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The BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover SUV that has been in production since 2003, drawing its roots from the brand's 5 Series platform. BMW introduced this vehicle as a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), a new category for its X-line of vehicles. The BMW X3 was the pioneer mid-size, premium SUV in the automobile market. Its first generation was a joint effort with Magna Steyr of Austria, which manufactured all first-generation X3 models. From 2010, the second-generation X3 production moved to BMW's Spartanburg plant in South Carolina. The third and current generation, now assembled in South Africa's Rosslyn plant, brought innovative changes like the optional sDrive intelligent rear-wheel drive system introduced in 2018. In 2019, the BMW X3 xDrive 30e iPerformance model was announced, combining a conventional engine with an additional electric motor that produces 67 hp, providing an electric range of 27-30 miles. In 2020, a battery-electric version, first unveiled as a concept car in 2018, went into production in Dadong, China, and was launched in 2021. Since the first unit rolled out from the Graz plant in 2008, the X3 has been a hit with over 1.8 million units sold worldwide, highlighting its popularity and success within the luxury SUV segment.
The BMW X3, including models such as the F25 X3 35i M Sport and 2013 X3 F25 (N20) with N20/N26 engines, has been identified with three primary issues: a breakable timing chain guide, extensive engine complications, and unexpected acceleration. Notably, the timing chain guide in many X3 models is known to fracture around 100,000 miles, resulting in pieces gathering in the oil sump, which may be found during unrelated maintenance checks. If the chain misaligns, there's a risk of severe damage as valves might collide with the cylinder, potentially ruining the engine. It's often advised to replace the chain, guide, and oil pump chain proactively, especially for those aiming for extended vehicle use, to avert significant engine repair costs that can greatly exceed the roughly $2,000 preventative maintenance expense. The 2013 BMW X3 28i models have reported multiple engine and cooling problems, including the vehicle unexpectedly stopping at elevated speeds, elongated timing chains, broken plastic timing guards, and comprehensive drivetrain issues. In extreme cases, an entire engine replacement was necessary, sometimes due to the use of inferior fuel. The issue of sudden acceleration has also been highlighted, with occurrences of the vehicle unexpectedly advancing while idling or during low-speed maneuvers. The causes for this behavior are speculated to range from accidental pressing of adjacent accelerator and brake pedals to potential defects in the vehicle's fly-by-wire system, engine, or even factors like carpet interference. It's often suggested to document such unpredictable behavior on video as evidence for maintenance professionals. Given these issues, there's a pressing need for BMW to rigorously address them to ensure safety and regain trust.
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