really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair differential cover (1 reports)
  2. replace the sealing (1 reports)
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2013 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 092016

X3 2.8И 2.0T

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles


Oil recently started to leak, so I mentioned lose in power and increase in fuel in city. I took car to inspection , they find that I have to replace some stupid plastic that cost $40. bud to change it you have to remove half of the front part. So front Crankshaft was leaking, In same time I asked them to check and replace my engine belt. because it was cracked. Really only on 124,000 kilometers, car feel like a sh*t and start to brake for parts. Leaking everywhere on the street like girls on PMRs

- Daniel P., Mont Royal, QC, Canada

problem #1

Sep 012016

X3 2.8И 2.0T

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles

The day before it happened we went to safari park, really very small off road place, nothing crazy, it's just fun place for kids to see.So in next day I found a huge puddle under my car. After inspection of my BMW they found that a front differential cover was damaged, because it make from aluminium, so every small stone , that will hit it will brake it and create a damage! The result of it the front differential oil is leaked and I had no light or nothing else on dashboard. And because there is only 1.6L of oil and if you missed that leak you have to prepare yourself to change the whole front differential system.

So the part is not covered by any warranty because logically it should not brake, but they also forced me to change all sealing that so-round that. The aluminium part is supper expensive like : $240 ca , really! for that price I can by a new laptop! and job is to remove the hole wheel and braking system , axel etc. So total cost with inspection came to $740.

Just to let you guys know, that previously I used to have Toyota RAV 4 with 160,000 km, and never had any problem going offroad or drive to safari park with my kids every year for 4 years in the row!!!!

Honestly I think BMW should reward me on that, Why I need to pay for their failure? Why small peace of aluminium cost as much as I can buy 10oz of silver?

- Daniel P., Mont Royal, QC, Canada

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