BMW 525 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

BMW 525 owners have reported a total of 479 problems for their cars built in the 13 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the BMW 525. The 2006 BMW 525 cars have the most problems reported (115 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for BMW 525

Model Year Number of Problems
  2011 525
2
  2009 525
1
  2008 525
1
  2007 525
105
  2006 525
115
  2005 525
48
  2004 525
111
  2003 525
29
  2002 525
31
  2001 525
23
  1999 525
1
  1998 525
4
  1997 525
2

  Common problems of BMW 525

The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for BMW 525 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (165 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (61 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of BMW 525

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
165
  Electrical System
61
  Seat Belt
39
  Seats
36
  Service Brakes
29
  Engine And Engine Cooling
26
  Steering
22
  Power Train
18
  Equipment
17
  Exterior Lighting
14
   
  Structure
14
  Vehicle Speed Control
9
  Visibility
6
  Other Fuel System
5
  Unknown Or Other
5
  Tire
4
  Wheel
3
  Electronic Stability Control
3
  Suspension
2
  Latches/locks/linkage
1


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