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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2004 BMW X3 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152007

X3 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 57,000 miles


A piece of the strut coil spring fell off while my car was parked. It appears to be rusted and just cracked off. I returned to the dealership showing them the piece I found and they advised that this is a normal occurrence and it will cost me over $500 to have this repaired. I only have 57,000 miles on my car and I don't feel that I should have to pay for this as the coil appears to be defective.

- Clinton, NY, USA

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