10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,840 miles

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2007 BMW X3 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Mar 082019

X3

  • 2 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving my 2007 BMW X3 the vehicle in san antonio on bandera rd it lost power all warning lights came on and the vechile started to sputter till it's just died and now wonT turn over everything works has power but vehicle will not crank over.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #33

Aug 152018

X3

  • 124,000 miles
I've made several attempts to get an appointment to have two recalls done at my nearest BMW dealership (global imports BMW in marietta, ga.), but they refuse to schedule me. The two recalls are: NHTSA 17V605 and NHTSA 17V683

- Silver Creek, GA, USA

problem #32

Sep 302018

X3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. While driving various speeds, oil leaked onto the head gasket of the vehicle. The contact stated that the leak entered onto the serpentine belt. BMW of mainline (225 bala avenue, bala cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004, (610) 668-2200) was made aware of the failure and diagnosed a failure with the mass air flow. The dealer replaced the serpentine belt, but the failure recurred. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled on various occasions and became completely inoperable. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #31

Dec 312017

X3

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My vehicle is under two recalls: 17V605 17V683 as recommended, I took my vehicle in to the BMW dealer for the recalls. The dealer returned the vehicle to me stating that the remedy for the recall was not yet available. Since that time, I continue to receive recall notices from BMW for the same recall numbers. Your database shows that for both recalls: "recall incomplete/remedy not yet available". I do not understand why the "remedy" is "not yet available". can you tell me when BMW projects a "remedy" to be available to correct both recalls? it seems like the technical resolution of these issues would be fairly straightforward, albeit somewhat expensive, for BMW to process. Thank you- giovanni recchia

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

problem #30

Sep 282017

X3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling) and 17V605000 (air bags). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was notified and unable to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. * updated 10/19/18

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #29

Jul 042018

X3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000, 17V605000 (air bags) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Advantage BMW midtown (1305 gray St, houston, tx 77002, (713) 289-1200) stated that parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and did not assist. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000, 17V605000 (air bags), and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling).

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #28

Sep 262017

X3

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V605000 (air bags) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called circle BMW at 732-440-3640 (500 NJ 36, eaton, NJ 07724) and was informed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Holmdel, NJ, USA

problem #27

Apr 202018

X3

  • miles
I recieved a recall for pvc valve heater last year Dec 2017 until now April 20 2018 my car is not fix and I get overheat when my car is stuck on traffic.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #26

Apr 112018

X3

  • 56,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling), 17V605000 (air bags), and 16V071000 (air bags). While driving at unknown speeds, there was an abnormal burning odor of plastic emerging from the vents. Additionally, smoke entered the vehicle through the ventilation system when the air conditioner was activated and the check engine indicator illuminated. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that she must ship the vehicle to honolulu, hi to an authorized BMW dealer at her expense. The manufacturer further stated that she would be reimbursed when the recall repairs were completed. Additionally, the manufacturer confirmed that some of the parts were not available.the contact declined to ship the vehicle to honolulu due to funds not being available. The failure mileage was 56,000. The VIN was not available.

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #25

Mar 082018

X3

  • 110,000 miles
All four engine mounting bolts are sheared and completely broken. The vehicle was not in any kind of accident and no other issues I.e. engine taken out and reusage of bolts, etc. The engine was sitting on the surrounding chassis. This caused the engine head to crack and oil leaking onto the exhaust

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #24

May 112017

X3

  • 186,123 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Since the beginning of November BMW confirmed me that my car has 2 recall involving PCV valve and seat occupant detection mat. My car is overheating and I can smell plastic smell. The smoke comes from the hood compartment when and I have to tow the car to BMW minnetonka. I was so scared to drive vehicle in such condition and I have tried so many time to get these issue resolved or get alternative transportation which BMW gave me authorization through BMW repair center in minnehaha, mn. But until no loaner vehicle is gave to me nor my car is not completely repaired. I still have the car with BMW minnetonka and the service manager would ask me to talk to BMW services and when I talk to BMW services they also ask me to talk to my service manager. I need help to get the alternative transportation. Thanks

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #23

Oct 302017

X3

  • miles
Positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve heater- the manufacturer has failed and unable to remedy the recall.

- Fayette, AL, USA

problem #22

Nov 302017

X3

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. While driving various speeds, the vehicle began to overheat. The contact turned off the vehicle and restarted it once the engine cooled down. Santa barbara auto group in santa barbara, California was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 105,000.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 042017

X3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. The contact received a recall notice months ago for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V071000 (air bags), 17V605000 (air bags), and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer (BMW of South atlanta, (770) 969-0755) was called several times and was unable to verify when the remedy and parts would be supplied from the manufacturer to the receive the recall repair. The manufacturer was contacted. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #20

Aug 152017

X3

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shook and various warning indicators illuminated. The hazard lights were activated and the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact also stated that a burning odor emitted through the vents. The contact waited for a moment, restarted the vehicle, and drove to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the crankcase needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #19

Jan 032018

X3 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 BMW X3. While the vehicle was parked with the engine running, the vehicle caught on fire. The contact stated that the fire started in the engine compartment and then spread to the entire vehicle. The fire department was contacted and was able to extinguish the fire. A fire report was filed. The vehicle was towed to geico insurance and it was later determined that the fire was caused by a defective PCV heater valve. There were no injuries. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). A local dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

- North Umberland, PA, USA

problem #18

Oct 272017

X3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. The contact noticed a burning odor for more than two months in the vehicle. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer (tom hesser BMW, 1001 N Washington ave, scranton, pa 18504, (570) 343-1221) was unable to determine when the remedy and parts would be supplied from the manufacturer. The dealer was unable to provide the option of a loaner vehicle. The contact was uncertain as to when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer was contacted to determine when the remedy and parts would be supplied for the recall repair. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #17

Dec 122017

X3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 BMW X3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17V605000 (air bags) and 17V683000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called richmond BMW of midlothian at (804) 897-2245 (12100 midlothian turnpike, midlothian, va 23113) and was informed that parts were not available. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #16

Dec 172017

X3

  • miles
I have 3 recalls on my vehicle. Two of them involve air bags and the the heat valve malfunction that could be very dangerous. I contacted BMW dealership and they mentioned they donT have any parts from BMW to fix two of them and have me on a waiting list for the third and will contact me, no time frame was given. I contact BMW North America and they direct me back to the dealership. So IM driving a vehicle with 3 recalls and no time frame on when these will be fixed. I donT want anything happening while IM in the vehicle since it is a 2007.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #15

Dec 032016

X3 6-cyl

  • 147,000 miles
Right front motor mount bracket bolts sheared off. 3 of the 4 bolts were sheared off, and if the 4th had sheared before we got it to the repair shop this would have caused significant damage. If it had happened while driving this would have absolutely caused an accident.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

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