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BMW X3 Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 X3s, 4.5 months of data per X3, average 2900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 X3s, 8.7 months of data per X3, average 6200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 X3s, 10.0 months of data per X3, average 18500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 BMW X3 27
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 X3s, 9.3 months of data per X3, average 31800 miles
2012 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 X3s, 8.1 months of data per X3, average 39400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 BMW X3 65
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 X3s, 8.9 months of data per X3, average 45500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2008 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 X3s, 9.9 months of data per X3, average 68900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 BMW X3 117
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 X3s, 9.1 months of data per X3, average 90900 miles
2006 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 X3s, 9.2 months of data per X3, average 99700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 X3s, 6.4 months of data per X3, average 119400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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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
Ive only encountered the most minor problems a bad airbag sensor in a seat and a bad Sirius radio tuner. Otherwise, its 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