Reliability of the BMW X3

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which BMW models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used BMW X3.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the BMW X3.

BMW X3 Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
7,6 5,3 4,9 3,7 3,5 2,1 1,4 0,4

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
25,4 9,6 5,2 5,7 3 2 0,9 2,3

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Turbo Charger (2010)

Source: ADAC

owner  BMW X3 owners’ reviews

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle’s history

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Recent X3 Recalls

BMW-X3-2018-crash-pad-battery
10. 05. 2021

A battery insert (crash pad) has not been fitted. As a result, the battery would not be adequately secured in the … .

BMW-X3-2019-seatbelts
25. 12. 2020

The safety belts for the driver and passenger seats may not have been fully bolted on. As a consequence, their restraining … .

BMW-x3-phev-fire
08. 12. 2020

A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging due to a particle in the form of a … .

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