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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:46 PM
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Sounds like the transfer case issue that 2 or 3 others have had. Keep us posted!
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:45 PM
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Babbage,

I normally respect the integrity of the two major BMW forums, and don't recommend posts on whichever the "other" forum is. However, in your case, you need specific battery status available to you. A very knowledgeable poster on the "other" forum has recently made a post about battery monitors that plug into the "cigarette lighter" adapter in the center console. I suggest that you read Lotus 7's post at http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=591658 I bought the Equus voltmeter that he suggested. It appears to provide accurate information. Perhaps an image of your dash, combined with an image of the battery voltage at the same time, would help to prove or disprove the dealer's assumption.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:30 AM
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Sep. 30th, 2011: the problem is back. Multiple warning lights. I used the iDrive system to upload my diagnostic codes to the dealer. He called me back a couple of hours later and says it's because my battery charge is low.

I find this very unlikely, since (1) this is the same problem as last month; and (2) I was driving the car normally all day today, and was cruising on the highway normally for at least 15 minutes before the problem occurred.

I told him to look into it with BMW central, and that I would drive it this weekend and see what happens.
Whatever you do document everything down to the second. When we were "discussing" things with my first bmw that was clearly a lemon (13 times in the shop) I had every conversation and any communication done this way. It was fun hitting them back with, No I am sorry I talked to so and so on this date at this time of day for this amount of time.

They had no where to go.

I still keep the binder just in case they forget what occured and I need to "discuss" things with them again.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:28 AM
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The driveshaft uncoupled on our new BMW X3 2011 at 4000 miles. Perhaps we should have waited a year for them to get the bugs out of the "ultimate driving machine."
Also in twice for a leaking master seals. In the shop for 31 days out of its first 6 months - BMW of NA says it is not a warranty issue!
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:21 AM
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I feel a "LEMON" coming on.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:07 AM
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Frankly I think there is either a software issue or electronic issue with the dash. Twice now I have had all my guages stick and not zero. Brought it in once and they could not figure it out and they final zero'd. Happened again for a day or two and then back to zero. No problem for the last couple of months. However, the sensor for my headlights ic completely out of wack when in auto turning them on in bright sunlight. I go in for my 15k service this month so I'll get them to look at things. Nagging issues but better than my 335i which had fuel systems issue and was in limp mode all of the time
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:27 PM
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Frankly I think there is either a software issue or electronic issue with the dash. Twice now I have had all my guages stick and not zero. Brought it in once and they could not figure it out and they final zero'd. Happened again for a day or two and then back to zero. No problem for the last couple of months. However, the sensor for my headlights ic completely out of wack when in auto turning them on in bright sunlight. I go in for my 15k service this month so I'll get them to look at things. Nagging issues but better than my 335i which had fuel systems issue and was in limp mode all of the time
You had the fabled 335 that failed all the time and bought another BMW? Are you a masochist. Wow.

The first sign of trouble on a new X3 and I would have it replaced. Or at least let them know that I was going to start lemon proceedings and they had three tries and then strike they were out.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:28 PM
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You had the fabled 335 that failed all the time and bought another BMW? Are you a masochist. Wow.

The first sign of trouble on a new X3 and I would have it replaced. Or at least let them know that I was going to start lemon proceedings and they had three tries and then strike they were out.
I had two 335s that failed all of the time. The first one they did a trade assist then second had two fule pumps replacements. Hence I have the x28 not the x35.

I probably continue to drive BMWs despite there mechanical issues like many other people, they drive fantastically and I can't afford the Porsche
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