2012 BMW X3 Long Term Road Test

2012 BMW X3: Not Enough Juice?

June 08, 2012


My co-worker Carroll sent me a couple links (here and here) to some forum chatter about the new X3's battery. Specifically, some owners are finding that their X3s' batteries are becoming drained or severely discharged when the vehicle's not in constant use.

Bad batch of batteries? Some sort of electrical design flub? So far we haven't encountered any problems. Interestingly, I did find this BMW battery log sheet in the X3's cargo hold where the battery is. Nothing is filled out on it.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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