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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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2004 BMW X3 accessories - exterior problems

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2004 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012013

X3 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Door locks work intermittently - key fob and central lock button work normally at times. Other times all will fail, causing all doors except for the driver's door to become locked from both the inside and outside, when this occurs the key fob and central button fail. This causes you to be locked in the vehicle if you are not in the driver's seat. The only key fob button to work when this occurs is the rear hatch. Other failures are when the doors will lock with the key fob, but only the driver's door will unlock using it.

- Philomath, OR, USA

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