BMW – Common Problems

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.

However, it is good to be informed for what problems the manufacturer has recalled most often. At least to know whether the defect was fixed 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



Useful links

If you wish to know more about possible problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle’s history


Common Problems > BMW Recalls

bmw-3-series-e46-1998-recall-airbag
09. 10. 2021

The vehicles affected may have been fitted with Takata non-azide driver inflator (NADI) gas generators in which inadequate sealing on the … .

BMW-X5-2019-airbag
07. 09. 2021

Due to a production defect affecting the instrument panel, the passenger airbag may not function properly. This will increase the risk … .

BMW-X5-2011-blower-regulator-fire
02. 09. 2021

Friction corrosion on the connector from the wiring harness to the blower regulator may cause fluctuations in the electrical resistance, which … .

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