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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 (8%)

Chart based on 959 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 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 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 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. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

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

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 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 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

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. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

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. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

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 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 3-Series in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 2015
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 - Sep 2015
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. 

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2007 BMW 3-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

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. 

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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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2007 BMW 3-Series Repair Histories

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