2022 BMW X4 Problems and Top Issues – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Your Car A Lemon? Brake issues represent the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones | Reviewer: Sergei Lemberg

The 2022 BMW X4 is considered to be a sports activity coupe that elevates the experience. The automaker goes on to say you’ll be able to “conquer the road ahead” with the new updated model. However, it’s difficult to conquer any ride with defective service brakes, internal transmission leaks, and other issues this car reportedly has.

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Most Common Problems

Complaints to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) about the 2022 BMW X4 are minimal. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t problems. There are 3 recalls reflected between August 2021 and February 2022, and a total of 63 manufacturer communications. The latter are a record of any type of communication between automakers and dealerships, and the law states that every one must be copied to the NHTSA.

The only complaint topic by October 2023 was brakes, while recalls relate to exterior lighting, powertrain, and tires/equipment.


The exterior lighting recall is for 2,577 2022 BMW X4 vehicles. It was initiated because the rear license plate may not be properly illuminated. It may seem like a minor issue but BMW recognizes that “incorrectly positioned license plate lamp cutouts could cause confusion to other drivers on the road, increasing the risk of a crash.”

The powertrain recall is due to an internal transmission leak possibly causing rollaway. This will increase the risk of a crash or injury. The recall supposedly only affects four vehicles, one of which is a 2022 X4. The others are a 2022 330i, 530i, and an X3 xDrive30i. Just one of each; how does that happen?

The equipment recall is for little more than a dozen X4 xDrive30i vehicles. The problem is that the tire labels may contain the wrong tire size and pressure information, which is a big issue. If the wrong tires are installed or tires aren’t properly inflated, this increases the risk of a crash.

What’s interesting is that there’s a recent (June 1, 2023) manufacturer communication that reports a delivery stop order on certain BMWs produced between October 26, 2022, and May 8, 2023. These include 2019-2023 X4 vehicles according to the service information bulletin. But this apparently doesn’t warrant a recall.

2022 BMW X4 Complaint Summary

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Service Brakes

Brake Problems

Stopping a vehicle and controlling the speed are both aspects that must operate as intended. When this doesn’t happen, predictably drivers become concerned for their safety.

An owner from California wrote to the NHTSA about defective brakes in his 2022 BMW X4. ”The vehicle lunges, rocks and jerks when the brakes are applied. The vehicle was road tested, the lunges were acknowledged, but the dealer stated the vehicle was operating as designed.” The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was operating as designed.

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What To Do If Your 2022 X4 is a Lemon

When you consider a scenario where only four vehicles out of a range of different models have a particular fault, you can see that even the best quality vehicles have problems. In this case there may be more, who knows? It’s not even clear whether these cars would be categorized as lemons. But if you think that you’ve bought a lemon, there’s no reason not to do something about it.

It may be an issue that only very few 2022 BMW X4 owners have experienced. It might be one that many more have reported. But it doesn’t matter. If your X4 problems recur and affect your safety or the value of your car, it may be a lemon.

You may not know, but every year manufacturers buy back, replace, or pay cash settlements to thousands of vehicle owners. And the law makes them pay the legal fees. So, if you’ve got recurring problems, contact Lemberg Law and we’ll assess your problems free of charge.


Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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