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1996 BMW 3-Series Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1996 BMW 3-Series problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1996 BMW 3-Series repairs by problem area

41% of the 1996 BMW 3-Series repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 32 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

1996 BMW 3-Series 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 158000    
160000 0 Ignition key spins and will not catch at the on or start positions. Just needed to be re-aligned, 30 min and no parts needed. 
 
BMW in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 159000    
179000 300 Needed new starter. 
183000  
BMW in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 221000    
223000 338 Whining noise was heard from under the hood, determined cause to be noisy alternator bearing, replaced part myself. 
242000  

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1996 BMW 3-Series 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

BMW in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 129000    
131000 75 Multi switch for wipers on left side of column. 
 

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1996 BMW 3-Series 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 161000    
162000 170 Replaced starter (spark plugs, fuel & cabin filters.) 
 

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