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2010 BMW 5-Series Engine Problems and Repair Histories

56 TrueDelta members own a 2010 BMW 5-Series. 17 of these members (30.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 23 engine repairs to 2010 BMW 5-Series--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 BMW 5-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 BMW 5-Series problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 BMW 5-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 2010 BMW 5-Series repairs by problem area

33% of the 2010 BMW 5-Series repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 36% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 69 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2010 BMW 5-Series Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Wagon

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

BMW 5-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 17000    
21700 0 "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 0 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 500 Oil cooler (heat exchanger) leakage: a known problem with the N52 engines. 
38000  
BMW 5-Series in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 18000    
28000 0 3 injectors replaced 
36000 0 All 6 injectors replaced. 
 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 46000    
47700 0 High pressure fuel pump 
65000  

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

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

BMW 5-Series in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 23000    
49500 0 low pressure fuel sensor had faults. car ran rough when cold 
51000 0 Cold idle sensor 
53300 0 all 6 fuel injectors were replaced which fixed the problem. 
57000  
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 60000    
114000 1500 oil leaking from valve cover, replaced gasket 
140000 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. 
BMW 5-Series in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 18000    
23000 0 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 0 Oil seepage from pan 
 

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2010 BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 17000    
17000 0 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

BMW 5-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 12000    
19000 0 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

BMW 5-Series in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 18000    
19300 0 Service bulletin used to fix excessive vibration at idle sib 18-02-08 
34000  
BMW 5-Series in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 19000    
20300 0 Rattle from bracket holding exhaust. Dealer replaced with an improved bracket. 
45000  

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