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BMW X3 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

3 star
BMWDriver260 writes:
Never buy another one.

Like: Style, cache, handling. Dislike: Cost of maintenance; cost of operation; poor mileage; frequency of repairs.

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

2018 BMW X3 (6/6/2018)

Campaign Number: 18V374000
Component Name: LANE DEPARTURE: LANE KEEP: STEERING ASSIST
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Description: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i, X3 sDrive30i, and X3 M40i vehicles equipped with the "Active Lane Keeping Assistant" option. The steering wheel may be incompatible with the lane keeping assistant function and may not detect if the driver's hands are off the wheel.
Defect: If the sensors do not properly detect the driver's hands are off the wheel, the driver may not be alerted by one or more warning signals, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 23, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

2019 BMW X3 (6/6/2018)

Campaign Number: 18V374000
Component Name: LANE DEPARTURE: LANE KEEP: STEERING ASSIST
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Description: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i, X3 sDrive30i, and X3 M40i vehicles equipped with the "Active Lane Keeping Assistant" option. The steering wheel may be incompatible with the lane keeping assistant function and may not detect if the driver's hands are off the wheel.
Defect: If the sensors do not properly detect the driver's hands are off the wheel, the driver may not be alerted by one or more warning signals, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 23, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

2018 BMW X3 (3/7/2018)

Campaign Number: 18V154000
Component Name: STRUCTURE:BODY
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Description: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles. The rear spoiler may not have been properly attached during assembly, or may be missing screws, possibly causing the spoiler to detach while driving.
Defect: If the spoiler detaches while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spoiler, correcting its attachment as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

2018 BMW X3 (11/15/2017)

Campaign Number: 17V719000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Description: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."
Defect: If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

2007 BMW X3 (10/30/2017)

Campaign Number: 17V683000
Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Description: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit.
Defect: An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
Corrective Action: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.