really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,400 miles

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problem #3

Jul 282018


  • 3,200 miles
BMW 2018 X3 steering wheel ***went out of control*** for unknown reason and took over my driving on hwy 84 when I was going about 62 miles, it geared to left on its own. The car eventually hit center divider during the course of trying to avoid otherwise possibly severe collision. X3 entire left side damaged, called 911, car towed. Contacted BMW na and local dealer in fremont California, car tested, reported back with no problem. BMW offered no explanation of why it happened. Nor did any remedy offered for car damage, estimated repair cost of $13000, aside from stress caused after such a traumatizing incident. The black box which supposed to record car actual status, BMW replied found no error code. I believe there were manufacture defects because the X3 went thru one recall and then trunk pop opened on its own, sent in again for service to repair. Soon after, the steering wheel went out of control. It's such an obvious safety issue that people might lose lifes on it. It's been over 9 months and till now, we still don¿T know how it happened and what¿D trigger it to lose control in the future. It's difficult for an individual to obtain justice from such a big corporation. Grateful that I'm alive and have a chance to file this complaint so this incident has a chance to be noticed or be further investigated.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012018


  • 2,000 miles
2018 BMW X3 M40I: Upon start up the vehicle displays a warning 'seatbelt restraint system malfunction.¿ the car the enters a limp mode and says to drive to the nearest BMW service center and that some safety features are unavailable. Power assist steering no longer works, and the vehicle defaults to 4WD mode. Additionally, it further states airbag functionality is limited, and crash avoidance is unavailable, but that driving is still possible! what's disturbing is that I discovered that many other late model BMW owners are reporting this same issue. The few that have had it resolved said it's a sensor failure in one of the front seats. This sensor is tied to the restraint system and the airbag. BMW service center has attempted to fix this malfunction on my X3 on three separate occasions without success. I am worried that my airbags or seatbelt will fail in a collision.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152018


  • 8,000 miles
At between 52 mph and say 60 mph steering wheel buzzes and shakes. Seems to be something with lane depart system even when shut off. Excessive front pass tire wear also. No fix from dealer yet?

- Callahan, FL, USA