2011 BMW X3 Consumer Review: Major problems with the 2011-B

2011 BMW X3 - Consumer Review

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xDrive28i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 8-speed Automatic)

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Major problems with the 2011-BMW-X3
By thecriticsays on


2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


The vehcile is great when it works.
I have had major problems with the 2011 X3, vehicle is less than 6 months old:

1-Engine coolant leak, cracked reservoir. BMW said it's normal at first, then repaired upon insistance.
2-Driver's door does not open, broken cable.
3-Excessive brake noise and squealing, BMW says it's normal.
4-Excessive wind noise from poor outside door seals, BMW says it's normal.
5-Grinding window noise when closing/opening window.
6-Windshield wipers do not rest in their low position, they sit up.
7-Passenger's side door was misaligned and sticked out, BMW said it's normal, then attempted to fix upon insistance.

All parts take 2-weeks to come !!!

Best Features

Good looking car, drives great while it works.

Worst Features

Quality and workmanship. BMW can learn quality from Hyundai and make an effort to make more reliable vehicles. BMW could improve their customer service. My driver's door still does not open... BMW gave me an appointment for service, 1-week wait time just to see the car. They suggested I jump into the driver's seat from the passenger side for the time being. Very disappointing service and no customer care. I have asked for a refund, but Canadian laws are different, this garbage is mine to keep. I reside in Toronto, Canada. Don't buy BMW, unless you have a few other cars you can drive when you're BMW is broken, and you don't work, or don't have to rely on the car to get to work.
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By nobmw3
on 05/30/12 20:24 PM (PDT)

You are lucky, at least your car starts! My car will not start if it is adle for a few days (cattery goes dead) and BMW customer service is totaly useless!!!

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