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#4162 of 4186 Re: BMW 2008 x3 problems [missmw]
Sep 12, 2011 (7:25 am)
I have a 2007 x3. BMW North American paid to have my sheared engine bolts replaced in late August 2011 with upgraded bolts. We have 78k miles.
This is a known issue. This reportedly did not damage my water pump.
My advice to you is to complain about the bolts and get them to at least pay for the bolts. In my opinion they should pay for the pump too.
Our car has a Certified Pre-Owned Warranty. Reportedly the CPO does not cover bolts unless the engine falls off it's mounts which it appears yours did. My bolts were replaced as a courtesy.
#4163 of 4186 BMW X3 aluminum engine bolts broken!
Oct 05, 2011 (1:09 pm)
Incident I have a major problem with my 07 x3! The motor mount brackets are broken and my engine isn't sitting in it's correct place anymore! This sounds like a manufacturing defect and a huge safety issue( this is my family car and my family could have been seriously injured!)!!! I purchased my X3 certified pre owned and added extended maintenance . This should be covered but BMW of Henderson ,NV said it is not covered and would have occurred due to driver error. That is BS and I could have never caused this, I only drive on streets n highway roads , plus I baby my car! I bought a BMW because of its reputation and am hugely disappointed ! I wanted to stick with BMW's and planned to always own a BMW until this incident! I don't trust the brand as much as I used to and can't believe a BMW dealership won't own up to something that should be a huge safety concern and should be covered !!!!! ( My family and other families safety!!!)
Damage Resulting BMW should fix the car! It is a defect ,a safety issue and a lemon! I purchased a certified pre-owned vehicle from BMW of Henderson. I've only owned this car for approx 14 months!
Oct 20, 2011 (1:40 pm)
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#4165 of 4186 NO Interior tailgate release!!!
Oct 24, 2011 (11:30 am)
I just purchased a brand new 2012 X3. I am shocked (appalled) that there is no trunk release from inside the vehicle; also really ticked off that my radar detector stay powered unless I unplug it from the lighter input. Really disappointed.
#4166 of 4186 Re: NO Interior tailgate release!!! [nhlarry]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 24, 2011 (5:59 pm)
The tailgate is unlocked whenever your doors are unlocked. All you have to do it squeeze the handle..
#4167 of 4186 Re: NO Interior tailgate release!!! [nhlarry]
Oct 26, 2011 (10:02 am)
also really ticked off that my radar detector stay powered unless I unplug it from the lighter input.
Me, I'm "really ticked off" that the power outlets on my Wrangler and Mazdaspeed 3 aren't powered when the key is removed- unlike my three BMWs...
#4168 of 4186 Re: NO Interior tailgate release!!! [kyfdx]
Oct 26, 2011 (10:03 am)
The tailgate is unlocked whenever your doors are unlocked. All you have to do it squeeze the handle...
Just like every BMW I've owned since the E28...
#4170 of 4186 BMW X3 - start issues
Jan 04, 2012 (1:05 pm)
I recently purchased a 2006 BMW X3 at the end of September. The dealer I purchased it from went out of business about 2 weeks after I bought it... so lots of sketchyness with that entire situation that I won't get into...
Anyway, about 3 weeks ago I had a couple problems with starting the car. The first time, it took me about 4 tries before the car finally started (it cranked but didn't turn over). About a day later, the car wouldn't start at all. I turned the ignition and didn't even hear a sound. When I had a friend jump it, it started almost immediately after connecting the jumper cables. I thought it may have had something to do with the cold weather since it started happening once it got cold.
I brought it to a repair shop. They were able to reproduce but not able to diagnose.
I then brought it to the Fields BMW service center in Northfield because of their more "advanced" tests. They haven't been able to reproduce, did a full diagnostic test and haven't found anything wrong with the car. No fault codes or issues reported with any of the tests. They did mention that the "block box" recorded a "no start" but that they haven't been able to figure out why.
Needless to say, I'm extremely frustrated they no one has been able to figure out what's going on. Not to mention, the service reps at the dealer are really awful and not helpful at all.
Anyone have any ideas of what it could be if there are no fault codes reported and the tests come back clean?