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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,500 miles

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2004 BMW X3 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 222013

X3 6-cyl

  • 140,500 miles


There was a very mild rain last two days in madison. Now my car has central lock problem and also wet floor. I'm happy that I was not driving the car while it was raining. I read over the internet that many BMW X3 have this water leakage and electrical problems. A wet interior and a live electrical system, and you know what might happen.

- Madison, WI, USA

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