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2010 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 118 repairs.

2010 BMW 5-Series engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (64%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 11 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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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

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

21700 mi "High Battery Drain" error message. A fault with the keyless entry and ignition system ("confort access") was identified as the cause. A driver side front door handle assemby needed replacement; the key fobs needed replacement. 
29300 mi The dealer took two attempts to diagnose; the mechanic's described the problem as "sooted and wet fuel injectors." The dealer replaced all 6 injectors under warranty. 
37000 mi

US $500
Oil cooler (heat exchanger) leakage: a known problem with the N52 engines. 
50000 mi

US $1600
Failed gasket leading to large oil leak onto the exhaust manifold, accompanied by a smell of burning oil. 
28000 mi 3 injectors replaced 
36000 mi All 6 injectors replaced. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

47700 mi High pressure fuel pump 
71500 mi

US $1230
Replaced water pump after it failed, plus thermostat. 
75000 mi

US $1356
Valve cover gasket, oil cooler gasket, and oil filter. Spark plugs, Belt tensioner, AC belt, Idler pulley top and bottom. Upper radiator hose. 
80700 mi

US $1300
Water pump replacement 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

49500 mi low pressure fuel sensor had faults. car ran rough when cold 
51000 mi Cold idle sensor 
53300 mi all 6 fuel injectors were replaced which fixed the problem. 
114000 mi

US $1500
oil leaking from valve cover, replaced gasket 
142000 mi

US $1000
When temperatures dropped to the teens the car would not maintain idle and would stall. Engine service light would come on. Error code was not captured in computer. Tech could not diagnose although could duplicate problem. 
179700 mi

US $1400
High pressure fuel pump needed replacing 
23000 mi Overheat warning came on and car was on greatly reduced power. Switched engine off and back on, problem disappeared. Dealer could not reproduce despite extended diagnostic runs. Suspect computer malfunction due to low battery voltage. 
25000 mi Oil seepage from pan 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

17000 mi Car repeatedly stalled due to overheating - was 'repaired' several times - eventually fell into a CA Lemon Law situation - BMW took car back and refunded all prior payments - I am no longer the owner of this vehicle. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

360-horsepower 4.8L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

19000 mi Hesitation on acceleration from low rpm 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

19300 mi Service bulletin used to fix excessive vibration at idle sib 18-02-08 
20000 mi Rattle from bracket holding exhaust. Dealer replaced with an improved bracket. 

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2010 BMW 5-Series Engine Problems

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