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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,200 miles

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2008 BMW X3 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 142016


  • 57,000 miles


My BMW X3 2008 57,000 miles. Engine vibration at idle speed, find out all 4 bolt engine suspension on the passenger side broken.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052014


  • 95,000 miles
I was informed by an independent BMW repair shop that the rear springs were broken. A subsequent visit to a BMW dealer confirmed this. I was also informed by both the independent shop and the dealer that this was a common problem with 3 series bmws. BMW of North America told me that this was not an item that would be covered under their cpo warranty or any other warranty. I would think that broken springs would affect handling and therefore constitute a safety hazard. Both the dealer and independent shop strongly recommended that I have them replaced as soon as possible.

- Boxford, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 082013

X3 6-cyl

  • 58,600 miles
While driving at about 25 mph on residential street, felt an unusual "bump", continued driving home with no apparent problem. Started car next morning and felt an unusual vibration and noise which disappeared when driving. Vibration at idle continued, two days later, after driving on freeway, I found a broken bolt under the car in garage, I immediately took car to dealer service department. Was told that several motor mount bolts had sheared and was lucky no serious damage occurred. Quick internet search indicated sheared motor mount bolts to be a problem with BMW X3 years 2007 & 2008. Broken motor mount bolts could result in serious accident and/or injury - again, I was lucky.

- Corona Del Mar, CA, USA

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