2016 BMW X3 Owner's Manual

About 2016 BMW X3 Owner's Manual

Thank you for choosing a BMW. The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better control you will have on the road. We therefore strongly suggest:
Read this 2016 BMW X3 Owner's Manual before starting off in your new BMW. Also use the Integrated Owner's Manual in your vehicle. It contains important information on vehicle operation that will help you make full use of the technical features available in your BMW. The manual also contains information designed to enhance operating reliability and road safety, and to contribute to maintaining the value of your BMW. Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the printed or Integrated Owner's Manual are found in the appendix of the printed Quick Reference for the vehicle. Supplementary information can be found in the additional brochures in the onboard literature. We wish you a safe and enjoyable ride. BMW AG

ADDENDUM TO BMW X3 Owner's Manual

We wanted to provide you with some updates and clarifications with respect to the printed

About 2016 BMW X3 Owner's Manual

Thank you for choosing a BMW. The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better control you will have on the road. We therefore strongly suggest:
Read this 2016 BMW X3 Owner's Manual before starting off in your new BMW. Also use the Integrated Owner's Manual in your vehicle. It contains important information on vehicle operation that will help you make full use of the technical features available in your BMW. The manual also contains information designed to enhance operating reliability and road safety, and to contribute to maintaining the value of your BMW. Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the printed or Integrated Owner's Manual are found in the appendix of the printed Quick Reference for the vehicle. Supplementary information can be found in the additional brochures in the onboard literature. We wish you a safe and enjoyable ride. BMW AG

ADDENDUM TO BMW X3 Owner's Manual

We wanted to provide you with some updates and clarifications with respect to the printed 2016 BMW X3 Owner's Manual. These updates and clarifications will supersede the materials contained in that document.

  1. Where the terms “service center,” “the service center,” “your service center,” “service specialist,” or “service” are used in the Owner's Manual, we wanted to clarify that the terms refer to a BMW dealer's service center or another service center or repair shop that employs trained personnel that can perform maintenance and repair work on your vehicle in accordance with BMW specifications.
  2. Where the text of the Owner's Manual contains an affirmative instruction to contact a “service center” or “your service center,” we wanted to clarify that BMW recommends that, if you are faced with one of the situations addressed by that text, you contact or seek the assistance of a BMW dealer's service center or another service center or repair shop that employs trained personnel that can perform maintenance and repair work on your vehicle in accordance with BMW specifications. While BMW of North America LLC, at no cost to you, will pay for repairs required by the limited warranties provided with respect to your vehicle and for maintenance under the Maintenance Program during the applicable warranty and maintenance coverage periods, you are free to elect, both during those periods and thereafter, to have maintenance and repair work provided by other service centers or repair shops.
  3. Where the BMW X3 Owner's Manual makes reference to parts and accessories having been approved by BMW, those references are intended to reflect that those parts and accessories are recommended by BMW of North America LLC. You may elect to use other parts and accessories, but, if you do, we recommend that you make sure that any such parts and/or accessories are appropriate for use on your vehicle.
  4. At page 7, under the warranty section's discussion of homologation, where it states that you “cannot lodge warranty claims for your vehicle there,” the text should read that you “may not be able to lodge warranty claims for your vehicle there.”
  5. At page 7, under the “Parts and accessories” section, in the sixth sentence, the word “cannot” should read “does not.”
  6. At page 56, in the “Check and replace safety belts” section, the text beginning, “This should only be done by your service center …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends having this work performed by a service center as it is important that this safety feature functions properly.”
  7. At page 57, under the heading: “Active head restraint,” the paragraph beginning, “Only attach accessories …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends that you attach accessories approved by BMW to the seat or head restraint.”
  8. At page 94, under the heading: “Special windshield,” the paragraph beginning, “Therefore, have the special windshield …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends that you have the special windshield replaced by the service center.”
  9. At page 176 under the heading: “Objects within the range of movement of the pedals” and at page 234 under the heading: “Carpets and floor mats,” the paragraph that begins: “Only use floor mats …” should be disregarded and the following language should be read in lieu thereof: “The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you use floor mats that have been identified by it as appropriate for use in your vehicle and that can be properly fixed in place.”
  10. At page 182, under the heading: “Have maintenance carried out,” the sentence beginning, “The maintenance should be carried out …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends that you have the maintenance carried out by your service center.”
  11. At page 197, under the heading “Tire inflation specifications,” the sentence beginning, “Tire inflation pressure specifications apply to approved tire sizes …” should be disregarded.
  12. At page 202, under the heading: “Mounting,” the paragraph beginning, “Have mounting and balancing …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends that you have mounting and balancing performed by your service center or a tire mounting specialist.”
  13. At page 203, under the heading: “Approved wheels and tires,” the term “Approved” should be disregarded and in lieu thereof, the term “Recommended” should be read in its place. In addition, the text of that section should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: The manufacturer of your vehicle strongly suggests that you use wheels and tires that have been recommended by the vehicle manufacturer for your vehicle type; otherwise, for example, despite having the same official size ratings, variations can lead to body contact and with it, the risk of severe accidents. The manufacturer of your vehicle does not evaluate non-recommended wheels and tires to determine if they are suitable for use on your vehicle.
  14. At page 207, under the heading: “Snow Chains,” the text should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: Only certain types of fine-link snow chains have been tested by the manufacturer of your vehicle and are determined by the manufacturer of your vehicle to be road safe and are recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle. Information about recommended snow chains is available from a service center.
  15. At page 208, under the heading “Hood,” the sentence beginning, “If you are unfamiliar” should be disregarded.
  16. At page 212, under the heading: “Engine oil change,” the text should be disregarded and in lieu thereof should be read as follows: BMW recommends that you have the oil changed at your BMW dealer's service center or at another service center that has trained personnel that can perform the work in accordance with BMW specifications.
  17. At page 215, under the heading: “Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models,” the second paragraph should be disregarded and the following text read in lieu thereof: The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you have maintenance and repair performed by your BMW dealer's service center or another service center or repair shop that employs trained personnel that can perform maintenance and repair work on your vehicle in accordance with BMW specifications. The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you maintain records of all maintenance and repair work performed on your vehicle.
  18. At page 218 and page 220, where it reads: “Do not perform work/bulb replacement on xenon headlights,” that text should be disregarded and in lieu thereof the following text should be read: “Xenon headlight work or replacement can cause serious and fatal injuries.” In the text that follows, where it reads: “[h]ave any work on the xenon lighting system … ,” the following words should be read as preceding that passage: “It is strongly suggested that you …”
  19. At page 224, under the “Battery replacement” section, the text should be disregarded and in lieu thereof the following text should be read: Use of recommended vehicle batteries The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you use vehicle batteries that it has tested and recommends for use in your vehicle; otherwise the vehicle could be damaged and systems or functions may not be fully available. After a battery replacement, the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you have the battery registered on your vehicle by a service center to ensure that all comfort functions are fully available, and that any “check control” messages of these comfort functions are no longer displayed.

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. These updates and clarifications will supersede the materials contained in that document.

  1. Where the terms “service center,” “the service center,” “your service center,” “service specialist,” or “service” are used in the Owner's Manual, we wanted to clarify that the terms refer to a BMW dealer's service center or another service center or repair shop that employs trained personnel that can perform maintenance and repair work on your vehicle in accordance with BMW specifications.
  2. Where the text of the Owner's Manual contains an affirmative instruction to contact a “service center” or “your service center,” we wanted to clarify that BMW recommends that, if you are faced with one of the situations addressed by that text, you contact or seek the assistance of a BMW dealer's service center or another service center or repair shop that employs trained personnel that can perform maintenance and repair work on your vehicle in accordance with BMW specifications. While BMW of North America LLC, at no cost to you, will pay for repairs required by the limited warranties provided with respect to your vehicle and for maintenance under the Maintenance Program during the applicable warranty and maintenance coverage periods, you are free to elect, both during those periods and thereafter, to have maintenance and repair work provided by other service centers or repair shops.
  3. Where the BMW X3 Owner's Manual makes reference to parts and accessories having been approved by BMW, those references are intended to reflect that those parts and accessories are recommended by BMW of North America LLC. You may elect to use other parts and accessories, but, if you do, we recommend that you make sure that any such parts and/or accessories are appropriate for use on your vehicle.
  4. At page 7, under the warranty section's discussion of homologation, where it states that you “cannot lodge warranty claims for your vehicle there,” the text should read that you “may not be able to lodge warranty claims for your vehicle there.”
  5. At page 7, under the “Parts and accessories” section, in the sixth sentence, the word “cannot” should read “does not.”
  6. At page 56, in the “Check and replace safety belts” section, the text beginning, “This should only be done by your service center …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends having this work performed by a service center as it is important that this safety feature functions properly.”
  7. At page 57, under the heading: “Active head restraint,” the paragraph beginning, “Only attach accessories …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends that you attach accessories approved by BMW to the seat or head restraint.”
  8. At page 94, under the heading: “Special windshield,” the paragraph beginning, “Therefore, have the special windshield …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends that you have the special windshield replaced by the service center.”
  9. At page 176 under the heading: “Objects within the range of movement of the pedals” and at page 234 under the heading: “Carpets and floor mats,” the paragraph that begins: “Only use floor mats …” should be disregarded and the following language should be read in lieu thereof: “The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you use floor mats that have been identified by it as appropriate for use in your vehicle and that can be properly fixed in place.”
  10. At page 182, under the heading: “Have maintenance carried out,” the sentence beginning, “The maintenance should be carried out …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends that you have the maintenance carried out by your service center.”
  11. At page 197, under the heading “Tire inflation specifications,” the sentence beginning, “Tire inflation pressure specifications apply to approved tire sizes …” should be disregarded.
  12. At page 202, under the heading: “Mounting,” the paragraph beginning, “Have mounting and balancing …” should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends that you have mounting and balancing performed by your service center or a tire mounting specialist.”
  13. At page 203, under the heading: “Approved wheels and tires,” the term “Approved” should be disregarded and in lieu thereof, the term “Recommended” should be read in its place. In addition, the text of that section should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: The manufacturer of your vehicle strongly suggests that you use wheels and tires that have been recommended by the vehicle manufacturer for your vehicle type; otherwise, for example, despite having the same official size ratings, variations can lead to body contact and with it, the risk of severe accidents. The manufacturer of your vehicle does not evaluate non-recommended wheels and tires to determine if they are suitable for use on your vehicle.
  14. At page 207, under the heading: “Snow Chains,” the text should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof: Only certain types of fine-link snow chains have been tested by the manufacturer of your vehicle and are determined by the manufacturer of your vehicle to be road safe and are recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle. Information about recommended snow chains is available from a service center.
  15. At page 208, under the heading “Hood,” the sentence beginning, “If you are unfamiliar” should be disregarded.
  16. At page 212, under the heading: “Engine oil change,” the text should be disregarded and in lieu thereof should be read as follows: BMW recommends that you have the oil changed at your BMW dealer's service center or at another service center that has trained personnel that can perform the work in accordance with BMW specifications.
  17. At page 215, under the heading: “Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models,” the second paragraph should be disregarded and the following text read in lieu thereof: The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you have maintenance and repair performed by your BMW dealer's service center or another service center or repair shop that employs trained personnel that can perform maintenance and repair work on your vehicle in accordance with BMW specifications. The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you maintain records of all maintenance and repair work performed on your vehicle.
  18. At page 218 and page 220, where it reads: “Do not perform work/bulb replacement on xenon headlights,” that text should be disregarded and in lieu thereof the following text should be read: “Xenon headlight work or replacement can cause serious and fatal injuries.” In the text that follows, where it reads: “[h]ave any work on the xenon lighting system … ,” the following words should be read as preceding that passage: “It is strongly suggested that you …”
  19. At page 224, under the “Battery replacement” section, the text should be disregarded and in lieu thereof the following text should be read: Use of recommended vehicle batteries The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you use vehicle batteries that it has tested and recommends for use in your vehicle; otherwise the vehicle could be damaged and systems or functions may not be fully available. After a battery replacement, the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you have the battery registered on your vehicle by a service center to ensure that all comfort functions are fully available, and that any “check control” messages of these comfort functions are no longer displayed.

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2016 BMW X3 Owner's Manual pdf