1999 BMW 3 Series - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1999 BMW 3 Series

6 problems have been reported for the 1999 BMW 3 Series. The following chart shows the 4 most common problems for 1999 BMW 3 Series. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 3 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1 problem).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1999 BMW 3 Series

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
3
  Electrical System
1
  Other Fuel System
1
  Structure
1

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1999 BMW 3 Series in 1999.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
0
  2017
0
  2016
0
  2015
0
  2014
1
  2013
1
  2012
1
  2011
0
  2010
0
  2009
0
  2008
0
  2007
0
  2006
0
  2005
0
  2004
1
  2003
0
  2002
1
  2001
0
  2000
1
  1999
0

small car iamge Compare the 1999 BMW 3 Series with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used BMW 3 Series, the following table can be used to compare the 1999 BMW 3 Series with the BMW 3 Series from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1999 3 Series is 6 while the average number of problems reported for the 17 model years of the BMW 3 Series is 66.

Table 3. Compare the 1999 BMW 3 Series with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2013 3 Series
32
  2012 3 Series
12
  2010 3 Series
41
  2009 3 Series
75
  2008 3 Series
87
  2007 3 Series
178
  2006 3 Series
272
  2005 3 Series
29
  2004 3 Series
93
  2003 3 Series
91
  2002 3 Series
39
  2001 3 Series
49
  2000 3 Series
106
  1999 3 Series
6
  1998 3 Series
4
  1997 3 Series
6
  1996 3 Series
3


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