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BMW X3 Common Problems and Solutions

Cup holders breaking

Problem:

The cup holders on the X3 are very fragile and are prone to breaking.

Models affected:

Solution:

Check the cup holders in the front and rear to see if any are broken. You need to purchase replacement cup holders to sort the issue.

Difficulty level

2

Sunroof problems

Problem:

If your X3 is fitted with the double sunroof, there are known problems particularly with the rear tilting sunroof. When you open the sunroof, are you having problems getting it closed again? If so, this is caused by some plastic pieces which break, making it difficult to close the sunroof again.

Models affected:

Solution:

Replacing these plastic pieces will fix the problem. Watch this video below to see how to sort this problem yourself and save a small fortune in the process:

Difficulty level

3

Vehicle pulling to one side

Problem:

Are you finding that the vehicle is pulling to one side? This will be most noticeable when braking. This will usually be caused by a problem with the tracking.

Models affected:

Solution:

You need to have the tracking adjusted to resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

5

Turbo problems

Problem:

The turbo seal is known for blowing on this vehicle. If the turbo seal has blown on your X3 you will notice that there is a loss of power under acceleration and you will hear a graunching noise coming from the top of the engine. As the oil drips onto the hot exhaust you might also see blue smoke coming from the exhaust. If this is not fixed, it can result in damage to the turbo.

Models affected:

Solution:

Fitting a replacement turbo seal should rectify the problem. If the turbo is damaged, you will need to replace this which can be expensive. We can help you find your replacement turbo parts at very low prices.

Difficulty level

3

Reading these common BMW X3 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your BMW X3 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your BMW X3 does have one of these issues.