BMW M3 owners have reported 82 engine and engine cooling related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 18 most common engine and engine cooling problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (30 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine failure (9 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems|
|Engine Failure problems|
|Engine Exhaust System problems|
|Gasoline Engine problems|
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems|
|Engine Knocking Noise problems|
|Car Stall problems|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems|
|Loud Engine Noise problems|
|Oil Pump problems|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems|
|Engine Stall problems|
|Engine Funny Noise problems|
|Engine Head Gasket Failure problems|
|Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problems|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems|
|Engine Noise problems|
While driving at approximately 70mph on the highway, cel came on, car went into limp mode, before losing power altogether while driving. Vehicle would not turn back on. Report of engine damage requiring an entire replacement. Read details...
I was driving casually when the motor suddenly shut off. No noise indicating engine failure ever happened. I coasted off the road and tried to restart. Nothing but a click. Eventually tried replacing starter motor but that didn�t work. No engine lights or codes ever popped up. Read details...
There are no visual signs of this falure unless the valve cover to the engine is removed. Upon removal there is a metal fragment that is running loose underneath the valve cover. When this metal piece falls out it can enter the timing chain and cause the engine to seize and the vehicle to have Read details...
Before I start explaining, I should mention that the car has been meticulously maintained with majority of the parts being genuine BMW. The chassis has 110,xxx miles at the moment, and the engine has 78,xxx miles. Read details...
Crankshaft bearings are starved of engine oil causing a series of chain reactions that ultimately blows the engine, causing engine oil to spill everywhere and form thick clouds of smoke from evaporated engine oil to come out of the car, hindering the view of others behind, and creating a Read details...