really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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2010 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 272014


  • miles


Takata recall. The contact owns a 2010 BMW X3 sav. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning in the middle of three lanes of traffic. The contact exited the vehicle while the passenger remained inside. Another vehicle driving at a high rate of speed crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle, pushed the vehicle to the left, and caused it to crash into a curb. The air bags did not deploy. The driver was not injured. The front passenger sustained major injuries to the back, shoulder, and neck. Medical attention was required. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop and the body damage was repaired. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the vanos housing bolts were supposedly replaced. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V071000 (air bags). The contact received notification of a manufacturer recall for NHTSA campaign number: 14V176000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified, but had not called the contact back. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Baldwin, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152012


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 BMW X3. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled as the service engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition coil needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Barrington, RI, USA

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