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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70 miles

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2007 BMW X3 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2007 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012008


  • 70 miles


The transmission on the 2007 BMW X3 (GM6 transmission) hesitates in acceleration during drive mode. It has become unsafe to make a fast lane change. I almost got rear-ended today. I live in a mountain top community so driving down hill the down shift in manual (steptronic) 4th to 3rd and 3rd to 2nd pretty much allows the car to lung forward as if in neutral. In relying on the transmission to safely slow the car it practically forces you into the rear of another car or does not allow me to safe slow the car without having to use hard breaking. My car has been in the shop 5 times now. I am being told "this is just the way it is" I spent 6 hours with the BMW regional engineer test driving and doing software modifications. We compared this to a 2008 model. Any X3 with the same transmission is going to have the same issue.

- Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA

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