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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,500 miles

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2005 BMW X3 body / paint problems

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2005 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 052014


  • 102,500 miles


I'd unlocked my door and when I tried to close it, it wouldn't close like it should. It's like the actuator was stuck & wouldn't close. It does this for a few minutes of me cranking and turning off the ignition. Finally, after I crank it up again, it just closes like nothing ever happened! I was stuck in a pharmacy parking lot for like 15 minutes thinking of how I was going to get home because my door didn't close! very, very inconvenient! I almost had to call a tow truck & would've been out of a couple hundred of dollars for this!!! why does this happen!!!?! this needs to be addressed and fixed!

- Dudley, NC, USA

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