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2018 BMW X3 Reliability Ratings

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2018 BMW X3 Recalls

There have been 8 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL Recall Date: 03/17/2020
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 15
  • Consequence: 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.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel casing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V152000
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA Recall Date: 09/26/2019
  • 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."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 257473
  • Consequence: The lack of an image in the back-up camera display increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 30, 2018 to AUG 12, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: Toyota: 19TA19
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V684000
SEATS Recall Date: 07/30/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 X3 sDrive30i, xDrive30i and M40i and 2019 X4 xDrive30i and M40i vehicles. The front seatback frames may have been improperly welded, allowing the seatback to unexpectedly fold forward or rearward.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 20
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury if the seatback folds forward or rearward.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seats, free of charge. The recall began September 27, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 28, 2018 to JUN 09, 2018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V563000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER Recall Date: 07/05/2018
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i and certain 2019 X4 xDrive30i and X4 M40i vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may have an insufficient coating, potentially reducing rear brake performance.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5594
  • Consequence: A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the rear brake circuit, free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 15, 2018 to MAY 31, 2018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V453000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL Recall Date: 06/20/2018
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles. The rear turn signals on the outboard side panel will illuminate red, while the inboard turn signals simultaneously illuminate amber. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5
  • Consequence: Turn signals that flash multiple colors may confuse other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear turn signal lights, and replace if necessary, free of charge. The recall began August 20, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 20, 2017 to MAR 29, 2018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V431000
LANE DEPARTURE: LANE KEEP: STEERING ASSIST Recall Date: 06/05/2018
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i, X3 sDrive30i, and X3 M40i vehicles equipped with the "Active Lane Keeping Assistant" option. The steering wheel may be incompatible with the lane keeping assistant function and may not detect if the driver's hands are off the wheel.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 51
  • Consequence: If the sensors do not properly detect the driver's hands are off the wheel, the driver may not be alerted by one or more warning signals, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on July 19, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 25, 2018 to MAY 01, 2018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V374000
STRUCTURE:BODY Recall Date: 03/06/2018
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles. The rear spoiler may not have been properly attached during assembly, or may be missing screws, possibly causing the spoiler to detach while driving.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 17008
  • Consequence: If the spoiler detaches while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spoiler, correcting its attachment as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 11, 2017 to FEB 22, 2018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V154000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL Recall Date: 11/14/2017
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3188
  • Consequence: If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 17, 2017 to NOV 07, 2017
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V719000

2018 BMW X3 Warranty

The 2018 BMW X3 has a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 6/28/19

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