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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2006 BMW X3 body / paint problems

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2006 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 202010


  • 57,000 miles


Experienced a wet floor board in backseat on the driver side along with a puddle in the front driver side. Dealership said it was a seal, they removed the backdoor panel and water test showed the vapor seal had became loose. The next rain, still a puddle in the front - which means that vapor seal went bad as well. Also, water is dropping in from the sunroof controls on the roof. They still function and the seal around the sunroof seems bone dry. I also experience the air bag issue - it was fixed under warranty. But this may be a recall that BMW needs to look into.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

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