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2007 BMW 3-Series Problems and Repair Histories

453 TrueDelta members own a 2007 BMW 3-Series. 229 of these members (50.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 705 repairs to 2007 BMW 3-Series--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 BMW 3-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 BMW 3-Series problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 BMW 3-Series problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 BMW 3-Series repairs by problem area

35% of the 2007 BMW 3-Series repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 705 repairs.

2007 BMW 3-Series repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 BMW 3-Series repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 35% between $100 and $499, 28% between $500 and $999, 24% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 208 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 BMW 3-Series problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 3-Series in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 16000    
18000 0 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. 
31000 0 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. 
50000 0 Wind noise from sunroof...roof sealer/gasket needed replacing. was not sealing properly. 
54000 0 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. 
60000 0 Rear window wiper had failed, outside of warranty. Dealer finally got part, replaced. All OK and there was no charge. 
74000 0 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. 
95000 100 Front L and R door lock actuators failed (proximate cause was blown fuse because of sticking and general malfunctioning. Replaced actuators and fuse. 
119000 3200 Check engine warning. Four oxygen sensors replaced. Did some routine maintenance at the same time. 
136000 400 thrust bearings (both sides). 
145000 621 Cup holder $66 Halo bulb $118 Outer tie rod, passenger $327 
146500 800 Water pump failure, $800. 
150000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 0    
8000 0 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) 
17000 0 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. 
21000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
620 0 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 
4960 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
1000 0 Had "Service engine soon" light come on. Stopped by Schuck's to have it scanned, turned out to be a loose gas cap warning 
10000 0 Driver mirror was not holding memory positions. Mirror motor was replaced and it has worked perfectly ever since. 
22000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
3720 0 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. 
24800 0 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. 
44640 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 6000    
7000 0  
24000 0  
 

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
1000 0 brake pad defected, scarred rotor. replaced both front rotors and one pair of brake pad that was coming apart 
1000 0 still same problem as first trip. BMW will send rep. Rep will look at parts. 
2000 0 Dealer stated that the pads are defected and scaring the rotors. This is the third time the pads have gone bad. 
17000 0 The ABS module went bad, cost to dealer 2500.00 
57000  
BMW 3-Series in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 0    
2000 0 BMW Assist could not pick up my location on the GPS. Software reflash needed to correct problem. 
5000 0 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. 
6000 0 Windshield replaced under warranty because bubbles formed in the laminate. 
10000 0 Brake light warning light came on with hard braking. The brake force bulb and bulb housing needed to be replaced, parts ordered. 
10000 0 Brake force bulb and housing replaced. 
20000 0 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. 
26000 0 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. 
28700 0 Check engine light, reduced power. Code reads vanos issue, found that cam bearing ledges were grooved and had to be replaced. 
49000 200 Replaced non-operational wheel speed sensor 

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 2480    
3720 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 0    
3000 0 The door check was loose, making a sound when door opened. Engine hesitates during start. 
 

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