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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,850 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2015 BMW X3 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2015 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122016


  • 16,000 miles


While braking to a stop on city street, uncommanded engine acceleration occurs making it difficult to brake to a stop. Additionally, transmission has self-selected "sport mode" in the course of driving and has, while idling in drive, self-selected "park" mode.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 222016


  • 15,700 miles
Uncommanded engine acceleration while slowing to a stop: While slowing to a stop at a stoplight with foot on the brake, the engine suddenly surged violently. I had to apply full braking pressure to stop the vehicle, fighting against the power of the engine. The vehicle took much longer than usual to stop.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

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