This coupelike sporty SUV is a derivative of the capable X5, which is a good place to start. Unlike its sibling, the X6's styling severely hampers rear visibility, cabin access, and cargo room. More than just a different body, though, the X6 is sportier than the X5, with tauter handling and a stiffer ride.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 X6 to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on BMW's brand history and the similar model X5.

Overall Reliability
The 2018 BMW X6 has been recalled 4 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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CHILD SEAT
Nov 18, 2019
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 2015-2019 X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles equipped with rear seat lower anchor bars used in securing child restraint seats. The lower anchor bars may become damaged over time when used with an 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. Owner notification began January 17, 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: 19V823000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 32760
WHEELS
Sep 12, 2018
The improperly tightened wheel bolts may loosen and break, affecting vehicle handling and control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles. The wheel bolts on these vehicles may not have been properly tightened.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace and tighten all of the wheel bolts, free of charge. The recall began November 1, 2018. 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: 18V614000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33
SUSPENSION
Jun 28, 2018
If the lower control arm breaks, vehicle handling and control can be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X6 sDrive35i vehicles. The pivot bolt on the front lower-left control arm may not have been properly hardened, which may cause the control arm to break.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower-left control arms and replace if necessary, free of charge. The recall began July 11, 2018. 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: 18V439000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43
SUSPENSION
Nov 17, 2017
Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. 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: 17V727000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33
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