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2007 BMW 3-Series repairs by problem area

Chart based on 922 repairs.

2007 BMW 3-Series engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 117 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

18000 mi low oil level warning came on. oil was not low. dealer manipulated engine to reset. dealer did not replace oil sensor. dealer said that it was a software issue and BMW had a fix almost ready to issue. 
119000 mi

US $3200
Check engine warning. Four oxygen sensors replaced. Did some routine maintenance at the same time. 
146500 mi

US $800
Water pump failure, $800. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

10000 mi Updated software to make the acceleration smoother. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

2000 mi Car will not start on occasion. This is an intermittent problem and tends to occur about once every two weeks. Car started every time when in the shop. Starting problem typically occurs after car sits overnight. Car will not start on occasion. This is intermittent problem that has not been fixed. Dealer reports car started everytime they tested it while at their shop. 
24000 mi fuel system sensor malfunctioning so it was replaced under warranty at the BMW dealer. 
26000 mi High pressure fuel pump failed and BMW is repairing all of their cars suffering from this manufacturing defect. High pressure fuel pump and several fuel injectors were replaced by the BMW dealer at no charge. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

2000 mi same as previously noted... rattle from engine at 1500rpm and higher. 
8000 mi Resolved by updating the software 
9000 mi HPFP failure. 
5000 mi Small oil leak. Head Gasket replaced. 
11000 mi High pressure fuel pump failure caused car to report an engine malfunction. 
23700 mi Long crank when cold starting 
30000 mi High pressure fuel pump replaced. Second occasion.  
44700 mi Replaced waste gates 
46000 mi

US $50
diagnose engine malfunction indicator 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

28000 mi Noticed a ticking sound from engine on startup. Dealer said it was a known problem (sticking lifter) and fixed it by revving to 2500 rpm for a minute. According to the forums, it's a known problem. Will probably be fixed after warranty expires at my ex 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

4000 mi o2 sensor replaced 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

10000 mi Car cold started rough. Check Engine Light came on. Service Engine Soon Light had also been on multiple times. Bad oxygen (O2) sensor was replaced. Also received software update. 
14000 mi Engine coolant low. Added coolant. 
33000 mi Metallic clicking sound from rear at low speed when accelerating or turning. 
66700 mi

US $1200
oil filter housing gaskets replaced 
88000 mi

US $1500
Replace water pump 
9000 mi High Pressure Fuel Pump defective 
10000 mi Stuck Exhaust Vanos Solenoid. Second occurrence of this problem. 
10000 mi Camshaft drive; incorrect cam timing. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

3000 mi Engine hesitates during start. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series Engine Problems

505 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2007 BMW 3-Series. 161 of these members (31.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 355 engine repairs to 2007 BMW 3-Series--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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