BMW Common Issues
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The most common BMW problems

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Problems solved during BMW’s recalls do not usually determine the reliability of the vehicle itself. Even the common-recalled model can be a good choice, and vice versa.

It is good to be informed, however, what problems the manufacturer has recalled most often. At least to know whether the defect was corrected by the previous owner, when buying a second-hand car. You should check your vehicle VIN with your nearest BMW dealer using our special page.



The most common BMW’s problems by model

1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series X1 X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7


The most common BMW’s faults by keywords

Airbags

BMW-5_Series-2001-recall-airbag 21. 12. 2019

BMW 5-Series E39 (1999 - 2003)

  4/1999 - 12/2003
The gas generator on the driver side airbag could burst in the event of airbag activation if it had ...
     65
BMW-3-Series-e46-2002-recall-airbag 21. 12. 2019

BMW 3-Series E46 (1999 - 2003)

  4/1999 - 12/2003
The gas generator on the driver side airbag could burst in the event of airbag activation if it had ...
     104
BMW-X7-2019-recall-head-airbag-fault 12. 7. 2019

BMW X7 (2018 - 2019)

  11/2018 - 4/2019
The head airbags may be incorrectly installed. This may result in insufficient deployment of the air ...
     518
BMW-M2-Series-recall-knee-airbags 5. 7. 2019

BMW M2 US (2019)

  2/2019 - 5/2019
The knee airbags may be defective. This could lead to inadequate inflation of the knee airbags in th ...
     233
BMW-4-Series-recall-knee-airbags 5. 7. 2019

BMW 4 Series US (2019)

  2/2019 - 5/2019
The knee airbags may be defective. This could lead to inadequate inflation of the knee airbags in th ...
     184

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

BMW-X4-2018-recall-rear-brakes 20. 10. 2018

BMW X4 (2018)

  15. 4. 2018 - 27. 6. 2018
The coating of the rear brake caliper piston is defective and impacts the piston movement. This can ...
     625
BMW-X3-2018-recall-rear-brakes 19. 10. 2018

BMW X3 (2018)

  15. 4. 2018 - 27. 6. 2018
The coating of the rear brake caliper piston is defective and impacts the piston movement. This can ...
     674
bmw-5-2017-svolavaci-akce 7. 7. 2017

BMW 5 Series (2017)

  16. 5. - 20. 5. 2017
Owing to a defect in the ball head of the brake pedal, the brake lights may be permanently activated ...
     2,082
bmw-7-2017-recall 7. 7. 2017

BMW 7 Series (2017)

  16. 5. - 20. 5. 2017
Owing to a defect in the ball head of the brake pedal, the brake lights may be permanently activated ...
     1,442
BMW-7-Series-2016-recall 5. 5. 2017

BMW 7 Series (2015 - 2017)

  X. 2015 - III. 2017
The crimping of the engine oil cooler pipes may be defective, which could lead to leakage of engine ...
     3,170

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

BMW-3-2019-recall-counterbalance-shaft 10. 1. 2020

BMW 3 Series (2018 - 2019)

  7. 5. 2018 - 28. 9. 2019
The press-in force of the counterbalance shaft’s bearing shells may not have met the specification ...
     74
BMW-X3-2018-recall-counterbalance-shaft 10. 1. 2020

BMW X3 (2018 - 2019)

  7. 5. 2018 - 28. 9. 2019
The press-in force of the counterbalance shaft’s bearing shells may not have met the specification ...
     84
BMW-X5-2019-recall-counterbalance-shaft 10. 1. 2020

BMW X5 (2018 - 2019)

  7. 5. 2018 - 28. 9. 2019
The press-in force of the counterbalance shaft’s bearing shells may not have met the specification ...
     47
BMW-5-2019-recall-counterbalance-shaft 10. 1. 2020

BMW 5 Series (2018 - 2019)

  7. 5. 2018 - 28. 9. 2019
The press-in force of the counterbalance shaft’s bearing shells may not have met the specification ...
     44
BMW-7-2019-recall-counterbalance-shaft 10. 1. 2020

BMW 7 Series (2018 - 2019)

  7. 5. 2018 - 28. 9. 2019
The press-in force of the counterbalance shaft’s bearing shells may not have met the specification ...
     38

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

bmw-X1-2017-recall 26. 9. 2017

BMW X1 (2017)

  VI. - VII. 2017
A faulty connecting socket on the dual clutch transmission could lead to the gears switching to neut ...
     1,404

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

BMW-X3-2019-swivel-bearings-recall 9. 11. 2019

BMW X3 (2019)

  24. 8. 2019 - 13. 9. 2019
The swivel bearings on the front axle may not have been manufactured according to specification and ...
     141
BMW-X4-2019-swivel-bearings-recall 9. 11. 2019

BMW X4 (2019)

  24. 8. 2019 - 13. 9. 2019
The swivel bearings on the front axle may not have been manufactured according to specification and ...
     135
BMW-X6-2018-recall-wheel-bolts 20. 10. 2018

BMW X6 (2018)

  12. 7. 2018 - 2. 8. 2018
The wheel bolts may not have been correctly tightened and may consequently loosen over time and brea ...
     827
BMW-X5-2018-recall-wheel-bolts 20. 10. 2018

BMW X5 (2018)

  12. 7. 2018 - 2. 8. 2018
The wheel bolts may not have been correctly tightened and may consequently loosen over time and brea ...
     878
bmw-x1-2018-recall-bearing 13. 7. 2018

BMW X1 (2018)

  24. 4. 2018 - 1. 5. 2018
The bearings on the front axle could break. Should this occur, there could be a loss of wheel contro ...
     2,149

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

BMW-X3-2019-swivel-bearings-recall 9. 11. 2019

BMW X3 (2019)

  24. 8. 2019 - 13. 9. 2019
The swivel bearings on the front axle may not have been manufactured according to specification and ...
     141
BMW-X4-2019-swivel-bearings-recall 9. 11. 2019

BMW X4 (2019)

  24. 8. 2019 - 13. 9. 2019
The swivel bearings on the front axle may not have been manufactured according to specification and ...
     135
BMW-X1-2016-recall-tie-rod-end 12. 10. 2019

BMW X1 (2016 - 2019)

  5. 8. 2016 - 8. 4. 2019
A spherical-collar disk is missing on the tie rod end of the steering gear. Consequently, the steeri ...
     213
BMW-X2-2019-recall-tie-rod-end 11. 10. 2019

BMW X2 (2017 - 2019)

  11/2017 - 4/2019
A spherical-collar disk is missing on the tie rod end of the steering gear. Consequently, the steeri ...
     169
BMW-2-series-2017-recall-tie-rod-end 11. 10. 2019

BMW 2 Series (2016 - 2019)

  5. 8. 2016 - 8. 4. 2019
A spherical-collar disk is missing on the tie rod end of the steering gear. Consequently, the steeri ...
     160

End of Steering Sumary

Fuel Tank

bmw-i3-2014-recall 10. 4. 2017

BMW i3 (2013 - 2016)

  9. 9. 2013 - 30. 12. 2016
Inappropriate routing might cause a leakage on the fuel tank ventilation line over time. As a result ...
     1,455

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

BMW-X3-2019-recall-rear-spoiler 11. 8. 2019

BMW X3 (2018 - 2019)

  26. 4. 2018 - 14. 2. 2019
The screws for fastening the rear spoiler may not have been installed. As a result, the rear spoiler ...
     473
BMW-x1-2018-recall-rear-lights 5. 3. 2019

BMW X1 (2018 - 2019)

  5. 10. 2018 - 21. 1. 2019
The nuts of the rear light brackets may be contaminated with oil. Oil can cause cracks in the light ...
     956
bmw-x3-2018-recall-spoiler 30. 3. 2018

BMW X3 (2017 - 2018)

  11. 7. 2017 - 23. 2. 2018
It is possible that the screws for attaching the rear spoiler were not fitted. The spoiler could bec ...
     1,597

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

BMW-5-series-2008--recall-battery-cable 20. 7. 2019

BMW 5 Series (2002 - 2010)

  5. 2. 2002 - 27. 7. 2010
The battery positive (B+) transfer point in the boot may corrode. This can result in increased conta ...
     845
BMW-6-series-2008-recall-battery-cable-fire 20. 7. 2019

BMW 6 Series (2002 - 2010)

  5. 2. 2002 - 27. 7. 2010
The battery positive (B+) transfer point in the boot may corrode. This can result in increased conta ...
     379
BMW-M5-2005-recall-battery-cable-fire 20. 7. 2019

BMW M5 (2002 - 2010)

  5. 2. 2002 - 27. 7. 2010
The battery positive (B+) transfer point in the boot may corrode. This can result in increased conta ...
     255
BMW-M6-2005-recall-battery-cable 20. 7. 2019

BMW M6 (2002 - 2010)

  5. 2. 2002 - 27. 7. 2010
The battery positive (B+) transfer point in the boot may corrode. This can result in increased conta ...
     218
BMW-3-series-2009-battery-cable-fault-recall 31. 5. 2019

BMW 3 series (2009 - 2011)

  12/2009 - 10/2017
The connector of the positive battery cable on the front power distribution box may be damaged. This ...
     708

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

BMW-X5-2014-recall 6. 6. 2014

BMW X5 (2013 - 2014)

  X. 2013 - III. 2014
The child safety lock mechanism on the rear doors may be unintentionally deactivated due to divergen ...
     617

End of Door Locks Sumary

Stabilization

End of Stabilization Sumary

Seat Belts

BMW-X7-2018-recall-seat-belts 22. 3. 2019

BMW X7 (2018 - 2019)

  20. 10. 2018 - 15. 12. 2018
The screw fitting used to attach the front left-hand seat and/or a safety belt may not have been tig ...
     840
BMW-X5-2018-recall-seat-belts 22. 3. 2019

BMW X5 (2018)

  20. 10. 2018 - 15. 12. 2018
The screw fitting used to attach the front left-hand seat and/or a safety belt may not have been tig ...
     375
bmw-5-2017-recall 16. 9. 2017

BMW 5 Series (2017)

  I. 2017 - IX. 2017
The front safety belts may have a faulty locking mechanism. The recall concerns vehicles 5 Series Li ...
     1,037
bmw-6-series-gran-turismo-2017-recall 16. 9. 2017

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo (2017)

  I. 2017 - IX. 2017
The front safety belts may have a faulty locking mechanism. The recall concerns vehicles produced be ...
     1,208

End of Seat Belts Sumary

Fuel

BMW-X5-Series-2019-recall-fuel-pump-fire 23. 8. 2019

BMW X5 (2018 - 2019)

  18. 7. 2018 - 24. 6 2019
Due to inadequate screwing, the high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. This ...
     350
BMW-X7-Series-2019-recall-fuel-pump-fire 23. 8. 2019

BMW X7 (2018 - 2019)

  18. 7. 2018 - 24. 6 2019
Due to inadequate screwing, the high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. This ...
     363
BMW-8-Series-2019-recall-fuel-pump-fire 23. 8. 2019

BMW 8 Series (2018 - 2019)

  18. 7. 2018 - 24. 6 2019
Due to inadequate screwing, the high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. This ...
     216
BMW-7-Series-2019-recall-fuel-pump-fire 23. 8. 2019

BMW 7 Series (2018 - 2019)

  18. 7. 2018 - 24. 6 2019
Due to inadequate screwing, the high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. This ...
     318
BMW-M5-Series-2019-recall-fuel-pump-fire 23. 8. 2019

BMW M5 (2018 - 2019)

  18. 7. 2018 - 24. 6 2019
Due to inadequate screwing, the high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. This ...
     234

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

BMW-3-Series2019-recall-headrest 6. 10. 2019

BMW 3 Series (2019)

  28. 6. 2019 - 1. 8. 2019
The head restraint interlock of the rear center seat may not have been welded sufficiently to the he ...
     186
BMW-X3-2018-recall-seatback-welding 21. 9. 2019

BMW X3 (2018 - 2019)

  29. 5. 2018 - 12. 6. 2019
The front seatbacks may not have been welded according to specifications. As a result, they could fo ...
     261
BMW-X4-2018-recall-seatback-welding 21. 9. 2019

BMW X4 (2018 - 2019)

  29. 5. 2018 - 12. 6. 2019
The front seatbacks may not have been welded according to specifications. As a result, they could fo ...
     236
BMW-X7-2018-recall-seat-belts 22. 3. 2019

BMW X7 (2018 - 2019)

  20. 10. 2018 - 15. 12. 2018
The screw fitting used to attach the front left-hand seat and/or a safety belt may not have been tig ...
     840
BMW-X5-2018-recall-seat-belts 22. 3. 2019

BMW X5 (2018)

  20. 10. 2018 - 15. 12. 2018
The screw fitting used to attach the front left-hand seat and/or a safety belt may not have been tig ...
     375

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

BMW-Z4-2019-headlights-recall 22. 1. 2020

BMW Z4 (2019)

  17. - 25. 7. 2019
The headlight control unit may have been damaged in the course of the supplier’s production proces ...

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary




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