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2017 BMW X3 repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (43%)

Other (14%)

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2017 BMW X3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (86%)

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Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

11160 mi
Idrive stopped working twice in past 4 months. would start again after car off for short period. Software fix. 
BMW X3 in New York, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

7000 mi
half of the oil was gone prior to oil change 

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2017 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Aug 2016

3100 mi
Rattle from front driver's side door. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

5000 mi
Seat belt doesn't buckle 
BMW X3 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

800 mi
Factory paint inclusion on front right fender. Repair covered by BMW factory (Performance Center Delivery). Repair work done at D&V autobody Sterling, VA. Sterling BMW does not have paint/body. Outstanding job by D&V 
BMW X3 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2019 - Jul 2020
Aug 2019

62000 mi

US $100
Air conditioner condensate drain hose was leaking. Dealer initially wanted $640 to replace, despite car being under CPO warranty. Eventually got them down to $100, but still believe this should have been fully covered. 

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2017 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 188hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in Bulgaria
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Jan 2018

19840 mi
Paint problem on the front bumper 

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2016 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Apr 2018
May 2016

6400 mi
Rear wiper switch defective Intermittent squeak/groaning sound lower left dash area. Dealer tried many items to find source of noise. Noise came back after a week or two. 
BMW X3 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

4300 mi
Battery was faulty causing service errors. 
BMW X3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2018

23000 mi
Door was sagging significantly 
BMW X3 in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

10000 mi
Panoramic sunroof was making noise when traveling over expansion joints/bumps. Dealer adjusted/lubed sunroof and noises went away. 

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2016 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW X3 in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2018
Nov 2016

7100 mi
Rubber seal around rear passenger side window/door is defective. Had to wait for right part to arrive from warehouse. Took nearly 2 weeks for the correct part to arrive. 
Sep 2018

20000 mi
driver seat bottom ripped. dealer replaced for free under warranty 

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2016 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

13640 mi
Light under passenger seat malfunctioned 
Apr 2017

14880 mi
Camera comes on intermittently. Dealer said that the car had a software glitch which has now been fixed. 
BMW X3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

10000 mi
Intermittent instrument and audio flickering/interrutions. Turned out to be a loose battery cable that was corrected. 
BMW X3 in Washington, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

6000 mi
Rattle in the driver side door 
May 2018

25000 mi
Back heat heater button stuck Rear center seat belt lock not working 

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2016 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 188hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2015 - Feb 2019
Dec 2015

8680 mi
Check engine light turned on. Emissions related sensor was replaced. 
Jun 2016

13020 mi
Check engine light came on, diagnosed to the emissions system, diesel particulate sensor. Sensor replaced. Vehicle continued to run normally. 
Jun 2017

27280 mi
Weather seal on the drivers door ripped. Seal replaced by dealership. 

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2016 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

8415 mi

US $294
Check engine light, O2 sensor lazy, air mass quantity 
Jul 2016

12506 mi
Charge Air Pressure Sensor, Pre-Cat Sensor, 02 Sensor 
Sep 2016

16620 mi

US $4157
Pre-cat. Diesel Particular Filter replaced. 
Nov 2016

17620 mi
Drivetrain malfunction. Loss of engine power. Fuel pump, fuel injectors, all parts that the fuel comes in contact with. 
Dec 2016

20000 mi
Bad smell, tachometer jumping when braking, feels like power loss. 
BMW X3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

16300 mi
O2 sensor was dirty. Dealer states this will happen again in 3-5k miles due to defect. BMW is working on the problem. 
Nov 2016

18900 mi
O2 sensor was found to be dirty again. BMW sent new parts and programming for the car. 
BMW X3 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

8140 mi
The front seats can be extended and the covers inside of the extensions were not properly secured. I was told that if the problem persists BMW will replace the seats. 
Jan 2017

7280 mi
Engine check light on|Found fault "8051C5 metering line heating, activation, short circuit to ground" |Replaced metering line. 
May 2017

15919 mi
ISOFIX child-restraint anchor bars recall (dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars) 
Aug 2017

17085 mi
Turbo not boosting, found fault for turbo boost pressure too low. Rod between wastegate actuator and wastegate valve missing. Found rod in the shield, reinstalled rod with e-clips from wurth kit. 
Jan 2018

20140 mi
Heard a clunk (not loud) when hitting a bump or pot hole. 
Apr 2018

21742 mi
Engine check light on | Found fault "80518A metering line heating, activation: line disconnection | Replaced metering line. 

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2015 BMW X3

Engine not specified

BMW X3 in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

16740 mi
Auto hold malfunction 

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2015 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - Nov 2017
Jun 2015

11000 mi
Cracked windshield - was replaced under warranty. Twice during this visit - first replacement was defective. 
BMW X3 in Indiana, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

30000 mi
Turbo lag 

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2015 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in Michigan, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2018
Jan 2016

9500 mi
interior trim loose rattle from moon roof 
Feb 2017

28000 mi
Rattle coming from moonroof. Has been intermittent since winter of 2015/16. 
Jun 2017

29000 mi
Supplemental Restraint System warning, dealer diagnosed as a bad sensor in one of the front head rests. Replaced headrest/sensor. 
BMW X3 in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Nov 2014 Felt lining inside of storage box to the left of the steering wheel had residue coming off on items in storage compartment. Dealer replaced storage box. No problem since repaired. 
Mar 2015

5000 mi
Rear view back up camera occasionally while driving. Need to take back to dealer again. Rearview camera issue cleared up on its own. 
BMW X3 in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Nov 2015

8400 mi
USB ports not working. Low engine oil. I replaced the engine oil on my own. 
Apr 2017

20000 mi
Running out of coolant the 2nd time. 
BMW X3 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

9400 mi
Drivers door inner door seal torn. 
Nov 2017

11211 mi
OIL CAP LEAKING 
BMW X3 in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2017 - Oct 2019
Sep 2019

58000 mi
Coolant thermostat replaced after check engine light 
Oct 2019

58000 mi

US $749
Electronic parking brake malfunction, replaced Parking brake actuator, pads and rotors, left rear brake caliper 
BMW X3 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2014 - May 2016
May 2015

8000 mi
Rubber weatherstripping on driver door mirror was loose and needing to be properly reinstalled. The passenger side left "halo" daytime running light was only half illuminated. 

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2015 BMW X3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X3 in District of Columbia, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2016
Jan 2016 Oil leak found at oil filter housing assembly -- replaced assembly and degreased engine compartment. 
Mar 2016

5000 mi
Dealer didn't properly fasten coolant hose during last repair. Hose became detached from radiator and car lost all coolant. Epic technician error. No damage to the engine -- was able to get home before engine temperature rose dramatically. 
BMW X3 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

7740 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer said issue was a dirty sensor. Was cleaned. No parts required. 
Jun 2017

13640 mi
Transmission knob surface was chipping off. Was replaced under warranty. Replacing knob requires replacement of entire assembly due to computer connected functions. 

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