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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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2004 BMW X3 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 222014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW X3. The contact stated that the 4X4 warning lamp and the ABS warning lamp illuminated intermittently. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously involved in two separate crashes. After the most recent crash, the vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer and unknown repairs were performed and the warning lamps continued to illuminate for the ABS warning lamp and the 4X4 warning lamp. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The details of the crash were unknown. The failure mileage was not available.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 112010


  • 75,000 miles
Frontal differential and window motor went bad at the same time. The SUV only has 80, 000 miles and is having all kinds of mechanical problems already. I bought a BMW because I was under the impression that they build good cars not lemons.

- Pasco , WA, USA

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