BMW X3 xDrive Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW X3 xDrive

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The BMW dealership diagnosed it and is asking for ~$2000 to replace the pump and thermostat. Another repair shop quoted $1300 for the same set of repairs. Is it worth to take the risk, and drive my car 30 mins from the dealership to the other repair shop?...I am afraid, I will end up damaging m...

Three days. I also recently had an oil change. How can I reset the light?

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These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist to the braking system. Due to insufficient lubrication this vacuum pump may fail. Failure of the brake vacuum pump would result in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash. In order to correct this concern, dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location. This will ensure proper oiling of the vacuum pump. Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall.



The bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment unit can loosen over time and possibly break, causing engine damage and engine stalling. Dealers will replace the four bolts for both intake and exhaust timing units free of charge to resolve the concern.

These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist for the braking system. The vacuum pump can fail unexpectedly due to insufficient lubrication. This would reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will make modifications to allow for proper lubrication of the vacuum pump in order to correct this concern.

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