BMW - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

📉 Compare BMW models

The following chart shows the BMW models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, BMW has sold far more 328 model cars than the Z8 model.

Table 1. Compare BMW models

BMW ModelNumber of Problems
  328
2,789
  X5
2,558
  325
2,094
  X3
1,221
  Z4
1,206
  330
1,186
  335
1,157
  3 Series
1,133
  530
791
  750
747
  528
708
  323
565
  5 Series
561
  525
489
  535
468
  M3
434
  745
345
  Z3
264
  550
258
  740
225
  540
222
  545
168
  7 Series
167
  135
158
  X6
146
  650
112
  M5
99
  318
77
  645
59
  760
48
  320
21
  M6
17
  128
14
  850
11
  Z8
7

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of BMW built between 2019 and 1996

Owners of BMW cars have reported a total of 20,525 problems across all BMW models built from 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all BMW models, is 854.1. Cars from BMW's 2006 model year have the most problems reported (2,906 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2019 BMW
55
  2018 BMW
53
  2017 BMW
82
  2016 BMW
103
  2015 BMW
172
  2014 BMW
311
  2013 BMW
785
  2012 BMW
794
  2011 BMW
1,653
  2010 BMW
666
  2009 BMW
932
  2008 BMW
1,888
  2007 BMW
2,194
  2006 BMW
2,906
  2005 BMW
1,022
  2004 BMW
1,797
  2003 BMW
1,370
  2002 BMW
846
  2001 BMW
959
  2000 BMW
846
  1999 BMW
393
  1998 BMW
287
  1997 BMW
270
  1996 BMW
115

🔎 Common problems of BMW Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of BMW cars. The number one most common problem of BMW cars is related to the vehicle's air bags, with 4,347 problems reported. The second most common BMW car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (2,719 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of BMW vehicles



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