2017 BMW X3 Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2017 BMW X3 Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1537371
 Internal NHTSA #11179777
 ManufacurerBMW of North America, LLC
 Model Year2017
 File date18/10/18
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThis complaint is a follow-up to earlier complaint to nhtsa 11129293. As noted, i experienced 3 revving incidents in which the engine accelerated uncontrollably to over 7,000 rpm and was difficult to control. Fortunate, the vehicle was stopped on each occasion and did not surge ahead while i pressed firmly on the brake and shifted to neutral. The revving stopped on its own after a short time. In each instance i delivered the vehicle to a bmw dealership--the first time in sarasota, fl and then twice in rockville, md--and bmw mechanics were unable to find any cause or flaw. Following the third event, bmw of north america despatched an engineer to rockville for a complete exam on october 4, 2018. The engineer reported the vehicle to be in perfect running condition in every respect. Based on this report, bmw na refused my request to terminate my lease early, without penalty. It also dismissed my personal view that the problem might be a software glitch that the engineer or bmw mechanics had been unable to uncover or duplicate. As my wife and i were unwilling to drive a car on public roads that we considered to have a life-threatening defect, we submitted to bmw's demand that we pay off in a lump sum the remaining two years of our lease through september of 2020, amounting to over $17,000. Bmw's policy of refusing to accept resposibility for revving problems undoubtedly forces some drivers to keep driving potentially dangerous vehicles, risking public safety. I am also appalled at the likelihood that bmw has leased or resold the same vehicle, thereby profiting twice for the period of my terminated lease, while failing to reveal the car's history of revving to the new owner/driver. I have documents such as the bmw engineer's report, email correspondence with bmw of north america, etc. Unethical
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure6500
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateCHEVY CHASE, MD
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase25/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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