BMW Issues

The most common BMW problems

BMW-common-problems

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 faults by keywords

Airbags

bmw-x3-2018-recall-airbag 11. 5. 2018

BMW X3 (2017 - 2018)

  8. 12. 2017 - 17. 3. 2018
In case of deployment of the driver airbag module, the gas generator could burst. If the gas generat ...
     130
BMW-X3-2012-recall 9. 9. 2017

BMW X3 (2011 - 2012)

  VII. 2011 - XI. 2012
The housing of the driver’s front airbag inflator may have been incorrectly welded. In the event o ...
     686
BMW-M6-Convertible-2012-recall 9. 9. 2017

BMW M6 Coupé / Cabrio (2011 - 2012)

  VII. 2011 - XI. 2012
The housing of the driver’s front airbag inflator may have been incorrectly welded. In the event o ...
     160
bmw-x5-2000-recall 9. 3. 2017

BMW X5 (1999 - 2003)

  VII. 1999 - I. 2003
If the driver’s airbag is deployed, the inflator might burst if it was subject to high air hum ...
     632
BMW-5series-2000-recall 9. 3. 2017

BMW 5 Series (1999 - 2003)

  VII. 1999 - I. 2003
If the driver’s airbag is deployed, the inflator might burst if it was subject to high air hum ...
     650
BMW-3Series-2000-recall 9. 3. 2017

BMW 3 Series (1999 - 2003)

  VII. 1999 - I. 2003
If the driver’s airbag is deployed, the inflator might burst if it was subject to high air hum ...
     813
BMW-X1-2016-recall 28. 2. 2017

BMW X1 (2016)

  MY 2016
The necessary opening lines in the area of the passenger airbag cover may not have been machined cor ...
     512
bmw-i8-2016-recall 20. 1. 2017

BMW i8 (2016)

  MY 2016 - 2017
The side, head and knee protection airbags of the front passenger seat may not work. This could incr ...
     547

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

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 ...
     766
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 ...
     420
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 ...
     1,497

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

BMW-7-Series-2015-recall 5. 6. 2015

BMW 750d / 750Ld (2015)

  17. - 24. 3. 2015
Owing to a process error with the engine assembly, the chain tensioner may not have been tightened t ...
     562
bmw-m550d-touring-recall 5. 6. 2015

BMW M550d (2015)

  17. - 24. 3. 2015
Owing to a process error with the engine assembly, the chain tensioner may not have been tightened t ...
     506

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 ...
     352

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

bmw-1-series-2011-recall 24. 2. 2017

BMW 1 Series (2010 - 2011)

  MY 2010 - 2011
The universal joint of the drive shaft might break, causing a sudden loss of propulsion. Recalled ve ...
     896
bmw-3-series-2011-recall 24. 2. 2017

BMW 3 Series (2010 - 2011)

  MY 2010 - 2011
The universal joint of the drive shaft might break, causing a sudden loss of propulsion. Recalled ve ...
     1,374
bmw-5-series-2011--recall 24. 2. 2017

BMW 5 Series (2010 - 2011)

  MY 2010 - 2011
The universal joint of the drive shaft might break, causing a sudden loss of propulsion. Recalled ve ...
     714
bmw-6-series-2011-recall 24. 2. 2017

BMW 6 Series (2010 - 2011)

  MY 2010 - 2011
The universal joint of the drive shaft might break, causing a sudden loss of propulsion. Recalled ve ...
     445
bmw-7-series-2011--recall 24. 2. 2017

BMW 7 Series (2010 - 2011)

  MY 2010 - 2011
The universal joint of the drive shaft might break, causing a sudden loss of propulsion. Recalled ve ...
     500
bmw-x1-series-2011-recall 24. 2. 2017

BMW X1 (2010 - 2011)

  MY 2010 - 2011
The universal joint of the drive shaft might break, causing a sudden loss of propulsion. Recalled ve ...
     926
bmw-z4-series-2011-recall 24. 2. 2017

BMW Z4 (2010 - 2011)

  MY 2010 - 2011
The universal joint of the drive shaft might break, causing a sudden loss of propulsion. Recalled ve ...
     513
30. 9. 2016

BMW M4 GTS (2014 - 2016)

  28. 2. 2014 - 4. 7. 2016
The bolts of the rear-axle support may potentially not have been replaced in the course of the repla ...
     514

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

bmw-5-series-2017-recall 11. 10. 2017

BMW 5 Series (2017)

  VIII. 2017
A component of the steering mechanism might not have been fitted correctly. This might lead to consi ...
     364
BMW-6-Series-2017-recall 11. 10. 2017

BMW 6 Series (2017)

  VIII. 2017
A component of the steering mechanism might not have been fitted correctly. This might lead to consi ...
     282
BMW-7-Series-2017-recall 11. 10. 2017

BMW 7 Series (2017)

  VIII. 2017
A component of the steering mechanism might not have been fitted correctly. This might lead to consi ...
     212
BMW-i8-2014-recall 9. 12. 2016

BMW i8 (2014 - 2016)

  2011 - 2016
The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may c ...
     280
BMW-X6-2013-recall 9. 12. 2016

BMW X6 (2011 - 2016)

  2011 - 2016
The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may c ...
     317
BMW-X5-2013-recall 9. 12. 2016

BMW X5 (2011 - 2016)

  2011 - 2016
The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may c ...
     429
BMW_X4_2013-recall 9. 12. 2016

BMW X4 (2011 - 2016)

  2011 - 2016
The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may c ...
     358
BMW_X3_2013-recall 9. 12. 2016

BMW X3 (2011 - 2016)

  2011 - 2016
The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may c ...
     373

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 ...
     541

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

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 ...
     284

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

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 ...
     352
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 ...
     766
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 ...
     420
bmw-5-series-gran-turismo-2011-recall 5. 12. 2016

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (2011 - 2012)

  2011 - 2012
The airbag central sensor has been programmed with faulty software. In the event of an accident requ ...
     421
bmw-5-series_2011-recall 5. 12. 2016

BMW 5 Series (2011 - 2012)

  2011 - 2012
The airbag central sensor has been programmed with faulty software. In the event of an accident requ ...
     538
bmw-7-series-2011-recall 5. 12. 2016

BMW 7 Series (2011 - 2012)

  2011 - 2012
The airbag central sensor has been programmed with faulty software. In the event of an accident requ ...
     405
bmw-i8-2015 5. 2. 2016

BMW i8 (2015)

  9. 10. - 4. 11. 2015
The power electronics have not been calibrated properly which might increase the recuperation torque ...
     397
bmw_i3_2015 5. 2. 2016

BMW i3 (2015)

  9. 10. - 4. 11. 2015
The power electronics have not been calibrated properly which might increase the recuperation torque ...
     397

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 ...
     103

End of Door Locks Sumary

Stabilization

End of Stabilization Sumary

Seat Belts

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 ...
     254
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 ...
     318

End of Seat Belts Sumary

Fuel

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

bmw-serie-1-2017-recall 23. 2. 2018

BMW 1 Series (2017)

  26. 6. 2017 - 20. 7. 2017
The easy-entry system for the front seats with electric adjustment may have been incorrectly manufac ...
     336
bmw-m4-2017-recall 27. 8. 2017

BMW M4 (2017)

  VII. 2017
The bolt on the outside of the seat mechanism of both front seats may not have been properly secured ...
     187
bmw-4-cabrio-2017-recall 27. 8. 2017

BMW 4-series Cabrio (2017)

  VII. 2017
The bolt on the outside of the seat mechanism of both front seats may not have been properly secured ...
     223
BMW-6-Series-cabrio-2017-recall 27. 8. 2017

BMW 6 Gran Coupé / Cabrio (2017)

  VII. 2017
The bolt on the outside of the seat mechanism of both front seats may not have been properly secured ...
     187
BMW-X1-2016-recall 6. 1. 2017

BMW X1 (2016)

  MY 2016
The latch mechanism of the rear seat backrests might not have been welded properly. As a result, the ...
     664
bmw-2-active-tourer-2016-recall 6. 1. 2017

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (2016)

  MY 2016
The latch mechanism of the rear seat backrests might not have been welded properly. As a result, the ...
     1,335
1. 7. 2016

BMW X4 (2010 - 2016)

  8. 3. 2010 - 14. 4. 2016
The four ISOFIX child-seat attachment brackets on the rear seats are insufficiently strong and could ...
     543
1. 7. 2016

BMW X3 (2010 - 2016)

  8. 3. 2010 - 14. 4. 2016
The four ISOFIX child-seat attachment brackets on the rear seats are insufficiently strong and could ...
     474

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary



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