2008 BMW M3 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 BMW M3

88 problems have been reported for the 2008 BMW M3. The following chart shows the 14 most common problems for 2008 BMW M3. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 37 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (20 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 BMW M3

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 2008 BMW M3 in 2008.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
5
  2017
11
  2016
10
  2015
11
  2014
3
  2013
4
  2012
2
  2011
0
  2010
6
  2009
21
  2008
1

small car iamge Compare the 2008 BMW M3 with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used BMW M3, the following table can be used to compare the 2008 BMW M3 with the BMW M3 from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 M3 is 88 while the average number of problems reported for the 18 model years of the BMW M3 is 23.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 BMW M3 with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 M3
1
  2016 M3
1
  2013 M3
14
  2012 M3
5
  2011 M3
26
  2010 M3
15
  2009 M3
48
  2008 M3
88
  2006 M3
13
  2005 M3
12
  2004 M3
33
  2003 M3
60
  2002 M3
38
  2001 M3
17
  1999 M3
12
  1998 M3
14
  1997 M3
19
  1996 M3
1


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