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The third generation X3 starts production in August of 2017 and will include the new X3 M40i top of the line performance model.

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Old 02-22-2019, 09:22 AM
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After 5000 miles:
replaced tire pressure sensor in rt front tire.
Drivers side mirror doesn't appear to fold in quite all the way- just noticed this.
good news- ran over a nail, slow leak, BMW service found and suggested a place to patch it, which we did, instead of shelling out $300 for new tire.
No issues with the sun roof yet.
The kick motion sensor to open rear hatch appears to be blocked by the tow hitch.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:16 PM
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Hmm - the title of this thread is "What Maintenance Issues Have You Had?" And it seems to me that none of you actually read that. You are all posting *Warranty* issues. I mean, isn't *maintenance* things like oil and filter changes, tires, brakes and other consumables? Just saying.
"Maintenance issues" is a politically correct term for "broken" or "broke ****." If it's just broken, still operable and therefore not broke ****, then a politically correct term for fixing it is "unscheduled maintenance." Repairing something that's broke **** is referred to as "emergency maintenance."

Where I worked, if something caught on fire, for political correctness, we referred to that as a "heat event."

But, since you're interested, because of the high fenders and nose and the oil fill cap and oil filter being way back on the engine, it's a pain in the butt to change the oil in a G01 unless you're 6' 5" tall. It will also prevent used car shoppers from looking down the oil fill hole and seeing if the previous owner(s) skipped a few oil changes along the way.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:16 AM
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10K miles on a '19 3.0 x-drive. no issues related to the car... knock on wood. I put 90k on my last BMW, '08 E90 335i. on that one I had to replace the water pump, and AC condenser out of warranty. 2700 for the condenser, and something like 700 for the water pump. Ended up being one the best cars that I ever owned, and the actual cost of ownership was not all that bad. I don't modify my cars, I never chipped the 335, it had enough power for me out of the box. If the car wants service, then it gets service from the dealer. I get a 10% discount for being a BMWCCA member. My overall experience with the BMW's is worlds better than the experiance I get from our Toyota dealership. I am a fan of BMW after the sale. This is the main reason that I bought another.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:07 PM
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No maintenance issues now at 2,000 miles on my 2019 X3 30i.
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:33 PM
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:21 AM
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I've had my share of issues:
1. Rear kick not opening hatch (fixed)
2. Pano rattle (fixed)
3. Rear center console outlet dead (fuse)
4. Drivers side door brake doesn't hold door open (service said they fixed it but they didn't)
5. Now my driver side seat squeaks every time I get in or shift my weight while under way (taking it back AGAIN)
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:57 PM
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Motor Trend short term review this month described leaking issues...they have a photo of water beading at the microphone “holes” on the headliner
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:30 PM
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Motor Trend short term review this month described leaking issues...they have a photo of water beading at the microphone “holes” on the headliner
Had this happen to me too, 2019 X3 M40i, still at dealer - has been a few days already. They are saying there was a TSB about headliner foam pinching off drain tubes.

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Old 09-13-2019, 09:31 PM
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Had this happen to me too, 2019 X3 M40i, still at dealer - has been a few days already. They are saying there was a TSB about headliner foam pinching off drain tubes.





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Old 09-14-2019, 04:36 AM
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:27 AM
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no issues, 2500 mi

I've had no issues in the first 2500 miles. Ordered car with sunroof delete so I think I've avoided the biggest problem with the G01.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:48 AM
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Hmm - the title of this thread is "What Maintenance Issues Have You Had?" And it seems to me that none of you actually read that. You are all posting *Warranty* issues. I mean, isn't *maintenance* things like oil and filter changes, tires, brakes and other consumables? Just saying.
Was thinking the same thing.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:20 PM
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I'm anticipating being in the market for a new X3 come January -- and am wondering what sort of issues anyone might be having with their new X3.

I see that Consumer Reports has dropped the G01 X3 from recommended status based on reports of 'numerous' maintenance issues with the 'refreshed model'. (I'm well aware of the controversial nature of CR ratings on this forum, so I already have a grain of salt built into my decision process).

Yet on this forum I see almost no serious complaints -- and we are all more likely to complain about something than say everything is great. If you visit the F10 forum, you'll see threads on drive train and chassis malfunctions, transmission lag, pull to the right, non-op window shades, headlight condensation, etc.
As the OP, when I asked about "maintenance issues" I was referring to things that need repair, whether covered under warranty or not, and not to routine servicing like oil changes, etc.

While its an important distinction if you are talking about the BMW extended maintenance or extended warranty programs, in the broader sense that is not the case.

BTW, I picked up my X3 M40i February 26th. At ~5500 miles now, I have experienced no issues that needed to be addressed either thru a warranty repair or routine service.
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Old 10-01-2019, 04:43 AM
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Just a hair over 35K miles for me, just did my fourth service (final complimentary one for me).

Only had two issues that I needed the dealer to take care of.

1) Lumbar on drivers side stopped working, that was earlier this year and the dealer replaced the lumbar motor.

2) Recently started getting check engine light, turned out to be the active flaps in the grille. The grille worked fine but apparently it stayed open too long which was giving the check engine error. Dealer had to "code" the flaps again (thus wiping out all my coding).

So far this has been much more reliable than my 2017 E300 and 2012 550XI.
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I just did my quarterly under-hood check. Our 30i needed 400ml of coolant to bring it back up to full. It took 9k miles for the 400ml to disappear. We had a coolant pump go out at 5k miles. From that, I now know that the low coolant warning message comes on at ~700ml below full.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:25 AM
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My 30i w/o adaptive suspension has developed a clank coming from the left front suspension. It noticeable when hitting rough road especially around 20-40 MPH. It almost sounds like something is loose. I've also noticed a new binding type sound when I am turning into parking spaces or backing in. Pretty sure whatever's wrong is related. Headed back to service again.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:15 AM
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I got a "driver's restraint malfunction" at 13k miles. The system constantly measures electrical resistance to the airbag firing circuits. If it goes high, it gives a warning. They replace the "slip ring" electrical connector between the steering column and the steering wheel. But, I got another warning message at about 15k miles. This time, they replaced the airbag and said if it comes back they'll have to start "digging" to find the fault further upstream (likely a connector in a wiring harness).

I have DHP on my 535i. There's a rattle when I drive over the brick pavers in the road at the entrance to our 'hood. I've put the car on lift, but I can't find anything loose.
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I just did my quarterly under-hood check. Our 30i needed 400ml of coolant to bring it back up to full. It took 9k miles for the 400ml to disappear. We had a coolant pump go out at 5k miles. From that, I now know that the low coolant warning message comes on at ~700ml below full.
So you don't subscribe to the theory that says "keep coolant at the minimum level to allow for 'better' expansion and thus less chance of busting the coolant reservoir?" Just wondering...
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So you don't subscribe to the theory that says "keep coolant at the minimum level to allow for 'better' expansion and thus less chance of busting the coolant reservoir?" Just wondering...
That's a good idea. On our 30i, the expansion tank is a sphere, and MAX is pretty much at the equator.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:45 PM
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19' X3 has had numerous suspension issues and currently sitting in shop awaiting direction from engineering due being in shop 4th time for knocking sound coming from front passenger side.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:28 PM
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I have a 2018 X3 with 34,000 miles and no problems. Currently I have an M240ix with 6,000 miles and no problems. Earlier I had a 2005 3 series wagon and then a 2014 3 series wagon. On the 2005, which I drove to about 145,000 miles, I had problems between 80,000 and 110,000 miles, including water pump and spark plugs, the gasket around the sunroof, a gasket in the engine oil pan and also the head gasket. After that the wagon became trouble-free again. The only problem that left me stranded on the side of the road was the water-pump. I sold it because I worried about driving such a well-used vehicle on long trips, so that I finally traded it in, but I had no better reason for replacing it and just worry. On the 2014 I had two problems that I could not blame on BMW. A bottle of coolant that I carried in the rear storage compartment, near the spare tire, leaked and shorted out a major computer. A touchless car wash had high-pressure spray that entered the drain hole on the underside of the visor above the window in the rear hatch. Inside the visor was a major part of the cell phone system, including the antenna. All of that shorted out, and it cost about $1000 to replace. I went back to using the car wash with the giant brushes, and I had no further problems up through trade-in at about 80,000 miles.

So, in about 265,000 miles of driving in 4 BMW's over the last 15 years I have been well-satisfied. They are expensive to repair, and even to maintain, but I maintained them regularly at the dealer's shop, and in return they provided me with reliable (and enjoyable) transportation.
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I'm anticipating being in the market for a new X3 come January -- and am wondering what sort of issues anyone might be having with their new X3.

I see that Consumer Reports has dropped the G01 X3 from recommended status based on reports of 'numerous' maintenance issues with the 'refreshed model'. (I'm well aware of the controversial nature of CR ratings on this forum, so I already have a grain of salt built into my decision process).

Yet on this forum I see almost no serious complaints -- and we are all more likely to complain about something than say everything is great. If you visit the F10 forum, you'll see threads on drive train and chassis malfunctions, transmission lag, pull to the right, non-op window shades, headlight condensation, etc.
Read the more current CR's. The x3 is recommended.
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My driver's restrain warning light came back on at about 17k miles. The dealer PuMA-ed the car (asking for BMW's assistance), and eventually found a chafed ware in the steering column wiring.

I had a passenger restraint warning light come on once but "self-extinguished." But, it was in the memory and the dealer replace the passenger seat pressure sensor (that detects somebody sitting in the seat)
I have a theory that those can be broken if the driver puts his/her hand on the passenger seat cushion to lift themselves into the seat.

I also had a check engine light (OBDII Code P05AF "Active grill air shutter "B" stuck on"), and they replaced the shutter.

At the 17k-mile tire rotation, the average wear in the tires' outer circumferential channels were between 018/32" and 0.35/32" more than in the inner circumferential channels. I had the car/truck aligned and there was excessive toe-in on the left front. I've known the service manager at BMW of Bubbaville for over 15 years. She used to be my service writer. She said that BMW SUV's tend to have more wear on the outside of the tires, where BMW passenger cars seem to have more wear on the inside of the tires.

If the alignment doesn't fix my outside wear problem, Plan B will be to flip the tires on the rims at about their half-life. I can do this because these are symmetric "SUV" tires, not the typical asymmetric tires used on passenger cars and SUV's with high-performance tires.

This is sort of a maintenance issue. The tires need about four PSI over the door jamb decal (and iDrive) recommended pressures, measured cold in the early morning, to wear evenly. But, with all of the measures, the original non-run-flat tires should last to somewhere between 50k and 60k miles.
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