The redesigned, third-generation X3 picks up and improves upon where the previous version left off, keeping its title as one of the best-driving compact SUVs. The X3 proves itself to be impressively talented, thanks to its desirable blend of driving enjoyment, comfort, luxury, utility, and high-tech features.
Alerts
There are 11 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.

Overall Reliability
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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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2020 BMW X3 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Apple CarPlay

"The car repeatedly failed to identify one driver's phone/profile with that drivers' key fob. For instance, husband parks car then wife goes for drive (without husband) and car remains 'paired' to husband's phone/profile. Dealer had to re-install car's software. Took several days. Note: several BMW staffers thought the car wasn't 'supposed' to do that. More senior staffers said it was (and made it happen)."

Anonymous, CA (2020 BMW X3 M40i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"The Car play does interact well with the BMW system. It does not always connect and sometimes does not work at all"

Anonymous, (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The issue was present from the beginning as Apple Car Play was a new feature, BMW Genius tech support finally was able to resolve the problem with a software update"

Anonymous, FL (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"car would repeatedly activate its' emergency 'stop' while backing up over uneven terrain. It was a known issue that the dealer fixed with a software patch."

Anonymous, CA (2020 BMW X3 M40i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"see previous post"

Anonymous, NY (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It is the position of camera lens; the dirty water will cover the lens in the rain."

Anonymous, NC (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Jumps from one entertainment source to another spontaneously ( I.e. Sirius radio to Pandora; Apple Carplay to some other system where it is very difficult to find the same source of what you were listening to, and the point on the source where you were listening. The sync of my Apple phone to the hands free car app is lost on a regular basis and requires resynching, but means you have to pull out the phone and hold it to your ear...very aggravating, and potentially dangerous."

Anonymous, TX (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"DOES NOT SUPPORT ANDROID PHONES YET AND BMW APP FLAWED"

Anonymous, (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Real time traffic did not work out of the factory."

Anonymous, CT (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Street names are tiny and require one to take ones eyes off the road and stare at the navigation screen to read them. Dangerous."

Anonymous, (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"I discussed that with my previous comments...but my phone regularly becomes "unsynched" with hands free system, requiring handling the phone. Very distracting and dangerous!"

Anonymous, TX (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Routine software updates

"The system is supposed to reboot and update when you hold down the power button. Mine did not work and I had to have the dealer update the system overnight and get a loaner car."

Anonymous, (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Software update fixes

"within 1-2 months of picking it up from the factory, i needed to return the car to the dealer for a software update. I had to take it to the dealer again a week ago for another software update."

Anonymous, MD (2020 BMW X3 M 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

"There is a major problem that the X3s are having, as well as the 40i. When it is a cloudy day, the screens go dark. So dark that you can hardly see backing up, parallel parking, etc. You also can hardly see the radio or navigation. On a sunny day this does not happen. It is a serious flaw that affects the instrument & control panel and back-up camera. It seems no one knows how to fix the issue. I have contacted BMW USA who were very nice but had no idea of a fix, as well as a survey that was sent to Germany with no reply. My dealership is aware but has no way of fixing it. They lent me a 40i while checking my vehicle and it had the same problem. This is a dangerous safety issue! These issues have been posted on Bimmerspost with others throughout the country having the same problem. I bought a small headlamp which I put over my steering wheel to turn on so I can see backing up etc. You'd think BMW would be embarrassed. This is a serious problem. I guess it will take running over a pet or god forbid, a child/person for them to wake up & fix this issue! Maybe there's not enough complaints yet so why bother? This is my 3rd BMW & will be my last. BMW will not acknowledge this problem! The greatest driving vehicle that you need a $12.00 headlamp pointed at the instrument panel to see where you're going! I am appalled. I just wonder how many others are going through this & what will it take for BMW to fix the problem?"

Anonymous, NY (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Several features did not work out of the factory - digital speedometer in KMH not able to convert to MPH"

Anonymous, CT (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 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

Electronic ignition

"At 300 miles on the car the starter faulted required a tow to the dealer and a replacement took several days"

Anonymous, MA (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Ignition switch

"Starter went bad"

Anonymous, MA (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"the alarm has spontaneously gone off about 3 or 4 times. once when I exited in a parking lot and the other times, in my garage."

Anonymous, (2020 BMW X3 M40i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"I experienced intermittent lack of response with the keyless entry system."

Anonymous, (2020 BMW X3 M40i 3.0-L 6 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

"The climate system doesn't cool the car sufficiently. An agent at the dealership showed me how to change the settings to make the car cool more quickly, but it was complicated and I'll never remember how to adjust it. When the car idles and the engine shuts down at a traffic light, etc., the climate system turns off. The climate system does not operate as easily and efficiently as vehicles I have owned in the past."

Anonymous, TX (2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i 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

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"WHEN IN A TURN AT INTERSTATE ROAD HIGH SPEEDS THE CAR WILL TRY TO DART ACROSS THE TO THE OTHER LANE AS THE SUSPENSION UNLOADS OUT OF THE TURN THE STEERING WHEEL SEEMS AT TIMES ALMOST INCH OF FREE PLAY ALMOST ALWAYS HAPPENS COMING OUT OF TURNS ALMOST SIDE SWIPED CAR"

Anonymous, (2020 BMW X3 xDrive30i 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

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Upon vehicle purchase the check engine light turned on in the parking lot of the dealer. There was a bad sensor and also the valve cover was installed improperly causing misalignment/crushing of a tube that is used to vent the turbo into the valve cover."

Anonymous, (2020 BMW X3 M40i 3.0-L 6 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

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

Engine Cooling

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

Brakes

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

Drive System

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

Exhaust

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

Paint/Trim

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

Transmission Minor

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

Engine Major

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

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.

Engine Minor

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
BACK OVER PREVENTION
Feb 19, 2021
If the driver relies on only the rearview camera image, the missing or reduced rearview image view can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2021 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X3M, X4 xDrive30i, X4 M40i, M550i, X4M, X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5 xDrive50i, X5M, X5 M50i, X7 xDrive40i, X7 xDrive50i, X7 M50i, Alpina XB7, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, M340i xDrive, and 8 Series Coupe, Convertible and Grand Coupe, 840i, 840i xDrive, M850i xDrive, M8, 2020-2021 530e, 530e xDrive, 330e, 330e xDrive, 745Le, 745Le xDrive, X5 xDrive45e, X3 xDrive30e, X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M50i, X6M, 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, M550i xDrive, M5, 740i, 740Li, 740Li xDrive, M760i Drive, M760Li xDrive, 750Li xDrive Alpina, Alpina B7 xDrive, and 2021 4 Series Coupe 430i, 430i xDrive, M440i xDrive vehicles. When shifting into Reverse, a small portion of the rearview image may be obscured, or the screen may not illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rear Visibility."
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rearview camera software and update it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 16, 2021. 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: 21V096000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13858
BACK OVER PREVENTION
Sep 30, 2020
If the driver relies on only the rearview camera image, the reduced rearview image view can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 X3 sDrive 30i, X3 xDrive 30i, X3M 40i, X3 xDrive 30e, X4 xDrive 30i, X4M 40i, 530i, 540i, 540i xDrive, M550i xDrive, M5, 550e, 550e xDrive, and 550e iPerformance vehicles. A small portion of the rearview image may be slightly obscured. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, program the rearview camera with updated software. The recall began November 18, 2020. 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: 20V598000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 312
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Sep 30, 2020
The debris could result in a short-circuit, increasing the risk of fire or injury.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 530e, 530e xDrive, 530e iPerformance and X3 xDrive30e and MINI Cooper Countryman All4 SE, 2020 BMW i8, and 2021 330e, 330e xDrive, 745Le xDrive and X5 xDrive45e vehicles. Debris may have entered one or more of the hybrid battery cells during their production.
What should you do:
BMW will inspect and, if necessary, replace the battery module free of charge. Owners were notified of the safety risk October 23, 2020. The recall began November 24, 2020. 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: 20V601000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4509
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Aug 18, 2020
A short-circuited hybrid battery may increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2021 330e and X5 xDrive45e, 2020-2021 X3 xDrive30e, and 2020 MINI Countryman SE ALL4 vehicles. Loose welding beads may form a conductive path between the hybrid battery cells which could lead to a short-circuit.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the battery modules, free of charge. BMW issued owners an interim notification on October 16, 2020. Although potentially affected BMW owners received Interim ONLs, all potentially affected BMW owner vehicles have been remedied; therefore, BMW Final ONLs will not be necessary. 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: 20V490000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 713
BACK OVER PREVENTION, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jul 29, 2020
An inoperative rearview camera display can increase the risk of a crash when reversing.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X3 sDrive40i, X3 xDrive40i and X3M40i vehicles. These vehicles were not programmed with rearview camera software during assembly, therefore, when the transmission is shifted to reverse, a rearview image is not displayed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will program the affected vehicles with rearview camera software, free of charge. The recall began August 14, 2020. All vehicles have been remedied as of November 9, 2020. 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: 20V443000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5
STEERING
Jun 15, 2020
A damaged or fractured tie rod may affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 Z4 sDrive30i, 2019-2020 330i xDrive, M340i and M340i xDrive, 2020 X3M and X4M, and Toyota Supra vehicles. In certain driving conditions, such as high temperatures and rough road surfaces, a steering gear tie rod may become damaged, possibly resulting in a fractured tie rod.
What should you do:
BMW and Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear tie rods, free of charge. The recall began August 14, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
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: 20V355000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2779
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS
Mar 19, 2020
If the air bag and/or seat belt pretensioners deploy improperly in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X3 xDrive30e, X4 xDrive30i, X4 M40i, X4M, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, 840i Gran Coupe, 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, M850i xDrive Gran Coupe, M8 Gran Coupe, X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X3M, and 840i xDrive Convertible vehicles. The sensors in the front seat belt buckles may inaccurately detect a belted occupant as unbelted, possibly causing the air bag and seat belt pretensioners to deploy improperly in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the front seat belt buckles, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 18, 2020. 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: 20V164000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3316
AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Mar 18, 2020
In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the air bag could damage the instrument panel and cause small pieces of the panel to strike the driver or other occupants, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 X4 xDrive30i and X4 M40i, and 2018-2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, and X3M vehicles. The instrument panel casing may not have been tightened properly to the passenger air bag.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel casing, free of charge. The recall began May 15, 2020. 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: 20V152000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15
STEERING
Oct 16, 2019
A loss of steering control increases risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 BMW X3 M40i and X4 M40i vehicles. The steering rack pinion teeth may break under load, resulting in a loss of steering control.
What should you do:
BMW has notified owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear, free of charge. The recall began October 9, 2019. 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: 19V738000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 20
BACK OVER PREVENTION
Sep 27, 2019
The lack of an image in the back-up camera display increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 540d, 2018-2020 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, M550i xDrive, M5, 530e, 530e xDrive, X3 sDrive, X3 xDrive, X3 M40i, X3 M, and 2019-2020 X4 xDrive, X4 M40i, X4 M, X7 xDrive, X7 M50i, 740Li, 740Li xDrive, 750Li, 750Li xDrive, 8 Series Convertible and Coupe 840i, 840i xDrive, M850i xDrive, X5 sDrive, X5 xDrive, X5 M50i, X6 xDrive, X6 M50i, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, M340i xDrive, Z4 sDrive, Z4 M40i, 740Le xDrive and 745Le xDrive, 2018-2019 640i xDrive Gran Turismo and Rolls-Royce Phantom, 2019 M850i xDrive Gran Coupe and Rolls-Royce Cullinan and 2020 Toyota Supra vehicles. The back-up camera and display settings can be adjusted such that the rear view image is no longer visible and the system will retain that setting the next time the vehicle is placed in reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the back-up camera software, free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Rolls-Royce at 1-877-877-3735. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
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: 19V684000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 257473
STEERING, SUSPENSION
Sep 25, 2019
Broken swivel bearings can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, and X3 M40i vehicles, X4 xDrive30i, and X4 M40i vehicles. The front axle swivel bearings may not have been properly heat treated during manufacturing, reducing their strength and possibly causing them to break.
What should you do:
BMW has notified owners and instructed them to not drive their vehicles. Dealers will replace the front axle swivel bearings, free of charge. 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: 19V678000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 368
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