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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 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.

2011 BMW X3 engine problems

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2011 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 222016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 BMW X3. While attempting to park the vehicle, it unintentionally accelerated and crashed into a building. The contact stated that the air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained burns on the hand and a gash on the neck, which needed medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #1

Nov 082015


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 BMW X3. While driving at approximately 65 mph during heavy rain, the vehicle violently decelerated to 35 mph without warning. The contact stated that the failure was similar to slamming down on the brake pedal. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed but the failure could not be duplicated. The failure recurred only during rain weather conditions. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000. The VIN was not available.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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