About BMW X3
As one of the best driving entries in its segment, BMW X3 has been built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW, since 2003 as a compact luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced as BMW's Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in BMW X Series, X3 now is near the top of the class. Competing against the Lexus NX 200t, Lincoln MKC, Volvo XC60, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, X3 now is in its second generation.
The first-generation BMW X3 (E83) was produced from August 2003 to 31 August 2010 as the E83 based on the BMW 3 Series platform. It was offered in only one body style, 5-door SUV but came in xDrive25i, xDrive30i, xDrive18d, xDrive20d, xDrive30d and xDrive35d. During this generation, BMW X3 was powered by 3.0 L I6 rated at 225 hp and 2.5 L I6 producing 184 hp, the latter was discontinued after 2005. Both engines sent power through 6-speed manual or automatic transmission to four wheels. The current X3 (F25) debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and went on sale in U.S. by the end of 2010 as a 2011 model. It comes in sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive28d and xDrive35i trim levels. And now, X3 gets power from 2.0 L turbocharged I4 rated at 240 horsepower, 2.0 L diesel I4 producing 180 hp and 3.0 L I6 generating 300 hp. And power is sent through an 8-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels.
BMW X3 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Having been a great option for premium crossover shoppers who want extra doses of sport and class, BMW X3 also offers a high seating position, all-wheel-drive traction and abundant features. However, as the accumulation of mileage, you had better be prepared for these common problems on your X3:
First, engine stalling or shutting down while driving is what BMW X3 drivers complained most during driving according to the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. Any driver though those who do not any knowledge background about working principle of automobiles will know how serious it would be if the engine fails. The sooner you solve it, the safer your X3 will be. Generally, this issue will have some recognizable and simple symptoms such as whining, squealing or rattling from the engine, engine suffering from starting issues including hard starting or inability to start, engine misfiring, stalling and having other performance issues, vehicle losing power when accelerating, and poor fuel economy. The Check Engine Light will also be activated to warn you of inspection on X3 spark plug, engine mount, engine control module, oil filter, air filter, oxygen sensor, throttle cable and EGR valve gasket.
Second, transmission failure is another common issue on BMW X3 when it reaches about 134,555 miles. Many X3 drivers actually have not much understanding about this issue so that they underestimate the consequences it could bring until it is too late. In fact, transmission failure is often the main factor causing drivability issue. Apart from that, other symptoms such as leaking transmission fluids, wrong gear readings, vehicle starting another gear or refusing to go into gear, difficulty in shifting gear and transmission slippage and surging. All these could be attributed to the X3 transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, clutch fork and shift cable.
In order to better enjoy only pleasure brought by your BMW X3, you need to make sure every part on it play their part properly all the time. Some parts on X3 just could not last as long as the vehicle could so that routine maintenance on them is essential. You are advised to maintain the X3 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight, door handle, wiper arm and cabin air filter routinely if you desire a safe and comfortable ride.
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