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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,300 miles

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2013 BMW X3 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2013 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 072013


  • 1,300 miles


I was unloading a box from the rear liftgate of the 2013 BMW X3 and brushed against the protruding chrome exhaust tips. I sustained a significant burn (2nd degree) after merely brushing against the exhaust. This would have been a very serious incident had it involved a small child. The problem is that the exhaust tips extend well beyond the bumper and are extremely hot after only driving a short distance (5miles). This BMW X3 has the 2.0L turbocharged engine.

- Bayport, MN, USA

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