Want a small upscale SUV that does it all? The BMW X3 emphasizes driving fun and melds luxury car attributes with the traditional utility of an SUV. Athletic handling and eager power make the X3 enjoyable to drive. Cabin finish is impeccable and passengers benefit from supportive seats and a hushed interior. All of these attributes help the X3 rank among the top-rated vehicles in the compact luxury SUV class.
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There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 BMW X3 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Lower tank of radiator split along a seam meaning that it was losing water at a rate that required filling every couple of days. Radiator had to be replaced"

Peter A., CT (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"squeal in drivers power window - up and down"

Anonymous, IL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It concerned the sun roof"

Anonymous, WV (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The sunroof squeaks at temperatures below 45 F"

Anonymous, PA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Panoramic roof rattles in the winter"

Claudio C., CT (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"dealer explained to me it is the fuel pressure pump and will not repair..also the engine is very noisy and again they will not repair"

Frank M., FL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The rear seat had a squeak or noise and when we took it to the BMW dealer it was some sort of suspension in the seats. They fixed it it took about 3 days to do it"

Anonymous, CT (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i Unsure)

"The sunroof makes a squeaking noise"

Anonymous, NY (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Sunroof squeaks in closed position while driving. More so in cold weather"

Anonymous, WA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle coming from moonroof when driving over minor road imperfections"

Kenneth S., CT (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Mild squeaking coming from the cross-bar between the glass roof and the sun roof. With the moon roof closed (the fabric covering) it is not annoying. With it open it can be distracting"

Anonymous, NY (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"on highway wind and road noise not repairable"

Frank M., FL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"If a phone call is received by the in car bluetooth during backing up, the camera display is replaced by the call information. Dangerous!"

Robert O., NY (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"Dealer replaced entire system under warranty. GPS and entire information/sound system affected"

Anonymous, CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"it froze"

Anonymous, CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Occasional completely erroneous directions occur"

Robert O., NY (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"does not respond to voice commands"

W H., NJ (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"sat radio loses signal off and on while driving...like I drive under a bridge many times even though I am not"

Paul M., MA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"loses radio station tuned in after turning vehicle off and then re-starting"

Bonnie M., BC (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Radio picks up static and electronic interference to the point I often turn the radio off"

Joanne K., CT (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"For such an expensive vehicle, I am able to use Lexmark USBs but not SANDISK brand"

Anonymous, WA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"loses iphone paring"

Bonnie M., BC (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"My 2013 BMW X3 has been in/out of service at BMW Northwest Fife, WA for bluetooth pairing failures 4 times since purchasing this vehicle. Last (March 2015) bluetooth pairing would jump from calls or music to a radio station. The last service require"

Anonymous, WA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

"It started as an issue found by a technician during an oil change and took 3 tries to get it right. The first time, they broke a sensor which left the car disabled and after fixing that, a gasket was damaged. It seems that it is such a complicated repair that the dealer technicians broke other components twice. All work was done at a Bmw dealer"

Anonymous, OH (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While the X3 was in the dealership for brake maintenance, the mechanic determined the timing chain was failing. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"Exhaust smoke on start-up. Turbo had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Smoking and burning oil. Was seal on turbo. BMW fixed it even though it was outside warranty"

John P., CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"one of the Turbos completely malfunctioned at 58000 miles and had to be rebuilt"

Mike A., PA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The turbocharger was leaking oil into the exhaust side which caused the engine to smoke heavily on startup. BMW replaced the turbo under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo fuel inlet was corroded. Dealership thought it was caused by the salt from ocean air"

Frank D., MA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Plugged/failed valve in the turbo that they replaced under warranty. However, due to their engine trouble shooting methodology, I had to take the car in twice and they kept it several days each time, although BMW does provide a "loaner" vehicle, so I"

Lynda B., AK (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Cylinder head

"valve cover began leaking oil. cylinder head cover/gasket replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Replaced valve sensor"

Anonymous, FL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The oil sensor failed twice. The first failure occurred at about 27400 miles and the second at about 32200 miles. The BMW dealer replaced the sensor both times"

Glenn H., WA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Drivetrain malfunction - valvetronic malfunction - DME replaced subsequent to car becoming disabled on an Interstate Highway requiring a tow. Car continued to experience problems and was returned to the dealer 3 times before all problems corrected"

Anonymous, NY (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Car kept saying it needed its oil changed and "emailing" dealer for an oil change, sometimes within hours of being at the dealer to be checked"

Anonymous, ON (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Had a leak on the oil filter area.Bmw needed to replace two gaskets that encompass the oil filter housing"

Anonymous, NY (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gasket issue, Resolved with no other issues"

Anonymous, VA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine sounds like an old diesel engine. BMW took the vehicle for two days to do something about the terrible pinging but it still persists"

Anonymous, BC (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"car stopped in middle of street and would not even move"

Anonymous, FL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"My car just stopped running and had to be towed. I'm not sure what they say was the problem I hope they fixed it as I have driven cars for 64 years and never had anything like it"

Anonymous, OH (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Driveline vibration

"Ball joint failure"

Anonymous, NB (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electrical failure

"Sensor for gas pedal failed due to moisture on the sensor. Vehicle went into limp mode"

Robert B., FL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"When starting in cold weather, engine dies after starting. Later dealer diagnosed battery failure. New battery system installed under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transfer case

"Rear differential failed at 65000 miles"

Anonymous, NC (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"Actually wasn't quite overheating -- a valve in the cooling system failed and triggered a mechanism that prevented overheating by limiting the engine's power output. It was very expensive to fix"

Anonymous, MI (2013 BMW X3 Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Water pump

"Major warning on dash board on major highway in after work traffic. Car lost all power as I crept off og highway. the needle gauge did not show over heating. I called the dealer. I was 50 miles from home and he advisednit cool down and to bring it in. 2000USD later I got a new water pump. I day before Xmas. I was trying to get to a wake of a friend. I never travel that far on a daily basis. After picking up after repair I got add oil message (there is no dip stick) and the paperwork said they"

Anonymous, MA (2013 BMW X3 Unsure 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Went out had to be replaced. Covered by warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Antifreeze leaks

"Hose to radiator disconnected with total loss of coolant"

Anonymous, PA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radiator

"Same as leak"

Anonymous, PA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"broken turbo exhaust"

Anonymous, PR (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Check Engine Light turns on and off intermittently and dealer cannot/has not resolved. I ignore it now. It comes on and goes off at random times. Car runs fine"

Peter C., CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"fuel pump module failed bmw repaired low cost to me car not under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"Check engine light went on, took it to the dealership and they said fuel pump needed replacement"

John P., CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Only problem is Check Engine Light, but not sure if that is the EGR or an Oxygen issue"

Peter C., CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Sunroof

"The sunroof squeaked and rattled when the sunshade was rolled back"

Anonymous, WV (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"accenturator failed"

Anonymous, VA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"We experienced a cracking noise when the vehicle went over rough pavement"

Anonymous, BC (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Locks and latches

"The rear tailgate closers have been defective twice and replaced under warranty. Also the rear tailgate latch doesn't unlock and open unless you use the remote- this problem hasn't been fixed yet"

Anonymous, CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Windows

"left rear window goin up & down at will - apparently software problem - easy fix"

Charles P., NY (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Must set temperature very high in order to be comfortable on cold days. The reverse is true for hot days"

Anonymous, OH (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Condenser

"Cracked and leaked coolant. Had to order new one which took a week"

Anonymous, WI (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"condensor leaked needed replacing"

Anonymous, AB (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"Leaked and had no air conditioning twice"

Anonymous, WI (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Air conditioning did not emit cool air, brought to dealer and they said it was refrigerant leak. Repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery could not hold charge in cold weather, yet BMW claimed battery OK"

Anonymous, MI (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Battery had low voltage/difficulty starting in cold temperatures"

Anonymous, ON (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Distributor or rotor failure

"Coil problem with two cylinders"

Tom G., FL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Engine harness

"Engine stalling"

Anonymous, AB (2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"ambiguous warning on display regarding rear brake light"

Donald G., NJ (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heated or cooled seats

"Steering wheel warmer sometimes do not turn off. Problem disappeared after new battery system installed"

Anonymous, ON (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire pressure monitor

"said we had low pressure and had to go to dealer to get it corrected. there was no actual problem, it was an electrical mis-informatiuon. Very inconvenient!"

Anonymous, CA (2013 BMW X3 Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"wiper and washer fluid would work buy themselves and not stop. Needed replacement of junction box"

Anonymous, CA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Normal wear"

Marybeth T., IN (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"Normal wear for rear brakes"

Marybeth T., IN (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front rotors were pitted/scored and rusted out after first winter resulting in ineffective braking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Regular brake failure

"I think the problem was with the engine and not the brakes but it seemed as if the brakes took a long time to stop. The engine was racing and the brakes took longer to stop"

Anonymous, CT (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i Unsure)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Tie rods

"When attempting wheel alignment dealer could not make front adjustment as tie rods had seized. Dealer and BMW paid for the replacement parts and installation"

Anonymous, ON (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front tie rod seems loose and makes a clanking noise whenever the wheel encounters uneven road surface or minor dip"

Anonymous, ON (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Three corner tie rods have been replaced under warranty"

Jing J., MB (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire wear is uneven

"At 50000KM, need to replace all 4 tires due to the cracks in the tread. Tire pressure kept good for the most part and there were 2 flats in the past but all repaired. I know you are not suppose to repair run flat, but store says it depends on where a"

Jing J., MB (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"covering on glove compartment pealing off the door portion"

Anonymous, FL (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Paint on bumper bubbled from rock chip"

Anonymous, BC (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Clear coat peeling on all 4 wheel rims"

Theriault P., NB (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"The indicator for needing service is not functioning properly"

Anonymous, MA (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"BMW's iDrive should be renamed iDrive U Crazy because it is so incredibly user unfriendly. If there is one reason I would not buy another BMW it would be the iDrive system"

Anonymous, BC (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Thermostat in transmission cooler failed, causing car not to shift normally. Car acted "cold". Replacement fully fixed problem"

Matthew H., MD (2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Aug 08 2017
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain 2012-2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, and M6 Convertible vehicles and 2013 M6 Coupe vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver's frontal air bag inflator that may have been improperly welded.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 6, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V495000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6785
CHILD SEAT:VEHICLE LATCH ANCHOR
May 23 2016
Damaged lower anchor bars may increase the child's risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2011-2017, X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i and X3 xDrive35i, vehicles manufactured July 2, 2010 to April 14, 2016, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014 to March 31, 2016, and 2015-2017 x4 xDrive28i, X4 xDrive35i and X4 xDriveM40i vehicles manufactured March3, 2014 to April 15, 2016. The affected vehicles have lower anchor bars for securing child restraint seats that may become damaged when using the European-ISOFIX-type, rigid-style connector, child restraint system.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars and the vehicle body, free of charge. The recall began on July 13, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V333000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 188668
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Oct 07 2014
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i Sedan, 328i Sedan, 320i xDrive Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 2013-2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i Coupe, and 428i xDrive Coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V627000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8988
AIR BAGS
Nov 15 2013
In the event of a crash, the air bag could improperly deploy, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the air bag's protection and increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger. In addition, parts or fragments from the air bag system could strike and injure the front passenger or other vehicle occupants.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 X3 xDrive 28i/35i vehicles manufactured February 11, 2013, through February 27, 2013. Due to a production process error, the tear seam on the instrument panel was not manufactured correctly.
What should you do:
BMW has notified owners and dealers will replace the instrument panel, free of charge. The recall began on December 11, 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V570000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Sep 26 2013
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V454000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 76191
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