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
2,892
  X5
2,614
  325
2,103
  X3
1,277
  Z4
1,213
  330
1,194
  335
1,170
  3 Series
1,133
  530
796
  750
766
  528
723
  323
571
  5 Series
561
  525
494
  535
488
  M3
440
  745
345
  Z3
269
  550
264
  540
225
  740
225
  545
170
  7 Series
167
  135
160
  X6
151
  650
113
  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 2020 and 1996

Owners of BMW cars have reported a total of 20,877 problems across all BMW models built from 2020 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all BMW models, is 834.0. Cars from BMW's 2006 model year have the most problems reported (2,922 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2020 BMW
2
  2019 BMW
72
  2018 BMW
63
  2017 BMW
85
  2016 BMW
109
  2015 BMW
197
  2014 BMW
336
  2013 BMW
809
  2012 BMW
829
  2011 BMW
1,722
  2010 BMW
689
  2009 BMW
942
  2008 BMW
1,909
  2007 BMW
2,217
  2006 BMW
2,922
  2005 BMW
1,025
  2004 BMW
1,805
  2003 BMW
1,376
  2002 BMW
853
  2001 BMW
961
  2000 BMW
849
  1999 BMW
405
  1998 BMW
288
  1997 BMW
271
  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 4,392 problems reported. The second most common BMW car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (2,806 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of BMW vehicles



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