really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

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problem #2

Jan 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
BMW X3 is unsafe to drive on certain road conditions. It will swerve and come close to pulling into oncoming traffic. It is sudden and at times I have just avoided an accident. BMW said that they will not correct this and claims it is how the car is meant to drive. I feel that it is too dangerous and want this corrected or recalled.

- Veradale, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 112004

X3 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
June 6, 2004, we purchased the BMW 545I from irvine BMW. While driving in July, in the middle of a turn, the steering wheel locked, I shut of the engine and the steering reset itself. The car was at the dealer for 3 weeks. Upon receipt, the steering failed again in October, the car was in service 4 weeks. Upon receipt, the car again failed in November, the car was in service 4 weeks. Upon receipt the active steering malfunctioned again in January 2005. The dealer offered us a replacement or a refund. The active steering malfunction causes the steering to lock in the middle of a turn. Two times I was in traffic and nearly escaped a collision. The safety of this car is absent.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA