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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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2004 BMW X3 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012010

X3 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have been alerted by my local mechanic a few years ago and in 2011 by my local BMW dealer that my left rear coil spring has broken due to rust. I have been told by the local BMW dealer that this is a common occurance for all bmws that operate in the northeast due to salt. The dealer's memo to me states: "if not replaced, worn coil springs will not allow the suspension system to move and adapt to changing road irregularities". the BMW dealer wants $640.24 to replace both rear springs. My vehicle now has 80,000+ miles on it and I cannot afford to have it fixed. The car has always been garaged, as has been our other vehicles, none of which that has had suspension problems due to salt/rust. One vehicle has 280,000 miles on it. This is a major design/performance flaw that may have bad consequences for BMW owners.

- Southborough, MA, USA

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