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

owner  BMW owners’ reviews

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.

Check the vehicle’s history

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Recent BMW Recalls

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15. 05. 2021

Due to a manufacturing defect, the control plates of the backrest recliner in the second row of seats may break. In … .

BMW-X3-2018-crash-pad-battery
10. 05. 2021

A battery insert (crash pad) has not been fitted. As a result, the battery would not be adequately secured in the … .

BMW-1-Series-2016-head-airbag
08. 05. 2021

The ignition unit of the head airbag may separate from the inflator and enter the vehicle’s interior when the airbag is … .

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