BMW 540 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

BMW 540 owners have reported a total of 220 problems for their cars built in the 9 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 540. The 1997 BMW 540 cars have the most problems reported (45 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for BMW 540

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 540
8
  2017 540
1
  2003 540
7
  2002 540
19
  2001 540
24
  2000 540
42
  1999 540
43
  1998 540
28
  1997 540
45

  Common problems of BMW 540

The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for BMW 540 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (79 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (25 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of BMW 540

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
79
  Electrical System
25
  Air Bag
23
  Power Train
18
  Steering
16
  Seat Belt
7
  Service Brakes
7
  Vehicle Speed Control
5
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Tire
5
   
  Suspension
5
  Equipment
4
  Exterior Lighting
4
  Structure
4
  Seats
3
  Unknown Or Other
3
  Visibility
3
  Gasoline Fuel System
2
  Electronic Stability Control
1
  Parking Brake
1


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