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BMW Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your BMW

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a BMW is between $827 and $1010 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

BMW Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
BMW 328is
Shock Absorber Replacement - Rear
$395 - $462
BMW ActiveHybrid 3
Air Conditioning Diagnosis
$88 - $111
BMW 535i xDrive
Steering Gearbox Replacement
$1552 - $3123
BMW 745i
Thermostat Replacement
$296 - $438
BMW X5 M
Air Conditioning Diagnosis
$88 - $111
BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
Catalytic Converter Replacement
$3290 - $4148
BMW X5 M
Oil Pressure Sensor Replacement
$94 - $125
BMW 328is
Automatic Transmission Diagnosis
$88 - $111
BMW 323is
Charging System Diagnosis
$44 - $56
BMW 328is
Thermostat Replacement
$252 - $383

BMW Problems

Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

Side Door Window May Stop Working Due to Failed Window Requlator

A side door window regulator may fail causing the window to stop working, in some eases falling into the door. Replacement of the failed regulator will be required to correct this concern.

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BMW Recalls

Passenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Transmission Shifts To Neutral Unexpectedly

The Digital Motor Electronic control unit may have a loose ground cable, which could cause the transmission to shift into neutral unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will tighten the ground cable free of charge to resolve the concern.

Seat Mounted Air Bags Do Not Deploy When Needed In An Accident

The igniters in the front seat side air bag assemblies may not function in a crash. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the front seat side air bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

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BMW Reviews

I had this car for exactly one month. It was my first car, I was a very new driver, and it is certainly not a car someone who is new to driving should have. It far overpowered my abilities as a new driver. I would recommend that only experienced drivers use this vehicle. The brakes were spongy, despite being performance brakes, and this made me exceptionally uncomfortable. I really had to slam ...
Have had my 2007 X5 4.8 for over a year, bought it as a replacement for my BMW 330CI. Have been completely satisfied with the car, plenty of power, good on the highway, responsive braking, all around good vehicle. I did replace the rear air springs as the passenger side was deflating when sitting for extended periods, about $340 in parts and repairs were done at a local garage for another $300...
Hi all. Bought my first 2000 BMW 323i w/ the sports package back in November. Great car for a 3 series. After doing a ton of research on them, I found repairs can get costly. I bought a brand new cooling system over hull kit for under $500. Comes with everything you need. Upgraded brakes. Bought stainless steel braided brake line hoses and loaded calipers. Cost around $1000 Wheel bearing,...

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