BMW Reliability

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which BMW models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used BMW.

In the statistics for 2020, all the 3,756,226 breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2019 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the BMW models.

We have sorted the available data by the make and model. Choose the BMW model you are interested in.

BMW Reliability by Model

Source: ADAC

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

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Recent BMW Recalls

BMW-iX-2021-airbag
05. 12. 2021

On the vehicles concerned, the A-pillar panel holder may not be screwed in place according to specifications. Activation of the airbag, … .

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 … .

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