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2007 BMW 3-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 1008 repairs.

2007 BMW 3-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (26%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 219 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

Engine not specified

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
Oct 2010

45000 mi
Grinding noise when releasing clutch pedal. Replace transmission and dual mass flywheel. No change in noise. 
Nov 2010

47000 mi
Seat moving during acceleration or braking. Fixed by replacing seat.  
Oct 2011

58000 mi

US $50
Xenon headlight failed. Igniter / ballast replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in United Arab Emirates
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

53320 mi

¤3600
Starter motor malfunction Radiator fan not working which caused overheating Water pump malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

15500 mi
Felt inside rear driver side window came off. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

44640 mi
Cracked then broke Power Steering pulley and a broken belt. 
Mar 2011

45260 mi
BLOWER MOTOR FAILURE 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

76000 mi
Window regulator 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

122000 mi

US $900
Control arm and bushings drivers side 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2014
Aug 2009

18162 mi
gaskets replaced in tail lights 
Jul 2010

31000 mi

US $50
Noisy valve tappet, replaced all exhaust valve lifters under warranty 
Feb 2011

38307 mi
steering column replaced 
May 2011

41092 mi
fuel tank vent seal replaced fuel tank breather replaced 
Aug 2011

43000 mi

US $50
front door lock actuator replaced 
Sep 2011

43652 mi
battery replaced 
Dec 2011

45783 mi

US $50
input shaft collar resealed 
Aug 2012

59527 mi

US $50
drivers lock replaced 
Mar 2013

60000 mi

US $50
blower motor replaced under waranty 
Apr 2013

61248 mi

US $50
bad coil pack, replaced under warranty 
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $50
Cracked valve cover replaced 
Mar 2014

77000 mi

US $610
positive jump post shorted out and took new battery with it. 
Aug 2014

83000 mi

US $275
Front pads, rotors replaced 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
Apr 2011

26000 mi
Wicked sunroof rattle, fixed by relaxing seals and adjusting cassette. 
Aug 2011

30000 mi

US $120
Hood latch broken. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Nov 2010

56000 mi

US $125
Pulley bolt missing caused pulley to warp. Pulley and bolt replaced under extended warranty only $50 deductible on this problem. Rubberized coating of inside door grab was peeling off. Dealer agreed to pay half of material and installation of a new door panel @ $225 with me paying $225. Also offered to dye the rubber for $80. I chose not to rplc door panel but dye. 
Jul 2011

68000 mi
Both Front Door Lock actuator had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - May 2010
Jul 2008

6000 mi
Car died 6-8 times on a trip home. Flatbedded to BMW dealer. Engine management software totally replaced per instructions from BMW. Apparently KNOWN problem (svc bulletin) for this particular model. No problems since then. 
Sep 2009

13000 mi
Drivers side lock actuator failed.  
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Sep 2012

53000 mi

US $1000
replaced water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2015
Jun 2010

30000 mi
The driver side speakers stop working intermittently. The dealer could not replicate the problem.  The windows were squeaking and rattling. The dealer lubed the window seals and the problem stopped. 
Sep 2013

63000 mi

US $500
My right-rear wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

64700 mi

US $130
Battery needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2014

65700 mi

US $5
Blower fan was squeaking. Removed pollen filter and sprayed fan with WD-40. Easy fix. 
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $2800
The Mass Air Flow sensor needed to be replaced as well as the PCV Valve. I also replaced the brakes and got an oil change. I think they PCV Valve and MAF were close to 2,000. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2015
Mar 2007

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. 
Sep 2007

31000 mi
rear left wind deflector (under side) broke off sometime last winter...dealer would have replaced at 1 year service but did not have part. It was replaced on same trip as seat rail cover. 
Jul 2008

50000 mi
Wind noise from sunroof...roof sealer/gasket needed replacing. was not sealing properly. 
Oct 2008

54000 mi
Rear window wiper intermittent since April 08. Finally stopped at a time I could get to dealer. Needs new shaft. This was 2nd week in October. They ordered it from Germany. By 20 November it had not yet arrived. 
Dec 2008

60000 mi
Rear window wiper had failed, outside of warranty. Dealer finally got part, replaced. All OK and there was no charge. 
Oct 2009

74000 mi
steering wheel lock warning came on unexpectedly. Tech said it was software, and reflashed. However, within a few days the bogus warning was back again. Oil change is due soon and I'll have them look at it again. 
Sep 2010

95000 mi

US $100
Front L and R door lock actuators failed (proximate cause was blown fuse because of sticking and general malfunctioning. Replaced actuators and fuse. 
Oct 2012

119000 mi

US $3200
Check engine warning. Four oxygen sensors replaced. Did some routine maintenance at the same time. 
Jun 2013

136000 mi

US $400
thrust bearings (both sides). 
Sep 2013

145000 mi

US $621
Cup holder $66 Halo bulb $118 Outer tie rod, passenger $327 
Oct 2013

146500 mi

US $800
Water pump failure, $800. 
Nov 2014

158000 mi

US $650
main a/c and heat fan failed completely. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2016
Dec 2009

31000 mi
Windshield washer fluid line became clogged. Dealer replaced check valve and blew out line with air. Covered under warranty.  
Apr 2010

34000 mi
Central locking system failed, had to unlock driver's side door with key. Remote key fob would not unlock doors. Dealer replaced fuse and relay under warranty. 
Sep 2010

39000 mi
Driver's side lower window seal was making noise when window was rolled down. Dealer said seal was damaged, ordered seal and replaced at later visit. Have since used Gummi Pflege on all seals. BMW warranty is great.  
Dec 2013

72000 mi

US $1700
Valve cover leaking oil, had indie shop replace valve cover gasket, and oil filter housing gasket. Coolant replaced since it was drained during work. 
Sep 2014

80000 mi

US $500
Valve cover gasket was leaking oil, was not the gasket, as was the case earlier when replaced in Dec 13. Valve cover was warped, had to get new cover. Had shop replace spark plugs while engine was apart. 
Oct 2014

80000 mi

US $440
Replaced drive belt and tensioner pulley. 
Sep 2015

89000 mi
All normal wear items: front brakes and rotors, brake flush, new battery, oil change. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2016
May 2009

13000 mi
Sunroof wind deflector screen popped out of frame. 
Jan 2010

17700 mi
Knocking or loud valve lifters. All described here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?&t=13504 
Mar 2010

19000 mi
Still knocking occasionally however dealer could not replicate so cyclinder head not replaced. May have to wait for colder weather. 
Oct 2010

25000 mi
Replaced seal on windshield wash fluid tank. 
May 2011

31000 mi
Cup holder stuck. Both upgraded to later design. 
May 2012

38500 mi

US $50
ABS sensor indicated problem with rear wheel; turns out bad bearing caused speed variation. Have extended warranty thus this repair cost only $50. 
Jul 2012

39000 mi
2nd time replace leaking windshield washer pump and seals. Prior replacement pump installed <2 years ago so this was a warranty repair. 
Mar 2013

43000 mi

US $78
Needed new battery. Interstate MTP-93 replaced under pro-rated warranty. 
Apr 2014

51700 mi

US $50
Windshield washer pump replaced for the third time since 2008. I've last replaced it in July of 2012. Warranty covered it, but still needed to pay $50 "deductible." 
Jul 2014

53700 mi

US $100
ABS Light on; 5df0 5df1 errors. Bad DSC hydraulic unit. Failure of ABS / DSC module + pump Dealer replaced just before end of BMW Gold Extended warranty 
May 2015

60000 mi
Replaced front pads and rotors. 
Dec 2015

67000 mi

US $226
Original Bosch ignition coils -- 1 failed and caused CEL (cal misfire). Replaced all 6 with new model upgraded Delphi coils 12138616153 
Mar 2016

71000 mi

US $1063
Interstate battery not holding good charge after 3 years. Replaced with AutoCraft Platinum AGMBattery, Group Size H8, 900 CCA Part No H8-AGM Original Bosch starter failed after close to 9 years manufacture date, 9 months after extended warranty expired :-(. High labor cost due to accessibility of starter. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2016
Jan 2011

38000 mi
Replaced Alternator and IBS 
Jun 2012

48000 mi

US $390
Battery replaced and registered 
May 2014

67000 mi

US $1105
Control unit replaced (ca. $1,200 goodwill from dealer) Sunroof aligned and gasket replaced 
Jan 2016

72000 mi

US $1432
Misfire. #6 plug and coil replaced Valve cover gasket leak. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2013

59520 mi

C $600
Operation (CHRISTINE @ 02/22/2013 11:52) COMPLAINT: REPLACE LEAKING VALVE COVER GASKET. CAUSE: VALVE COVER LEAKING OIL AND DURING REPAIR FOUND ECCENTRIC. SHAFT SENSOR CONNECTOR LEAKING OIL THRU CONNECTOR. CORRECTION: REPLACED VALVE COVER ASSEMBLY AND ECC 
Apr 2014

67980 mi

C $2900
totally rebuilt transmission replaced non functioning one. 
Oct 2014

73340 mi

C $2000
fronts worn out and repair dude scared my spouse into doing the rears even though the rears were not yet needed; the battery was replaced out of caution since the car needed a boost the winter before a couple of times. 
Sep 2015

84320 mi

C $1050
engine did not "turn over" on starting, battery seemed fine and was powering all the systems when the ignition was pressed. starter replaced. 
Feb 2016

87420 mi
"Left rear shock is leaking and suspension is bouncy and soft" 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

63501 mi

US $50
Blown fuse found. Driver and passenger side door locks replaced. 
Mar 2013

73000 mi
Driveshaft center bearing failed. Wicked noisy. Dealer replaced at no charge under CPO warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2013
Nov 2012

72500 mi

US $700
Broken windscreen on sunroof 
Jan 2013

77000 mi

US $440
Replaced battery 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Apr 2007 - Nov 2015
Mar 2010

17000 mi
Sunroof seal cracked and needed replacing 
Aug 2011

30000 mi

US $900
Bluetooth SOS module failed, part ordered and installed 
Apr 2015

65000 mi

US $3400
valve actuator failed - in the process damaged other parts. 
Nov 2015

69000 mi
Door locks not working with key fob. Fob replaced but problem persisted. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2008

11000 mi
Sidemarker replaced. Alarm updated. Flat tires to Bridgestone RFTs. Runflats plugged else require replacement. 
Jun 2008

11700 mi
Oil Cooler Retrofit due to high oil temperatures in moderate climate. 
Nov 2008

17000 mi
Replaced faulty brake sensor and rear pads that were worn below specification. Parts and labor were included under remaining original warranty 
Mar 2009

20000 mi
Replaced exhaust and intake cam ledgers due to premature wear. 
Sep 2009

27000 mi
Peeling steering wheel cover, low mileage oil change. squeaky front brakes and sensors 
Jul 2010

37000 mi
Cracking and peeled weather moulding above the front windshield. Replaced under warranty by dealer. 
Sep 2010

39000 mi
High pressure fuel pump  
Mar 2011

47000 mi
Repaired leaking mechatronic sleeve to the connector as well as replacement of transmission pan and gasket. 
Jun 2011

50000 mi
Radiator flush, power steering flush and reservoir replacement, oil change, rear brake pads/rotors replaced because of squeaking, brake fluid bleed/flush 
BMW 3-Series in Kansas, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2008

39000 mi
Transmission leak: replaced seal around "mechatronic sensor" and trans pan gasket.  
Apr 2009

40000 mi
Car said brake pads were worn out. Actually was software calculation error--pads were still OK. New software flashed into car computer. 
Aug 2009

43000 mi
High pressure fuel pump finally failed after months of periodic "long crank time". Got check engine light and limp mode. Common problem on the 335i. Warranty on this part has been extended to 10yrs/120,000 mi. 
Jun 2010

48000 mi
Power door lock was squeaking on unlock. Dealer replaced both door lock actuators per TSB. Also had a sticking exterior door handle. Parts are on order.  Rear passenger side exterior door handle was sticking in "out" position. Dealer is ordering 4(!) new door handles. May have been a TSB on this problem.  
Aug 2010

49000 mi
Installed door handles ordered before.  
Jan 2011

50300 mi
Rear power window regulator replaced.  
May 2011

52000 mi
Fuel tank vent valve failed. Small leak in evaporative emissions control. Problem diagnosed on one visit, part installed a few days later. No drivability symptoms or fuel smell.  
Jul 2012

55300 mi

US $50
Had to put in new battery to replace original. Car requires computer resetting of adaptive values and battery capacity. Must be done at shop or with special equipment and software I don't have. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2011
Apr 2011

28000 mi
Sideview mirror motor failed 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2014
Jul 2012

76000 mi
Within 2 days of purchase, Engine Service light popped. VANOS problem. Took back to dealer, back 4 times for repair!! Still at Dealer who took it back to Auction House in Odessa for arbitration, who forced seller (Passport BMW in MD) to fix. 
Jul 2014

92000 mi

US $1500
Turbos started whistling and whining over about a one month period. Took the car to dealer and discovered both turbos needed replacement. BMW had released a recall, but car was too far past time and mileage. 
Oct 2014

92000 mi

US $646
Blower Fan motor stopped working. All indicators worked. Might have been FSU or Blower motor. Turned out to be blower motor, but replaced FSU as well for safety. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

50000 mi

US $600
Engine would not start. Jumper points in the engine compartment wouldn't work. Had to have tow operator jump from the battery. Same problem occurred in March 2012. Now in the shop 3 days and waiting. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

54000 mi
Oil level sensor failed 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2013
Jul 2012

31700 mi

US $420
Windshield washer pump failed and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
Sep 2009

25000 mi
Door lock solenoid replaced 
Sep 2010

32000 mi
A continuing issue with the “Check Engine” light, which was probably caused by a faulty gas cap. Several visits to BMW dealers failed to fix this. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
May 2011

35340 mi
Brakes were replaced due to wear 
Nov 2011

40920 mi

C $210
radiator was leaking and replaced under warrenty. However, the light was on within the week again. Going in next week again. 
Dec 2011

42160 mi

C $100
window pinch protection warning came on radiator continued to leak after initial repair. fixed in return visit. 
Mar 2012

43400 mi
Sensor recalibration 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2013
Jul 2009

14000 mi
Steering wheel lock malfunction warning. Sensor pulled, reinstalled, and reprogrammed. 
Nov 2009

20000 mi
Steering lock malfunction. Lock replaced and software updated. Power brake vacuum valve leaked and was replaced. 
Jan 2010

20000 mi
Horn was inoperative. Reattached wire from horn. 
Nov 2010

25000 mi
Occasional rough idle and jerk from stop when taking off. 
Nov 2011

30000 mi

US $391
Rear window regulator broke. Window would not close. Regulator replaced. 
Sep 2012

38000 mi

US $1600
Check engine light. Replaced fuel emissions vent pump, VANOS solenoid. 
BMW 3-Series in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

39000 mi
Dynamic stability control system malfunction Periodic rough idling. Passenger airbag malfunction 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

30000 mi

US $900
windshield washer broken 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2009
Jun 2009

29000 mi
Something to do with the air silencer was replaced. Didn't know it had a problem. Repair mentioned something about an "SIS" but not sure what they were talking about. Tire pressure monitor was lying and saying I had a low/flat tire when I did not. They just reset or reflashed something to fix it. Cup holder is of a very poor design (cheap, flimsy, comes out of dash right where people's knees are when sitting in front passenger seat) and after a light accidental strike by my friend's knee, the cup holder would no longer go inside dash. Replaced. 
Sep 2009

32000 mi
Car told me I had a low tire when I definitely didn't. This is especially annoying with RFTs because you can't visually tell. I was on edge during my road trip hoping at no point I'd actually gotten a flat. Simply reset, no fix. This is a repeat issue. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
May 2012

41000 mi

US $340
Bad ignition coil 
May 2013

57000 mi

US $45
Coil went out 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

16000 mi
Driver side rear view mirror would not move when pressing driver side memory button. Apparently this is an issue noted by the manufacture according to the dealer. Part replaced, problem solved to date. 
Nov 2009

26000 mi
Transmission Hose leaking, very minor, repaired quickly without questions, with car pick up and delivery + equivilent loaner vehicle. 
BMW 3-Series in Ukraine
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

24800 mi

$50
Front driver side door actuator 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2007 - May 2010
Jul 2007

4000 mi
iPod problem, would switch mode form iPod to FM radio after 10-20 min. 
Aug 2007

5000 mi
iDrive display went out. Problem diagnosed as faulty cable, which needed to be ordered from Germany. Cable replaced and problem solved. Took over 3 weeks to get new cable - not good. 
Aug 2008

17000 mi
Brakes squeaking Sunroof not opening properly - corrected by initializing the sunroof operation 
BMW 3-Series in Indiana, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

82000 mi

US $450
Replaced front rotors and pads 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2016
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $2000
Oil filter housing gasket leak & engine oil pan gasket leak Window actuator replaced. Replaced control arm bushings 
Aug 2014

92000 mi

US $430
Front passenger door lock actuator replaced Replaced front struts, strut mounts, and control arms 
Nov 2014

100000 mi

US $287
Thermostat replaced Replaced rear shocks Replaced rotors, pad, and sensors. Brought my own parts. 
Mar 2015

110000 mi

US $681
Front passenger caliper leaking, and replaced. 
Jul 2015

120000 mi

US $470
Vacuum hoses connected to turbos were worn and severed. Those were replaced. Replaced DMTL valve, and relay on ECM. 
Oct 2015

128700 mi

US $440
Hesitation and rough idle due to oil leaking into plugs. Replaced valve cover gasket. 
Mar 2016

142000 mi

US $983
Water pump failed 
Apr 2016

142000 mi

US $952
Cylinder misfire, and bad ECM 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2015
Aug 2007

16000 mi
Brakes intermittently sqeak during driving. Technician could not duplicate. 
Jan 2008

25000 mi
Squeaking noise from rear wheels. Diagnosed as brake wear indicator rubbing. 
Mar 2008

28000 mi
Recurrence of squeaking rear wheels. Problem not diagnosed, but different problem discovered (out-of-spec parking brake bracket: ordered). 
Dec 2010

75000 mi

US $80
Windshield washer pump not working 
Dec 2011

90000 mi

US $700
Exterior windshield window trim cracking (long-term degradation). Trim replaced at same time as schedule maintenance. Rear window regulator failed (window would not roll up/down). Immediately took car in to have regulator replaced. 
Jan 2013

104000 mi

US $600
Water pump failed. Replaced. 
Feb 2014

121700 mi

US $200
Oil leak at valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket. Replaced gaskets. Low engine power, intake valves fouled. Removed manifold and cleaned valves. 
Mar 2014

123000 mi

US $20
Crankshaft position sensor failed. Sensor replaced. 
Jun 2014

127000 mi

US $310
Front suspension, upper and lower control arms replaced due to bushing wear. Vacuum hose leak leading to loss of power. Leak found to be broken vacuum canister attachment. Vacuum lines replaced, canister repaired. 
Feb 2015

139000 mi

US $32
Hood props worn, not holding hood open (gas-filled struts). Part replaced. 
May 2015

142700 mi

US $200
Boost solenoids not holding vacuum. Both solenoids replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Oct 2015

125000 mi

US $1000
Leaking oil pan gasket 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

25000 mi
Just a rattle in the exhaust, was very loud but was fixed quickly by the dealer. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2014

53700 mi

US $800
Thermostat..routine maintenance 
Sep 2014

56000 mi

US $1200
Thermostat 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

106700 mi

US $4600
Upper bushings have worn out and degraded shift performance to almost unusable state. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jul 2015
Feb 2012

57660 mi

C $600
Rear wheel bearing needed replacement. Wheel sensor recognized the problem and shut down entire ABS and DTC system. 
Oct 2012

62600 mi

C $900
Water Pump Failed. 
Mar 2015

86800 mi

C $900
Replaced Valve cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket and spark plugs 
Jul 2015

88660 mi

C $800
Oil Pan Gasket replaced 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
- May 2013
Nov 2012

78000 mi

US $450
Car refused to start, ran after getting a jump start from friend. Battery found to be defective and was replaced. 
Feb 2013

87000 mi

US $850
Car left my wife stranded on road with our infant. Was towed to shop and water pump was found defective. Water pump and overflow tank replaced. 
Apr 2013

92000 mi

US $1000
Car overheated and left my wife stranded again. Towed care to repair shop and radiator found to be defective. Radiator replaced. 
May 2013

95000 mi

US $875
Car would continue to heat up when at a stop, coolant temp would come down while moving. Radiator fan found to be defective and was replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2007 - May 2010
May 2007

620 mi
After driving about 25 km, the transmission went into limp mode and refused to shift. After the car cooled down I took it back to the shop immediately. they said it was a computer malfunction and had the car completed by 11 am the following morning. Pr 
Dec 2007

4960 mi
transmission shifts are very sluggish when the car is cold. Hard shifts when starting from low speed 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Sep 2008
May 2007

8000 mi
replaced passenger-side dash cupholder, which was broken when a passenger's knee bumped it. These cupholders are the typical afterthoughts offered by German carmakers, who don't think people should be drinking or eating in their cars (I happen to agree) 
Mar 2008

17000 mi
There was a leak in the vacuum check valve, which caused the brake pedal to be very stiff upon start-up when the car had been sitting overnight. This is a known problem to BMW and on a technical service bulletin. 
Aug 2008

21000 mi
Problem of stiff brake pedal upon start-up reoccured about four months after a vacuum check valve was replaced. More than 8 days in the shop -- and a visit by a BMW field engineer -- led them to diaganose a leaking vacuum pump. Pump still on order. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

75000 mi
Ignition coil and injector Water pump and thermostat. Thermostat caused a check engine light but was still functional. My mechanic claimed the water pump was also failing but I didn't see any codes. The pump replacement was covered by my 3rd party warranty. 
Jun 2015

79000 mi

US $450
DME died and was replaced.  Dealer also replaced 3 injectors. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2010

43000 mi
Oil change sensor falsely indicated oil change due 
Jul 2011

56700 mi
My car broke down on a road trip and had to be serviced. Work was performed at BMW of Bloomfield NJ. They replaced three fuel injectors, under warranty. 
Nov 2011

69000 mi

US $1240
BMW of Silver Spring. Steady check engine light and then a "reduced power mode" incident during hard acceleration. Diagnosed faults for Cyl#2 misfire, replaced coil and plug for cyl#2 - $381. Transmission leaking oil, replaced mechatronic sealing sleeve - $859 
Jan 2012

75000 mi
My rear window went down and would not go back up. I repaired it myself - stuck window regulator due to kinked cable. 
Jul 2012

89000 mi

US $1300
Replaced one bad coil and four other coils as pre-emptive measure since this was second bad coil in less than six months. Bad halo lamp (halogen headlamp) 
Nov 2012

98500 mi

US $175
Right Angel Eye bulb went out. Replaced both left and right units with LEDs. 
Jan 2013

102000 mi

US $1200
bad water pump and thermostat Leaking oil filter housing gasket replaced 
Mar 2013

108000 mi

US $35
Recall work - replaced battery cable and fuse box. Car had been stalling. Stuck front caliper 
Sep 2013

117000 mi

US $250
Replaced worn rotors, pads and sensors Replaced center console air vent - diverter tabs were broken. Repaired peeling paint on rear console. 
Dec 2013

122000 mi
Fog light became loose - required removing wheel well and replacing missing screw. 
Mar 2014

125000 mi

US $450
Replace cracked valve cover - new valve cover gasket, PCV valve and crankcase vent pipe also. Rear passenger window stuck in down position. Removed door panel and forced window back up. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2013
Jan 2010

43000 mi
Problem was known before car was purchased and dealer promised to rectify after purchase. Brakes / pads were recently replaced, but brake pad warning light was on. Brake pad wear sensor was replaced and computer reset under original warranty. 
Jan 2011

52000 mi
Replace high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) under HPFP recall. Was experiencing HPFP failure symptoms (long crank, rough idle when cold, check engine light after cold start). These have now gone and car runs better even when warm. 
Nov 2012

69700 mi

US $500
Water pump failed. Symptom was the engine fan running on full followed by an engine overheat warning. Replaced the pump and thermostat with oem BMW parts. Also drained and replaced all the coolant. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2013
Jul 2010

31000 mi
High pressure fuel pump and low pressure sensor replaced - warranty Scope work performed - warranty brake fluid changed - warranty one wiper blade replaced - warranty 
Aug 2010

33000 mi
Vanos Solenoid Exhaust Jamming - Replaced exhaust Vanos Solenoid 
Feb 2013

57500 mi

US $480
Right rear window lifter/ regulator 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2007 - Oct 2009
Jun 2008

17000 mi
Broken cup holder 
Feb 2009

21000 mi
Replaced the right rear seat belt -- it was difficult to put on as it would lock unless it was removed at the slowest pace possible. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2010

40000 mi
Update to iPod software. Brake pads. 
May 2011

47000 mi
transmission leak 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $1200
waterpump, thermostat failed 
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $150
headlight worked intermittantly. wire casing lose or was disconnected and had to be replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

6500 mi
Warranty- High Speed Fuel Pump. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2014
Nov 2009

28000 mi
Door locks not working. Nav system freezing. Fixed under warranty 
Aug 2010

39000 mi
Fixed the cupholder. The spring came out of the notch, so I pushed it back in. Took about ten minutes. 
Jan 2011

42000 mi
AM reception was poor. It is still poor, but did not notify the dealer/mechanic. Will take it back after some time. 
Jun 2013

49000 mi
Hpfp replaced. Engine warning light twice. Oil change. Spark plugs replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Feb 2015

39500 mi
Engine valve cover oil leak 
Mar 2015

40000 mi

US $800
Initial repair was a valve cover gasket due to a oil leak. Still leaked oil. Dealer then said I need a new valve cover ($800) that included a PCV) drove home still leaking oil. Dealer also broke a air filter housing when replacing gasket 
BMW 3-Series in Alabama, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2010
May 2008

10000 mi
Updated software to make the acceleration smoother. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2011
Feb 2010

2500 mi
motor of the rear passenger window glass 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2015
Jan 2011

48500 mi
Car started shaking and vibrating upon cold start with check engine light on. Dealer scanned code and found faulty injectors were causing misfires. Replaced all six injectors and coils.  
Aug 2012

76000 mi

US $100
Door locks stopped working. Remote access no longer worked. Needed to use mechanical key to open driver's door. Passenger doors and fuel tank refused to open. Dealer replaced both front door actuators and put in new 20A fuse. Light bulb warning popped up on dash. Read out code: CC-ID 132. Dealer checked for shorts and replaced bulb assembly. No actual defects observed by owner. Water pump was failing and was replaced under extended warranty free of charge. This also caused a check engine soon light to go on.  Mechanic also noticed an oil leak under vehicle, and a repair was made to fix it. 
Jan 2015

118300 mi

US $1524
Car started overheating on the freeway and went into limp home mode. Needed to replace radiator and water pump, as well as coolant hoses. 
Feb 2015

119700 mi
Angel eye light bulb needed replacing. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2008

17000 mi
Replaced warped rocker panel under CPO warranty before taking delivery. 
Dec 2008

20000 mi
Experienced long cranking and took into dealer to inspect for fuel pump failure. Dealer could not replicate so no replacement but did admit the car recorded fault codes in the computer 
Jan 2010

31000 mi
malfunctioning steering lock replaced 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010
Sep 2010

53000 mi
Extreme turbo lag - takes seconds to begin to accelerate. SOS light came on. BMW of Columbia said they'd come get the car and give a loaner. They never did and have had no correspondence since. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

700 mi

US $9
Missing Oil Cooler installed. Sunroof antitrap function. 
Sep 2007

3700 mi
iDrive system constantly crashing. Sunroof constantly going into anti-trap function. Navigation system extremely slow and crashing. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Jun 2011

50000 mi

US $400
Trace of leak from transmission/repaired no cost under warranty (now expired). Had oil changed, been 6000 miles, and car detailed. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2011
Dec 2009

22000 mi
Center console started peeling near the storage door. Fixed by dealer no charge. 
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Side signal light unit clips broke. Replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2011
Nov 2008

16000 mi
Harsh downshifting after coming to a stop, felt like you were tapped from behind by another car. Software update was applied to remedy torque converter not unlocking. 
Jul 2009

22000 mi
low pressure fuel sensor replaced rear brake pads and sensor per SIB 34 08 08 wheels were squeaking during driving. 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Aug 2007 - Jul 2015
Oct 2007

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. 
Oct 2010

24000 mi
fuel system sensor malfunctioning so it was replaced under warranty at the BMW dealer. 
Apr 2011

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. 
Apr 2012

32000 mi

US $540
transmission fluid was leaking from mechatronic sealing sleeve. As part of the repair they also have to replace the transmission pan gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2014
Nov 2010

57000 mi

US $1645
All six fuel injectors failed. Just another issue with the twin turbo BMW fuel system. I am very disappointed with this ongoing issue.  
Sep 2012

87000 mi

US $800
Great, I went 90,000 on the rear brakes, rotor fine. Front pads are original to car! 
Feb 2014

107000 mi
Carbon build up in engine head. Remedy: sandblast with walnut shells.  Also stability control sensor faulty. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2014

82155 mi

US $505
Oil Filter Housing Gasket was leaking and was replaced, also replaced serpentine belt at the same time. Electric Water Pump failed and was replaced. Thermostat was replaced as a preventative measure since they are attached and inconveniently located. 
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $804
Occasional misfire, required replacement of fuel injectors #4-6 because they must be replaced in sets of 3. 
Oct 2014

97000 mi

US $318
Belt tensioner pulley(s) making very audible rattling noise. 
Feb 2015

101000 mi

US $2995
Cam Bearing Ledges & Fuel Injectors replaced Running rough and oil pressure warning light illuminated several times 
Jun 2015

101000 mi
Oiling system failure caused oil starvation to multiple internal components requiring an engine replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

93000 mi

US $700
Water pump failed. Both water pump and thermostat replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2016
Jun 2009

27000 mi
The rear passenger side window would not go up using the driver control. The window motor was replaced at no charge. 
Oct 2009

34000 mi
BMW assist was never activated. When I tried to activate, it was defective and needed replacement. All under warranty. The gas fill cover pops open on its own. Dealer replaced mechanism under warranty. 
Nov 2010

44000 mi
passenger rear window would not close from driver controls, one of the two buttons was not working one of two horn buttons was not working. successful repair. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

71300 mi

C $1000
Water leak originating in the Water Pump. Replaced Thermostat, Water Pump, Coolant Sensor, and Radiator 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2016
Sep 2011

44000 mi
DMTL pump failed causing check engine light. Pump was replaced 
Dec 2011

46000 mi
Vehicle has keyless operation. One key fob not working. Dealer indicated that door handle was the problem. Replaced 
Apr 2013

54300 mi
Battery cable at fuse box loosened 
May 2013

54700 mi
Drivers door lock inoperable with remote or switch in car. 
Aug 2013

56000 mi

US $131
Door locks became inoperable with remote or rocker switch. Only drivers door operated and only with key. Fuse on automatic door locks was changed and reset computer. 
Jun 2015

66000 mi

US $1168
Electric coolant pump failed. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2012
Apr 2011

56420 mi
CBS (condition-based service, sensor triggered light) for front brakes, replaced wear sensor, pads, rotors within spec allowance for wear. Shadetree mechanic (ie self) 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2011
May 2010

32000 mi
iPod adapter will not recognize my iPod. Dealer wants to charge $300, since they claim it does not fall under warranty, therefore I didn't have them do the work at the time. 
Jul 2010

34000 mi
iPod adapter finally fixed under warranty by a cooperative dealer. 
Aug 2010

34000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump failed. Dealer replaced and software updated under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

123000 mi

US $48
Valve cover leaking oil. Replaced gasket. 
Nov 2015

123000 mi

US $203
Battery not holding charge when not driven for several days. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2014
Feb 2010

36000 mi
replaced high pressure fuel pump. 
Aug 2011

61000 mi
Reduced power message - Limp mode. Dealer replaced HPFP under recall. 
Mar 2012

71000 mi

US $230
engine malfunction; reduced power warning; leaking vacuum control valve in intake; replaced valve 
Jul 2014

109500 mi

US $300
Engine malfunction/reduced power warning Found split vacuum line for turbo pump. 
Sep 2014

111000 mi
reduced power engine malfunction warning still comes on intermittently. Shop cannot find source of error. 
Oct 2014

111000 mi
engine malfunction; reduced power warning. Shop unable to locate source or fix. Comes on intermittently 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2008

22680 mi
Limp home mode activated on car while driving long distance. Engine reflashed. 
Nov 2008

29389 mi
Limp home mode activated on car while driving long distance. Valve train sleeve repaired as part of technical service bulletin. 
Jun 2010

50000 mi
There was a squeaking noise that the dealer insisted was from the turbo blow-off valve. I kept insisting it was most likely a brake issue. We kept arguing back and forth. The dealer wouldn't touch it unless they did it under the blowoff valve guise... 
Sep 2010

52000 mi
The dealer finally found the root cause of the problem, which turned out to be a brake issue. It was in the shop for about half a day, and they filed off a part of the brake dust shield (I think) which solved the problem. 
Jun 2011

61000 mi
Car was in for two items: high pressure fuel pump recall and oxygen sensor failure replacement. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Nov 2014
Mar 2010

44640 mi
Outside window trim was discoloring  
Aug 2010

48360 mi
Replaced twin turbos after complaining of irregular idling After driving since replacing turbos engine would go into safe mode after driving at high performance levels. Engine light came on indicating a temporary loss of power. Dealer tested and replaced fuel pump. 
Dec 2012

63240 mi

C $1500
Replaced water pump and thermostat (latter preventive) Replaced HID light and Halo light myself - quite the task since required removing wheel, inner fender to get at part 
Jul 2014

90520 mi

C $1200
Removed garbon build up on fuel intake system, replace air cleaner filter and cabin filter replace spark plugs replace rear wheel bearings 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

113000 mi

US $15200
Piston failed and car threw a rod through the block. 
Mar 2016

114000 mi

US $42
Had shaking in the wheel when braking. Problem was intermittent. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

55000 mi

US $450
replace one control arm 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Oct 2008
Aug 2008

8000 mi
Headlights shake excessively over rough pavement. Car makes a rhythmic metallic ticking noise at idle. Dealer attempted to fix the problem by performing a bleeding procedure, but noise persists. Squeak/squeal when reversing slowly from a stop. Dealer determined that the parking brake needed adjustment. Readjusted and cleaned pads. Problem no longer exists. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2007 - Jul 2008
Jan 2007

11 mi
Pass side wing mirror glass cracked on its own and was replaced under warranty 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $1100
Electronic water pump failure 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2013
Nov 2008

20000 mi
Experienced 3 "Engine Malfunction - Reduced Power" messages. Dealer read codes and needs car for several days to diagnose. Haven't returned for service yet, put a new tank of gas in, problem seems to be resolved on its own. Suspecting a bad tank of gas. 
Dec 2008

21000 mi
Known defect was determined in cam ledges and rings causing a groove allowing oil leakage leading to low oil pressure in Vanos system. Parts where ordered and replaced and car has been perfect ever since. This is the same November issue - not bad gas. 
Feb 2009

23000 mi
A/C was performing poorly, alternator was loud. Refrigerant was found to be low. Source of leak not identified. Refrigerant topped off. A/C cools and alternator is quiet. Driver-side cup-holder was jammed in dash. Replaced. 
Aug 2009

30000 mi
Brake squeal during light application of brakes. There's a spot in the range of pedal application where the squeal occurs. Apply harder or lighter and it stops. Not a real problem just annoying in a $50K car. 
Dec 2009

34000 mi
Turbo wastegate hose had become pinched by a clamp causing underboost conditions. 
Mar 2010

37000 mi
Loud crunch when going over speed bumps. Strut support was loose, retorqued. 
Apr 2010

38000 mi
Failed high pressure fuel pump. Replaced with latest version of component. 
Feb 2011

50000 mi
In warmer weather after vehicle is sufficiently warm, loud squealing heard from brakes when stopping or starting at speeds 10-20mph. Front pads, rotors, sensors replaced, problem persists in rear brakes. 
Nov 2011

59000 mi

US $900
Low coolant warning appeared multiple times over 6 months after top offs. A leak in the radiator hose was found after a pressure test. This was not covered by my extended warranty. Oil leak was discovered during inspection around the oil filter housing. This was 100 percent covered by my extended warranty. 
Jan 2013

73000 mi
Water pump failed. Symptom was radiator fan cutting on immediately and at high speeds. Wastegates on turbos were out of adjustment causing boost cutout in 5th and 6th gear at highway speeds. Oil leak around fuel filter housing. Second failure of same part. 
Jul 2013

80000 mi
Both differential seals leaking Oil pan leaking Check engine lights - VANOS solenoid needed replacing 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Jul 2013
Oct 2007

6000 mi
Dealer replaced high pressure fuel pump under warranty. Symptoms were slight hesitation and illuminated "Service Engine Soon" light on dash. Car did not strand driver. 
Jan 2009

13000 mi
Aluminum alloy window trim oxidized, replaced under warranty. Aluminum alloy window trim oxidized, replaced under warranty; repair faulty and new part ordered. 
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Check engine light came on during track day and wanted it checked. 
Mar 2011

30000 mi
Car went in to fix the radio, a problem noted under warranty, but car was days out of warranty. Dealer replaced radio.  Also replaced high pressure fuel pump. 
Oct 2012

38000 mi

US $160
New brake pads installed 
Jul 2013

46000 mi

US $900
Door lock fuse blew. Doors inoperative from inside the car. A well-known symptom of a failing actuator. First you replace the fuse, then after the 2nd or 3rd fuse, you replace the actuator. Replaced the fuse and traded the car. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2015
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $300
Thermostat was stuck open causing the engine to heat up slowly. Gas mileage suffered. I also changed the pump at this time. 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

69000 mi

US $120
Replace Xenon lamps DIY 
Mar 2015

79000 mi

US $1850
Replace water pump, T-stat and a couple of hoses. 
May 2015

80000 mi

US $1600
Gasket leak.  2 new coils and intakes needed blasting to clear carbon build-up. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2007 - Oct 2010
May 2007

1000 mi
Had "Service engine soon" light come on. Stopped by Schuck's to have it scanned, turned out to be a loose gas cap warning 
Jun 2008

10000 mi
Driver mirror was not holding memory positions. Mirror motor was replaced and it has worked perfectly ever since. 
Sep 2009

22000 mi
The water pump failed at 21,000 miles. The dash displayed a yellow engine warning light that shortly turned red. Limped the car 0.3 miles home and called the dealer. They had a tow truck come and get the car, diagnosed the problem and fixed it. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2007 - Aug 2012
Jun 2007

2000 mi
Sounds like exhaust shield rattle. dealer duplicated it on another 335i. entered puma case 
Jul 2007

2000 mi
same as previously noted... rattle from engine at 1500rpm and higher. 
Sep 2007

3000 mi
same as before... rattle from engine/transmission. no fix avail yet. 
Mar 2008

6000 mi
Computer shows 25,000 or 2 years for first oil change, wasnt fixed in the first trip, still isnt fixed. 
May 2008

8000 mi
Resolved by updating the software 
Aug 2008

9000 mi
HPFP failure. 
Dec 2009

16000 mi
22k oil change indicator, squeaky brake sensor (front) 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2007 - Sep 2013
Sep 2007

4000 mi
Nav was sluggish; missing poi search; missing arrow display groaning noise from engine compartment when A/C is on. dealer said refrigerant was low. dealer could not properly diagnose due to cool temperatures. will bring back next summer. 
Dec 2007

5000 mi
A/C compressor went bad. Small oil leak. Head Gasket replaced. 
Jun 2008

9000 mi
DVD Drive failure. 
Jul 2008

9000 mi
New DVD drive installed. 
Sep 2008

11000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure caused car to report an engine malfunction. 
Apr 2010

23700 mi
Long crank when cold starting 
Sep 2010

30000 mi
High pressure fuel pump replaced. Second occasion.  
Jul 2011

38000 mi

US $50
door lock actuator replaced on 3 out of 4 doors. 
Apr 2012

44700 mi
Replaced waste gates noisey fan windows not closing 
Jun 2012

46000 mi

US $50
diagnose engine malfunction indicator 
Feb 2013

52000 mi

US $50
DVD Player malfunction. 
Jun 2013

55000 mi

US $50
DSC malfunction, DBS malfunction, 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Dec 2013

74000 mi

US $350
Coil misfire covered by warranty. Exhaust flap 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Jan 2009

9000 mi
Oxygen sensor malfunction indicated by "service engine soon" warning. Under warranty 
Dec 2009

14000 mi
Bad speaker in drivers door. Speaker replaced 
May 2010

18000 mi
Interactive cruise control stopped working. Replaced sensor under warranty. Would have been ~ $400 if not under warranty. 
Jan 2013

35800 mi

US $59
Rubber mud flap under the car needed repair. 
Feb 2013

36600 mi

US $350
replaced oil filter seal o ring. Dealer quoted $ 645. 
Dec 2014

45000 mi

US $856
The car is equipped with key in the pocket locking, unlocking and starting. The unlocking function was failing intermittently. Replaced the ISB cable. Also alledgedly needed a new battery after only 2 years. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
Sep 2013

44000 mi

US $1500
Squealing brakes. Replaced front brake pads and rotors. 
Sep 2014

50000 mi

US $1200
Chipped alternator pulley caused serpentine belt to tear and eventually completely destroyed the belt. Pulley and belt were replaced and problem was completely solved. 
Dec 2014

57000 mi

US $1060
The electric water pump failed causing the engine to overheat and go into limp home mode. Replaced the water pump and thermostat and everything is back to normal. 
Aug 2015

58000 mi

US $1000
Rear brakes squealing and grinding. Found protective boot for rear calipers was torn allowing dust and dirt to clog brake piston causing them to bind up and not fully retract. Replaced rear caliper, brake pad and disc. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2007 - May 2015
Jun 2009

16000 mi
Rattle noise in dash 
Nov 2013

136000 mi

US $1100
AC Fan short circuit 
Mar 2015

170000 mi

US $1200
Car door lock actuator malfunction. No locking with electric option Transmission whining 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

86800 mi

C $1200
Water pump and thermostat. Latter preventive. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2016
Mar 2010

39000 mi
Front Passenger wheel felt loose over bumps at low speed. Dealer replaced ball joints becuase they had play. clunking in passenger front wheel when going over bumps. Dealer replaced bushings. 
May 2010

41000 mi
Turbo Wastegates making noise at low RPM's and when revved. Dealer replaced the wastegates. Dealer also noticed something was wrong with steering column and replaced the joint there as well. 
Jan 2016

92700 mi

US $380
Went in for oil change, got the car back and parking break pad was in pieces. Fell apart from old age, someone pulled it too hard and it fell to pieces. Dealer agreed to pay for 50% of repairs. I'll take it. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

86700 mi

US $100
Replaced both rear window regulators under CPO warranty. $100 deductable 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - May 2013
Feb 2012

66200 mi

US $50
Faulty vanos solenoids replaced Leaking seal for eccentric valve cover Rear input shaft seal leaking 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

45000 mi
Right door actuator failed. Fuse blew for all doors. Could't open any door except driver's door could open with key and manual from inside. Used emergency opener for fuel filler door. Installed front door actuators and bigger(20 amp)fuse  
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

53000 mi

US $32
Replaced blown high beam light bulb 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

19220 mi
creaky front suspension over bumps. Replaced front bushings. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

38000 mi

US $500
Mass Air Flow meter died. Car had to be towed to the repair shop where mechanic hooked code reader to the ODB and saw what part was the problem. The part was replaced and everything is fine. Rear left window regulator died. Windows was stuck in down position. Part had to be replaced the same day. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
Apr 2010

29000 mi
Locking system stopped working. Dealer replaced front door units and control module. Warranty. 
Oct 2011

40000 mi

US $50
Driver side mirror would not fold in properly, nor would mirror adjust to an angle allowing safe rearward vision. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

73000 mi
Spark plugs replaced and ignition coil for 3rd cylinder was also replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
Feb 2011

25000 mi
A light bulb was out. The dealer replaced the bulb and changed engine oil, replaced air filter. 
Jul 2011

29000 mi

US $195
Replaced the front break pads, under manufacture maintenance plan. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2015
Jan 2014

63000 mi

US $2500
Oil leaks. Replaced: Valve Cover Gasket, Oil Filter Housing Gasket, Oil Pan Gasket, and Main Seal. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Mar 2011

46000 mi
Driver side mirror had manufacturing defect and would not adjust properly Windshield seal was badly cracked and was replaced 
Oct 2011

50000 mi

US $800
Low coolant warning light came on. Crappy plastic radiator had two cracks and was leaking. Radiator was replaced for $797. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2013

62700 mi

US $109
Original Battery failed. 
Apr 2014

67700 mi
Replaced rear brakes 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2016
May 2011

26000 mi
Check engine light came on and they replaced a sensor under original warranty 
Aug 2011

28000 mi
Warning light on the dash appeared for ABS/DSC. BMW service tech got diagnostic code to replace DSC hydraulic unit, which he did. 
Jun 2013

36000 mi
Fan assembly needed replacing. During an oil change the mechanic noticed when idling, the car was overheating.  
Apr 2015

42500 mi

US $842
Replace Electronic Steering Control Unit. 
Sep 2015

44000 mi

US $812
Doors would not open from inside the vehicle, locking the driver inside the vehicle. Doors would only open with stick key inserted into the outside door locks. Two door locks with motor actuators were replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2016
Apr 2011

33000 mi

US $1370
steering wheel lockup. seems to be common problem on BMW. Hope this isn't indication of long term reliability. 
Jul 2011

35700 mi

US $425
Faulty air bag sensor in front right door replaced Side mirror doesn't adjust correctly. Would cost $800 to fix. 
May 2012

40700 mi

US $980
motor in the side mirror was broken, 
Jan 2013

46000 mi

US $2630
replace valve cover $1600, rear brake $1000 
Sep 2015

60000 mi

US $148
Replaced window trim. The black rubber/plastic was deteriorating and cracked. It looked terrible. 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2013
Mar 2011

47000 mi
Replaced valve lifters for engine ticking on cold starts after short trips 
Oct 2012

75700 mi

US $50
Oil leak due to leaky valve cover gasket window lock out switch was stuck in on (down) position 
Oct 2013

92000 mi

US $300
Oil leak from valve cover gasket Rear passenger window regulator replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - May 2015
Feb 2013

94000 mi

US $900
Car started cranking slowly. Car still has original battery. Replace with new battery. Finally car stopped cranking. Starter motor failed. Replaced with remanufactured non-OEM starter motor. very complicated to replace starter motor. 
Apr 2015

111500 mi

US $1300
Usual Electric water pump failed. Changed Water pump with new water pump along with thermostat (which also has issue as per computer). Dealer wanted $1700, indy shops wanted $1300. replaced parts myself. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Feb 2012

40300 mi
Car would not start.....Faulty eccentric shaft sensor gear had chipped tooth, also valvetronic motor had chipped gears. Both required replacing. Also Belt tensioner failure required drive belt tensioner & drive belt replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Mississippi, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

61700 mi

US $140
Replaced front and rear pads along with wear sensors. Replacement was easy as there are many on-line step by step instructions. Took 3 hours because I am retired and can do the change of pads at my own pace. 
Aug 2012

62300 mi

US $150
ABS Brake System had to be replaced. Total cost was about 1300 but I had an extended warranty that paid all but 150 
Dec 2014

117000 mi

US $100
Valve cover gasket 
Dec 2015

132000 mi

US $350
Car would not start. Tried to jump start but didn't work. Found mechanic that would replace starter for $200 labor. Fixed problem. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2015
Mar 2013

61000 mi

US $1975
DSC / ABS module needed repair. 
Aug 2013

72000 mi

US $50
Trunk release latch sealing gasket broken. 
Oct 2013

76000 mi

US $410
Xenon bulb was flickering and died out...needed to replace xenon bulb. 
Sep 2015

100000 mi

US $4277
Crankshaft sensor needed replacement Valve cover leaking - needed replacement 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

59000 mi

US $2900
Engine was misfiring and lacked performance. diagnosed to faulty coils. 
Oct 2015

68000 mi

US $4000
Bluetooth failed for 3rd time,  injector, coil issues. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2016
Sep 2010

67000 mi
Moon roof pinch protection warning light came on. Reset of system solved problem. 
Jan 2011

74000 mi
Moon roof pinch warning light illuminated, system checked and warning light reset. 
Sep 2011

88000 mi

US $50
Passenger's rear window motor failed, warning light lit. Dealer replaced window regulator, solved problem. 
Mar 2013

120000 mi

US $370
Oil stand gasket replaced. 
May 2013

122000 mi

US $2160
ABS hydro pump failed, replaced. 
Sep 2013

130000 mi

US $1200
Steering wheel sensor failed, replaced. Serpentine belt tensioner beginning to fail, replaced. 
Aug 2014

150000 mi

US $650
Valve cover gasket replaced 
Nov 2014

156000 mi

US $350
Window regulator broke, replaced. 
Mar 2016

178000 mi

US $875
Replaced valve cover gasket and changed spark plugs. Car now burns oil and has rough idle. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

97000 mi

US $800
Oil quality sensor needed replacing Crank position sensor was faulty 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016

111000 mi

US $1400
Needed to replace front and rear brake pads and rotors. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2012
Mar 2010

22000 mi
voice command not working BMW assist button inoperative; telephone volume through bluetooth inaudible, could not be increased. Still in the shop after 3 days - second visit this month 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2011
Jul 2009

25000 mi
Electric door lock relays failed. Dealer replaced both under warranty. 
Aug 2009

27000 mi
Check engine light came on - was due to sticky gas cap switch.  Replaced a roof rail that was flaking off. Had them listen for a squeak coming from rear parcel shelf-could not replicate. 
Sep 2009

29000 mi
Service warning light came on - faulty brake sensor, changed the oil too. 
Feb 2010

33000 mi
VANOS exhaust solenoid needed replacement. Radiator needed replacement as it had an integrated sensor. Headlight burned out. Discovered rear brakes worn, needed replacement 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Nov 2011
Jun 2010

37000 mi
New hydraulic lifters for tapping noise that was related to rpm 
Feb 2011

48000 mi

US $70
Right headlight replaced. No charge for labor. That was weird but cool. 
BMW 3-Series in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2007 - Jan 2015
Nov 2008

8000 mi
Low coolant light. Dealer topped off coolant and pressure tested the cooling system for leaks. None were found. Right rear window would not close when fully opened unless the window switch was rapidly used or after waiting for 30-60 seconds. Mechanical binding in the window regulator caused the motor to activate the anti-trap feature. Regulator replaced. 
Oct 2009

15000 mi
Central locking system failed and only the driver door and the fuel door could be opened (they are the only ones that can be manually unlocked). Front two lock actuators were replaced. 
Nov 2010

24000 mi
Passenger door would not completely latch shut. The door would close and lock, but there was wind noise when driving and a noticeable gap when viewed from outside. The door could also be pushed in from the outside, but wouldn't stay. 
Mar 2011

25000 mi
Bad seal on the (head?) gasket was causing oil to leak onto one of the sensors. Car would only start intermittently and different error lights would appear overtime the car would restart. 
Aug 2012

36500 mi

US $100
When taking it in for an oil change, the tech noticed oil leaking onto the engine. Traced back to a leaky gasket (again). Car showed no symptoms yet other than visible oil in the engine bay. Previous repair of oil leaking from gasket was performed with a faulty part. Oil was leaking again causing a burining smell and smoke from engine bay. Repair was repeated and successfull this time. 
BMW 3-Series in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - Apr 2014
May 2010

30660 mi
Head gasket leaked small amount of oil, required replacement. 
Sep 2012

58900 mi

C $30
Gasket leaking. Required replacement. 
Nov 2013

80600 mi

C $500
Blown Starter 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jun 2009 - Feb 2014
Jul 2009

44000 mi
Brakes suddenly got extremely loud. Pads/rotors replaced rear. They said front were normal but yesterday the pads hit the wear indicator (or something else is causing extremely loud sound), so I'll have those replaced very soon. 
Aug 2013

120300 mi

US $1800
Water pump, hose, and cap replaced. Partially due to an oil leak on hose, partially for a failure on inspection. Oil level sensor replacement required. Found because oil was low but not showing low after leak. Oil housing gasket replaced, along with a "belt tensioner" (not sure for what, I think the oil leak spilled on this, probably not an engine part) 
Feb 2014

131000 mi
SEL on if idle while cold. Seems to be O2 sensor related, not positive. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

92000 mi

US $1100
Camshaft sensor bad. Car was jurking a lot and coming to halt intermittently. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2010

44000 mi
Steering wheel lock system froze. Required replacement of steering column and reflash of computer. 
Sep 2010

48000 mi
Gear shift handle had peeling chrome, replaced by dealer under warranty. Rear window to trunk rubber trim was replaced by dealer under warranty. Brake fluid flushed and replaced by dealer under warranty.  
Jun 2011

50000 mi

US $800
Climate control module stopped working, went completely dead and blank, no lights, no functions, no heat-cooling or even fresh air circulation. Dealer ordered and replaced with new module and did required reprogramming of unit. 
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $550
Secondary air pump and sensor failure. Both replaced by dealer. 
Feb 2014

73000 mi

US $800
Excess play in steering, replaced steering rack. Air conditioning condenser fan vibrating and noisy. Replaced fan. Belt tensioner loose and out of alignment, bad bearings. Replaced tensioner. 
Aug 2015

87500 mi

US $90
Right rear window froze in down position Regulator was broken, plastic cable retainer snapped off. Replaced with after market regulator assembly, cheaper and better made than OEM BMW. Warped rotors causing excess vibration when braking at higher speeds. Rotors and pads were installed 10 months ago by dealer. Dealer replaced rotors and pads no charge since they had installed the bad ones. 
Oct 2015

88500 mi
Drivers door lock actuator would not unlock door. Locks OK, doesn't unlock. Can unlock with key.Inside handle will unlock. Very expensive OEM parts and labor, over $450 to repair at dealer. Looking for other supplier of parts and labor. 
Nov 2015

89000 mi

US $2150
Power steering pump bad noises, replaced with new pump. Driver's door lock would lock but not open with remote. Could open with key and from inside handle. Replaced door lock actuator. Belt idler pulley making loud clanking noise. Pulley replaced. 
Jan 2016

89500 mi

US $600
39 month Bosch replacement battery died. Had been installed by indie shop and supposedly registered to computer. Don't think it was done Original battery lasted six years. Went to dealer this time for new battery and registration. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2008 - Apr 2010
Aug 2008

11000 mi
Condition-based maintenance computer did not reflect miles driven in first year - started with 16,ooo miles until maintenance and did not change in 10,000 miles 
Jun 2009

19000 mi
DSC & Brake MIL - found faults in DSC module faults 94B5 & 5E43. Replaced STL steering column switch cluster, reset steering angle sensor, updated software 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2016
Jan 2010

24000 mi
Door lock actuators malfunction & related fuse blown requiring replacement of both. 
Mar 2015

44000 mi

US $696
Cam cover gasket leak 
BMW 3-Series in Victoria, Australia
Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
Jun 2010

16120 mi
Replaced front door locks and replaced central locking fuse with a higher voltage.  
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

37000 mi
Engine clicking noise. Dealer replaced exhaust HVA elements (lifters), replaced valve cover gasket and cam bolt. Dealer did not replace cylinder head which may be needed if clicking noise comes back. 
Mar 2010

37000 mi
Engine clicking noise came back after a week. Replaced cylinder head. 
Apr 2010

37000 mi
Replaced telematic control unit. Replaced engine rubber mounts for stablizer mounting on front axle (due to complaint about strange noise). I am still having an issue about rattle and creaking noise when going over small bumps. I've been to the shop 4-5 times combined with other issues. They have lubricated the door seals, placed felt in areas of the center armrest console and wiped down the glass windows. Lessened but still there. The brakes also making a screeching noise when braking, BMW tells me that I need to really DRIVE the car. My warranty covers the brakes so I am fine with it I guess.  
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2010
Oct 2007

9000 mi
Tyre pressure monitor would not reset. This is a known problem affecting a small number of cars and requires the whole ECU to be reprogrammed from scratch which takes a couple of hours. Car was returned washed and vacuumed. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Feb 2007 - Oct 2009
Dec 2007

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 
Dec 2008

48000 mi
Metal on leading edge of shift knob is raising. Per SA, a known problem.  
Apr 2009

52000 mi

US $472
Pinion seal seeping on front of rear differential. I am trying to get BMWUSA to help with the cost even though it has over 52,000 miles, it's only been in service a little over 2 yr. Time in shop may be a little misleading. I left the car while on vaca. 
BMW 3-Series in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2009 - Aug 2012
Aug 2010

26000 mi
Driver door lock would not open except with key. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2010
Mar 2010

34000 mi
replaced TPM sensors on two tires and regulator for TPM system. 
May 2010

38000 mi
finish peeling from steering wheel audio control area. installed new steering wheel panel. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2012
Jul 2012

59000 mi
iDrive stopped working. No handsfree, radio, NAV, etc. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2015
Oct 2012

49000 mi

US $328
Replaced rear pads, rotors and wear sensor DIY 
Feb 2013

51500 mi
Front directional quit working - replacement bulb didn't help. Apparently corrosion frequently necessitates replacement of the socket on these cars - although none is visible that will be my next step. Still not resolved. 
Apr 2013

52300 mi
Disassembled directional assembly again, cleaned with contact cleaner and reassembled, directional now works fine - replaced $225 dealer repair estimate with $0 expense. 
Sep 2014

73000 mi

US $390
Replaced original front pads, rotors and wear sensor. Great wear, easy project. 
Jun 2015

82000 mi

US $540
New BMW brake sensor clip allowed sensor wire to rub on CV shield - cutting it through - leading to expensive failure. Indicator light said brakes needed replacement - actually shorted sensor wire called imminent CV failure to light. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2014
Aug 2011

23000 mi

US $883
Central door locks completely non-functional. Doors could not be unlocked, either using the fob or the door lock button. Only the driver's door has a mechanical override, so none of the other doors could be used at all!! 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2012
Jan 2010

30000 mi
left rear door panel missing clips. panel was loose. clips replaced and door panel now correct. 
Oct 2010

37000 mi
Sunroof fault light. sunroof was closed. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2016
Nov 2011

32500 mi

US $50
Water Pump Failed and initially left me stranded in middle of hill (BMW won't go over idle under overheat condition). Eventually able to nurse it off the rowed. Car towed, troubleshot and water pump replaced. 
Mar 2014

40000 mi

US $75
top windshield molding (rubber strip) had deteriorated so bad that 1: it was ugly, 2: Flakes of rubber were blowing off. Typical age related issue for this vehicle. 
May 2014

40000 mi

US $925
Steering lock sensor warning light indicator "RED" Dealer replaced steering column to replace faulty steering lock sensor. While recalibrating sensors following lock sensor replacement. Right rear passenger window failed to go back up. Problem was traced to broken wind regulator cable. Window regulator was replaced. 
Dec 2014

44000 mi

US $1200
Diagnose source of suspension clunk noise on Drivers side front. Broken Spring and damaged strut was replaced using new hardware due to excessive rust on original parts. 
Jan 2015

44000 mi

US $85
Headlight washer valve/orfice froze up and was leaking washer fluid 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2013

65000 mi
Eccentric shaft sensor leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2014

74000 mi

US $800
Front struts 
Jul 2014

77500 mi

US $439
Rear Right Passenger Wheel Bearing 
Mar 2015

93000 mi

US $1512
Reseal oil pan, $1,200. Replace belt tensioner, $312. 
May 2015

94000 mi

US $1362
Replaced water pump and thermostat after both failed 
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $420
Replace front driver side CV boot Replace right rear trailing arm 
Feb 2016

108000 mi

US $1000
Excessive oil consumption (1 quart/ 3000 miles). Dealership unable to find cause, and is considered "normal" for a BMW. Both rear window regulators failed. Windows would roll down, but not up. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

89000 mi
Searching for rattling under the car when hitting bumps or shakes. Think it may be the exhaust under drivers feet. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
- Jun 2010
Jun 2010

22000 mi
Locking system stopped working.  
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

77000 mi
steering sensor failed. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

60 mi
Leased the new car in APR 2007 
BMW 3-Series in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
Sep 2013

100000 mi

US $400
Drive shaft replaced 
May 2014

109000 mi
replace Mass Air Flow Senser 
Sep 2014

113000 mi

US $525
replace both front lower control arms, with bushings 
Dec 2014

117000 mi
ignition coil on cylinder 3 faulty. Replaced all 6 coils 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2016
Sep 2008

16000 mi
Flash drive music does not play properly 
Oct 2008

17000 mi
Engine coolant leaking.  Windshield wiper fluid leaking. 
Jul 2010

42500 mi

US $200
Driver side Roof trim was fading  Driver side black roof trim began fading 
Sep 2010

46000 mi
trunck latch rubber cover was worn and peeling 
Sep 2011

60000 mi

US $700
Head Gasket was leaking. gasket replaced Headlamp washer leaking. Washer unit replaced 
Apr 2012

70300 mi

US $113675
DMTL Pump Fault and Cylinder 5 coil fault Oil FIlter Housing Gasket Leak 
Jul 2012

74300 mi

US $272
Valve Cover Gasket Leak 
Aug 2012

75700 mi

US $257
Not Cooling. Freon Low 
Oct 2013

89700 mi
Tie-rod bushings replaced. 
Jun 2014

100000 mi

US $1800
Replace front and rear shocks and coil springs. 
Sep 2015

117000 mi

US $900
Automatic transmission would not switch into forward or reverse gear. Gear Selector Rod was defective and replaced. 
Oct 2015

118700 mi
Car failed to start. Starter fault detected. Starter tests were good. Detected oil in Eccentric shaft sensor. The sensor was replaced under the 15 yrs emission warranty. 
Jan 2016

123000 mi

US $400
Leaking lower radiator hose. Leaking lower radiator hose temperature sensor. 
Mar 2016

125000 mi

US $805
Could not start car. Starter replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

143000 mi
Door locks stopped working properly. Diagnosed blown fuse from one of the lock motors pulling too much current. Replaced fuse after diagnostic. 
Nov 2015

144000 mi

US $1400
Read driver's damper was leaking, replaced both dampers on the rear axel. Driver's front indicator ceased working. Wiring found to be brittle and worn due to missing access plate allowing water/debris from wheelwell 
Jan 2016

145700 mi

US $190
Battery was only putting out 11.9v when below freezing. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jun 2007 - Feb 2014
Mar 2007

2700 mi
Faulty sensor in radiator set off Service Engine Soon light. Had warranty take care of it. 
Jan 2009

35000 mi

US $448
Wanted dealer to rebalance both front wheels from a vibration discovered in the steering wheel after rotating the wheels from back to fronts for even wear pattern. Dealer replaced a 'bent' wheel which it wasn't bent in fact. 
Oct 2009

47000 mi
SES light from EAC code 2ADS. 
Sep 2010

60000 mi

US $345
A/C wasn't blowing out cold air as expected, had system tested for leaks and none found. Freon installed back into car plus .1 oz topped off. Was told no problems with a/c system. 
Nov 2011

77000 mi

US $2600
Engine overheat caution followed by overheat warning in 3 seconds. Service dept replaced electric cooling pump and t-stat, also replaced valve cover gasket when they saw oil seeping on side of engine during repair. 
Mar 2013

88000 mi

US $960
Car was throwing P0050 OBDII code for 2 weeks. Bank 2, sensor 1 (oxygen sensor) won't pre-heat...set off SES light. 
Feb 2014

94000 mi
6 cyl started misfiring...became hard fault the more often it's driven, the earlier the problem appears. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2015
Sep 2013

64000 mi

US $50
Two gaskets had failed, producing an oil leak. Oil was vaporizing on exhaust. Both replaced under CPO warranty ($50 deductible). 
Apr 2015

73000 mi

US $20
Service engine now light. Code misfire cylinder 1. Replaced spark plug. Not resolved. Then reset light and it never returned. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

39000 mi
Door lock actuator failed 
Aug 2010

46000 mi
hood latch failed to engage. 
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $500
Main belt tensioner needed replacement, also did main belt 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

39000 mi

US $260
Busted tie-rod bushing on the front right, likely from a pot hole. Glad I had extended warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2007 - Aug 2013
Jun 2007

3720 mi
About 6 inches of the rear window seal had been heated somehow and looked "cooked". They ordered a new seal, installed it then we had until next day for the glue to dry. 
Jun 2008

24800 mi
Check engine light came on and off periodically for about 6 weeks. I thought that retightenng the gas cap solved it but wasn't sure. 
Jun 2009

44640 mi
leaking transmission seal Paint was wearing off some interior pleather parts. They chaged the trim parts. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2015
Nov 2014

77300 mi

US $75
Failed window regulators for driver front 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2016
Apr 2012

49000 mi

US $50
Hydraulic valve lifters replaced on exhaust side under warranty 
Oct 2012

54700 mi
One coil failed and was replaced 
Oct 2014

75300 mi

US $350
Passenger front door lock actuator 
Sep 2015

82000 mi

US $550
Battery warning, battery replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

18300 mi

US $25
Rear toe arm was at the limit of adjustment. Repair was to replace the toe arm. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2016
Sep 2009

17000 mi
car stalled, check engine light came on and engine ran very rough until restarted, then engine ran normal 
Feb 2010

20000 mi
blown fuse 
Aug 2010

23000 mi
cigarette lighter did not work. Dealer aligned contacts to fix. Squeaks from driver's window. Dealer lubricated the seals around the window. 
Nov 2010

25000 mi
Door locks would not operate 
Sep 2011

29000 mi
driver-side mirror motor intermittently stopped working. Wear on finish of steering wheel cover Rattle coming from passenger side door speaker housing. Dealer reattached foam cover with glue. 
Feb 2013

42000 mi

US $120
Replaced driver's door seal which had torn. ABS/Traction Control/Stability Control warning lights are on (intermittently). 
Oct 2013

49500 mi

US $1400
Car had intermittent problem at first, then ABS/Traction Control/Stability Control stopped working. Dealer replaced the ABS control pump. 
Nov 2014

53000 mi

US $23
Upper exterior windshield molding (gasket) disintegrated and needed to be replaced. Usual mechanic would not do work and suggested auto glass shop. Auto glass shop wanted to replace windshield at same time. Ordered part/installed myself. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2016
Feb 2015

90000 mi

US $400
One of the two VANOS solenoids was plugged. I chose to replace both rather than clean and re-install one given the mileage and labor costs were already incurred. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Nov 2010
Dec 2009

24000 mi
On start up I saw a warning light saying to go in for service. Computer first said car needed brakes, then found to just be a computer error requiring a re-flash.  
Apr 2010

27000 mi
Warning light on the dash went off indicating an electrical fault. Went into dealer. It turned out to be right front headlight. Replaced under warranty in 45 min.  
May 2010

28000 mi
Interior trim is peeling on the steering wheel. Finish began coming off the left spoke of the wheel. Dealer has ordered part for replacement.  
BMW 3-Series in Oregon, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

96000 mi

US $580
Valve cover gasket leaked. Replaced valve cover gasket. Also replaced VANOS gaskets. 
BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

43000 mi

US $300
Replaced 8 year old battery, reset battery charging system with software I purchased. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

43400 mi
Right front wheel bearing. Brake pads and rotors. 
May 2011

80140 mi

C $1200
Right front wheel hub assembly Car had a bad sound like a brake pad dragging on a warped rotor. Was bearing problem in hub assembly. 
Dec 2012

120900 mi
failed pulley on belt system. replaced along with new battery. No other faults. Was a squeaking sound from belt that prompted the trip in. 
Jan 2013

122100 mi

C $850
Replaced water pump. No other issues. 
Apr 2014

147940 mi

C $550
Replaced both bushings in rear suspension (l&r) at lower end of shock/control arm. Was squeaking and bushings were failing quickly. Note there is a new part number for that system as failure rates w OEM were very high. 
Jun 2015

162440 mi

C $1360
Rear brake rotors and pads replaced. Front tie rods replaced New belt and tensioners and pulleys replaced 
Mar 2016

173600 mi

C $430
Starter was replaced as it was failing. Original starter since delivery. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Aug 2010
Jul 2010

41000 mi
Brake service light went on, oil and rattling areas addressed. Car feels great after I got it back! Very satisfied with work done. Good level of professionalism, and maintenance free warranty from BMW rocks  Brake service sensors faulty, rear brakes. Squeaks and rattles present throughout car. Got new bushings for sway bar. However, the car seemed no different afterwards. Faulty brake sensors caused service light to appear again. Dealer will perform full reprogramming of car. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
Oct 2011

64000 mi

US $50
The "main" sensor (forget what it's called) that sits behind the steering wheel malfunctioned and was not receiving data from the car. The sensor had to be replaced and programmed. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2014
Jul 2010

49500 mi
Peeling finish on steering wheel near buttons Rear tail light coming loose Broken cupholder 
Sep 2010

53000 mi
Muffler hangar bolt came loose, caused loud rattle/clank when driving over bumps or starting car. Diagnosed rattle location, then tightened bolt in own garage 
Sep 2014

98000 mi

US $350
Replaced rear driver side window regulator 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2015

51460 mi

C $300
Battery replacement 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2016
Nov 2015

87700 mi

US $800
Oil leaking. Gasket heads replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
Feb 2014

97000 mi

US $2750
Electric water pump was bad, needed replacing, Serpentine Belt Tensioner (Req new Tensioner Pulley, Idler Pulley and Belt), oil leak at the engine crankshaft Rear Main Seal 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Oct 2015
Mar 2015

93620 mi
Steering shaft seized up requiring replacement. 
Jul 2015

98540 mi

C $100
Replaced power door lock module on front passenger side 
BMW 3-Series in Mississippi, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

94000 mi

US $458
Right rear window - Power window regulator, window lifter and sound insulating 
Jan 2014

95300 mi

US $285
Mechanical Belt tensioner Rear brake pads, $390, not included in total cost Oil Filter housing - I didn't have them do this as I wanted to research it a little more. They quoted $990 and that seems a bit steep to me. 
Dec 2015

123000 mi

US $800
Starter went bad, luckily I have a manual transmission and was able to bump start it to get it to my mechanic. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

47300 mi

US $350
Water leak into interior 
Jun 2013

48000 mi

US $50
rear window fell down into car. Had to be re-set and items holding it replaced. Covered under extended warranty minus deductible. 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
Jul 2010

41700 mi
Central locking switch malfunctioned. Fuse blown, replaced by BMW dealer. Tested all lock sending units, could not re-replicate problem. Fuse replacement worked to solve problem. 
Feb 2016

136000 mi
A/C blower replaced - bad bearing - was chirping and squealing. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - May 2013
Apr 2011

44020 mi
Light bulb burned out; dealer replaced it Rear passenger window would often not close; motor needed replacing Leatherette on driver's seat splitting; new seat ordered which is covered by warranty. 
Jan 2012

50840 mi

C $1650
Replaced front brake, rotors, sensors There is a persistent squealing when the brake pedal is pressed. It is not a problem with the brakes as they were replaced previously. The noise was present prior to the brake replacement. 
Mar 2013

63240 mi

C $465
Replaced squealing fan motor 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2009
Oct 2008

12700 mi
Water Pump failed - car towed to dealer in evening, after service closed. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Beijing, China
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

17360 mi

$20
the transmission oil pan (platic) was leaking transmission oil/ATF;i consulted with shop which is the only certified repair shop by ZF (BMW's transmission supplier) they say it is common for ZF plastic transmission oil plan to leak ATF 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

7000 mi
 
Aug 2008

24000 mi
 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Singapore
Nov 2008 - Dec 2014
Dec 2008

17360 mi
CLA not function due to blown fuse.  
Jan 2009

17980 mi
Front passenger seat squeaks (with passenger) over slight bumps or uneven surface.  
Mar 2009

20460 mi
Cylinder head cover gasket defect - oil leak.  
Jun 2009

27280 mi
1) Front suspension (left) loud creaking sound .. leaking. 2) Change gasket for cylinder head, vaccum pump and oil pan ..due to oil leaking. 
Dec 2011

61380 mi

$3300
Engine mount worn out .. vinration when idle, 2300 Radiator hose leaking, 500 Engine oil leak multiple locations, 500. 
Apr 2012

66960 mi

$2500
Bearing in rear drive unit worn out. 
Nov 2012

76280 mi

$800
Splash Stains observed in engine compartment. Leaking evident in joint. All hoses harden and signed of slipping out from the plastic connector. Front suspension emitted loud creaking noise when going over hump or bump. Noise was louder when it was wet .. ie rain. 
Dec 2012

77500 mi

$600
Rattling noise from engine compartment when gear was engage. Worse when turning. Noise went away after warm up. Problem trace to tensioner belt and defective bearing. Radiator always at high speed. One thermostat defective. 
May 2013

82820 mi

$500
Loud rattling noise from engine . Isolated to alternator bearing defect. First change after 132Km. 
Apr 2014

94620 mi

$500
Radiator blocked.. causing fan to run at very high speed . Left front passenger power lock defective. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2015
Mar 2010

25000 mi
Started missing going slow, then warning light came on. HPFP replaced. Dealer, 250 miles away, sent truck to pick up car. Son picked up car, noticed problems. Returned to dealer, found problem with LPFP (low pressure fuel pump). Replaced then trucked back to me. 
Sep 2010

27000 mi
Valet lock triggered by accident, fixed without problem. Dumb err on my part, did not know about switch inside of glovebox! No other problems on this occasion, with exception of re-setting Service light. 
Apr 2012

34000 mi

US $66
Low Pressure Fuel Pump replaced from check engine light.  Also Center Console lock replacement, plus minor wear/tear items - wipers, oil change etc. 
Sep 2014

42000 mi

US $503
System Flush; Transmission flush; windshield water pump failure. 
Apr 2015

44000 mi

US $65
Replaced H8 Halo Lights on both front headlamps. ~ 15 min each after obtaining correct bulbs which took several weeks. 
May 2015

44000 mi

US $505
Replaced Front Brakes & Rotors 
BMW 3-Series in Ohio, United States
May 2007 - Dec 2015
Sep 2007

2000 mi
REARVIEW MIRROR COMPASS STUCK ON SAME POSITION 
Jul 2008

4000 mi
o2 sensor replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

47000 mi

US $2200
ABS system failure lights came on. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

28000 mi
Rear speaker not working and replaced Rear brake squeal. Said normal.  Driver seatbelt buckle jammed at times. Replaced. Rear ashtray lid not working properly. Replaced Peeling paint on driver door handle and trim. Dealer ordered new door panel. Not an easy or inexpensive fix on a coupe as it is on sedan. Panel still on order. Took car back to have door panel replaced that they ordered earlier. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Sep 2012

22320 mi
The glove compartment lock stopped functioning automatically and I had to manually lock and unlock. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

66000 mi

US $9000
Both Turbo chargers leaking oil, replaced. computer failed, replaced evaporator leaking, replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

30000 mi
Failed fuel injector caused rumbling start that was causing an engine light fault code. BMW replaced all 6 injectors, 2 coils and plugs. 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
Mar 2016

98000 mi

US $257
Bleeder screw on expansion tank failed, loss of coolest. 
BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

5000 mi
Various squeaks and rattles - one in roof mechanism, one related to window seals, one related to rear deck assembly. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $2800
oil leak from bottom of engine and oil gasket needed replacement. I got warning lights for abs brakes and power steering, car wasn't running properly. took to shop they couldn't figure it out, then to dealer. needed new battery, and alternator. all modules reset and battery registered. 
Jun 2015

83000 mi

US $1000
Thermostat and water pump replaced 
Sep 2015

84000 mi

US $150
Passenger side daylight light bulb went out. 
Dec 2015

87000 mi

US $750
Car had an oil leak at the rear main seal. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

33000 mi
Engine light came on, and misfiring occurred. 3 injectors were faulty. BMW replaced all 6 injectors (with a new model) under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

10700 mi
Replaced driver side lumbar switch. Fixed squeaks and rattles with driver's window, front suspension, and brakes, the last for the second time. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016
Mar 2015

40920 mi

C $600
front and rear brake pads and sensor. 
Feb 2016

50220 mi

C $430
replaced the battery. weak starting when cold and did not want to be left stranded. the battery must be reprogrammed so don't try do it yourself unless you have the computer to reprogram. 
Apr 2016

51460 mi
Check engine light. looks like emmission issue. Not fixed yet. nothing wrong with the car at all except for light on. Will drop car off to properly troubleshoot at a later time. 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2014
Jul 2011

34000 mi

US $300
Windshield washer pump stopped working. Replaced pump and screen. 
Jun 2012

53000 mi

US $621
Replace front thrust rod / control arm bushing. (Found front thrust rod / control arm bushing leaking.) Perform alignment. 
Aug 2012

55700 mi
CUST STATES VEHICLE WOULD NOT START THIS A.M. SEEMED LIKE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WAS INOP OR BATTERY WAS FAILED, CUST THEN CHECKED BATTERY SHOWED 13 VOLTS, WHEN REMOTE WAS OPERATED AGAIN AND THEN THE VEHICLE STARTED ADVISE SEE KEITH N. Replace front thrust rod / control arm bushing (Found front thrust rod / control arm bushing leaking) Perform alignment 
Feb 2013

64700 mi

US $150
Cable between battery and fuse box had intermittent connection issues. Replaced cable and box. 
Apr 2013

67300 mi

US $150
Actuator for glovebox failed. Car was in shop so long because I was having the hood repainted. 
Feb 2014

80000 mi

US $250
Belt tensioner pulley failing. 
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $300
Navigation system failure at temps over 80 degrees. Replaced nav computer Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Intermittent failure. Replaced TPMS sensor Shifter assembly failure preventing use of sport mode 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2011
May 2011

29000 mi
The rain sensor for the windshield wipers was not working. Sensor was replaced and rain sensor wipers work per spec. Brake pad wear indicator showed up in iDrive alert. Dealer replaced pads promptly at no cost. 
Sep 2011

34000 mi
Rattle at covertible top - loose strap (dealer?) was tightened and problem fixed. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Hardtop conv.

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2014
Jul 2010

30000 mi
Rubber piece inside door frame came loose. It is a rubber square mounted near the rear window inside the door jamb. Have called to see if the part is in, but have had no call back. tires are wearing out on edges after 4k miles 
Jun 2011

36000 mi
wheel had cracks on the rim Convertible roof had thrumming sound as a known problem fixed with factory tsb adhesive fix. 
Apr 2012

48000 mi
Convertible top switch failed and was replaced. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2012
Sep 2010

19000 mi
light bulb housing replaced 
Apr 2011

23700 mi
window seal replaced for rattle 
Aug 2012

38700 mi

US $450
Had to replace spark plugs and reset computers. outside memory for mirror will not work properly. 
BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2016
Apr 2007

1000 mi
brake pad defected, scarred rotor. replaced both front rotors and one pair of brake pad that was coming apart 
May 2007

1000 mi
still same problem as first trip. BMW will send rep. Rep will look at parts. 
Jun 2007

2000 mi
Dealer stated that the pads are defected and scaring the rotors. This is the third time the pads have gone bad. 
Sep 2010

17000 mi
The ABS module went bad, cost to dealer 2500.00 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2016
Apr 2007

2000 mi
BMW Assist could not pick up my location on the GPS. Software reflash needed to correct problem. 
Jun 2007

5000 mi
Bubbles appeared in the windshield. Bubbles determined to be in safety glass laminate (appear to be in between the panes of glass) and the windshield has to be replaced. Part on order. 
Jul 2007

6000 mi
Windshield replaced under warranty because bubbles formed in the laminate. 
Feb 2008

10000 mi
Brake light warning light came on with hard braking. The brake force bulb and bulb housing needed to be replaced, parts ordered. 
Mar 2008

10000 mi
Brake force bulb and housing replaced. 
Mar 2009

20000 mi
Transmission fluid leaking, replaced sealing sleeve for gearbox casing. Stiff brake pedal when putting into gear, replaced check valve for brake booster. Headlights vibrating when hitting bumps on highway, additional support brackets installed per SIB.  Rattle from mirror cover, cover replaced with new part. 
Sep 2009

26000 mi
Electric Steering wheel lock was not engaging correctly, and wouldn't allow me to turn on car sometimes. Yellow warning light present on dash when there would be a lock error. 
Apr 2010

28700 mi
Check engine light, reduced power. Code reads vanos issue, found that cam bearing ledges were grooved and had to be replaced. 
Mar 2014

49000 mi

US $200
Replaced non-operational wheel speed sensor 
Nov 2014

51000 mi

US $240
Replaced VANOS intake and exhaust solenoids. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

64480 mi

C $200
Replaced vanos solenoids. Starting to fail. Misfires causing limp mode at high rpm with relevant warning lights and codes.  Replaced ignition coils and spark plugs. Replaced power steering reservoir and fluid. 
Mar 2015

68200 mi

C $220
Replaced Oil Filter Housing Gasket and Oil Cooler Gasket, and changed oil. 
Apr 2015

68800 mi
Tightened torx bolt on the lower steering joint assembly to reduce slight play in steering. Tightened wastegate rod to prevent minor rattle at startup and idle - success! Polished plastic screen that covers the navigation system display. Removed scratches and marks. 
Jun 2015

73780 mi

C $20
Windshield washer fluid low warning, so removed/inspected reservoir, thinking leak, but still full. Replaced windshield washer pump anyway. Warning light still on, so must be grime build-up preventing indicator float from moving freely. 
Feb 2016

79360 mi

C $1300
Water pump failure, and replaced thermostat at he same time. 
Mar 2016

80600 mi

C $400
Replaced worn shocks and struts all four corners. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2015
Sep 2010

39000 mi
HPFP failure (fuel pump). Dealer replaced with new HPFP and will be under warranty for 100k miles 
Jan 2011

41000 mi
Substantial transmission fluid leak, seal failed. Car had to be towed. 
May 2011

45000 mi
Satnav DVD system replaced 
Jul 2012

63000 mi

US $50
Dashboard died. Fluid leakage - seals bad 
Dec 2015

97000 mi

US $350
Oil leak/burn. Oil cap replaced 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Feb 2012
Jul 2007

3000 mi
Driver's side hood latch not closing properly. Driver's seat latch catching when lifting seat forward to allow rear passenger to enter or exit. 
Mar 2009

16000 mi
Fuel pump failed 
May 2009

20000 mi
Replaced high pressure fuel pump 
Dec 2009

28000 mi
Check engine light appeared while accelerating onto highway. Subsequent check found a defective turbo. 
Jun 2011

52000 mi

US $1200
Car would not start. Towed to dealer for repair. Dealer diagnosed a short circuit with the water pump causing battery to drain. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

83000 mi

US $2500
Replaced all 6 fuel injectors, spark plugs, and coils. Car was shaking badly 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2011
Aug 2007

9000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump defective 
Oct 2007

10000 mi
Stuck Exhaust Vanos Solenoid. Second occurrence of this problem. 
Nov 2007

10000 mi
Camshaft drive; incorrect cam timing. 
Mar 2008

12000 mi
Active cruise control inoperative. Fix involved adjusting the sensor. 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

12000 mi
Passenger side seatbelt arm extender broke on 335i Part ordered/not yet repaired - Interior door handle trim flaking. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2016
Jan 2013

35000 mi

US $1600
Engine oil leak 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

20460 mi
Belt and pulley which drive alternator were replaced. Caused power steering failure which made car unsafe to drive. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Jan 2016
Sep 2014

87000 mi

US $900
Starter 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2010
Jul 2009

12000 mi
Brake noise at slow speeds this is the 3rd try to fix it.  clunk when stop and start quickly this is 2nd time Transmission was updated or flashed 
Sep 2009

12000 mi
Brake squeal up to 15 MPH from stop. 4th time in. They replaced brakes and rotors as well as sanded the leading edge of the brakes. The problem is fixed so far. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2015

59000 mi

US $200
one ignition coil failed, replaced all 6 coils. 
BMW 3-Series in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

67700 mi

US $1248
Replaced rear brake pads and rotor. Replaced both rear wheel bearings. 
Jul 2015

74500 mi

US $2246
Replaced water pump and thermostat. Replaced engine oil filter housing gasket. Replaced control arm bushing on both sides. Replaced serpentine belt and tensioner. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2013
May 2011

60000 mi

US $200
VANOS Solenoid went out causing half engine warning light, limp mode. Part is 100 dollars each, bought two since people say both are likely to go out one after another. Easy to DIY. 
May 2013

73700 mi
Turbo Wastegate failure, entire turbo assembly switched out. 
BMW 3-Series in Florida, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2016
Jun 2008

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. 
Sep 2008

14000 mi
Engine coolant low. Added coolant. 
May 2010

33000 mi
Metallic clicking sound from rear at low speed when accelerating or turning. 
Apr 2011

45000 mi
Replace windshield washer pump 
Feb 2013

66700 mi

US $1200
oil filter housing gaskets replaced 
Jun 2014

88000 mi

US $1500
Replace water pump 
Sep 2015

107000 mi

US $1500
Turn rear brake rotors; replace pads 
Mar 2016

116000 mi

US $1300
Replaced the valve cover gasket and the oil pan gasket. 
BMW 3-Series in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2016
Jan 2016

74700 mi

US $2000
Leaking valve cover gasket, leaking oil filter housing gasket, walnut blast intake manifold 
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2014
Jun 2010

31000 mi
Minor oil leak 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

68000 mi

US $360
Sachs Rear Shocks Installed 
BMW 3-Series in Hong Kong, China
Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
Dec 2014

33480 mi

$5000
Oil leaks everywhere. Including transmission and engine 
Jan 2015

33780 mi

$5000
Suspension components worn. Bump stops. Dampers and control arms were shot after a few years of city driving. Never speed over speed bumps and always slowed down on rough roads. Very common problem for this car. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

28100 mi
Camshaft retainer bolts had to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2016
Feb 2009

29000 mi
Sunroof pinch protection sensor showed failure. Reset cured problem. 
Aug 2009

36000 mi
Evaporative emission control system prevented complete fuel tank fill. Subsequent "check engine" light came on. Dealer took 2 tries to resolve. Replaced vacuum-pressure pump, electrical, that controls internal vapor pressure in gas tank. 
Nov 2009

40000 mi
Seat belt handing arm on passenger side failed to retract properly. Temporary fix made, arm still works, but new parts ordered. 
Feb 2010

43700 mi
seat back release mechanism needed repair rattle in IP near radio speaker. Added insulation, noise gone 
Jun 2010

50000 mi
Engine miss and hesitation sporadically, no codes set. Software upgrade did not change problem, car will return to dealer after July 4. 
Jul 2010

51300 mi
Defective fuel injector replaced, and sparkplug, in #5 cylinder 
Jun 2011

66000 mi
Fuel refused to enter the tank. Venting system repeatedly inspected, parts replaced. Decision to order a new tank. Covered under extended warranty. Fuel tank replaced to fix problems refueling. Problem appears to be fixed. Some surging under light throttle and hesitation on light acceleration not unlike the symptoms that preceded the replacement of a bad injector a year ago. Recall for fuel injectors (2 replaced), fuel pump, and software. 
Sep 2011

69000 mi

US $50
Severe engine surging when cold, then developed a hard miss. Check engine light set. Light off and engine ran normally when warmed up. Dealer did extensive diagnostic work, replaced low fuel pressure sensor. No symptoms for the week. 
Nov 2012

90000 mi

US $250
Leak in automatic transmission. Leak fixed under extended warranty, but new fluid paid by customer 
Mar 2013

99000 mi
Carbon deposits in intake manifold and on backs of intake valves reduced performance. Dealer paid for repair as a good will gesture. I sent them a thank you letter afterward. 
May 2013

102000 mi

US $750
Steering position sensor module had to be replaced, and car re-programmed. This module includes turn signal, wiper and cruise control levers & switches, as well sensors and a micro-processor module. Cuts across several systems. 
Aug 2013

109000 mi

US $1000
Vanos solenoids replaced after half power episode.  Also replaced LR ABS sensor 
Sep 2014

138000 mi

US $1080
replaced water pump. It was making anew noise, and diagnosed bad. Upon disassembly, parts were failing internally. 
Aug 2015

165000 mi

US $1000
Walnut shell blasting to remove carbon in intake. Replacement of gasket for oil filter adapter to fix oil leak. 
Sep 2015

167000 mi

US $16
New rotors warped very soon. I had them resurfaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2013
Dec 2011

16000 mi
Driving on highway at 80mph and temp. warning light came on. Lost all power to car and had to have it towed to the dealer. Electronic water pump failed. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

10000 mi
Replace LED tail light, Replace broken cup holder, Replace broken a/c vent adjuster 
Aug 2008

27750 mi

US $900
Not under warranty: Alignment, 2 new rear tires; Covered under warranty: Replaced exhaust (factory defect), New Wipers, Replaced tail lamp (2nd time). 
BMW 3-Series in Arizona, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2012
Mar 2011

57000 mi
fuel pump replacement 
Aug 2011

65000 mi

US $225
Failure of VANOS, replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2011

59000 mi
DRL replacement. Second, did first myself in about 20 minutes. It helps to have small hands. 
Jan 2014

117000 mi

US $2100
Waterpump went out at 115,500 mi on a cold -9F morning. Due to multiple other weather related vehicle failures replacement took several days due to busy schedule Leaking oil filter housing gasket - replaced 
Dec 2015

163000 mi
oil change oil leak - new valve cover gasket; new oil pan gasket a hose to the radiator was also replaced probably to facilitate access as no leak was present picked up car from repair #1 drove home, 1 block from home coolant light flickered. Found coolant sprayed on passenger side of engine, dripping onto driveway. Bleeder screw(plastic)cracked causing spray with thermal expansion. part replaced 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - May 2011
Jan 2010

36580 mi
car would not start - ignition lock problem 
Jul 2010

40300 mi
Bulb warning light went off. Reseated the brake light bulbs and it went away. 
Dec 2010

43400 mi

C $100
squealing caused by low steering fluid 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2010
Jul 2009

17000 mi
Heavy carbon build up at both exhaust tips after 100 miles or more 
Feb 2010

19700 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

12000 mi
Brakes squeaked when coming to a stop. 
Aug 2009

13000 mi
Steering angle sensor had to be recalibrated 
BMW 3-Series in Nevada, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

18800 mi
Replaced passenger side headlight due to broken motor and bulb. 
Mar 2010

20000 mi
TCU failed. Could not connect to BMW Assist. New TCU installed. Problem fixed. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

28000 mi
High pressure fuel pump went bad  
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2011

54000 mi

US $400
Single fuel injector failure. Barely ran, then broke down two blocks from my repair shop. 
BMW 3-Series in Georgia, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2011
May 2010

41000 mi
Exhaust valve between right and left muffler was sticking and making a rattling sound; dealer replaced left-side muffler to correct problem.  
Dec 2010

49000 mi
Oil filter housing gasket was leaking; dealership discovered the problem during routing warranty service and replaced the gasket.  
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Jul 2007 - Aug 2011
Mar 2010

17000 mi
Seatbelt auto arms were sticking. The dealer installed two new ones. Then reprogrammed the computer. They are working fine. 
Aug 2011

31000 mi
side turn indicator lamp falling out of plastic center. covered by recall. 
BMW 3-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

34000 mi
Rattle in seat belt area. Dealer replaced seat belt clip under warranty. 
Sep 2009

35000 mi
Replaced peeling interior trim. Throttle lag, updated firmware. Seat belt rattle temporarily fixed. 
Nov 2009

36000 mi
Towed in because of non-responsive throttle. Throttle re-adapted. 
Dec 2009

37000 mi
Towed in again because of non-responsive throttle. Throttle again re-adapted. 
Feb 2010

38000 mi
Throttle issue again. Throttle body replaced. Seatbelt rattle again, could not replicate. 
Mar 2010

39000 mi
Throttle issue again. Could not replicate. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2016
Jan 2012

50220 mi

C $1100
water pump failure 
Sep 2012

55800 mi

C $200
the vanos selonoid sensors were cleaned and replaced 
Mar 2014

65100 mi
8 YR OLD BATTERY; WAS GETTING OCCASIONAL YELLOW LOW BATTERY WARNING LIGHT ON DASH 
May 2014

65500 mi

C $80
UPPER RAD HOSE BROKE 
Nov 2014

68200 mi

C $40
replaced one coil took less than an hour 
Jan 2015

69620 mi

C $56
oil filter housing gasket replacement. also intake cleaning. 
Mar 2015

71300 mi

C $1000
valve cover gasket was leaking 
Oct 2015

73980 mi
oil consumption issues. replaced turbos, oil pan gasket. still oil consumption issues returned to shop. PVC valve changed. valve cover gasket replaced again because have to remove valve cover to change PCV. 
Jan 2016

74400 mi

C $1100
electronic water pump failure 
Mar 2016

75640 mi
water leaked into the trunk and fried the amp, rear taillight gasket was tightened fixed the problem 
BMW 3-Series in Utah, United States
Jun 2007 - May 2012
Sep 2007

5000 mi
Knock in the B-pillar 
Jan 2008

10000 mi
Seat belt extending arm had a broken plastic part. BMW replaced a whole unit. 
Apr 2008

14000 mi
Squeaking brakes. 
Sep 2008

18000 mi
Check engine light went off - no error codes were found.  
Sep 2009

32000 mi
Squeaky Brakes Daytime running light. Right 
Nov 2009

35000 mi
Front corona light bulb, Low coolant, oil change B-pillar 
May 2010

39000 mi
Wastegate and turbos replaced. 
Oct 2011

46000 mi

US $600
Passenger rear wheel bearing caused warning lights abs, dtc and brake. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

107880 mi

C $700
Right lower control arm loose. Decided to upgrade to the M3 Upper/Lower Left/Right Control Arms. Cost including labour: $700. If I just repaired the single control arm, it would probably be closer to $300. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2007 - Jun 2007
May 2007

3720 mi
TPMS warning light reset. Second time, first in November. From email. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Aug 2015
Dec 2014

87000 mi

US $1300
Water pump failure 
Mar 2015

90000 mi
Drl went out 
Aug 2015

91000 mi
Rough idle caused by old coil packs 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2013 - May 2013
Apr 2013

88000 mi

US $1000
Car overheating and going into limp mode. water pump and thermostat replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 2009
Jul 2008

14000 mi
Right rear bulb socket was replaced. Seems to only happen on Coupe. Car thinks bulb is burned out, but it is not. tech said has happened on a few of the Coupes but not any on the Sedans. Replaced socket no issue since. 
Sep 2008

16000 mi
Right front brake pads squeaked at very low speed (<8 mph). Did not squeak when applying brakes, just when creepig forward. 
Apr 2009

26000 mi
Waste Gate Actuators were noisy. Replaced and upgraded ECU code. Problem resolved. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2012

55180 mi
VANOS Solenoids were replaced. 
Jul 2012

55780 mi

C $190
While the dealer fixed the VANOS, the mechanic found out that the serpentine belt would have to be replaced. However I had to come back as they did not have the part in. I went it today and took them about an hour to replace the belt. 
Jun 2014

69440 mi

C $1250
While driving back home, the thermometer symbol came up and engine stalled right away. I had it towed to the dealership. Found out, the water pump gave up. Cost of replacement, $1250 package for water pump, thermostats and labor. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

67000 mi

US $2500
A/C evaporator core leak. No A/C. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2010
Jun 2010

36000 mi
Brake light. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Oct 2012
Jun 2009

26000 mi
Side view mirror motors problem. 
Oct 2009

32000 mi
Automatic seat belt does not retract all the way. 
Nov 2009

33000 mi
Steering lock malfunction (dealer installed new steering column) First the ratchet sound then the steering lock malfunction, padlock symbol lights come on. Dealer replaced new steering column. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2007 - Jul 2007
BMW 3-Series in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

53000 mi

US $300
Left window misaligned enabling wind noise. Chrome trim on right side detached surrounding rear window. OBD interface intermittent problems with readout. Delay when accelerating in D now drive in DS in city traffic, use D for HWY driving.  
Sep 2011

69000 mi

US $50
Replaced left rear tailloght lenses assembly. LED 's not operational. Work completed under BMW CPO.  
Dec 2011

75000 mi

US $50
Valve covers replaced, head cover cracked engine was leaking oil prior to repair. Sold the vehicle and purchased a vehicle from a different manufacturer. 
BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2009
Aug 2009

11000 mi
Rear light holders and connections replaced from indication of light out but bulbs still working 
BMW 3-Series in Missouri, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2016
Oct 2010

24000 mi
Audio system quit. New radio ordered and installed. It was defective. Another radio ordered and installed.  
Oct 2014

42700 mi

US $970
valve cover gasket replacement Right forward control arm replacement (control arm strut) 
Aug 2015

45300 mi

US $60
replaced burned out headlamp 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

45300 mi

US $10
Driver side halo bulb failed 
Jan 2013

50000 mi

US $5
Heater core leak 
Jul 2013

51000 mi

US $1300
Elec water pump dead Driver side mirror adjuster failed, did not replace, traded car in on lexus dsc warning steering wheel position sensor dead 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Nov 2013

59000 mi
right front light assembly error code error 
Mar 2014

59000 mi
First replacement of rear brakes -- rotors and pads and sensor at 59750 miles. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

64000 mi

US $400
Oxygen sensor failed; emissions system sensor (radiator sensor) failed. 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Apr 2015

101000 mi

US $500
Both cup holders on dash quit deploying when pressed. Passenger front seat quit moving fore and aft. Backrest and height adjustment still worked, however. 
BMW 3-Series in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

88000 mi

US $3000
Rims were cracked, rear tires bad, clutch bad. Sold me problems 
Jul 2013

107000 mi

US $1200
bad water pump 
BMW 3-Series in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Gas Door actuator replaced. 
Jul 2011

13300 mi

US $73
Replace bulb socket on right rear side. 
Mar 2012

15000 mi

US $624
Leaking mechatronics sealing sleeve. 
Apr 2014

20000 mi

US $1547
Check engine light came on. Replaced eccentric shaft sensor and gaskets. 
Jun 2014

20000 mi

US $409
DSC Hydro unit replaced. 
Dec 2014

24000 mi

US $79
Replaced left rear bulb carrier. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
Jan 2008

4984 mi
reflash of ECU update to Progrman 28.XX.XXX to fix 6FL switching issue and shift issue, per SIB 65-30-07, received new Y-cable for 6FL. Warranty 
Feb 2008

6000 mi
Had the infamous 6fl USB/Ipod interface switching problem where iPod would randomly switch to FM radio. First visit in Dec. could not find TSB on issue but ordered new cable (backorder) when cable arrived in Feb. and checked again and found a BMW TSB ... 
BMW 3-Series in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2009
Jan 2007

400 mi
Oil Level Sensor replacement. TSB on exact issue. 
Jan 2009

25000 mi
Factory head unit replaced due to CD player not functioning. Replaced under warranty with no cost to me. No other problems. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Nov 2009
Jan 2008

8680 mi
Complimentary oil change after 1 year ownership. Exterior light error. Turns out it was ballast error. 
Aug 2008

14260 mi
Steering Wheel lock malfunction light appeared. Dealer reflashed software, and problem went away. 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
Aug 2015

123000 mi

US $350
head gasket had to be replaced. Oil filter gasket had to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

126000 mi

US $2000
Fuel pump had to be replaced. Fuel level sensor. Fuel pump fittings had to be custom made otherwise whole fuel tank would have to be replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Nov 2009

29000 mi
Seat belt presenter was not grabbing seat belt properly. Unit replaced due to worn bushing. Drivers side retractable mirror was extending too far forward after folding back out. Travel stop was broken, mirror replaced. 
BMW 3-Series in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2015
Sep 2011

48360 mi
valve lifters noise detected, the dealer replaced the lifters under initial warranty. 
Mar 2014

62000 mi
replaced all sparkplugs and ignition coils 
Nov 2014

65720 mi

C $923
car would not engage the transmission. Manual rod broken at plastic connector level. 
Jul 2015

66340 mi
Rear differential making intermittent grounding noise, needs new one estimated at over $3000.Decided to trade it in. 
BMW 3-Series in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

88000 mi

US $1500
active headlight failure, light bulb failure, condensation on bulb housing. 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2013
Sep 2010

38000 mi
solenoid failed causing engine stall 
Dec 2010

42000 mi
daytime running "halo" light on passenger side went out. 
Jun 2012

67000 mi
Passenger seat not moving properly. New rail needed but not in dealer stock. Covered under CPO warranty (6/100,000) Power rear sunshade stuck in open position. Not responsive at all (i.e. no sound or movement when button is pushed). Not covered under warranty. Cost to repair $1000. 
Jul 2013

79000 mi

US $800
AC blower/fan and load resistor dead. ac would switch on but no air would come out. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
Jul 2007

500 mi
Reprogram engine computer. Replace auxillary engine fan. 
Nov 2007

5000 mi
adaptive brake lightbulb needed to be changed because of voltage fluctuations triggering exterior light failure warning. 
Dec 2008

16000 mi
Check engine light on, computer reflashed. 
Mar 2009

18000 mi
Check engine light on, computer reflashed. Successful reflash. 
Nov 2009

23300 mi
CEL on, existing service bulletin for problem required software update 
BMW 3-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2016
Jan 2012

36000 mi

US $550
Bad VANOS solenoid at 36K miles. Shop recommended not driving it at all until repaired. $275 for the solenoid, $275 labor. Have had several visits for multiple issues since the warranty expired. 
Jun 2013

47000 mi

US $379
engine timing chain tensioner was loose, had to be replaced 
Feb 2014

52000 mi

US $450
Microfilter was bad, needed to be replaced 
Dec 2014

57000 mi

US $1900
Blew a gasket and leaked oil into the valves. Valve and gasket replacement and system flush. My own fault - they told me the gasket would need to be replaced soon and I forgot about it. 
Oct 2015

60300 mi

US $1900
Transmission had leaked most of the fluid out. Oil housing leaking on to timing belt. 
Mar 2016

62000 mi

US $1300
Oil pan leak; replaced gasket and cleaned up residue 
BMW 3-Series in Oklahoma, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2011
Jul 2011

44300 mi
Driver's side rear tail light wasn't working. Brake and turn signal lights within same cluster functioned. Changed bulb, checked and cleaned contacts prior to taking to dealer. Entire cluster was replaced under warranty. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2011

73780 mi

C $1400
clunk from rear diff - removed, rebuild, re-installed - priced included 8 day car rental 
Jun 2015

139500 mi

C $230
Left rear shock leaking oil. Replaced rear shocks and mounts. 
Sep 2015

140120 mi

C $660
Water pump electronics failed. Replaced along with thermostat. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual AWD

BMW 3-Series in Pennsylvania, United States
- Apr 2007
Apr 2007

6000 mi
Xdrive module was replaced, as it was making clunking noise 
BMW 3-Series in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

43000 mi
SES light came on, took it to the dealer same day, they found a broken solenoid, and replaced it the same day. 
BMW 3-Series in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

47000 mi

US $846
Replace brake pads. Idler pulley replaced due to wear. 
Mar 2015

49000 mi

US $17
Replace DRL bulb. Took about 15 minutes. 
BMW 3-Series in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jul 2014
May 2011

45900 mi
Seatbelt assist. Went in 3 separate times until assist fixed and seatbelts replaced, original warranty up in june so did all of it before. 
Jul 2014

80600 mi

C $1550
Eccentric shaft sensor...  Also a/c compressor is going, didn't fix 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

200-horsepower 2.5L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 3-Series in Sweden
Oct 2013 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014

87420 mi
light washer jet cover came off 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

BMW 3-Series in Illinois, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

3000 mi
The door check was loose, making a sound when door opened. Engine hesitates during start. 

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2006.5 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 3-Series in Great Britain
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

72000 mi

£500
Transmission jerk when car coming to stop only when car at full temperature, had transmission oil changed at professional transmission garage, problem resolved. 

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