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2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV Reliability, JD Power Report, Recalls and Warranty

Updated on: March 21, 2021

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The 2021 BMW X3 M40i is available for sale with a starting price of $56,000. Its 382-hp 3.0L turbo-six engine can sprint to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds while the top speed is rated at 155 mph. BMW has finally added the much-awaiting Android Auto into the infotainment feature list. Some other changes include Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane Departure Warning are now standard. 

In the J.D. Power reliability test, the 2021 BMW X3 M40i manages to earn 79 points out of 100, It also received 4 recalls from NHTSA while the total complaints received from the customers are 5. Is the 2021 BMW X3 M40i a reliable SUV long-term? That's exactly what we try to find out down below.

"The 2021 BMW X3 has an above-average predicted reliability rating of four out of five".- Cars.USNews

2021 BMW X3 M40i J.D. Power Reliability Report

J.D. Power is a private organization that conducts surveys to test the vehicle's reliability. Parameters like quality and reliability, driving and dealership experience, and resale are considered to rate the vehicle. J.D Power’s unbiased opinion on the 2021 BMW X3 M40i may give you a crystal clear impression of how the SUV will fare in the long run. 

J.D. Power grants the 2021 BMW X3 M40i an overall rating of 79 out of 100. It sits in the 7th position in the top 10 consumer-rated SUVs, behind its fierce rivals the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the Porsche Macan, and ahead of the Jaguar F-PACE and Volvo XC60. The detailed scores of the 2021 X3 M40i are mentioned below:

Rating Category  Score (Out of hundred)
Overall Score 79
Quality and Reliability 79
Driving Experience  81
Resale  76
Dealership Experience  79

BMW can still enhance the overall score by improving its dealership experience and resale value. Rest assured, the quality and reliability and driving experience of the 2021 BMW X3 M40i got a thumbs up from J.D. Power.


2021 BMW X3 M40i Recalls (NHTSA)

BMW doesn’t escape unscathed from the brunt of NHTSA recalls. A total of 4 recalls have made their entry into NHTSA’s register for its 2021 BMW X3 out of which only recalls are of the hybrid model. The remaining two recalls were due to a rearview camera malfunction. 

BMW aims to resolve these recalls within the advent of the 2021 X3 lineup so that none of these problems persist and give a fuss to the driver. The 2021 BMW X3 M40i faced the following recalls out of the 4 registered recalls-

  • February 19, 2021, NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V096000- Rearview Camera Image Malfunction/FMVSS 111- If the rearview camera does not display the image properly, it may lead to an accident. BMW gave a remedy by stating "BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rearview camera software and update it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 12, 2021".

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2021 BMW X3 M40i Customer Complaints

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i received a total of 5 complaints. Customers faced issues in various aspects of the SUV like its airbags, structure, electrical system, steering, or other unknown issues. Hopefully, none of these minor complaints led to a recall, and BMW can breathe a sigh of relief.

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i hopes to keep a zero-tolerance record for complaints in the subsequent future. Some of the complaint details of the 2021 X3 M40i are mentioned below:

  • MY BRAND NEW BMW X3 3.0 IS NOT ABLE TO TRACK STRAIGHT, THE CAR NEEDS CONSTANT CORRECTIONS TO STAY ON STRAIGHT COURSE
  • OUR CAR HAS JUST SHUTDOWN ALTOGETHER WAITING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT. ALSO, THE MAIN CONSOLE ABOVE THE STEERING WHEEL HAS GONE COMPLETELY BLACK SEVERAL TIMES WHILE DRIVING.
  • BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT FOR CONTROL DISPLAY SCREEN HAS BEEN ELIMINATED FROM MENU. DRIVER HAS NO WAY TO ADJUST DAYTIME BRIGHTNESS ANYMORE.

"BMW's warranty offerings on the X3 don't stand out among its rivals".- CarAndDriver

2021 BMW X3 M40i Warranty

BMW retains the same warranty coverage for its 2021 X3 M40i as that of its predecessor. However, BMW needs to step up its game as Mercedes-Benz gives you an extra year of basic warranty while 3-year complimentary maintenance is also on the warranty coverage of rivals like Volvo. The warranty details are mentioned below:

Criteria Period
Limited Warranty 4 years or 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier
Corrosion Perforation Warranty 12 years/ Unlimited distance
Powertrain Warranty 4 years or 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier
Roadside Assistance 4 years/Unlimited distance
Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance 3 year or 36,000 miles; whichever is earlier

2021 BMW X3 M40i Reliability Verdict

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i’s strength lies in its robust engine and splendid safety suite. The feature-filled interiors and their balanced performance are absolutely right on the spot. Its above-average J.D. Power suggests that the 2021 X3 M40i is a reliable SUV. 


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Cecilia

2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 29, 2021

x3 m40i a powerful, luxurious

Pros - "Agile handling High fuel economy"

Cons - "Rough engine start/stop system "

Blend of car and SUV This Performance driven BMW X3 is having state of the art technologies that enhances its driving experience. I like the transmission of the X3 M40i and the way it upshifts and downshifts. Although the engine start/stop is a bit rouh on the inside and does not work at uphill. "Highly recommended for quick, affordable lease deals! The paperwork was swift and hassle-free. The staff treated me with utmost respect and transperancy.The staff was courteous and professional in every aspect. "

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Ellen M. Rangel

2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

5 seater bimmer

Pros - Leather wrapped steering with all driver assists controls, long bonnet which gives sporty edge, good reilability

Cons - Low top speed, ac lags

good mileage of 24mpg, space for 5 poeple inside with great comfort, leather wrapped steering, heated seats, moonrrof, panoramic view, i like the bonnet of this car long and psorty edge, staibility control, brake lights, anti theft alram.

8/10
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8/10
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9/10
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8/10
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6/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Annie G. Hicks

2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 25, 2021

2021 X3

Pros - Nice interior, stylish, smooth ride

Cons - Expensive to maintain, infotainment is confusing

An unparalleled budget vehicle My BMW X3 is very smooth and easy to drive. Handling is pretty impressive and having an AWD does come handy. Overall a great SUV for the family and even for single person use. My X3 comes with almost all the features I wanted in my next car. The cargo area is well equipped, but the head clearance in the front is too bad. Have hit my head several times while trying to get on the vehicle. 21' wheels and black color gives it all the appeal it needed. Has everything that I know of. Hope it does not die on me. With all options ticked $63,250 Good crew

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
7/10
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