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2020 BMW X3 Reliability


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2020 BMW X3 Reliability Ratings

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2020 BMW X3 Recalls

There have been 10 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY Recall Date: 09/29/2020
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 530e, 530e xDrive, 530e iPerformance and X3 xDrive30e and MINI Cooper Countryman All4 SE, 2020 BMW i8, and 2021 330e, 330e xDrive, 745Le xDrive and X5 xDrive45e vehicles. Debris may have entered one or more of the hybrid battery cells during their production.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 4509
  • Consequence: The debris could result in a short-circuit, increasing the risk of fire or injury.
  • Remedy: The remedy is currently being developed. Until the remedy is available, drivers will be instructed to not charge their vehicles. Drivers will also be instructed to not drive in manual mode, sport mode, and to not use the shift paddles. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V601000
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA Recall Date: 09/29/2020
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 X3 sDrive 30i, X3 xDrive 30i, X3M 40i, X3 xDrive 30e, X4 xDrive 30i, X4M 40i, 530i, 540i, 540i xDrive, M550i xDrive, M5, 550e, 550e xDrive, and 550e iPerformance vehicles. A small portion of the rearview image may be slightly obscured. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 312
  • Consequence: If the driver relies on only the rearview camera image, the reduced rearview image view can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, program the rearview camera with updated software. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V598000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY Recall Date: 08/17/2020
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2021 330e and X5 xDrive45e, 2020-2021 X3 xDrive30e, and 2020 MINI Countryman SE ALL4 vehicles. Loose welding beads may form a conductive path between the hybrid battery cells which could lead to a short-circuit.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 713
  • Consequence: A short-circuited hybrid battery may increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the battery modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V490000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE Recall Date: 07/28/2020
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X3 sDrive40i, X3 xDrive40i and X3M40i vehicles. These vehicles were not programmed with rearview camera software during assembly, therefore, when the transmission is shifted to reverse, a rearview image is not displayed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5
  • Consequence: An inoperative rearview camera display can increase the risk of a crash when reversing.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will program the affected vehicles with rearview camera software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V443000
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 06/14/2020
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 Z4 sDrive30i, 2019-2020 330i xDrive, M340i and M340i xDrive, 2020 X3M and X4M, and Toyota Supra vehicles. In certain driving conditions, such as high temperatures and rough road surfaces, a steering gear tie rod may become damaged, possibly resulting in a fractured tie rod.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2779
  • Consequence: A damaged or fractured tie rod may affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW and Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear tie rods, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin August 7, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: Toyota: 20TA09
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V355000
AIR BAGS Recall Date: 03/18/2020
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X3 xDrive30e, X4 xDrive30i, X4 M40i, X4M, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, 840i Gran Coupe, 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, M850i xDrive Gran Coupe, M8 Gran Coupe, X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X3M, and 840i xDrive Convertible vehicles. The sensors in the front seat belt buckles may inaccurately detect a belted occupant as unbelted, possibly causing the air bag and seat belt pretensioners to deploy improperly in the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3316
  • Consequence: If the air bag and/or seat belt pretensioners deploy improperly in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the front seat belt buckles, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 18, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V164000
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 began May 15, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V152000
STEERING:RACK AND PINION:PINION SHAFT Recall Date: 10/15/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 BMW X3 M40i and X4 M40i vehicles. The steering rack pinion teeth may break under load, resulting in a loss of steering control.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 20
  • Consequence: A loss of steering control increases risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW has notified owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear, free of charge. The recall began October 9, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 26, 2019 to SEP 27, 2019
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V738000
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
STEERING Recall Date: 09/24/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, and X3 M40i vehicles, X4 xDrive30i, and X4 M40i vehicles. The front axle swivel bearings may not have been properly heat treated during manufacturing, reducing their strength and possibly causing them to break.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 368
  • Consequence: Broken swivel bearings can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW has notified owners and instructed them to not drive their vehicles. Dealers will replace the front axle swivel bearings, free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: AUG 23, 2019 to SEP 12, 2019
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V678000

2020 BMW X3 Warranty

The BMW X3 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

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