
Aug 2010

33000 mi
The coolant light was on Steering wheel was peeling 
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 
BMW X3 in Texas, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2015
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. 
Mar 2015

94000 mi

US $45
Diagnosis was the engine had broken rods. Major expense to fix. Decided not to fix. Sold the vehicle as is shortly thereafter. 
BMW X3 in Colorado, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2011

60000 mi

US $350
Tie rod worn and needed to be replaced 
BMW X3 in Hawaii, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2016
Feb 2011

27000 mi
Initial tapping noted by owner after 2 months of ownership (purchases 11/09 - Certified lease back vehicle), TSB service kit installed. 3 months later noticed tapping again, intermittent. Cylinder heads replaced 4 months ago on warranty. 
Aug 2011

31000 mi
Rear window washer motor replaced @Dealer. Covered under warranty. 
May 2012

35500 mi

US $52
Windshield Washer warning light activated. Fluid was leaking due to failure in front washer motor. Motor replaced under warranty, paid $50 deductible for service under certified vehicle extended warranty. 
Jan 2013

39300 mi

US $2100
11/7/12 - 1 week before warranty expires, took to dealer for drive train service and full computer fault check - okay. 1/4/13 while driving overheat alarm activates, limp mode, tow to dealer, replace waterpump/thermostat. 
Aug 2013

40500 mi

US $369
Yellow Warning Light Transmission-vehicle defaults to limp mode. Diagnosis: nothing physically wrong with the Trans., module malfunction. Module reset, computer re-initialize all electronic functions. 
BMW X3 in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

54000 mi

US $54
Valves lifters 
BMW X3 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

35000 mi
recommended replacement due to wear 
Feb 2013

44700 mi

US $300
transmission warning light 
Sep 2013

47000 mi
O2 sensor 
BMW X3 in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jan 2012
Nov 2011

42780 mi
Replacement of steering wheel cover for peeling finish, covered under warranty. 
Dec 2011

44020 mi

C $350
Flapper valve rattling 
BMW X3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2012

71000 mi

US $580
came in because my sunroof was leaking, it was just clogged.  they found a broken vacuum hose so I repaired that at the same time leaking gasket. replacement faulty from beginning, smelled burning oil. 
Jul 2012

74700 mi
gasket installed in march was faulty and had to be replaced 
Nov 2012

81300 mi

US $650
I don't remember what it was called, just know the car felt more stable. I think it had to do with the joint that connects the wheels to the car. 
Apr 2014

103700 mi

US $1666
replace water pump replace battery replace break light bulb replace belt tensioner and belt oil filter housing gasket 
Nov 2014

109000 mi

US $687
Starter 
BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

73780 mi
The head gasket was leaking and needed to be replaced. Works perfectly now as just got back from 3000km trip. Repaired quickly before any damage to the heads or engine. 
Jul 2012

75820 mi

C $800
Noticed jerk when transmission would downshift. Dealership replaced Transfer case in transmission. Total cost for the repair was 3800.00 but part $3000.00 was covered with my extended warranty. 
BMW X3 in Delaware, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2011

29000 mi
Car had rough, jumpy acceleration. 
Sep 2012

39000 mi

US $800
Rear rrakes and coil in back of car cracked. 
Mar 2015

60000 mi

US $100
Rotors out of round. 
Jul 2015

62700 mi

US $750
Car needed a tune up. New plugs, wires, etc. 
BMW X3 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2015
Nov 2011

66000 mi

US $75
Leaking valve cover gasket replaced. 
Dec 2014

119000 mi

US $200
Oil leaking from valvetronic and eccentric shaft seals. 
Mar 2015

123000 mi

US $500
Replaced rotors and pads due to wear. This is the first major expense we've had with the vehicle in 100k miles of ownership. 
Sep 2015

127000 mi

US $1500
Shocks and struts all way around. Replaced front drive axles as preventative maintenance due to high milage. 
BMW X3 in Maine, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2013
Sep 2011

58000 mi
Noise from rear after shutting engine off 
Oct 2013

108000 mi

US $120
Stablizer bar fell off 

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2007 BMW X3 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW X3 in Georgia, United States
- Sep 2008
Sep 2008

6500 mi
Replace Sunroof Cassette 
BMW X3 in Texas, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
Aug 2012

49000 mi

US $239
Steering wheel trim peeling, known issue. Replaced trim. Windshield washer pump leaking. Car has two pumps side by side, replaced both pumps at the same time. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
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 
Dec 2015

131000 mi

US $500
replaced oil filter housing 
Mar 2016

136000 mi

US $49
Dash warning light and fault codes for burnt out or loose bulbs, took more than 10 minutes to trace. Second time in shop for this fault code, still not resolved. 
Apr 2016

139300 mi

US $1800
Remove and replace cracked valve cover Loud muffler noise. Deactivate muffler flap (rather than replace muffler). Diagnose periodic dash warning light. Replaced inner taillight assembly and socket 
Jun 2016

146000 mi

US $40
Fuel door wouldn't lock. Mechanic reinstalled sleeve for fuel filler flap lock rod 
BMW X3 in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2016
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 Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012

64700 mi

US $1100
Transfer Case replaced due to binding at slow speed tight turns. Initially replaced rear differential to solve problem. 

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2007 BMW X3 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

BMW X3 in Ireland
Jun 2012 - Dec 2014
Mar 2013

92380 mi

€1200
Full service and replace brake pads and disks 
Aug 2014

119040 mi

€1200
Replace turbo 

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2007 BMW X3 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

BMW X3 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2010 - Nov 2012
Jan 2011

42780 mi
Rear diff making noise when slowing down at around 40 kph. Replaced diff. This is the second replacement diff for the same reason. Diff is OK for 1000 km city drive w/0 problem than 200 km uninterrupted trip seems to trigger that noise. 
Sep 2011

50220 mi

C $82050
Change two front shock absorbers Front shocks succesfully changed 
May 2012

60740 mi

C $210
Replace broken coil spring 
Nov 2012

65720 mi
Change tie rod bushing 

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