1998 BMW 540i Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1998 BMW 540i

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1998 BMW 540i is between $719 and $878 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1998 BMW 540i
scores in the middle range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not...
A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.
The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road ...
Car sounds like it is fixing to blow up a lot of ticking sounds.
Iam having, trouble opening hood and I also want to do oil change and ha ve no idea how it is don...
Fuel gauge stay on empty. Change sending unit on drivers side tank checked voltage to sending uni...
Overall (6 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
January 29, 2013
1998 BMW 540i
My 540I runs like a charm,I had problems with the Body control computer( this controls all the lights) i had to replace some of the solid state relays in it ( in the passenger side kick panel),the ...
December 03, 2012
1998 BMW 540i
Good day, I have a question on the alarmsystem of a 1998 540i,ijust cant get the alarm switched off i eventuly disconected the battery,checked the key battery,gone through the system by doing a vi...
August 25, 2011
1998 BMW 540i
Purchased it in July 2011, 74000 miles on it. the alternator, power steering pump, both serpentine belts and supply hose to the power steering pump were all bad. I opted to put on new rotors and ...