BMW Repair and Maintenance

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

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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 Questions

passenger door collects water from rain. (1 answer)

passenger door collects water from rain./when it pours, I find water in the door pocet.r

My car jerks from the back when I realise the brake pedal while I am driving (1 answer)

My car had a gear engaging noise from the back after I start the ignition and my electronic shifting gear won't let me shift to reverse from the first attempt it shift after second attempt and the car jerk from the back after I stop just before I take off my foot from the brake pedal while I ...

how to do oil change (1 answer)

Iam having, trouble opening hood and I also want to do oil change and ha ve no idea how it is done.it is different from other cars I have had

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BMW Recalls

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.

Air Bags And Restraint Systems Do Not Operate Properly In An Accident

The sensor cluster unit (SCU), if previously replaced during a service visit, may not be able to accurately determine if activation of safety restraint components is necessary in an accident. This could prevent deployment of air bags and other restraint system devices in an accident. Dealers will replace the SCU free of charge to resolve the concern.

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BMW Reviews

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,...
the front seat heating system keeps, overheating other than that I haven't had any major nor minor problems with it. the only down fault is that the vin number doesn't seem to show up in the American system, since I bought it while on active duty in Germany . I'm now retired and it was very hard for me to get any warranty work on it. nice car, very comfortable and reliable. I may had ...

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