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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 325 model cars than 840.

Table 1. Compare BMW models

BMW Model Number of Problems
  325
1,821
  X5
1,568
  328
1,424
  330
1,036
  Z4
1,028
  3 Series
951
  335
842
  X3
685
  530
651
  750
556
  323
541
  5 Series
520
  525
424
  528
416
  M3
353
  745
310
  535
262
  Z3
243
  740
208
  540
206
  550
173
  545
145
  7 Series
140
  135
102
  M5
79
  318
77
  650
70
  X6
69
  645
47
  760
38
  320
21
  M6
11
  850
11
  128
10
  Z8
6
  735
3
  840
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Number of problems reported for all models of BMW built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of BMW cars have reported a total of 15,049 problems for all BMW models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all BMW models is 682.9. BMW's 2006 model year cars have the most problems reported (2,428 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 BMW
113
  1997 BMW
268
  1998 BMW
275
  1999 BMW
382
  2000 BMW
810
  2001 BMW
865
  2002 BMW
751
  2003 BMW
1,208
  2004 BMW
1,642
  2005 BMW
891
  2006 BMW
2,428
  2007 BMW
1,594
  2008 BMW
1,232
  2009 BMW
513
  2010 BMW
360
  2011 BMW
811
  2012 BMW
345
  2013 BMW
307
  2014 BMW
135
  2015 BMW
59
  2016 BMW
26
  2017 BMW
9

Common problems of BMW Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of BMW cars. The number one most common problem of BMW is related to the vehicle's air bags, with 3,221 problems reported. The second most common BMW car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,665 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of BMW vehicles



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