2008 BMW X3

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

3 Recalls for 2008 BMW X3

Recall Date Component Summary
January 15, 2020 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2013 128i and 135i Convertibles, 128i, 135i, and M Coupes, 2007-2010 X3 30si and X3 xDrive30i, 2013-2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i, 2007-2013 328i, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335is, 335i xDrive and M3 Coupes, 2006-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, 335i
xDrive and M3, 2009-2011 335D, 2006-2012 325xi, 328i, 328xi and 328i xDrive, 2010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrid, 2007-2013 328i, 335i, 335is, M3 Coupes, X5 30si, X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 48i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M, 2009-2013 X5 xDrive35d and 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles equipped with non-desiccated driver frontal air bag inflators containing phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) that were used as interim remedy parts for previous Takata recalls. These inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver air bag. On X5 and X6 vehicles, only the inflator will be replaced. All repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began March 11, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

September 28, 2017 AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if, and how, the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on November 27, 2017. A second notification letter will be sent when parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

October 30, 2017 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. Interim letters were mailed on November 27, 2017. Owners will receive a second notification by the end of October 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2008 BMW X3

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42 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2008 BMW X3

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Date Component  
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11404395
SEATS
ODI Number: 11396729
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11002847
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11003177
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11001493
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11003315
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11001639
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11002887
AIR BAGS | ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10994565
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10992876
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11013703
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11014180
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11010939
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11010546
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11388375
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11387649
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11384143
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11360382
SEATS
ODI Number: 11322973
POWER TRAIN | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11246217
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11160665
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11133166
AIR BAGS | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11124220
AIR BAGS | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 11089882
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11081276
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11074319
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11073157
AIR BAGS | ENGINE | SEATS
ODI Number: 11073125
AIR BAGS | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 11073250
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11154408
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11110747
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
ODI Number: 11111225
AIR BAGS | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11105129
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
ODI Number: 11061095
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11063105
AIR BAGS | SEATS | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11054369
AIR BAGS | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11052231
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11042537
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11031566
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11031492
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11030229
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11029896
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0 Investigations for 2008 BMW X3

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36 Service Alerts for 2008 BMW X3

Date Description
September 1, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Power Reduction, FC2A82 Intake VANOS and/or FC2A87 Exhaust VANOS Camshaft Fault: The ?Service Engine Soon? (MIL) lamp is illuminated and engine power reduction is perceived. This situation can occur after driving for some time with the engi

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October 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Discharged Battery Energy Diagnosis Must Be Performed: The electrical system of BMW vehicles has been subject to an ongoing development process over the last few years. This has led to increased demands being placed on the battery. This doc

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October 1, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Discharged Battery Energy Diagnosis Must Be Performed: The electrical system of BMW vehicles has been subject to an ongoing development process over the last few years. This has led to increased demands being placed on the battery. This doc

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October 1, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Discharged Battery Energy Diagnosis Must Be Performed: The electrical system of BMW vehicles has been subject to an ongoing development process over the last few years. This has led to increased demands being placed on the battery. This doc

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April 1, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

Power Reduction FC2A82 Intake VANOS and/or FC2 A87 Exhaust VANOS Camshaft Fault: The “Service Engine Soon” (MIL) lamp is illuminated and engine power reduction is perceived. This situation can occur after driving for some time with the engi

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April 1, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Power Reduction FC2A82 Intake VANOS and/or FC2 A87 Exhaust VANOS Camshaft Fault: The “Service Engine Soon” (MIL) lamp is illuminated and engine power reduction is perceived. This situation can occur after driving for some time with the engi

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July 9, 2019 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Power Reduction, FC 2A82 Intake VANOS and/or FC 2A87 Exhaust VANOS Camshaft Faults are Stored in DME. The “Service Engine Soon” (MIL) lamp is illuminated and engine power reduction is perceived. This situation can occur after dri
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April 1, 2019 140000 AIR BAGS

TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018.

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April 1, 2019 140000 AIR BAGS

TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL-RELATED SHORT-TERM ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL REPAIRS This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B01 31 18 dated October 2018.

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April 1, 2016 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

N51, N52, N52K and N52T Engines: Various Eccentric Shaft Sensor Faults stored in the DME – Diagnostic Hints. The customer may complain about one of the following: Rough engine running Engine cannot be started (crank no start) Check Engine L

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February 1, 2018 140000 AIR BAGS

In an effort to improve the completion rate on Takata air bag recall affected vehicles; BMW NA has expanded the BMW Ultimate Rewards platform to include a new Recall Support page. This page will allow IRFs to check their customers VINs for

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October 1, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Analysis of FASTA data and repeat repair visit reports indicates that there are many fault codes that are stored in the above vehicles, but they are not diagnosed to identify

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January 1, 2019 140000 AIR BAGS

TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.

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January 1, 2019 140100 AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

TAKATA CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM. FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG MODULES.

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March 1, 2013 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Intermittent Hydraulic Valve Adjuster (HVA) Noise. An occasional ticking or rattling noise from the camshaft hydraulic valve lifters (HVA) may occur during cold engine starts, due to frequent short-distance driving, or the noise may occur f

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February 1, 2016 010000 STEERING

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015. Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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February 1, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015. Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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February 1, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015. Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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February 1, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015. Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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July 1, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

?Panoramic Sunroof Repair Instructions. INFORMATION Sunroof Repair Instructions: The panoramic sunroof contains several “mechanism sets” which can be repaired and/or replaced independently in the event of a mechanical failure. When perfo
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January 1, 2016 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Whistling Noise Coming from the Center Vent – A/C is Off . A very high pitched whistling or beeping noise is heard coming from the center vents. The flow of refrigerant through the expansion valve at certain temperature differentials.

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May 1, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

N51, N52, N52K and N52T Engines: Various Eccentric Shaft Sensor Faults stored in the DME – Diagnostic Hints This Service Information bulletin and attachment supersedes SI B11 06 16 dated April 2016.. The customer may complain about one of t

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May 1, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

N51, N52, N52K and N52T Engines: Various Eccentric Shaft Sensor Faults stored in the DME – Diagnostic Hints This Service Information bulletin and attachment supersedes SI B11 06 16 dated April 2016.. The customer may complain about one of t

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October 1, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated May 2015. designates changes to this revision SUBJECT Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not be

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May 1, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits. Analysis of FASTA data and repeat repair visit reports indicates that there are many fault codes that are stored in the above vehicles, but they are not diagnosed to identify

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May 1, 2015 194000 TIRES:VALVE

Valve Stem Replacement with Wheel Electronics. INFORMATION The valve stems are single-use only, and must be replaced every time the wheel electronics are replaced. If you loosen the nut (1), you must replace the valve stem. Failure to repla

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May 1, 2015 200000 WHEELS

Valve Stem Replacement with Wheel Electronics. INFORMATION The valve stems are single-use only, and must be replaced every time the wheel electronics are replaced. If you loosen the nut (1), you must replace the valve stem. Failure to repla

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August 1, 2016 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

REPAIRING TRANSFER CASE ACTUATOR (VTG SERVO-MOTOR). The Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Brakes and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warnings are on and there may also be a “Drivetrain Malfunction” warning on in the Control Display. There is also
B2

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November 1, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Diagnosing Stored Fault Codes to Help Avoid Repeat Repair Visits This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B07 03 14 dated October 2015.. Fault codes stored in vehicles being serviced are not being diagnosed, leading to repeat repair

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April 1, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Check Control Messages Related to Battery Charge During Cold Ambient Temperatures. On cold days with an outside ambient temperature of less than 15F, customers may notice a check control message related to the battery that is displayed on t

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April 1, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

Check Control Messages Related to Battery Charge During Cold Ambient Temperatures. On cold days with an outside ambient temperature of less than 15F, customers may notice a check control message related to the battery that is displayed on t

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April 1, 2014 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Check Control Messages Related to Battery Charge During Cold Ambient Temperatures. On cold days with an outside ambient temperature of less than 15F, customers may notice a check control message related to the battery that is displayed on t

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September 1, 2015 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

Shudder from the Driveline on Vehicles with xDrive. There is a shudder or vibration from the driveline when taking off from a stop, or when accelerating at highway speeds. CAUSE Possible multiple root causes related to the engine, wheels &

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September 1, 2015 200000 WHEELS

Shudder from the Driveline on Vehicles with xDrive. There is a shudder or vibration from the driveline when taking off from a stop, or when accelerating at highway speeds. CAUSE Possible multiple root causes related to the engine, wheels &

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July 1, 2014 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

External Engine Oil Leaks and Repairs. During the vehicle’s operational life, normal engine oil seepage or sweating, in addition to accumulated road dust, dirt and grime in the engine compartment can cause the appearance of a more severe oi

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June 1, 2018 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

NAVIGATION SYSTEM: REPORTING MISSING OR INCORRECT ROAD MAP DATA: The route guidance is inaccurate and therefore irritating to the customer; or it is not possible to locate certain addresses, for instance:

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