Structure Problems of BMW M3

BMW M3 owners have reported 17 structure related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 4 most common structure problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's body (11 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (3 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Structure related problems of BMW M3

Problem Category Number of Problems
Body problems
11
Structure problems
3
Underbody Shield problems
2
Hood problems
1

  Recently reported Structure problems of BMW M3

The Body problem

Keep hearing a knocking sound on driver side when going over bumps. Feeling vibration under car under accelerating and breaking. Carbon fiber roof laminate peeling off.   Read details...

The Structure problem

Normal driving has weakened the sub-frame to the point where it has cracked and separated from the chassis   Read details...

The Underbody Shield problem

I currently own a 2003 BMW M3 coupe, manual transmission. The car has never been raced or taken to the track and has seen mostly city driving. All suspension components are stock or oem replacement parts.   Read details...

The Hood problem

Hood sensor will indicate that hood is close, even though it is still open. Consumer is able to drive away. Dealer notified.   Read details...




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