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      07-21-2017, 03:59 PM   #23
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2016 X3 28i White with 32000 km on it.

Got brand new delivery 2016 March. Quite a few issues already.

ConnectedDrive won't work, the ball was kicked between dealer, BMW Canada and BMW USA for over 10+ phone calls. It took 3 months to get the problem solved.

In extremely cold or hot day, the comfort access won't work, door won't open , engine won't start and prompt no key detected. Towed back to dealer stayed that two times over 12 days nothing found.

The driver seat leather worn out, two cracks on it, had it replaced by warranty.

Twice already, in driving, it prompts "please fasten seat belt" but actually seat belt is on ( driver side), how to unplug and plug in couple of time to get rid of the annoying alarm.
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      07-22-2017, 03:20 PM   #24
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2016 X3 28i White with 32000 km on it.

The driver seat leather worn out, two cracks on it, had it replaced by warranty.
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Can you define what you mean by "worn out"??
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      07-25-2017, 10:29 AM   #25
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Can you define what you mean by "worn out"??
There were two cracks at driver seat, one was around 10 cm and the other around 5 cm, close to each other. The service manager told me that this issue has been reported quite a few and they had the cover in stock. Replaced the cover under warranty.
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      07-25-2017, 11:16 PM   #26
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Also had my seat leather covers replaced, apparently the crack are formed on where the leather is fake.
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      08-06-2017, 10:15 PM   #27
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Never had any issues with the leather. Our car is always garaged with sun protection option +35% ceramic tint. I also use a windshield visor from time to time.

If anything, the leather looks fantastic.
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      08-15-2017, 06:23 PM   #28
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2011 X3 28i with N52 engine. 84k miles now, purchased as a demo with 6k miles on it. The only out-of-warranty problems have been LED tail lights going out and coolant expansion tank replacement. I had a pre-mature battery failure and some faded exterior trim/weather-stripping that was covered under warranty. Otherwise, just routine maintenance items- tires, brakes, fluids, etc.
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      08-17-2017, 05:21 AM   #29
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My 2015 20d is now on 35k

Apart from two recalls .. isofix and something else (can't remember what) both done during routine servicing no problems

Rear brakes just replaced .. fronts showing another 10k on idrive
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      08-17-2017, 11:49 AM   #30
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2011 N52, 73,000kms or so: coil packs and spark plugs, broken rear spring, some rattles and "cheap" plastic interactions (the shifter and various instrumentation clacks when actuated)
2013 N20, 45,000kms or so: occasional squeaking steering wheel (electric motor likely, has not been repaired), on occasion the power trunk refuses to latch

leather on the 2013 has been good.
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      08-17-2017, 04:18 PM   #31
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2014 35i here, 28k miles, dealer just replaced the delaminated glove box under warranty. No other problems.
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      10-08-2017, 06:30 PM   #32
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In some reading that I have done, it sounds like early (2011-2013) 35i's are better regarded with respect to reliability, is that true?
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      07-10-2018, 04:24 PM   #33
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2011 Xdrive 35i, 85,000miles. Just had to replace the oil filter housing gasket. They also spotted a leak from the oil pan gasket and recommend I replace the accessory drive belt. I got the X3 in Sept 2017 with 75,000miles. So far it's cost me more than the little 1series that I've had for 3 years. I really like this X3 though so I'm going to hang on to it as it's definitely great in the Chicago winter.
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      07-11-2018, 08:18 AM   #34
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In some reading that I have done, it sounds like early (2011-2013) 35i's are better regarded with respect to reliability, is that true?
Consumer Reports does not split out the data for the X3 among the different engines, so there is no specific data on the 35i. CR reports the 2011 and 2012 X3 are much worse than average and the 2013 is average in overall reliability. Reliability for the 2014 and 2016 is indicated to be better than average with the 2015 X3 worse than average (power equipment reliability is much worse than average for this year while average for 2014 and better than average for 2016). The 2017 fell to much worse than average in the CR ratings and in-car electronics reliability appears to be the main problem (possibly due to teething problems with the new i-Drive software).

For 2014 to 2017 models, the categories of "engine major", "engine minor" and "engine cooling" were uniformly much above average in reliability. In contrast, for 2011 to 2013 models, none of these categories were rated much above average and "engine cooling" was rated much worse than average in reliability for the 2011 and 2012 X3 and average for 2013.
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      07-11-2018, 12:44 PM   #35
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they should break it out by engine type as that has a big impact on the results I am sure.
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2012 X3 (3.5i) - 90,000 miles - bad wheel bearing (I repaired), leaky valve cover gasket (I repaired), leaky oil filter gasket (BMW repaired), AC issues (BMW repaired) - 1 CEL -

A code -12A102 referenced that "Lambda probe after CC, system check signal fixed on Lean" (working on this now).
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