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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,003 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.

2007 BMW X3 engine problems

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2007 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 142012

X3 6-cyl

  • 94,258 miles


Sheared engine bolts, motor mounts! never have seen this before...heard this has been happening to other X3 drivers. How can this well known vehicle manufacturer can let something like this happen. I have two kids, and lucky I caught the problem before something worst happened.

- Irvington, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 262011

X3 6-cyl

  • 57,748 miles
While inspecting for an oil leak under the vehicle, a bolt fell off of the side of the engine. Inspecting the bolt, it was sheared off. Inspecting the underside of the engine, it was found the bolt came from the passenger side engine mount where the mount bolts to the block. At the same time, it was found a second bolt had also sheared off with a portion of both bolts still in the engine block. The two other bolts of the engine mount were/are still in place. Evidence of corrosion was found around the bolt holes of the missing bolts and around the lower bolt that is still in place. Investigating on the internet revealed other owners reporting similar incidents, including those causing substantial damage when the vehicle was in motion when the failure occurred. See the following links:

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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