Car Problem Reports

BMW X3 a/c not working properly

BMW X3 Problem
18 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 85,809 mi (35,000 mi - 179,000 mi)

  •  Rookie

    Just started last Thursday, when my air comes on only the left driver side vents kick out cool air. The vents on the right passenger side seem to be blowing air, but its not cool. Its hot air, its like something is blocking the air from completely coming through. Once I drive around for about 20 minutes a small amount of cool air begins to come out of the vents on the right side of the vehicle. Does anybody have any idea why this might be happening. We have had some hellish tempartures in SC recently from 103 to 113. I have had the vehicle for four years and never had a problem with the a/c not working properly.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    Failed AC evaporator...replaced two evaporators since 15000 miles...first covered under warranty

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  •  Rookie

    I noticed the a/c not cooling properly couple of weeks ago. 57k on the car. I charged it up with freon which took a whole can. Worked great after that, week later steam/smoke came out of the vents & since then the a/c is steadily becoming less cool. Read reports about faulty evaporators, hope I don't have to replace that, hoping it's something more simple like split "o" rings. any similar issues out there?

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  • Visitor, , 179,000 mi

    Driver side cool air and other side hot air

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  • Visitor, , 113,000 mi

    I had just driven a 230 mile road trip and parked at our destination. When I started the car to run a short errand, what I would describe as steam or smoke came out of the vents. As I was quiet alarmed I lifted the hood to see if anything was smoking from the engine compartment. Nothing visible. I shut the AC down and listened to the engine, but could not detect anything abnormal at the time. The next day I noticed the AC was not cooling at all. Thus far I have not found the source or solution to the problem.

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  • Visitor,

    Same problem. Cools only on drivers side and even that is not sufficient. Going to try freon and hoping not to replace evaporator.

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    A/C start to cooling just driver side then not cooling at all

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  • tlugo713, , 87,000 mi

    same as stated looking for a repair shop now

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