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2012 BMW X3

X3 (F25) generation is a 5 doors suv produced by BMW from 2010 to 2014 with diesel and petrol engines with maxspeed 152 mph. Capacity is 5 passengers including driver and total weight is 5214 lbs with 1235 lbs maxload.

Model Trims

  • X3 18d (143 Hp) sDrive
  • X3 18d (143 Hp) sDrive Steptronic
  • X3 20d (184 Hp) xDrive
  • X3 20d (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic
  • X3 20i (184 Hp) xDrive
  • X3 20i (184 Hp) xDrive Steptronic
  • X3 28i (245 Hp) xDrive Steptronic
  • X3 28i (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic
  • X3 30d (258 Hp) xDrive Steptronic
  • X3 35d (313 Hp) xDrive Steptronic
  • X3 35i (306 Hp) xDrive Steptronic

Features & Specs




19-41 mpg city
32-50 mpg hwy





Reported Problems

6 Total Safety Recalls Found


  • Total cars affected: 188668

  • NHTSA campaign: 16V333000

  • Date of the problem: 23/05/2016

Damaged lower anchor bars may increase the child's risk of injury in the event of a crash.


  • Total cars affected: 6785

  • NHTSA campaign: 17V495000

  • Date of the problem: 08/08/2017

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 1

  • Rapex alert: A12/1202/17

  • Date of the problem: 08/09/2017

The housing of the driver’s front airbag inflator may have been incorrectly welded. In the event of a crash with airbag activation, the inflator may consequently rupture. Metal fragments created as a result could pass through the airbag, causing fatal injuries to the vehicle occupants.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 1

  • Rapex alert: A12/0799/16

  • Date of the problem: 01/07/2016

The four ISOFIX child-seat attachment brackets on the rear seats are insufficiently strong and could break when under stress from dynamic turning movements. This could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident. The product does not comply with the UNECE Regulation No. 14.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 2

  • Rapex alert: A12/1587/16

  • Date of the problem: 09/12/2016

The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may cause a fire even when the vehicle is parked. Furthermore, steering assistance might fail while driving.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 1

  • Rapex alert: A12/1815/13

  • Date of the problem: 13/12/2013

In the event of an accident with airbag deployment, the passenger front airbag may not deploy correctly. This can lead to an increased risk of injury for the passenger. Additionally, parts of the instrument panel could be thrown into the passenger compartment.

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