2004 BMW X3 VIN: WBXPA93424WA62670

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Damage
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Title
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VIN WBXPA93424WA62670 Decoding Bmw Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

BMW

Manufacturer Name

BMW AG

Model

X3

Model Year

2004

Plant City

GRAZ

Series

3.0i

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

AUSTRIA

Plant State

STYRIA

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Engine Power (kW)

167.7825

Engine Brake (hp) From

225

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Driver and Passenger Dual-stage Advanced Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2004 BMW X3 Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2004 BMW X3 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Tube Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WBXPA93424WA62670

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 05, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10446339
Consumer Location: FAIRBANKS, AK
VIN: WBXPA93424W****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT FREEZING TEMPERATURE, WHITE SMOKE CAME FROM THE ENGINE ROOM. I STOPPED THE ENGINE AND FOUND HUGE LEAK OF OIL FROM THE VALVE COVER. I NEEDED TO ADD 1 QUART OIL WHICH MEAN 1 QUART OF OIL WAS LEAKED OUT. I HAD A MECHANIC LOOK AT IT AND WAS TOLD THAT THE LEAK WAS CAUSED BY FREEZING OIL SEPARATOR. SINCE THE OIL SEPARATOR WAS DESIGNED INCORRECTLY, IT STOPS WORKING BY THE FROZEN CONDENSATE IN COLD CLIMATE. AND, IT CAUSE HIGH PRESSURE IN THE CRANKCASE AND CONSEQUENTLY OIL LEAK THROUGH THE VALVE COVER GASKET. THE PROBLEM MAY CAUSE A COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE. *KB

Components: SEATS

December 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10438500
Consumer Location: NEW HARTFORD, CT
VIN: WBXPA93424W****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD IN THE MORNING, I HAD THE DRIVER SEAT HEATER ON AND FELT IT GET VERY HOT ON ONE SPOT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SEAT. IT WAS SO HOT THAT IT HURT AND I TURNED IT RIGHT OFF. I NOTICED THIS A WEEK BEFORE ALSO. THE NEXT NIGHT WE WENT OUT AND I LOOKED DOWN AT THE DRIVER SEAT AND THERE WAS AN ACTUAL HOLE THAT WAS BURNED RIGHT THROUGH THE LEATHER! *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

May 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10407630
Consumer Location: MOSELEY, VA
VIN: WBXPA93424W****

Summary of Complaint

WITHOUT CAUSE OR INCIDENT, THE PASSENGER SEAT MAT OF OUR AIRBAG SYSTEM HAS FAILED AND DISABLED THE ENTIRE AIRBAG SYSTEM FOR OUR VEHICLE. A RECALL WAS ISSUED FOR THE SAME PROBLEM FOR THE SAME MODEL AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURE, BUT OUR VIN WAS EXCLUDED FROM THE RECALL. THE REPAIR COSTS ARE EXTRAORDINARY AND THE MANUFACTURER HAS REFUSED TO OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. FURTHERMORE, THE MANUFACTURER IS UNABLE TO EXPLAIN WHY MY PARTICULAR VEHICLE WAS NOT PART OF THE RECALL AND HOW THE AIRBAG SYSTEM WORKS. THE VEHICLE HAS VERY LOW MILEAGE AND HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED. *TT

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

July 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338163
Consumer Location: DENMARK, WI
VIN: WBXPA93464W****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK OIL LIGHT CAME ON SO VEHICLE WAS PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. WITHIN SECONDS, SMOKE HAD ENGULFED THE ENGINE BAY. THE ENTIRE VEHICLE WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES WITHIN A FEW MINUTES.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315666
Consumer Location: FONTANA, CA
VIN: WBXPA73434W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 BMW X3. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE SHE FELL ASLEEP BEHIND THE WHEEL WHILE DRIVING AT UNKNOWN SPEED, THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A TOW TRUCK. THE CONTACT STATED SHE PULLED OVER AFTER THE IMPACT WOKE HER UP. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOT AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE CRASH WAS A FRONT END COLLISION. THE DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE CRASH. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. THE VEHICLE WAS DEEMED A TOTAL LOSS. THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY SERVICED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V384000 (AIR BAGS). *DT*JB

Components: ENGINE

February 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11309334
Consumer Location: RIVER ROUGE, MI
VIN: WBXPA93484W****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE SITTING AT A RED LIGHT THE CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND I COULDN'T CONTROL IT OR STOP IT WHILE PUSHING HEAVILY ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. I HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OR ME. THIS HAS HAPPENED MORE THAN ONCE.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11297680
Consumer Location: REX, GA
VIN: WBXPA93474W****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY SUNROOF FLEW OFF THE VEHICLE AND SHATTERED INTO PIECES. THE VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING ABOUT 35 MILES PER HOUR ON A CITY STREET

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11297731
Consumer Location: KIRKWOOD, PA
VIN: WBXPA93484W****

Summary of Complaint

WATER SEEPS INTO THE VEHICLE FROM AN UNKNOWN LOCATION AND CAUSES A MOLD EFFECT DUE TO SATURATION OF THE FLOOR IN THE BACK PASSENGER AREA. DOOR AND SUNROOF WEATHERSTRIPPING HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CHECKED AND DEEMED NOT THE CAUSE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11190961
Consumer Location: WHITTIER, CA
VIN: WBABW33474P****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLAMP BULB OUT AND UPON REPLACEMENT IT WAS NOTED THE COATED WIRING TO THE XENON SYSTEM TO RIGHT AND LEFT HEADLIGHT IS BRITTLE (THE WIRES PLASTIC COATING IS FALLING OFF)AND IN SOME PLACES EXPOSED WIRING WAS FOUND. ELECTRICAL TAPE NEED TO WRAP THE WIRING TO AVOID POTENTIAL FIRE. LATE NOTICE TO THIS SITE I WAS UNAWARE TO FILE A REPORT. OTHERS ALSO HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SAME ISSUES.

Components: SEATS

November 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11153549
Consumer Location: COLLEGE PARK, MD
VIN: WBXPA73434W****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT WARMER BURNED SKIN AND SCORCHED LEATHER SEAT COVER WHEN TURNED ON.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11144874
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: WBXPA93404W****

Summary of Complaint

INSULATION ON WIRING INSIDE THE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY IS CRACKING AND FALLING OFF WIRING HARNESS CAUSING A SHORT AND BLOWN FUSE WHILE DRIVING ON CITY STREET.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11118862
Consumer Location: CHATSWORTH, CA
VIN: WBABD53424P****

Summary of Complaint

NEW DEFECTIVE BRAKE PADS CAUSED A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WITH TOTAL LOSS OF THE VEHICLES INVOLVED. BRAKE PADS ARE CONTAMINATED AND EMBEDDED WITH A SLIPPERY SUBSTANCE. PADS ARE FROM PRIME CHOICE AUTO PARTS 42832 STATE ROUTE 12, ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY, 13607-2216 CAN YOU INVESTIGATE AND ANALYZE THE BRAKE PADS IN ORDER TO STOP THE SELLING OF DEFECTIVE AND DANGEROUS BRAKE PADS? I AM ABLE TO SHIP TO YOU A BRAKE PAD SAMPLE. THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, BUT UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE TURNING ON A CITY STREET.

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11075288
Consumer Location: BOYNTON BEACH, FL
VIN: WBXPA93464W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 BMW X3. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY IN THE REVERSE GEAR, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY ACCELERATED RAPIDLY AND CRASHED INTO FIVE OTHER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE NECK, BACK, AND CHEST. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS REQUIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED AND DEEMED DESTROYED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE CRASH. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 120,000.

Components: SEATS

January 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11064382
Consumer Location: ROANOKE, VA
VIN: WBXPA73434W****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT HEATER ON DRIVERS SIDE IS BURNING THROUGH. IF LEFT ON IT WOULD BURN THROUGH CLOTHES AND BURN SKIN.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

November 07, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11063787
Consumer Location: OSWEGO, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 BMW X3. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND WAS UNABLE TO RESTART ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. BURDICK BMW (5947 E CIRCLE DR, CICERO, NY 13039, (315) 459-6000) WAS CONTACTED, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SEATS

April 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11061525
Consumer Location: WEST LINN, OR
VIN: WBXPA93484W****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SEAT HEATING UNIT OVERHEATS WHEN ON HIGH SETTING, TO THE POINT OF BURNING SKIN THROUGH THE SEAT AND CLOTHING. LOWER LEFT LUMBAR AND SEAT BOTTOM APPEAR TO BE IMPACTED. PER SERVICE SHOP, THE SEAT HEATER GRID IS BROKEN, CAUSING 40 DEGREE HIGHER TEMPERATURES THAN NORMAL IN THE LEFT LEG AREA. ONGOING ISSUE, NOT A SINGLE OCCURRENCE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11047229
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: WBABW53464P****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE ADAPTIVE XENON HEADLIGHT WIRING IS FAULTY . WIRE INSULATION IS CRACKING/DETERIORATING AND ENTIRE WIRES ARE BREAKING APART. SYMPTOMS START WITH FLICKERING XENON HEADLIGHT EVENTUALLY (ABOUT A WEEK LATER) STOPS WORKING AT ALL. VEHICLE IS MOVING OR STATIONARY, ENGINE ON. THE FAULTY WIRES ARE IN A WEATHER SEALED COMPARTMENT OF THE HEADLIGHT AND HAVE NEVER (TO MY KNOWLEDGE) EVEN BEEN UNSEALED/ACCESSED SINCE LEAVING THE FACTORY. THE ISSUE IS ON THE PASSENGER SIDE, UNKNOWN IF IT IS ON THE DRIVER SIDE AS WELL. THE ATTACHED PHOTO SHOWS BACK SIDE OF THE HEADLIGHT HOUSING LOOKING DOWN, WITH THE WEATHER-SEALED COMPARTMENT OPEN. ALL EXPOSED WIRE IS AS A RESULT OF THE ISSUE, NOBODY HAS ACTIVELY CUT OR STRIPPED THE WIRES. PROBLEM FIRST NOTICED IN SEPT OF 2016, ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO REPAIR BUT NOW IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN, WORSE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11044451
Consumer Location: EAST BETHEL, MN
VIN: WBAEU33464P****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY STARTED ON FIRE AS MY DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING TO SCHOOL. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT IT WAS AN ELECTRICAL FIRE, AND RESULTED IN THE CAR BEING TOTALED. THE 2004 MODELS NEED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE RECALL (NOT THAT IT WILL HELP WITH THE LOSS OF MY CAR).

Components: AIR BAGS

September 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043094
Consumer Location: HARRIMAN, NY
VIN: WBXPA93434W****

Summary of Complaint

BMW UNABLE AND UNWILLING TO COMPLETE RECALL NO. 08V384: FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT DETECTION MAT RECALL AND WARRANTY COVERAGE EXTENSION. NO PARTS AVAILABLE, PARTS NOT ON ORDER, BMW USA NOT ORDERING PARTS FOR RECALL. NO TIMELINE GIVEN, TOLD TO CALL BACK IN TWO MONTHS.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10994288
Consumer Location: GREENFIELD CENTER, NY
VIN: WBXPA73434W****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG LIGHT REMAINS ON AT ALL TIMES.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10985032
Consumer Location: MERCED, CA
VIN: WBXPA93434W****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE FIRES.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

April 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10980426
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: WBXPA93494W****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS A TEST FROM VOLPE. TESTING THE MOBILE APP.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10945043
Consumer Location: KELSEYVILLE, CA
VIN: WBAEV53404K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL NHTSA RECALL NUMBER:15V318 NHTSA RECALL NUMBER: 14V428

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10939058
Consumer Location: GREENBRAE, CA
VIN: WBAEV53484K****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHTS PROJECT ALMOST NO LIGHT. JUST PAID $130 TO HAVE LENSES CLEANED, NO IMPROVMENT. I THOUGHT IT WAS MY EYES AND COMPLAINED TO OPTHAMOLOGIST TWICE BUT MY EYES ARE OK. I'VE READ THT THE REFLECTOR BOWLS IN THIS MODEL MELT FROM THE HEAT OF THE BULB. I NEED TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION ASAP SO I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WAIT FOR AN INVESTIGATION.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS

December 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10937989
Consumer Location: CLARKSBURG, MD
VIN: WBXPA73454W****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BURNED THROUGH THE SEAT AND BURNED THE JACKET WHEN THE SEAT HEATER WAS TURNED ON WHILE MY WIFE WAS DRIVING. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IT HAPPENED IN THIS CAR. FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED WHILE THE CAR WAS UNDER WARRANTY, AND THE DEALERSHIP (SILVER SPRING BMW OF MD) REPLACED THE SEAT UNDER WARRANTY. IN THIS CASE GOT LUCKY IT DID NOT CATCH FIRE OR CAUSE ANY INJURY TO US. THIS SITUATION EASILY COULD HAVE ENDED UP IN A CAR FIRE. I WAS STUNNED TO HEAR HOW LITHELY BMW NA APPROACH TOWARDS MY CONCERN WHEN I CALLED TO LODGE A COMPLAINT. AT HIGHWAY SPEED THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A FATAL SITUATION DUE TO DISTRACTION THIS BURN CREATED WORST CAR ON FIRE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10934783
Consumer Location: ROSWELL, GA
VIN: WBABW33494P****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I RECEIVED A LETTER DATED JULY 2015 CONCERNING THE RECALL OF THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG. I CALLED MY LOCAL BMW ON 11/24/15 AND THEY SAID THEY PUT MY NAME ON THE LIST AND WOULD CALL ME WHEN THE REPLACEMENT CAME IN. I CALLED AGAIN ON 4/14/16 AND [XXX] SAID SHE WOULD CHECK TO MAKE SURE MY NAME IS ON THE LIST AND WOULD CALL ME BACK WHEN THE PARTS ARRIVED. IT'S BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF AND I HAVE NOT RECEIVED A CALL BACK. THIS IS SO CONCERNING TO ME AS THIS CAR IS MY MAIN MODE OF TRANSPORTATION AND I AM SO AFRAID I WILL HAVE A FRONT END COLLISION RESULTING IN DEATH OR DISMEMBERMENT. IF THAT SHOULD HAPPEN I OR MY ESTATE WILL MOST CERTAINLY SUE. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

October 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10915874
Consumer Location: HERMOSA BEACH, CA
VIN: WBABW53434P****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I RECEIVED A AIR BAG RECALL NOTICE FROM BMW IN JUNE 2015 AND ANOTHER RECALL NOTICE IN SEPTEMBER 2016.OVER A YEAR + I HAVE BEEN CALLING SOUTH BAY BMW IN TORRANCE CA. AND THEY KEEP ON TELLING ME THEY DO NOT HAVE THE PARTS YET. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME..

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10915585
Consumer Location: CARTERSVILLE, GA
VIN: WBABW334X4P****

Summary of Complaint

MY HEADLIGHTS ARE SO DIM AT NIGHT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE WITHOUT HIGH BEAMS ON AT ALL TIMES. THE FOG LIGHTS ARE BRIGHTER THAN MY NEW HEADLIGHT BULBS. ONLY SOLUTION SEEMS TO REPLACE THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY BUT AFTER RESEARCHING THIS SEEMS TO BE AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH BMW SO WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO SPEND OVER 1500.00 WHEN THEY SHOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THEM WITH A RECALL.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910699
Consumer Location: DECATUR, GA
VIN: WBABD53434P****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. THIS COMPLAINT IS DUE TO THE SLOW RESPONSE OF NALLEY BMW IN DECATUR GEORGIA TO REPLACE MY AIRBAG. I RECEIVED MY RECALL LETTER AND IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE BMW DEALER ON SEPT 7TH. I WAS TOLD THAT PARTS WERE ORDERED AND I WOULD BE CALLED WHEN THEY ARRIVED. BY SEPT 16TH I HAD HEARD NOTHING AND CALLED AGAIN. NALLEY SAID THEY HAD NO RECORD OF MY HAVING ORDERED PARTS. I WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE PARTS DEPARTMENT WHERE NO ONE ANSWERED THE PHONE. SO I CALLED BMW NATIONAL CUSTOMER RELATIONS. THEY SAID THEY WOULD CONTACT THE DEALER AND HAVE THEM GET IN TOUCH WITH ME DIRECTLY. NOTHING HAPPENED, SO TODAY VISITED THE DEALER PERSONALLY TO GET THE PARTS ORDERED. I WAS TOLD IT WOULD TAKE AN ADDITIONAL TWO WEEKS TO RECEIVE PARTS. THIS IS UNACCEPTIBLE. MY RECALL LETTER FROM BMW CLEARLY STATES "WE HAVE THE NECESSARY PARTS TO COMPLETE THIS RECALL," "PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED BMW CENTER IMMEDIATELY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THIS IMPORTANT FREE RECALL PERFORMED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE," AND "...METAL FRAGMENTS STRIKING THE DRIVER OR OTHER PASSENGERS POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH." BMW HAS BUILT CARS WITH SHRAPNEL GRENADES INSTEAD OF AIRBAGS AND NOW THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT FIXING IT. BMW SHOULD NOT E ALLOWED TO SELL ANOTHER VEHICLE IN THE US UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THESE CRITICAL RECALLS.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10906767
Consumer Location: BOWIE, MD
VIN: WBXPA93474W****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2004 BMW X3.0I HAS A HESITATION ON ACCELERATION. WHEN I AM AT A COMPLETE STOP, AND BEGIN TO ACCELERATE ON THE GAS PEDAL, LIGHT MOVING OFF FROM A RED LIGHT, THE CAR DOES A HORRIFIC AMOUNT OF HESITATING ON ACCELERATION, ALMOST LIKE SOMEONE IS COUGHING, AND DOES THIS EACH AND EVERY TIME I COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AND PRESS THE GAS PEDDLE. I HAVE TRIED TO GET THIS ISSUE RESOLVED AS \I HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM SINCE I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE IN NOVEMBER, 2007, TIL THIS PRESENT DAY, BUT KNOW ONE COULD SEEM TO FIX IT, UNTIL I REVIEWED THE QUESTION IN A BMW FORUM, AND HERE IS THE LINK THAT STATES THE REASON WHY: HTTP://FORUMS.EDMUNDS.COM/DISCUSSION/7237/BMW/X3/BMW-X3-HESITATION-ON-ACCELERATION MY CAR HAS 192K, IS PAID FOR. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE ELSE TO LOOK FOR ANSWERS. I CANNOT AFFORD TO BUY A NEW CAR AT THIS TIME, BUT PAID 29K FOR THIS HIGH-END, EXPENSIVE VEHICLE. I AM WONDERING IF YOUR LOOK INTO THIS WITH BMW. WILL CORRECT THIS ISSUE AS A MANUFACTURERS ERROR BECAUSE I HAVE NO WARRANTY ON MY CAR. PLEASE ASSIST ME IN CORRECTING THIS ISSUE.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 02, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10894011
Consumer Location: VERADALE, WA
VIN: WBXPA734X4W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 BMW X3. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT FLASHED AND REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS EXCLUDED FROM NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V384000 (AIR BAGS). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10885914
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: WBAEV33474K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - NOTIFIED JULY 2015 - A YEAR AGO - ABOUT DRIVER'S SIDE AIRBAG, STILL NO PARTS AVAILABLE AND I LIVE IN ONE OF THE MOST HUMID STATES IN THE SOUTH. IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND RIDICULOUS THAT WE HAVE TO WAIT OVER A YEAR FOR PART REPLACEMENTS THAT IF RUPTURED, COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. BMW NORTH AMERICA WEBSITE STATES: REMEDY AVAILABLE BUT GLOBAL IMPORTS ATLANTA IS REPORTING THEY STILL DO NOT HAVE ANY REPLACEMENT DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAGS.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10882125
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: WBAEV33484K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: IN JULY, 2015 I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM BMW (RECALL NOTICE 15V-318) STATING THAT MY DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG SHOULD BE REPLACED, BUT THAT THERE WAS NO REMEDY AVAILABLE AND I WOULD BE CONTACTED WHEN ONE IS. I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF SERVICE APPOINTMENTS AT MY LOCAL DEALERSHIP (PERILLO BMW IN CHICAGO) AND EACH TIME ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY UPDATE ON RESOLUTION AND EACH TIME I WAS EITHER REFERRED TO BMW'S CORPORATE CUSTOMER SERVICE OR POLITELY TOLD THAT THERE WAS NO UPDATE. I HAVE ALSO CALLED THE 1-800-525-7417 BMW SERVICE CENTER MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST YEAR, MOST RECENTLY TODAY (7/1/16), AND THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE. AT THIS POINT, I AM FRUSTRATED BY THE LACK OF RESOLUTION AND WOULD APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE HELPING ME WITH THIS RECALL NOTICE. THANK YOU. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

November 18, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10873665
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: WBABD534X4P****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG DEPLOYED WHEN HITTING POT HOLE AT AROUND 30MPH. THIS IS AN ISSUE WITH MANY E46'S THAT THE AIRBAG IS TOO SENSITIVE.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 25, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10861196
Consumer Location: CLAYTON, NC
VIN: WBABW53454P****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. THE AIRBAG REPLACEMENT HAS NOT BEEN PERFORMED AS OF 04-25-16

Components: AIR BAGS

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10860267
Consumer Location: TORRINGTON, CT
VIN: WBAB534X4PJ****

Summary of Complaint

IN JULY 2015 I RECEIVED A NOTICE OF RECALL CAMPAIGN NO. 15V-381: DRIVER SIDE FRONT AIR BAG MODULE. IT SAID IF DEPLOYED METAL FRAGMENTS COULD STRIKE THE DRIVER OR OTHER PASSENGERS CAUSING DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY. IT SAID I'D GET A 2ND LETTER WHEN THE PARTS WERE AVAILABLE. I'VE NEVER GOTTEN THE SECOND LETTER, AND WHEN I CALLED MY DEALER AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH TO SCHEDULE THE REPAIR THEY SAID THAT THE PARTS WERE STILL NOT AVAILABLE! THAT'S ALMOST A YEAR LATER. I'M AFRAID TO DRIVE THE CAR BUT I HAVE NO CHOICE!

Components: AIR BAGS

May 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10851342
Consumer Location: FAIRFIELD, CT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 BMW 3 SERIES. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V428000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: SEATS

February 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10836609
Consumer Location: OAK CREEK, WI
VIN: WBXPA93434W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 BMW X3. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE HEATED SEATS BECAME HOTTER THAN NORMAL. THE CONTACT PULLED OVER, EXITED THE VEHICLE, AND NOTICED THAT THE HEATED SEAT COILS BURNED HOLES THROUGH THE LEATHER SEATS AND THE SEAT COVERS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 109,000.

Components: SEATS

January 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10823182
Consumer Location: VACAVILLE, CA
VIN: WBXPA93494W****

Summary of Complaint

I TURNED ON MY SEAT HEATERS TO THE LOWEST SETTING (1OUT OF 3) JUST AS I LEFT WORK. AFTER ABOUT 20 SECONDS AS I DROVE DOWN THE ROAD, I FELT A SHARP BURNING THROUGH MY WOOL JACKET IN MY LEFT THIGH/BUTT AREA. I TURNED IT OFF IMMEDIATELY. WHEN I GOT HOME AND LOOKED AT THE SEAT, IT HAD LEFT A BURN AREA IN THE LEATHER. AFTER LOOKING AT DIFFERENT WEBSITES AND FORUMS ONLINE, IT SEEMS TO BE A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS MODEL. HOWEVER, BASED ON OWNER'S COMMENTS, THE DEALERS AREN'T TAKING RESPONSIBILITY.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 27, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10812029
Consumer Location: MONROE, NY
VIN: WBAEU334X4P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 BMW 3 SERIES. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V318000 (AIR BAGS) AND STATED THAT THE PART NEEDED WAS UNAVAILABLE TO PERFORM THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT. UPDATED 2/4/16 *CN UPDATED 02/16/16*JB

BMW X3 Sold

bmw x3 2004 vin wbxpa73484wb25999
2004 BMW X3 Collision Unknown
WBXPA73484WB25999
bmw x3 2004 vin wbxpa73464wb21689
2004 BMW X3 Collision Unknown
WBXPA73464WB21689
bmw x3 2004 vin wbxpa93494wc30126
2004 BMW X3 Normal Run & Drive
WBXPA93494WC30126