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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,667 miles

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2004 BMW X3 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 112010

X3

  • 75,000 miles

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

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

problem #2

Sep 032008

X3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2004 BMW X3. The contact stated that the vehicle was impacted and the rolled over several times but the driver side nor passenger side air bags deployed. The contact sustained injuries to the neck, head and upper back. The vehicle sustained major damage. The current and failure mileage is 68000. Jp updated 10/14/08. The right rear power window would not roll up. Updated 10/16/08.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 202007

X3

  • miles
I purchased a 'certified" BMW 330I in December of 2006 and have had the fuel pump replaced, instrument carrier replaced, both passenger window regulators replaced, sunroof repaired, headliner repaired (it just fell down one day). The car won't start right up, and when it does it runs real hard and the RPM goes up suddenly, the car takes a minute before it will even move & then it does so fast! I have had it in several times with this complaint and they can't diagnose what's wrong with it. I was told that the computer isn't showing anything, so it will have to get worse before they can diagnose it. Wow! I've only had the car for 8 mos. And I've been to the dealership more times than I can remember. I'd like to know how they determine a car to be certified? it sure doesn't seem as though it was checked too thoroughly to me. And oh did I mention I had to take it to Goodyear today for defective tires, that BMW wouldn't cover. Thanks Goodyear at least you stand behind your products! this is my 2nd BMW and my last! please feel free to share this to BMW of North America!!!

- Houston, TX, USA

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