BMW Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW

BMW Problems

Various Interior Trim Parts May Peel

There are reports of various interior trim parts peeling including center console buttons, storage tray buttons, door sill entry covers, b-pillar trims, and kick panels.

Oil Leaks From Engine Area

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.

Window Fails to Open or Close

Door window fails to open or close. This is a very common problem with these BMWs.

You will need to replace the window regulator to fix this. Same problem and solution for all windows. 

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BMW Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Steering Gearbox Defective

The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with improper parts, and may malfunction as a result. Dealers will replace the steering gearbox free of charge to resolve the concern.

Drive Shaft Joint Fails And Comes Apart

The drive shaft slip joint may fail, resulting in the drive shaft separating from the vehicle. Dealers will inspect and replace the drive shaft as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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BMW Reviews

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