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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  16 X3s, 7.6 months of data per X3, average 4800 miles

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2014 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  23 X3s, 9.3 months of data per X3, average 15300 miles

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2013 BMW X3 40
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 X3s, 9.7 months of data per X3, average 29300 miles
2012 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  21 X3s, 7.4 months of data per X3, average 35900 miles

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2011 BMW X3 41
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 X3s, 9.3 months of data per X3, average 41100 miles

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2008 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  16 X3s, 8.4 months of data per X3, average 69200 miles

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2007 BMW X3 119
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 X3s, 8.5 months of data per X3, average 88600 miles
2006 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  13 X3s, 8.5 months of data per X3, average 100000 miles

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2004 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  11 X3s, 6.5 months of data per X3, average 115800 miles

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BMW X3 Reliability

You won't find BMW X3 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the BMW X3 truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track BMW X3 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the BMW X3 was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the BMW X3 has been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the BMW X3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Not a single issue in over three years of ownership. SA at BMW store stated X3s have much fewer problems than most other BMW vehicles.
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I’ve only encountered the most minor problems – a bad airbag sensor in a seat and a bad Sirius radio tuner. Otherwise, it’s been problem-free driving for almost 30K miles.
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
not lots of gizmos and trinkets to break - interior simple and well made - even at high mileage it looks new! switches, buttons all high quality
BMW X3 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ride qualities have necessitated two visits to the dealership along with one two-night stay in the first month of ownership. The tailgate latch has begun to stick where it will neither open or close completely.
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
After a long trip, a downshift in the driveway from 2nd to 1st was missed accompanied by slippage and loud noises. In test drive around the neighborhood it continued. Next morning was ok. Dealer unable to find any computer log of event.
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
Frequent expensive repairs from past experiance