really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,492 miles

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2006 BMW X3 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Nov 032010

X3 6-cyl

  • 46,110 miles


We were driving in cold weather and activated the seat warmers on the driver and front passenger sides when we detected an odor of something burning and smoking. We stopped and got out of our SUV and discovered a burnt hole/spot on the driver's seat, lower left seat back bolster. On taking it our BMW dealer for repair, we were told that the seat warmer was defective and that is what caused the burnt hole/spot on the seat back, I.e., "failed component 3". further we were told that our SUV was two months out of warranty, and that the cost of repair would cost $2,900. We have searched the internet and discovered similar malfunctions on bmws equipped with seat warmers. Further, we had to replace the seat warmer system on the front passenger side approximately two years ago because it too became inoperative. This is a clear case for BMW to absorb the cost of repair, since this seat warmer malfunction has a history of occurrences. Thank you for your attention regarding this case.wv

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 022010

X3 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
2006 BMW X3.heated seats burned a hole on the left side of the driver seat causing burns to my left thigh.

- Forest Hills, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 052010


  • 40,395 miles
2/5/10 smell of fire in my 2006, BMW, X3, noticed drivers seat had a burnt hole mark. I brought the vehicle to the BMW service department and the service department found a manufacturing fault in the seat, heater shorted out.

- Ossining, NY, USA

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