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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,484 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2006 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 122016


  • 115,967 miles


The contact owns a 2006 BMW X3. While driving 55 mph, the passenger seat warmer became extremely hot and burned the passenger's leg. The wiring began to smoke and the contact oberved a spark. No medical attention was required. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 115,967.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 052015


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW X3. While driving approximately 10 mph with the front driver side heated seat activated, smoke appeared from the seat. As a result, a hole was burned through the front driver seat and the contact's coat. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Macungie, PA, USA

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