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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,703 miles

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2004 BMW X3 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 162004

X3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,703 miles


Since buying my car, I had issues with the flat tire monitor indicator light coming on. I continually checked the pressure of all 4 tires and ventually, this past September, after only 1,845 miles, had to have a tire repaired (cost $15). The diagnosis was simply a leaking bead. At 2,651 miles, another tire suffered irreparable damage caused. Also, from a leaking bead. A replacement tire will need to be ordered ($217+), and since there's no spare with my MINII need to make other transportation arrangements. I am extremely disappointed that leaking beads, a very rare problem with any other car but this one, continue to be problematic with my MINIbeing so young. I have checked the MINIowner's manual and the distance and speed driven with the run flat pirelli tires were well below both the speed and distance limits indicated. I feel strongly that both MINIand pirelli are seriously deficient in this circumstance. The actual mounting of these tires was obviously not done very well, nor does the advertised capabilities of the run flat pirelli eufori tire seem to be reasonable.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

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